Lester B. Pearson School Board

The Lester B Pearson School Board is one of the largest school boards on the island of Montreal and one of the nine English school boards in the province of Quebec.

The Lester B Pearson School Board is responsible for English public school from Verdun through the West Island and Ile Perrot and ‘’mainland’’ territories stretching west to the Ontario boarder. 

Lester B. Pearson School Board has 36 elementary schools and 13 secondary schools. . We deliver a rigorous academic curriculum in a structured environment. Each of our schools is dedicated to striving for educational excellence and to preparing students for full and active participation in Canadian, Quebec and global society. We place a high importance on helping our student to become more knowledgeable, more self-directed, and more self-disciplined. We offer excellent services in all of secondary schools.

The Lester B. Pearson School Board offers a variety of vocational/career programs to its International students within its 8 Adult and Vocational Training centers easily accessible by city buses. Entrance requirement is a minimum score of 5.0 IELTS or an equivalent score from a recognized program or institution. 

For more information about each program, please visit the center website at the following address:  http://www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/schools/VocationalV2.asp

Program Established: 2003

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term, Summer Camp, 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: 56

High schools for International Students: 8

Total Students in Youth Sector: 21,000

Total Students in Continuing Education Sector: 8700

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: Not Applicable

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,500

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,750

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: Not Applicable

Homestay Monthly Fee: $1180

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $800

Annual Custodianship Fee: Not Applicable
All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: ipd@lbpsb.qc.ca

Website: www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/intlstudies

Mailing Address: 1925 Brookdale Avenue

City: Dorval

Province: Quebec

Postal Code: H9P 2Y7

Phone: 514-422-3000

Fax: 514-422-3023

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