Welcome to Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education.  

Please note that Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education is now a chalk-free school. 

The next parent council meeting will be Tuesday, November 17, 2015. 


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Welcome to Our School!

Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education was founded in 1972. The Centre is located in the Ottawa Area and serves 96 students with moderate to profound developmental disabilities.  All students range in ages from 4-21 years. All of our students have a developmental disability that may be coupled with one of the following: autism, hearing impairment or deafness, visual impairment or blindness, physical disability.  Crystal Bay Centre offers a summer learning program that is accessed through an application process. 

Our Mission

We offer a caring and individualized approach to meet the diverse needs of our students. We believe in, advocate for and are committed to their independence, dignity and future successes.

Important People

Director of Education and Secretary of the Board - Jennifer Adams

Superintendent - Nadia Towaij

Trusee for Zone 4 - Theresa Kavanagh

Principal - Karen McMorine

Vice-Principal - Karen Landheer

Office Administrator - Kathy Trotman

Chief Custodian - Joshua Rebertz