Elementary and Secondary

Elementary and Secondary – An English Education is a Bilingual Future!

We are an English public school board offering the curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of Education of Québec. Students can enjoy the experience of living in either a cosmopolitan, bilingual city, or festive, artistic picturesque village with plenty of outdoor activities for all ages, all year round. We offer students from around the world the opportunity to study English and experience the “joie de vivre” of the French speaking community.

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School board has 26 elementary schools and 9 high schools offering international students programs mainly for high school for Grades 7 to 11.  Students may indicate their school preference, however, placement in school is based on the address of the custodian or parent or legal guardian and is subject to availability of space and school.  The student will be placed in a grade according to their age on September 30 of the school year, however, we reserve the right to determine the school and grade placement.  If a student would like to apply for a program from Grades 1 to 6, homestay is not available.

We offer full-year (10-months) short-term, (2, 3 or 5 months), summer and winter camps programs.   We have different lodging options which include the Canada Homestay, the Cosmodome and the Arundel Nature & Science Center.
All our schools and centres are automatically designated learning institutions (DLI’s) by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
To apply for a program at the YOUTH sector, please complete the on-line application form.

We will review your application and you will be contacted within 48 hours.

If you would like to submit an application for HOMESTAY, please complete the homestay application form at http://www.canadahomestayinternational.com/swlsb.shtml

Prepare the following documents. You will be requested to email these documents after you have been contacted and your application has been reviewed.

  • Copy of your original birth certificate, notarized and translated into English. Translations must be signed and notarized. Photocopies must be certified.
  • Copy of latest original transcripts, translated into English. Translations must be signed. Photocopies must be certified with the issuing school’s stamp.
  • Valid passport
  • Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ)
  • Canada Study

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Thibault, International Student Program Officer by email at isp@swlauriersb.qc.ca or by phone at 450 680-3032-Extension 4142.