Lester B. Pearson School Board is the second largest English public school board in the province of Quebec. Our territory is on the west end of the island of Montreal and it extends to the Ontario border. Lester B. Pearson School Board is proud to offer youth, adult and vocational education programs to international students from all around the globe. Our international students are hosted by thirty (30) elementary schools, nine (9) secondary schools, three (3) adult education centres, six (6) vocational (career) training centres and two (2) international department locations. The Lester B. Pearson School Board 5 year graduation rate is 16% higher than the provincial public school average. This is the result of a student-focused teaching philosophy; rooted in innovative teaching and learning and adapted to the 21st century classroom. Our commitment to student success is guided by 3 core values: Achievement, Wellness, and Engagement.
The Lester B. Pearson School Board is proud to have established recruitment partnerships with over thirty (30) countries around the world. Such partnerships allow for an incredibly diverse student culture not only within our programs, but in the Canadian community as a whole. As part of such a diverse community, the Lester B. Pearson School Board is proud to offer its international students the opportunity to grow and learn at new depths throughout their educational journeys.
For more information about each program, please visit our website: https://boardsite.
Program Established: 2003
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Teacher Training
Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts
Language(s) of Study: English and French Immersion
Total number of schools: 50
High schools for International Students: 8
Total Students in Youth Sector: 200
Total Students in Continuing Education Sector: 800
Total International Students: 1000
International Students Accepted for Grades: Kindergarten to Secondary 5
Nearest Airport: YUL – Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Dorval, Quebec
Montreal is the largest city in Quebec. Predominantly French-speaking. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its 19 boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighborhoods from cobblestoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with imposing Notre-Dame Basilica at its center – to industrial Sud-Ouest and artist-friendly Plateau. The area is 365.1 km2 and the population is 1.65 million (2011). Montreal is also known for its sports teams: Montreal Canadian (hockey), Montreal Impact (soccer), Montreal Alouettes (football) and Montreal Shamrocks (lacrosse).
International students may choose to live in residence while attending classes in schools of the Lester B. Pearson School Board or opting for homestay. The Lester B. Pearson School Board is associated with Canada Homestay Network (please visit their website at http://www.canadahomestayinternational.com).
Dormitory residences are located inside the Lester B. Pearson School Board International Language Centre. Students are provided with private rooms and are supervised by resident program supervisors. Supervisors are responsible for meal preparation, laundry assistance, activity organization and student supervision.
Each bedroom is equipped with one single bed, dresser, night stand (small dresser), one desk chair, desk lamp, wireless access to internet and waste paper basket .The living area or common space has two couches, table with chairs, TV and a private locker for each student. There is 24 hour security which provides for a safe secure environment for the students.
Dormitory living contributes to our learning community. Living in the dormitory allows the student to enjoy common activities. Students will be challenged to learn more about themselves and the world around them. These experiences enables students to become educated, open-minded, mature people who are connected to and care about the world in which they live.
We offer many different models and designs to meet the diverse needs of our international students. In each of our secondary schools, we provide a wide variety of Program offerings. Students are encouraged to participate in academic, athletic, leadership and student governance activities.
In our vocational centers, activities are organized in each of our centers and students are encouraged to participate. Vocational centers are easily accessible by city buses.
Entrance Dates: Dependent on the program
Application Deadlines: TBD
Application Fee: $150
Full Year Tuition Fee: $14,500
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $7,250
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: Not Applicable
Homestay/Dormitory Monthly Fee: $1,442.50 (grade 7-8) $1,342.50 (9-11)
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $800
Annual Custodianship Fee: Not Applicable
Administrative Fees: $1,350
All funds are in Canadian dollars
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