The Priory School Reviews
Gain exclusive insight into life at The Priory School from our carefully curated video and written reviews that deliver in-depth insider info from parents, alumni and students.
Our Perspective on The Priory School
Believing that a child’s first learning years are the most important, in 1947 The Priory School’s Founding Mothers, Frances Ballantyne and Alphonsine Paré-Howlett, succeeded in developing a school far ahead of its time. The Priory School's mission and philosophy is to nurture each child’s inherent curiosity, enable them to develop an enthusiasm for learning, and promote intellectual and creative growth and initiative. This also prepares their students to be responsible, tolerant, and self-confident global citizens. The Priory School has remained true to its roots throughout its 75 years of evolution, specializing in elementary education and providing its students with an environment that's caring, inspiring, and recognizes and addresses each child's individual needs.
Get crucial behind-the-scenes information about The Priory School from video interviews with probing questions that we recorded live with parents, current students, and recent alumni.
Parent, Lukas Lhotsky (2021)
Watch our parent interview with Lukas Lhotsky to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend The Priory School.
Parent, Monica McCauley (2020)
Watch our parent interview with Monica McCauley to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend The Priory School.
Dive deeply into the real culture of The Priory School with reviews we’ve structured to highlight only the most valuable insights and opinions submitted by parents, students, and alumni.
Parent, Ana Desmaison (2018)
My daughter loved The Priory. She flourished because she felt safe and loved by everyone, her t...
Through out our years in a The Priory we have found great support from its staff and it’s administration. The few issues that arised during our years there were always handled promptly, with care and compassion.
The teachers are dedicated and passionate about what they do. The projects are creative and keep the children interesting in learning.
The Priory School prepared my daughter for one of the most demanding high schools in the city. She was able to pass the admission exam after being well prepared in Grade 6 and is now capable of keeping up with the work and ch...
The extra curricular activities are fantastic!
The student body is small. That is what we loved about The Priory in the first place. The students are respectful and learn to take care of each other from a young age.
My daughter loved going to school. Every morning she would wake up happy to go to school. The Priory School provides an atmosphere were kids learn, play and explore.
The parent community at The Priory is special. We all value education and everyone supports one another. It is a great example for the children to see the parents at school involved with all the activities and participating th...
The children explore the neighbourhood during several outings through the year and take advantage of the green spaces sorrounding the school grounds.
Parent, Suzanne Csik (2018)
Our son's experience at The Priory was outstanding from beginning to end. The Priory curriculum...
The Priory School's principal and administration excels at fairly and thoughtfully addressing any problems that may arise (and very few do) for the students at the school. No knee-jerk reactions here. When necessary, students ...
The Priory has exceptional teachers. We, along with other parents, were amazed at how every teacher worked extremely hard to learn what made each student tick. They would go to the trouble of making sure that in order for thei...
This is an easy question to answer. Our son started high school (grade 7) last year at LCC. He and 5 fellow Priory graduates started Gr. 7 by attending a 3-day sleep away camp (before the first week of school) so that all the ...
While our son was at The Priory, the school did a great job of encouraging the students to be involved in different initiatives such as fundraising for charitable causes by holding bake sales, craft sales, etc. or joining the ...
When our son attended, there were approximately 168 students and this included the entire student body. Very small class sizes ensure that every student is well attended to and that the children are not only able to become fri...
The best example of how "school life" is at The Priory is best illustrated by the students NOT wanting to go home at the end of the day. The majority of parents are having to beg their children to leave the grounds. The studen...
The beauty of The Priory School is that it is really a Priory Community. Each and every parent is welcome to be involved in helping to enhance not only their child's experience at the school but other children's as well. Par...
The school's location on The Boulevard behind the gates is one that is adored by parents and students alike. Students and teachers often walk to Mount Royal for different activities, graduating students and parents will walk...
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