Murphy and Ritchie
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Bespoke Education Services

Decisions about your child’s education should be exciting, not overwhelming. Murphy & Ritchie, based in Montreal, work with you to help make informed decisions. We are committed to helping you navigate the range of educational options available and ensure your child unlocks and maximizes his potential. We provide expert insight, first-hand knowledge and guidance to support your child’s unique personality, skills, interests and goals.

We offer numerous levels of educational services ranging from personalized consultation to group workshops. We invest time in getting to know you and your child, and build relationships that often last throughout his or her educational career. Trust us to deliver the right information so you can confidently make the right decisions. Let us help you develop capable, confident and happy kids that will thrive in their academic environment.  

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
— John Dewey
 

ABOUT US

 

With over 20 years combined experience as educators, Murphy & Ritchie know how to connect families with schools in Montreal. With an extensive understanding of the complex Quebec education system, we specialize in helping families plan a comprehensive and successful roadmap for their child’s education. Whether you are looking at public or private schools in French or English, we have considerable knowledge about the many choices available to your child. 

Giselle Murphy’s teaching career has extended from high school to CÉGEP levels in both the private and public sector and she has worked as an academic advisor. Emily Ritchie has taught in both the private and public sector, from pre-school to Grade 6, with additional experience tutoring and teaching children with special needs. We are here to help support, guide and coach you and your child on the path to success.

 
We can’t make the decisions for families, but we can calm the angst.

SERVICES

 

BEST FIT

We know that parents understand their children better than anyone; however, choosing a school that will nurture and encourage them as they grow can be a daunting task. Murphy and Ritchie has successfully helped many families with these difficult but exciting decisions. We offer any level of support from an hour’s consultation to answer your most pressing questions, to more comprehensive and curated packages.

 

MAXIMIZING CURRENT SCHOOL

We believe that education should be a source of inspiration, not anxiety. Learning should be fun, and challenge should be a positive concept. We are committed to working closely with clients to nurture and maximize the school experience. We coach our clients, making sure that they take advantage of the opportunities provided by their school. Use us as a link to resources in the community such as tutors, psychologists and speech pathologists. We also give advice on co-curricular activities. Murphy and Ritchie want your child to thrive every step of the way. 

 

WORKSHOPS

We offer workshops and information sessions for parents and/or students. Areas of interest include CEGEP information, options and applications, US, Canadian and UK applications to prep schools or universities, essay writing, interview skills, portfolio development and résumé building.
 

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY PLANNING

In order to plan well for post-secondary education, university should be part of the conversation by the time grade 10 course selections are made. By planning early, you can prevent your child from missing out on important opportunities that could later affect his or her academic choices, as well as ensuring that he or she will be an attractive applicant. Murphy and Ritchie will be on hand to guide you through this exciting process.
 

RELOCATION

The quality and availability of schools are major factors in a family’s decision to relocate. As native Montrealers, we value and understand the city’s unique education system. We advise clients on Bill 115, Quebec’s charter of the French language and eligibility laws. We are also experienced in helping companies provide professional educational advice and assistance to local or relocating employees, or prospective employees. We offer numerous levels of service to these corporate clients ranging from individualized hourly consultation to platinum concierge services.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
— Malcolm X
 
 

 

•  ACADEMIC AND CO-CURRICULAR COACHING  •  ACADEMIC ADVISING PACKAGES  •  PLACEMENT AND ADMISSION GUIDANCE  •  SCHOOL TOURS  •  SCHOOL LIAISON  •  LINK TO PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES  •  SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS  •  BILL 115  •

 
 

CONTACT US

We would love to hear from you and can be reached by email at the address below. Alternatively, please feel free to give either of us a call.

Emily Ritchie 514-668-2222  // Giselle Murphy 514-629-0304

 

hello@murphyandritchie.com