The Study

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The Study
Studylogo.jpg
Location
Westmount, Quebec
Canada
Information
School type Independent
Founded 1915
Founder Margaret Gascoigne
Headmaster Nancy Lewis Sweer
Grades Kindergarten – Grade 11
Enrollment 330 (2015–2016)
Language English and French
(also Mandarin and Spanish)
Colour(s) Blue, Green, Yellow & White                 
Mascot Boomer
Website
The Study's Front Entrance

The Study is a leading Canadian private education all-girls school in Westmount, Quebec. Girls can attend from Kindergarten through to grade 11. The school was founded in 1915 by a young Englishwoman named Margaret Gascoigne. As of 2016, The Study offers a bilingual education to 330 students from Kindergarten to grade 11. Certificate of Eligibility for English instruction is not required (K- grade 11) as The Study no longer receives government subsidies. The Study’s mission statement is: “We guide each Study girl towards reaching her fullest potential by fostering fine scholarship, instilling the love of learning, and developing well-rounded leadership qualities in a global-minded, diverse environment where both the individual and the community are valued.”

Students are divided into four houses: Mu Gamma (blue), Kappa Rho (green), Beta Lambda (white), Delta Beta (yellow).

The Study offers both Mandarin and Spanish as a third language, starting in grade 5.

Come experience the warm and vibrant bilingual environment where the exceptional education of young girls is at the heart of everything we do. Join us Wednesday, October 5th 8:30 to 10am OR 5 to 8:30pm at our Open House.

History[edit]

In 1915 a young Englishwoman named Margaret Gascoigne opened a school for six students in the study of her home. In 1960 The Study moved to its present location in Westmount, one of Montreal’s prime residential neighborhoods. In addition to its founder, seven dynamic women have led The Study: Margaret Gascoigne (1915–1934), Mary Harvey (1934–1952), Katharine Lamont (1952–1970), Jean Scott (1970-1982), Eve Marshall (1982–1997), Mary Liistro Hebert (1997–2003), Elizabeth Falco, M Ed, MBA (2003–2010), Mary Liistro Hebert (2010-2011), and Nancy Lewis Sweer (2011 – present).[1]

School Organization[edit]

The Study is divided into two "schools": elementary school (K – grade 6) and senior school (grade 7 – grade 11).

The school has approximately 330 students total. Each grade is divided into two classes.

Notable Alumnae & Faculty[edit]

  • Phyllis Lambert class of 1944, founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Member of the Order of Canada, Knight of the National Order of Quebec
  • Patricia Claxton class of 1947, is an award-winning Canadian translator, primarily of Quebec literature.
  • Janina Fialkowska class of 1967, named a 2012 Governor General Performing Arts award winner. She received a 2012 Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (Classical Music) in 2012.
  • Caroline Rhea, class of 1981, Canadian stand-up comedian and actress, known for her role as Hilda Spellman on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and for replacing Rosie O'Donnell as the hostess of her syndicated talk show, renamed The Caroline Rhea Show.
  • Andréanne Morin, class of 1998 and founding member of The Study’s Sports Hall of Fame, silver medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London as part of the women’s 8 rowing team. Andréanne is a 3-time Olympian and 8-time National Team athlete.
  • Eugenie Bouchard, class of 2011, was the first Canadian ever to win a Grand Slam in singles after her win at Wimbledon as a junior. In 2013, Eugenie won against the 12th seed Ana Ivanovic in two sets at Wimbledon.
  • Joan Ivory, Class of 1951, esteemed member of the Order of Canada and tireless volunteer most notably with the MUHC and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.[2]
  • Ethel Seath, was an art teacher at The Study from 1917 to 1962. Seath was a founding member of the Beaver Hall Group and was also a member of the Canadian Group of Painters. Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Patty; Dombowsky, Philip. "English Schools in and around Montreal 1816-1998". MontréalGenWeb. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ Gray, Colleen (2015). No Ordinary School. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-7735-4635-6.