Kuper’s preschool and elementary schools enroll approximately 440 students located in two modern buildings on Aesop Street in Kirkland, Quebec. The Early Learning Pavilion, with its bright classrooms, playground and sport facilities accommodates our preschool, Kindergarten and early cycle elementary students. Our original academy building, housing the upper elementary cycles, also includes an elementary school computer room and a well-equipped gymnasium. After-school daycare services are also located in the Early Learning Pavilion and the elementary school.
Our elementary curriculum seeks to develop a foundation of competencies that will allow children to generate and communicate ideas, and the Kuper Academy elementary school offers a challenging curriculum from preschool through the final cycle of elementary education.
Recognizing that we must meet the needs of a diverse student population, we also provide for differentiated French instruction to pupils who range in ability from complete beginners to mother tongue Francophones. In addition, cycles two and three social studies courses are taught in French only.
Kuper Academy’s preschool and elementary schools include: government subsidized full-day K-3 and K-4 programs, a full-day five-year old Kindergarten and all cycles of the Quebec Elementary Program from grades one through six. A Headmaster and an assisting administrator administer the Early Learning Pavilion and the elementary school. Most grade levels have three classes with an average size of 20 students and a maximum number of 25 at the upper elementary levels. Our subsidized K-3 preschool program has a ratio of one teacher to eight students, and our K-4 preschool program has a ratio of one teacher to ten students. Preschool and Kindergarten children are natural learners. Kuper Academy’s developmental preschool and Kindergarten programs are designed to provide a stimulating dual-language environment at the peak of a young child’s learning capacity. Our teachers encourage each child to develop an active imagination. Social skills are developed through interaction with other children during free play and group activities. Well-qualified teachers provide rich and varied programs to capitalize on the natural curiosity of all children.