Oak Bridge Academy, a New School Designed to Help Children with Special Needs Exceed their Potential, Hosts an Open House in February


Oak Bridge Academy will host an Open House on February 26, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm at its new location at 455 Myers Road, Cambridge.  Ahead of its grand opening this September, Oak Bridge Academy invites the community to learn about its curriculum and admission procedures, and tour the impressive facilities that will accommodate the school.


Parents of children with special needs will discover how Oak Bridge Academy can start their child on a journey toward success in school and in life. Educators and behaviour therapists will learn how they can be part of the rewarding academic and therapeutic environment of Oak Bridge Academy.


Oak Bridge Academy is a new alternative, not-for-profit elementary school offering evidence-based academic and behaviour programming for children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and other related learning exceptionalities.  Families of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome in this inclusive school.


“I am simply thrilled Oak Bridge Academy is opening in Waterloo Region.  There is such a tremendous need for Applied Behaviour Analysis-based academic supports in the classroom setting.  Oak Bridge Academy meets and surpasses those needs. I cannot wait to watch these children soar.”  

Dr. Karen Backway, Retired Pediatrician

Oak Bridge Academy Board of Directors


Oak Bridge Academy is the vision of Kathie Shaw, a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and Registered Social Worker, who has been working in the field of autism for 25 years.  She is a well-known, highly respected and passionate autism service provider in this community.  Ms. Shaw has assembled a Board of Directors comprised of accomplished professionals and dedicated parent representatives to help her establish Waterloo Region’s first elementary school based on principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.


“We are looking for a school that will challenge my son academically while supporting his social and behavioural development.  A place that will not only accept him, but appreciate him.”  

Laura Martin, Parent Representative

Oak Bridge Academy Board of Directors


Contact Information:

Kathie Shaw, Principal and Chair, Board of Directors

tel. 226-336-5194