Happy 70th Priory!

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The Priory School is proud to be celebrating its 70th Anniversary. It will be a yearlong celebration of an exceptional school and a caring community.



70 years ago, two Montreal mothers, Frances Ballantyne and Alphonsine Paré-Howlett, had a dream to start a co-educational child-centered elementary school where children would be encouraged to be children.  Their dream was realized in 1947 with the creation of The Priory School which found its permanent residence in the “little red schoolhouse” located on The Boulevard.



Since its inception in 1947, The Priory School has remained true to its roots, throughout its 70 years of evolution, specializing in elementary education and providing its students with an environment that is nurturing, inspiring and aware of individual needs. Our hands-on exploration and discovery through STEAM and deeper learning projects, develops an enthusiasm for learning.



Today, under Principal Tim Peters' direction, the core values of caring and respect for others are interwoven with innovative academic programs enabling each child to feel confident enough to take risks and try something new. A place where all stakeholders recognize that happy children learn best, our School is a profoundly positive community and our inviting family atmosphere has become a hallmark at The Priory.


70th Anniversary cELEBRATions:

Class of 2017 Homecoming Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Priory School hosted its annual Homecoming Event. The Class of 2017 came back to their 'home away from home' donning their new school uniforms to reconnect with their Priory family. During this time, the graduates answered questions and shared their personal views of high school life with the Grade 6 students.


Fall Mixer and Parent Reunion December 1, 2017

Priory parents, teachers, alumni, and friends gathered for the 2017 Fall Mixer at The Atwater Club. This return to one of the earliest Fall Mixer venues was a memorable evening for all in attendance. There were too many special moments for all to be listed, but a delicious dinner, hugely successful silent and live auctions, and gorgeous space were just some of them. The band, Funktion, led by the charismatic Jeff Starzenski, lifted guests to their feet with an impeccable set-list, heart and musicianship.



Foundation's Golf Tournament fore the kids Friday, May 25, 2018

The Golf Committee is very excited to announce that this year’s tournament will be taking place at the beautiful, spacious and nearby Club de Golf Métropolitain. Remember that by supporting this annual event, you are also supporting the Priory Bursary Program. Anyone  interested in helping out with this year’s Golf Tournament are encouraged to contact Davey Lahteenmaa at dlahteenmaa@priory.qc.ca.


General Alumni Reunion Saturday, May 26, 2018

We are delighted to be inviting our alumni back to The Priory for the General Alumni Reunion. The reunion is a unique opportunity to meet up with old friends and see how The Priory has changed. Alumni returning to The Priory can take part in a selection of activities and tours.


PPA Spring Fair and Alumni Reunion Tuesday, June 19, 2018

In keeping with the school's sense of family, The Priory is holding its annual Family Spring Fair and Alumni Reunion on Tuesday, June 19th, where present, past and future parents and students experience the essence of The Priory community in a fun-filled afternoon. 


The Priory 70th Aniversary Memory Book

There is also a special 70th Anniversary Priory memory book being produced. This book will feature a lovingly selected collection of photographs from the past 70 years as well as recollected memories from alumni, teachers, staff and parents. More information to come on how you can purchase your copy from Amazon.



As you prepare to return to The Priory to revisit and reminisce, we invite you to share your favourite Priory Memory by contacting Davey Lahteenmaa at dlahteenmaa@priory.qc.ca.
We look forward to sharing in your memories! 

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