The world needs great women. It starts at The Study. Founded in 1915 and one of Canada’s premier girls’ schools, The Study fosters the development of character, confidence and visionary thinking. Dedicated teachers offer a warm and stimulating mother tongue bilingual environment to students from Kindergarten to Grade 11. OPEN HOUSE 2019, Thursday, October 3rd 8:30 - 10am & 4:30 - 7pm. Certificate of Eligibility for English Instruction is NOT required (K-Grade 11) as The Study is a non-subsidized school in Westmount QC.
- Academic Excellence / Enriched Curriculum / AP courses: Calculus, Chemistry, French
- Mother tongue bilingual programme where fluency and accuracy in both languages is established
- Makerspace & Innovation Lab: engaged learning spaces, students focus on design thinking & coding
- The ARTS where imagination and curiosity is stimulated
- Leadership development programme students acquire skills and values they can count on
- Technology is fully integrated in curriculum, laptop program starts in Grade 5
- Exceptional student experiences where students' global consciousness is developed
- Atheltics: culture of fitness, wellness & competency in a competitve/non competitive sports
- After school program includes ballet, drama, mad science & more
Our Take: The Study
The name sounds generic, and, historically at least, it was. In 1915 Margaret Gascoigne began her school—there were just six students that year—in the study of her home. In 1922 the school moved to a permanent location on Seaforth where it remained for close to 40 years until it moved to its present one in 1960. (The whole story is told and illustrated in the aptly titled, No Ordinary School: The Study 1915-2015, published to mark the school’s centennial.)
In a sense, Gascoigne provided the same thing then that the school does now: a bilingual education for girls. Though, yes, that alone doesn’t present the half of it. Through the years The Study sought to chart its own path, while at the same time creating a path for the girls that attended. They weren’t being educated to be shrinking violets, but rather to find their voices and, to some extent, transcend the times and circumstances that they were living within. And, they did, with alumnae prominent in fields that run the breadth of Canadian life. That tradition of forthright leaders and students certainly remains today. Part of the charm of the school is that tradition, one that is apparent throughout the school. The school may be a century old, but the program remains at the cutting edge of education. The ideal student is one who can rise to the challenges that the school presents.