Over a single generation, Kuper Academy has grown into one of the leading independent schools on Montreal’s West Island. It was first opened by Mrs. Janet Perdue in 1986 as a small elementary school that focused on imaginative learning in a secure family environment. In 1988, seeing the increasing demand for independent education on Montreal's West Island, Mrs. Salette joined Kuper Academy by partnering with Mrs. Perdue to grow the school and to offer elementary education from kindergarten through to and including grade 6.
Kuper’s dynamic growth paralleled the rapid development of the West Island community and the nineties marked the beginning of Kuper’s expansion into the high school years. By 2001, the construction of a modern high school building saw Kuper Academy complete its evolution into a complete pre-school through secondary level educational facility.
By 2008, the final expansion phase had been completed, adding new facilities to the pre-school, the elementary, and the high school. These included new science labs, a new elementary school library, a modern music facility with integrated practice rooms, a custom designed art studio, and a state of the art exercise room. Kuper faculty and staff work hard to ensure a rich and productive environment for all students. Our educators have always taken pride in providing a welcoming atmosphere, and Kuper Academy serves families from some 100 different countries of origin. We derive remarkable strength from the rich diversity of people within our community. Kuper graduates have already established outstanding reputations within colleges and universities across Quebec, Canada and the United States.