Our History

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.