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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

A synopsis of The Study's history, taken from The Study - a Chronicle, written by the school's third Headmistress, Katharine Lamont.

Photo Gallery

Click to see historic photos.