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Strong roots

In 1915 a young Englishwoman named Margaret Gascoigne opened a school for six students in the study of her home. In 1960 The Study moved to its present location in Westmount, one of Montreal's prime residential neighbourhoods. In addition to its founder, eight dynamic women have led The Study, including the current Head of School, Nancy Lewis Sweer.


We guide each Study girl towards reaching her fullest potential by fostering fine scholarship, instilling the love of learning, and developing well-rounded leadership qualities in a global-minded, diverse environment where both the individual and the community are valued.


The Study's Early Years

McGill Queen's University Press published in 2015 No Ordinary School; The Study 1915-2015 a 168 page hard cover commemorative 100th anniversary book about The Study School.

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