A warm and welcoming environment for any child's early education experience, the contemporary-style elementary building, housing Kindergarten to Grade 6, offers bright and colorful classrooms and boasts its music room, library, and a cafeteria, where hot meals—included in the elementary fees—are prepared and served daily.
The gymnasium is equipped with a climbing wall, and the large, secure outdoor play area has its own synthetic turf soccer field, play structure, and a beautiful outdoor classroom (garden) maintained by Kells students.
All classrooms are equipped with electronic whiteboards (SmartBoards), and all students have access to laptop computers and iPads. Working as an educator in the public sector, I found that devoting time to after-school tutorials was the most positive and enriching experience for my students. I was consistently impressed at what students were able to learn and accomplish in a few short tutoring sessions compared to the hours spent trying to master the same material in the classroom. This led me to consider a practical application of the tutorial model in a classroom setting and resulted in the 1978 establishment of a unique tutorial service: the Westmount Learning Centre and, ultimately, to the founding of Kells Academy.
To recreate the one-on-one tutorial experience, we committed to a warm, welcoming environment and engaging supportive and enthusiastic teachers. Using this model, we were able to make learning more engaging, meaningful, and relevant. Most importantly, teach at the individual pace of each student— attributes we maintain and adhere to, to this very day.
In 1990, Kells Academy acquired its building in NDG at the corner of De Maisonneuve Boulevard West and Park Row West. Further expansion took place in 2004 with the acquisition of the Hydro Quebec building situated on Cavendish Boulevard corner of De Maisonneuve. Now, our thriving elementary campus under the direction of Marla Perlman.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT KINDERGARTEN FOR YOUR CHILD IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU'LL EVER MAKE! Enter a welcoming environment where teachers understand that a one size fits all learning approach does not work. At Kells kindergarten, top-notch teachers engage students by adapting to each learner's needs, ensuring a "just right" level of instruction. In this environment, students trust their teachers, are inspired to discover, to learn, to be creative, and above all, develop confidence in their skills and abilities.