Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is the third largest English school board in the Province of Québec with a dedicated staff of over 1700 individuals who service the needs of our students across our vast territory of rural and urban communities.

Our student population is over 14,000 students with

  • 26 Elementary Schools
  • 9 Secondary Schools
  • 2 Adult Education centres
  • 2 Vocational Training centres
  • 1 Nature & Science Centre.

 We have the honour of being one of the top-ranking English school boards in Québec. We offer students from abroad the opportunity to study in English and at the same time experience the uniqueness of the French speaking community.

 For more information, please visit our website



Program Established: 2012

Programs Offered: Full Year (10 months), 1 Semester (5 months), Short Term Stays (minimum 2 weeks)

Specialized Programs: Advanced/Enriched programs, Sports concentration programs, Fine Arts concentration programs

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 40

High schools for international students: 5

Total Students: 14,000

Total International Students: 50+

International Students Accepted for Grades: 1-11, Adult Education & Vocational Training

Nearest Airport: Pierre Elliot Trudeau

We serve the educational needs of students in the regions of Laval, Laurentides & Lanaudière, spanning over 35 000 square kilometers.


It is the largest suburb of Montreal and the third largest municipality in the province of Quebec, offering public transportation including subway, commuter railway, and buses.

  • 11 Elementary Schools
  • 3 High Schools
  • 1 Adult Education Center
  • 1 Vocational Training Center


Situated immediately to the northeast of Montreal. The city of Joliette is known for its festive, artistic nature. Discover quaint villages, hillside regions and scenery with its natural beauty still intact.

  • 4 Elementary Schools
  • 1 High School


Situated 20 kilometres north of Montreal, known for its picturesque villages and famous for its majestic Mont-Tremblant, we find ski resorts, golf courses and plenty of outdoor activities for all ages, all year round.

  • 11 Elementary Schools
  • 4 High Schools
  • 1 Adult Education Center
  • 1 Vocational Training Center
  • 1 Nature & Science Center

For a detailed list of all our Elementary and High Schools, Adult Education and Vocational Training Centers, click here http://www.swlauriersb.qc.ca/?page=schools/overviewschools


Homestay organizations ensure that each family in their program can provide a furnished room, nutritious meals, and a wholesome family environment. Each family interested in hosting an international student has to go through a rigorous selection process. A full inspection of the home and a security background check are all part of the precautions taken to ensure the safety of the students. Families that are selected may come from different backgrounds and origins. These families tend to have middle to upper socioeconomic status. They vary in number, from having younger or older children, some with no children, or children who have already left home.  International students have the opportunity to choose whether he or she wants a French or English-speaking family based on availability.

 If you would like to further inquire about HOMESTAY, kindly contact our partnership with MLI Homestay below.

MLI Homestay

Email: fmubeen@mlihomestay.com / kash@mlihomestay.com

Phone: 416-646-5405 x 515

Our Advanced/Enriched Program provides an opportunity to the 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 enrolment 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 and to know which of our schools offer the Advanced/Enriched Program, please contact us at isp@swlauriersb.qc.ca

 To promote a healthy lifestyle, our high schools offer various sport activities and events which include football, hockey, soccer, basketball, handball, floor hockey, gymnastics, wrestling, track & field, cross country skiing, broomball, weightlifting, and intramural sports. We also offer sports concentration programs or sports-études programs which give students the benefit of more time within the regular school day to develop their skills in a specific sport and their overall athletic abilities (football, hockey, and soccer).

 In the arts concentration program, students benefit of more time during the regular school day to develop their skills in creative arts and have an opportunity to learn and showcase their abilities in music, art, dance, and theatre.

 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 journal, dances, theme days, game rooms, web site development, woodworking, gamer club, Terry Fox runs, breast cancer runs, artistic events, field days and winter carnivals.

 The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board hosted the Montreal Regional Science Fair in March 2012 at the Laval Junior and Laval Liberty High Schools. This fair brings together hundreds of students from the Montreal region who are provided with the opportunity to showcase their science projects and experiments. The next great breakthrough in Science may very well have been on display during this 3-day event!

Entrance Dates:September through May

Application Deadlines: May 1st for September and October 1st for February

Application Fee: $100 (non-refundable)

Medical Fee: $475 per year

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,200 (Youth)

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,100

Note: For homestay prices please contact

All funds are in Canadian dollars

International Students Programs Officers

Elisa Medellin and Sabrina Baldassarre

General Inquiries Email: isp@swlauriersb.qc.ca

Website: https://bilingualtraining.ca/international-students/about-us/

Mailing Address: 235 Montee Lesage

City: Rosemere

Province: Quebec

Postal Code: J7A 4Y6

Phone: 450-621-5600 ext. 1426 or 1214

Fax: 450-621-7929

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