Youth Students (ages 12-17)
The English Montreal School Board is the largest public English school board in Quebec. Our schools are safe, clean, welcoming, nurturing and affordable with dedicated teachers who strive to offer the highest quality education possible. Here is our graduation success rates.
French Language Options
Academics along with an enriched learning experience, partnered with French language options are offered in our secondary schools.
- In the basic French stream, students receive the majority of their instruction in English with the exception of one course in French as a second language (Français langue seconde, programme de base).
- In the extended French streams, students in Grade 7 to 9 receive a higher percentage of their academic instruction in French. This percentage varies between 38% to 72% depending on the school and the French program. In Grade 10 and 11, all courses are taught in English, with the exception of the French language program.
Over and above the academics, extra-curricular activities are an integral part of the learning experience. Each of our schools offers activities that interest their particular clientele. Some of the most popular
The learning experience is further enriched through organized half-day, full-day or overnight excursions. Our students have the opportunity to visit many of the historical sites throughout Montreal and Quebec as well as experience what is considered Quebec traditions.
What is it like to go to school in Montreal?
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The Quebec School System
The Quebec education system may be different than what you are used to at home, learn more about our unique school system below:
Staying with a family in Montreal
The EMSB encourages using Canada Homestay Network. Canada Homestay has successfully placed over 40,000 international students from over 120 countries. Their reputation for quality and service is unmatched in the industry.
Insurance is mandatory
All students must have health insurance. This will be provided by the EMSB through Guard.me International Insurance. You may visit:
How can my child become an international student?
There are several steps to complete before your child can be accepted as an international student. Visit our admissions section for detailed information:Youth Admission Process
Where do I find out about secondary schools?
Learn more about our excellent secondary schools, programs and community.Secondary Schools
Do you need help?
For guidance on the process of becoming an international student, please contact a representative.Contact a Representative