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Working as an educator in the public sector, I found that devoting time to after-school tutorials was a most positive and enriching experience for my students. I was consistently impressed at what students were able to learn and accomplish in a few short tutoring sessions, in comparison to the hours spent trying to master the same material in the classroom. This led me to consider a practical application of the tutorial model in a classroom setting, and resulted in the 1978 establishment of a unique tutorial service: the Westmount Learning Centre; and ultimately, to the foundation of Kells Academy.
To recreate the one-on-one tutorial experience we committed to small classes, in a warm, welcoming environment, and engaging the participation of supportive and enthusiastic teachers. Using this model we were able to make learning more interesting, meaningful, and relevant, and most importantly, teach at the individual pace of each student— attributes we maintain and adhere to, to this very day.
In 1990, Kells Academy acquired its own building in NDG at the corner of De Maisonneuve Boulevard West and Park Row West. Further expansion took place in 2004 with acquisition of the Hydro Quebec building situated on Cavendish Boulevard corner of De Maisonneuve, and now, our thriving elementary campus under the direction of Marla Perlman.
Average Class Size:15
Enrolment: Day 300 (Gr. K-11)
Established in 1978, Kells Academy supports students in reaching their full potential. In separate Elementary and High School campuses Kells offers small classes, excellent academic, arts and sports programs as well as a wide variety of other extra curricular activities. Kells enjoys a close to 100% graduation rate, high acceptance in all disciplines in CEGEP, is co-educational, privately funded and students do not need a Certificate of Eligibility to attend.
Kells Academy is a private Traditional / academic/Co-educational day school in Montreal, Quebec. The school offers programs for grades K to 11 with enrolment of 300 day students. Kells Academy has an average class size of 15 students and has a tuition cost of $12,750 to $16,450. Founded in 1978, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.
Spain –culture, cuisine and castanets During the March break, 14 students ventured on an excursion to Spain. The trip would take them from Barcelona to Gibraltar while touring the Andalusia area and the... read more
Dear Mrs. Perlman, You can't imagine how much my girls and I miss Kells and everyone there. Kells is a magical place where children learn without even realizing it. Everything seems easy... read more
In 2012, at the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS) educational conference in Seattle, Bill Gates – the founder of Microsoft – declared that the next ten years would bring... read more
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Last year, after having finished yet another challenging year, my son, Daniel was left in a lurch as to where to complete his high school education. At a friend's... read more
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Congratulations to Yasmeen Dajani for placing second in the Quebec Public Speaking Competition held at The Study on November 30 th, 2012. This entitled her to compete in the Canadian National Public Speaking... read more
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