Why Send Your Child To The Priory?
For over 70 years, The Priory has been true to its mission of ''nurturing each child's inherent curiosity, developing an enthusiasm for learning and encouraging intellectual and creative initiative, preparing the child to be a responsible, tolerant and self-confident global citizen."
The Priory believes that a child's earliest school years are the most important. It is at this time that the seeds of academic and life skills are sown. The Priory provides an environment that is nurturing, secure, caring and aware of individual needs, which we feel, is the key to future success.
The Priory welcomes students who may not otherwise be eligible for English education in the province of Quebec. As the school does not receive government assistance, The Priory can provide instruction in English to any child regardless of the parents' origins or language.
The school was founded on Catholic tradition and open to all faiths. The school's philosophy is to nurture an interest in, a respect for and an appreciation of all the creeds and nations of our diverse student body.
The Priory has an enrollment of approximately 168 students each year. Class size ranges from 20-24 Students. Math, Science, French, English Language Arts, and Art are taught in half groups of twelve.
Located in an economically stable, quiet, residential area close to downtown Montreal, The Priory offers a safe, secure environment with spacious grounds including climbing frames, a jungle gym, a recreation field, sliding hill and skating rink for winter fun. A state of the art computer center, library, French language instruction room, multi- purpose gymnasium and art studio complete the physical plant package.
The curriculum is not confined to the classroom and many activities are organized which allow children to further develop social and cooperative skills and self-confidence.
The Priory's environment and curriculum are designed to provide a creative, well rounded learning experience with a strong emphasis on the basics. Mathematics, Language Arts, Science are taught in English by the classroom teacher, while Français, Art, Social Sciences and Physical Education are taught in French by specialists. Kindergarten has the benefit of the aforementioned specialists as well as five mornings a week in French. Music is also taught by a specialist and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is taught from Kindergarten to Grade 6 and is not acquired in isolation but is firmly integrated into the curriculum.
The Priory takes pride in its two co-ed inter-scholastic sports teams, soccer and basketball, which have brought recognition for both quality of play and sportsmanship. Participation, whether interscholastic or intramural, as supporters or players, develops a strong sense of teamwork and respect for healthy competition This builds character and instills a collaborative spirit, essential for future growth and success.
As a school specializing in elementary education with no high school attached, our students have to and do maintain a high academic standard in order to be admitted into the independent high schools of Montreal.