About us

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is the third largest English school board of the Province of Québec, spanning over 35 000 square kilometers with a dedicated staff of over 1700 individuals who service the needs of our students across our vast territory of rural and urban communities.

Our student population is over 13 500 students, with 26 Elementary Schools, 9 Secondary Schools, 5 Adult Education and Vocational Training centres, and 1 Nature & Science Centre.

We serve the educational needs of students in the regions of Laval, Laurentides & Lanaudière at the kindergarten, elementary, secondary, adult education and vocational training levels. We have the honour of being one of the top ranking English school boards in Québec.

Programs and activities

We have various programs, events and activities. Our sports concentration programs or sports-études programs give students the benefit of more time within the regular school day to develop their skills in a specific sport and develop their overall athletic abilities (football, hockey and soccer.)

In the arts program, students benefit of more time during the regular school day to develop their skills in the fine and creative arts and have an opportunity to learn and showcase their abilities in music, art, dance and theatre.

Our students have access to state of the art technology, which include mobile labs and Smartboards in all schools. We provide transportation for all our students and all of our schools have cafeteria services.

To promote a healthy lifestyle, our high schools offer various activities and events which include competitive sports teams (football, hockey, soccer, basketball, handball, floor hockey, gymnastics, wrestling, track & field, cross country skiing, broomball, weightlifting, and intramural sports).

We also offer a variety of educational, cultural and recreational activities which include a community breakfasts, a robotics team, science fairs, career fairs, literary journal, dances, theme days, game rooms, web site development, woodworking, gamer club, Terry Fox runs, breast cancer runs, , artistic events, field days and winter carnivals.

The Advanced Technology Oriented Math & Science Program is like no other. This program provides an opportunity for students who are gifted in the Math and Sciences to pursue an enriched curriculum designed to meet their particular talents.

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board hosted the Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair in 2012 and won several distinctions. This fair brings together hundreds of students from the Greater Montréal (including the Lanaudière, Laurentides, Laval, Montérégie and Montreal regions). Students are provided with the opportunity to showcase their science projects and experiments. The next great breakthrough in Science may very well have been on display during this 3 day event!

For a detailed list of all our Elementary and High Schools, Adult Education and Vocational Training Centres, click here http://www.swlauriersb.qc.ca/?page=schools/overviewschools

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board – Regions

LAVAL

Laval, known for its community life, is an attractive city offering a rich and diverse culture with lots of green spaces, parks and waterfronts to admire. Laval is only a short drive away from Montreal, and public transit options are more than plentiful. Montreal is easily accessible by commuter train, bus and metro. Laval also has its own transit system, so you can get to where you want to go with ease.

Laval is a safe city to live and its natural heritage of waterfronts and woodlands offers a wealth of activities. It is a great place for international students to learn English and experience the Quebecois lifestyle.

High Schools

Visit Tourisme Laval to discover what is offered in community life, services, activities, arts and culture and environment.

LANAUDIÈRE

Lanaudière is known for its festive artistic nature. The city of Joliette is situated immediately northeast of Montreal. Whether you like theatre or the arts, nature or history, there is something for everyone. There are many sugar shacks where families love to experience country-style home cooking. Throughout the year, there are theatre plays and if you are a music lover, you can enjoy the annual music festival. Discover quaint villages, hillside regions and scenery with its natural beauty still intact. You can ride your bicycle around the valleys and visit the parks and playgrounds and enjoy the outdoors. You can also enjoy summer or winter outdoor activities, such as; horseback riding, canoeing, golf, hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding.

High Schools

Visit Tourisme Lanaudiere to discover what is offered in community life, services, activities, arts and culture and environment.

LAURENTIANS

The Laurentians region, situated 20 kilometres north of Montreal is known for its picturesque villages and famous for its majestic Mont-Tremblant. There are plenty of outdoor activities for all ages, all year round. Some activities include apple picking, downhill and cross country skiing, night skiing, golf, fine dining, swimming, cycling, hiking and water sliding. The Laurentians also has a world class bicycle path that crisscrosses the whole region and is tucked safely away from the road. Cyclists use it in the summer months and cross country skiers use it in the winter. There are many water parks, lakes and parks that tourists and Quebecois families enjoy during their weekend getaways or summer or winter vacations.

High Schools

Arundel Nature & Science Centre

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is the only school board in the province to have a large nature facility that offers outdoor environmental education programs. Set in 155 hectares of natural beauty in the heart of the Laurentians, the Arundel Nature & Science Centre is a unique facility which offers people of all ages the opportunity to engage in learning outdoors. Authentic period buildings from the 1800s, acres of beautiful forest, hiking and cross-country ski trails, a genuine ‘sugar shack’ and the Rouge River – are all part of the experience waiting for you!

Visit Tourisme Laurentides to discover what is offered in community life, services, activities, arts and culture and environment.