Here's What They Say About The Priory...

"The Priory girls fit right in at Sacred Heart and we value their wonderful sense community. They are well-prepared for a full academic and cultural life and their infectious spirit complements the atmosphere that we are developing for our students." ~The Sacred Heart School of Montreal

"Students from The Priory are always well prepared. They have a solid academic foundation, contribute significantly to Loyola's extracurricular activity programs and bring with them a good sense of self discipline and respect for others." ~Loyola High School

"We warmly welcome students from The Priory. The students are well prepared for the academic and extra-curricular challenges of LCC's Middle School. It's obvious that they are products of a warm, caring and supportive school and they adapt quickly here at LCC..." ~Lower Canada College

"The Priory students arrive at Selwyn House prepared to engage positively in the challenge that learning requires." ~Selwyn House

"The Priory has been a second home for my children, providing them in their formative years with a truly unique learning experience. Under the loving guidance of a dedicated staff my children achieved academic excellence and developed intellectually, morally and socially. Countless generations of children, including myself, have passed through its doors on the way to leading successful and meaningful lives." ~Magda Bruce, Interpreter, former student and parent of three Priory students

The child's innate curiosity needs to be guided in a way that keeps that curiosity alive to grow into a life-long intellectual curiosity. And this happens only in an atmosphere not of drudgery but of joy in the act of learning-experiencing what Bernard Lonergan has termed 'the pure desire to know'. This is the image I have always noted in the Priory's school agenda." ~J. Martin O'Hara, Former member of the Board of The Priory School, Retired Professor of Education, McGill University, and Vice-president (Academic) Thomas More Institute

"Parents value the enhanced sense of community in this spiritually based school, noted also in their CESI report. They teach you to become a better person where you learn by example, sharing, doing and being, as opposed to 'do this' and 'do that'." ~Good Schools Guide International

The Priory is a CA+IS accredited school. What that means is that our school is part of a community of the best schools in Canada. Through the all-encompassing accreditation process, the Chair of the CAIS visiting committee reported that, “The Priory School is a remarkable independent elementary school. It is a school that believes children should be allowed to be children, to play, sing, perform, discover and explore their world in a caring and nurturing environment.” In a crowded Montreal/Westmount independent school setting, The Priory holds a special place. It is a vibrant environment that nurtures deep connections through personal growth. The Priory community should be proud of their school.” ~David Thompson, Chair, CAIS Visiting Committee

“Today I’m writing to you to let you know about some great news we received a few days back: our daughter was accepted to College de Montreal in the program of her first choice.It’s important for me to write this letter because I wanted to congratulate all the teachers from the Priory but in this particular case all the french teachers :Madame Cavaleri, Mme Poitier, Mme Skovhoj and Mme Martineau, teachers who do their best to make sure that our kids succeed wherever they go. When we started seven years ago at the Priory, we were happy parents because we knew that we started a great journey in an academically strong school, and we were happy to be able to give our daughter an education in English without eligibility. At that time we didn’t think about secondary school, eligibility or french education. We just wanted a good education. Getting closer to grade six we realized that eligibility is an important issue and we started questioning what will happen and is my child sufficiently prepared to continue in a french environment? This October of 2018 our daughter decided to challenge herself and try the entrance exam at College de Montreal. With fierce competition (1100 applicants for 300 spots) she was  easily accepted.This exam proved that what The Priory promised was delivered! She  became bilingual, competent, a well prepared student ready to enter new challenges. This  would not have been possible without all the great Priory teachers  she had during her school years.” “Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual”. On this task, The Priory excelled. ~ Judith D.Kiss, Priory parent