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YOUTH SECTOR

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY & SHORT-TERM STAYS

 

 

 

 

An English Education, a Bilingual Future!

 

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY 

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is the third largest English school board of the Province of Québec and accepts international students in 26 Elementary Schools and 9 Secondary Schools from Grade 1 to 11, which is graduation year in Quebec. We offer students from abroad the opportunity to study in English and at the same time experience the uniqueness of the French speaking community. Students can enjoy the experience of living in either a cosmopolitan, bilingual city, or festive, artistic picturesque villages with plenty of outdoor activities for all ages, all year round.

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

Our 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.

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). 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

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.

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 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!

Students may indicate their school preference, however, placement in schools is based on the address of the parent or legal guardian and is subject to space availability at the school of choice.

REGIONS

LAVAL

The Laval region is known for its community life, it 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.

Elementary Schools

Crestview Elementary School

Genesis Elementary School

Hillcrest Elementary School

John F. Kennedy Elementary School 

Jules Verne Elementary School 

Our Lady of Peace Elementary School

Souvenir Elementary School

Saint Paul Elementary School

Saint Vincent Elementary School

Terry Fox Elementary School

Twin Oaks Elementary School

High Schools

Laval Junior Academy

Laval Senior Academy

Phoenix Alternative High School

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

 

LANAUDIÈRE

The Lanaudiere region 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.

Elementary Schools

Franklin Hill Elementary School

Joliette Elementary School

Pinewood Elementary School

Rawdon Elementary School

 High Schools

Joliette High School

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.

Elementary Schools

Arundel Elementary School

Morin Heights Elementary School

Sainte Adèle Elementary School

Sainte Agathe Academy

Saint Jude Elementary School

Laurentia Elementary School

Laurentian Elementary School

McCaig Elementary School

Mountainview Elementary School

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School

Grenville Elementary School

High Schools

Lake of Two Mountains High School

Laurentian Regional High School

Rosemere High School

Sainte Agathe Academy

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

 

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.

 

SHORT-TERM STAYS

The student will be placed in a grade according to their age on September 30 of that school year, however, we reserve the right to determine the school and grade placement.

We offer:

  • Part-time & Full-time stays (6 or 10 months)  
  • Short-term stays (minimum 2 weeks)
  • Winter camps (minimum 20 participants)

All our schools and centres are automatically designated learning institutions (DLI’s) by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

We have 2 different lodging options: homestay through MLI Homestay or dormitories at the Cosmodome Aerospace Museum in Laval. Homestay is only available for students in high school from grades 7 to 11.

To further inquire about our programs in the Youth Sector or to apply, please contact us at isp@swlauriersb.qc.ca or by phone at 450-621-5600 extension 4142(Elisa) or extension 1214(Sabrina). You may also visit the Documents and Brochures section of our website for more details.

In order to evaluate your application, you will be requested to email the following documents:

  • Youth Application Package (filled and signed)
  • Valid passport
  • 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.

If you would like to further inquire about HOMESTAY, kindly contact our partnership with MLI Homestay below.

MLI Homestay (Laurentides/Lanaudiere): fmubeen@mlihomestay.com / kash@mlihomestay.com or by phone at 416-646-5405 x 515.

Homestay organizations ensure that each family in their program can provide: a furnished room, nutritious meals  and a wholesome family environment. Each family interested in hosting an international student has to go through a rigorous selection process. A full inspection of the home and a security background check are all part of the precautions taken to ensure the safety of the students. Families that are selected may come from different backgrounds and origins. These families tend to have middle to upper socioeconomic status. They vary in number, from having younger or older children, to even some with no children or children who have already left home. The international student has the opportunity to choose whether he or she wants a French or English-speaking family based on availability.

 

Students can enjoy the experience of living in either a cosmopolitan, bilingual city, or festive, artistic picturesque villages with plenty of outdoor activities for all ages, all year round.