100 YEARS OF HISTORY AT THE STUDY

1915

Margaret Gascoigne, The Study’s founder, begins to teach “things that matter” to five children in her Study on Drummond Street.

1916

Move to apartment on Durocher Street to accommodate growing enrolment.

1917

Move to house on Sherbrooke Street

1918

Faculty has grown to ten, including Beaver Hall Group artist, Ethel Seath.

1921

Move to Seaforth Avenue.

1922

Purchase of Seaforth property. The Study is incorporated. A Board of Governors is established.

1924

First school in Montreal to adopt the “House System”:  Mu Gamma for Margaret Gordon ’20 and Kappa Rho for Kathleen Rosamond ’21.

1924

The Study Old Girls’ Association (SOGA) is established.

1926

First annual Church Service of Thanksgiving is held.

1927

Two more Houses added: Beta Lambda for Beatrice Lyman ’22 and Delta Beta for Dorothy Benson ’23

1934

Mary Harvey named second headmistress

1941

First Bazaar held to raise funds for the war effort.

1952

Katharine Lamont named third headmistress.

1959

Purchase and move to Braeside.

1962

The Study receives its first government grant.

1970

Jean Scott named fourth headmistress.

1973

The Study Endowment Fund (later to become The Study School Foundation), is founded.

1983

Eve Marshall named fifth headmistress.

1990

Flagship bilingual programme is introduced.

1993

Phase I of “Building on Tradition” Campaign completed (new administration and science wing).

1997

Mary Liistro Hebert named the sixth headmistress.

1998

Phase II of “Building on Tradition” Campaign completed (new gymnasium).

1999

Ground-breaking laptop programme is launched.

2003

Elizabeth Falco named seventh Head of School.

2010

Mary Liistro Hebert returns as Interim Head of School.

2011

Nancy Lewis Sweer named eighth Head of School.

2015

The Study celebrates its Centennial and launches its Dare to Dream Campaign.
The Study’s Board of Governors and The Study School Foundation’s Board initiate the process of becoming financially autonomous.