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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

The Priory was founded in 1947 with 25 students, though it grew quite quickly in the early years. When the school moved to its current location in 1961, it was officially opened by Governor General Georges Vanier, giving an indication of the profile the school had developed in a relatively short period of time. The founders, Frances E. Ballantyne and Alphonsine Howlett, believed that children “learn by doing,” something that was revolutionary for the time. Howlett said of The Priory that “it is a school for the children. We are opposed to the idea of ‘children for the school.’ We had seen evidence around us that children had too little interest in their studies and we wanted a school where pupils would want to learn and would enjoy learning.” While the school has grown over the years, it has remained true to those initial ambitions. The school’s most robust capital campaign, begun in 2010, added to the instructional spaces, including provisions for 21st century literacies. A strong sense of community within the school is also a notable draw.

Video reviews

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.

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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.

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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.

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Written reviews

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.

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Parent, Ana Desmaison (2018)

My daughter loved The Priory. She flourished because she felt safe and loved by everyone, her t...

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Parent, Suzanne Csik (2018)

Our son's experience at The Priory was outstanding from beginning to end. The Priory curriculum...

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