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English Montreal School Board

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB), which is located on the island of Montreal, is the largest public English School Board in the Province of Quebec. The EMSB currently has 38 elementary schools (pre-kindergarten to grade 6, and 26 high schools, secondary I-V (grades 7-11) serving approximately 35,000 students.

Academics, along with an enriched learning experience, partnered with several French language options are offered in our elementary and high schools. For the student that wants to master the English language our elementary schools offer the English Core stream of 220 minutes of English instruction and 90 minutes of French instruction per day. For the student who is striving to master the French language our immersion program has been proven to be very successful. The first 3 years of learning is completely taught in French, and the last four years are 50% English and 50% French. 

Our high schools also offer 2 programs. In the English Core program students receive their instruction in English with the exception of one course in French as a second language. In the French Immersion program secondary I, II, and III (grades 7-9) have extended French programs which vary from 38% to 72% of French instruction. In secondary IV (grade 10), in addition to a French language course, students may take History in French, and in secondary V (grade 11), students follow French language courses only.

Program Established: 2004

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Enriched Sports, Music

Language(s) of Study: English, Extended French

Total number of schools: 61

High schools for international students: 13

Total Students: 20,500 (in youth sector)

Total International Students: 385

International Students Accepted for Grades: Secondary 7-11

Nearest Airport: Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Dorval, Quebec

Montreal is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with old world charm and amazing historical architecture and heritage landmarks. Whether you visit the Old Port, Atwater or Jean Talon markets, Notre Dame Basilica, St. Joseph Oratory, walk on Mount Royal, or travel our many bike paths, you will see many historical parts of Montreal and get acquainted with our many diverse cultures and all of their charm. Whichever direction you choose, north, south, east or west, we are surrounded by beautiful lakes, mountains, and ski hills. Montreal and the surrounding areas offer the beauty of the four seasons and endless activities and unique experiences.

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Over and above the academics, extracurricular 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 are a variety of sport activities, fine arts (dance, music, art, and drama), robotics, leadership programs, student clubs (chess, photography, debate), a variety of fairs just to name a few.

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. Some of these include apple picking, Cabane a Sucre, which is experiencing how our world famous maple syrup is produced, participating in the annual Quebec City Winter Carnival, and visiting many of our historical and culturally rich museums and landmarks.

Entrance Dates: August

Application Deadlines: May 1st

Application Fee: $1,000 (non refundable)

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,500

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,500

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: Not Applicable

Homestay Monthly Fee: Not Applicable

Annual Health Insurance Fee: Included

Annual Custodianship Fee: Not Applicable

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: intstudent@emsb.qc.ca

Website: emsb.qc.ca/internationalstudents

Mailing Address: 6000 Fielding Avenue

City: Montreal

Province: Quebec

Postal Code: H3X 1T4

Phone: 514-483-7200 ext. 7249

Fax: 514-483-7511