The Young Ladies Academy
A pedagogical revolution
Innovation and open-mindedness are two words that characterize the Ursuline boarding school in Quebec City during the 19th century. The nuns founded bilingual interfaith establishments where all fields of study were given equal importance, thereby making significant contributions to the development of modern Quebecois schools. At a time when women were all too often relegated to the sidelines of society, the Ursulines turned out students who were educated and cultivated young ladies capable of critical thinking. This marked a true pedagogical revolution. The Young Ladies Academy exhibition tells the story of life in this boarding school, which was among the most prestigious in North America.