École des Ursulines, Quebec

The Ecole des Ursulines, known in English as the School of the Ursulines, is among North America's oldest schools. Still operating as a private school for both girls and boys, it was founded in 1639 by French nun Marie of the Incarnation and laywoman Marie-Madeline de Chauvigny de la Peltrie. This was also the beginning of the Ursuline order in New France.

Ecole des Ursulines
4, rue du Parloir

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School typePrimary
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Established1639; 384 years ago (1639)
PrincipalSerge Goyette

The convent has many of its original walls intact and houses a little chapel and a museum. Located in the middle of the historical Old Quebec neighbourhood of Quebec City, Quebec, which is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage District. The school has two campuses. In the Quebec City campus, there are more than four hundred children enrolled from pre-school through primary school (5 to 12 years). There is also a coeducational campus in Loretteville.

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