Housed in a modern building on Aesop Street in safe, suburban Kirkland, Kuper Academy’s preschool, kindergarten, and cycle one elementary programs serve over 200 students from the ages of three through seven.
With small classes, dedicated teachers and an enriched curriculum Kuper Academy has been fostering the development and supporting the growth of its young students for several generations.
Laying the foundation for the building blocks of learning.
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 Junior School Headmistress and an assisting administrator oversee 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.
Our experienced educators take pride in providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere conducive to learning. They encourage each child to develop an active imagination, to interact positively with others, to become more autonomous and feel confident, capable and valued. Frequent communication with parents is key.
Our early learning programs encourage cognitive development by inviting children to explore interesting new topics. Using learning centers, themed classroom activities, projects and lessons our teachers help students to expand their knowledge and develop concrete skills, encouraging them to make connections across multiple content areas while stimulating more complex thinking. Children become active listeners and learners.
The literacy journey is exciting for Kuper students as they move from learning letters, sounds and sightwords to reading with fluency and expressing their ideas through writing. French language acquisition occurs gradually using a complementary approach. Because they read and write in kindergarten, our students transition seamlessly into mastery of the core subjects taught in grades one and two. It is rewarding to see them develop a voice.
Young children need a spacious and stimulating environment in order to thrive. Our Early Learning Pavilion provides bright, modern spaces, self sustaining classrooms, an age adapted gymnasium, and outdoor spaces for students aged three to eight. A music room, computer lab, library and auditorium are all at their service along with buses to shuttle them to off-campus activities. The Early Learning Pavilion is their home away from home.
" We are in our second year at Kuper Academy. The staff are all welcoming and kind and it is so impressive to see the academic strides our daughter makes every semester. We couldn’t be more pleased with Kuper, and the pure fact that our daughter runs out of the door enthusiastically every morning is a reflection of what a positive and nurturing environment you find there. We highly recommend it and can’t wait for our second daughter to start there as well! "
" My twin daughters are in K5 at Kuper Academy. It is their second year at the school and they absolutely love it. Being twins, my daughters have a slight speech delay and the staff at Kuper have been excellent in working with them and giving them the extra attention and help that they need. I know my daughters are getting the best education they can get; they come everyday with a smile on their face and are excited to go to school every morning. "