Important notice to all students!

Please be advised that as a result of the Covid-19 virus and the current protective measures in place across Québec, our centres are CLOSED until September.

Visit our COVID-19 INFO page for more information.

Avis important à tous nos élèves!

Veuillez prendre note qu’en raison des risques de contagion liés à la COVID-19 et des mesures de protection actuellement en place partout au Québec, nos centres sont FERMÉS jusqu’en septembre.

Voir votre page INFO COVID-19 pour plus d’information.

YOUTH SECTOR

ELEMENTARY, 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.

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

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

Our Advanced/Enriched Program provides an opportunity to the advanced students to be immersed in a more challenging curriculum and designed to meet their particular talents. This accelerated learning program is an enrichment of the regular curriculum. It has a limited enrolment and applies only to students with a minimum mark and teacher recommendation for admission. Students can be enriched in several subjects such as English, French, Math, and Science.

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.

For more information and to know which of our schools offer these programs, please contact us at isp@swlauriersb.qc.ca

 

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.

SCHOOLS

LAVAL

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

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

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.

 

SHORT-TERM STAYS

Students 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)

We have 2 different lodging options:

  • HOMESTAY through MLI Homestay
  • DORMITORIES at the Cosmodome Aerospace Museum in Laval.

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

MLI Homestay (Laurentides/Lanaudiere)

Email: fmubeen@mlihomestay.com / kash@mlihomestay.com

Phone: 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.  International students have the opportunity to choose whether he or she wants a French or English-speaking family based on availability.

TO APPLY

To further inquire about our programs in the Youth Sector or to apply, please email us at isp@swlauriersb.qc.ca or by phone at 450-621-5600 extension 4142(Elisa Medellin) or extension 1214 (Sabrina Baldassarre). 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.

Your file will be evaluated and if you meet the requirements, you will be contacted to confirm so and you will receive an invoice to make your first payment of the application fee and the medical insurance fee.

Upon reception of your payment, we will email you a Letter of Acceptance and medical insurance proof to begin processing your immigration permits.

 

DUE TO COVID-19, WE ARE ACCEPTING THE ONLINE DUOLINGO ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST. 

Duolingo English Test

Minimum score:

  • Grade 10: 55
  • Grade 11: 75

The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with [institution name] when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.