YOUTH (ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY)

Elementary Schools

Our elementary schools encourage a cooperative venture that fosters the individual growth and potential of the whole child (physical, intellectual and emotional), in a secure, stimulating, and inclusive environment. Our mission is to instill in our students a love of learning, strong self-esteem, and respect for others, while preparing them for the challenges they may face in our diverse society.

The Québec Education Program is based on the following priorities:
• Focus on one central objective: success for all, with a high standard of expectations.
• Provide 21st century learning skills.
• Target the development of both subject and cross-curricular competencies.
• Consider language and culture as intrinsic to the aims of the students’ education.
• Integrate all subjects into a coherent whole, focused on the major issues of contemporary life.
• Emphasize students’ involvement in a learning process that goes beyond the mere accumulation of knowledge, enabling them to
understand the world and their place in it and to take appropriate action.
• Rely on the individual and collective expertise of the school’s educational staff to develop effective learning and evaluation conditions.

Subjects
English Language Arts • Mathematics • French as a Second Language • Ethics and Religious Culture • Physical Education and Health • Visual Arts, Music, Drama, and Dance • Science and Technology • Geography, History, and Citizenship Education

Much focus is placed on technology and innovation to ensure student success. Our schools have:
• Fully equipped computer labs • iPad mobile computer labs • Mobile computer labs • Interactive whiteboards • Science laboratories

 

Secondary schools (high schools)

In a complex and changing social context, providing all students with the best possible education requires a constant readjustment of educational practices.

The senior high school program has four distinctive characteristics:
• It targets the development of competencies of students who are actively involved in the learning
process.
• It integrates all the subjects into a coherent whole focused on the major issues of contemporary life.
• It maintains a rigorous approach to academics, meeting the requirements of the Ministry of
Education.
• It calls on the professional expertise of school staff and allows for individual and collective choices.

Subjects
English Language Arts • Mathematics • French as a Second Language • Ethics and Religious Culture
Physical Education and Health • Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance • Science and Technology
Geography, History, and Citizenship Education

 

Concentration Programs (Sports, Arts, Music, Theatre)

To promote a healthy lifestyle, our secondary schools offer several concentration programs which are designed to emphasize academic standards as well as excellence within the student’s chosen program. These programs benefit students to have more time within the regular school day to develop their skills and abilities in their concentration of choice. In the sports concentration program, students can choose their sport of choice (soccer, football, or hockey).

Advanced/Enriched Programs (English, Mathematics, French, Science)

Our Advanced/Enriched Program provides an opportunity for 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 enrollment 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.

For more information about our Concentration Programs and Advanced/Enriched Program, please contact us at isp@swlauriersb.qc.ca

 

Other activities our schools provide

We offer state of the art technology, which include mobile labs and Smartboards in all schools and provide transportation for all our students and all of our schools for which they are zoned for.

We also offer a variety of educational, cultural, and recreational activities throughout the school year. This includes community breakfasts, a robotics team, science fairs, career fairs, literary journals, dances, theme days, game rooms, web site development, woodworking, gamer club, Terry Fox runs, breast cancer runs, artistic events, field days,  winter carnivals, and many more.

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board hosted the Montreal Regional Science Fair in March 2012 at the Laval Junior and Laval Senior High Schools. This fair brings together hundreds of students from the Montreal region and gives students the opportunity to showcase their science projects and experiments.

 

For more questions about our youth sector, please visit our “FAQ” section or contact us at isp@swlauriersb.qc.ca