Kuper Academy - About Kuper
About Kuper Academy
Tomorrow’s leaders will require the perfect blend of knowledge and judgment. Kuper Academy’s co-educational preschool, elementary, and high school programs provide the fundamental skills and values required for life-long learning, academic achievement, and a strong sense of personal growth. Our educators take pride in providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere conducive to learning.
General School Profile
Kuper Academy is a coeducational English private day school operating under the rules and regulations of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur , MEES (Ministry of Education and Higher Learning) of the province of Quebec. It consists of three learning institutions: preschool, elementary, and high school; and students will often complete their entire formal education within the school. Students will be issued a high school diploma when they complete the necessary 54 credits.
Good schools derive much of their vigour from a shared sense of purpose. A school community with a common mission is in a position to welcome challenges and build on the combined strength of its members. Throughout our preschool and elementary programs Kuper seeks to provide a stimulating bilingual curriculum in a safe and secure educational environment. We encourage each child to develop to his or her highest potential – intellectually, emotionally and physically. We strive to create an atmosphere in which all students develop a strong positive attitude toward learning and an appreciation and respect for the worth and dignity of all individuals in society.
Our high school mission builds on the elementary school experience by providing a solid educational base and the possibility for individual advancement. We expose students to a liberal arts curriculum centered on the study of mathematics, pure sciences, literature, languages and history. All students are encouraged to develop self-reliance, self-confidence, physical fitness, and a strong sense of moral responsibility. The Kuper mission is central to our vision for the future.
Over a single generation, Kuper Academy has grown into the largest English private school in Quebec. It was first opened by Janet Perdue in 1986 as a junior elementary school that focused on imaginative learning in a secure family environment.
In 1988 Joan Salette joined Kuper Academy, expanding the school and its facilities to offer an elementary program from preschool through grade six. 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 full-service preschool through secondary level educational facility. Four more expansion projects followed. Each school building has its own address and entrance, yet each shares the same campus; and we believe that this encourages a sense of camaraderie across the entire Kuper community.