Educational activities for elementary students

Living at school !

Being a Boarder at the Ursulines of Québec in 1850

For all the cycles

Social Studies

Take a trip back in time and come meet characters awaiting to share their stories and tell you about their experiences from attending the Ursuline’s boarding school. During this incursion into the 19th century, these characters will share their memories with the students; their first impressions upon arriving at the monastery, their daily life and the education they were given.

Students are invited to observe and determine the differences and the changes that have occurred between the lives of the students of the 19th century and their own reality.


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Meeting the Other : An Encounter with the First Nations

For second and third cycles

Social Studies

This activity focuses on the encounter and the relationship between the Ursulines and the members of the First Nations of the St-Lawrence in the 17th century.


With the help of pedagogical tools, images and objects the students are invited to discover the ways of life of the Iroquiens and the Algonquien Native societies as well as their interaction with the Ursuline sisters during the time of New-France.


The Pursuit of beauty

Exploring the Ursulines of Québec Art Studio

For all the cycles


First center for women’s artistic education and production in New-France, the Ursulines of Québec monastery kept this specificity thanks to the presence of a number of artistic sisters as well as the creation of a refined and varied art program for their pupils. Consequently, this formation would perfect the young ladies’ education by instilling in them the sense of good taste and beauty.

Come marvel at the pieces of art and the many talents of the Ursuline teachers and students: embroidery, gilding, painting and drawing. Learn about the techniques and the material used by the sisters and their students, and in return, create your own masterpiece.


To make an online group reservation, click here.


Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, except from December 23rd to January 2nd inclusively.

ADMISSION FEE (price per participant) :

  • Elementary students: 2,00 $
  • Secondary students: 3,00 $
  • Free for teachers
  • Free for chaperons: 1 every 15 students. All additional chaperons pay the student price.