Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is the third largest English and one of the top-ranking English school board in the Province of Québec. Located 20 minutes north of Montreal and spanning over 35 000 square kilometers with a dedicated staff of over 2,300 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, and 1 Nature & Science Centre. We serve the educational needs of students in the regions of Laval, Laurentides & Lanaudière from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 11 (elementary and secondary), adult education, and vocational training levels.

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier school board is committed to the success of all its students. Our primary objective is to create a positive and meaningful environment for all students to enable them to reach beyond their potential and contribute to their lifelong learning. We offer students from aboard the opportunity to study in English and at the same time experience the uniqueness of the French Language in school and in the Quebec community.

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Program Established: 2012

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

Specialized Programs: Advanced/Enriched Programs, Concentration Programs (Sports, Arts, Music, Theatre)

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 40

High schools for international students: 9

Total Students: 14,000

Total International Students: 100 

International Students Accepted for Grades: Pre-K to 11

Nearest Airport: YUL – Montreal (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




Our partners at MLI Homestay understand that a caring homestay is the cornerstone of ensuring a positive student experience in Canada. Students looking for homestay will have an excellent opportunity to practice and develop their English language skills and have a rich experience of Canadian culture and family life. Students can also choose a French speaking homestay family if they have a strong interest in learning the French language and Quebec culture. MLI homestay carefully screens its families in advance of student placement. Students will meet with a coordinator to express their needs and interests during their stay in Canada in which our Homestay will suggest families who can meet their needs. This rigorous screening process is done to ensure the safety of all our students and to provide them with a comfortable living environment while away from their home country. Homestay families may include homes with a single parent, couples, single parent with a child, families with children, and retired couples.

If you would like to further inquire about our Homestay, kindly contact our partners at MLI Homestay below.

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

Phone: 416-646-5405 x 515

Entrance Dates: August 23rd and February 1st or by request

Application Deadlines: Accepted year-round.

Deadline for Fall Registration (September) 2022-2023 – May 15

Deadline for Winter Registration (February) 2022-2023– October 15

Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable)

Medical Insurance Fee: $475 per year

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,750

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,275

Note: For homestay prices, please contact MLI Homestay (see accommodations tab)

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Advanced/Enriched Programs (English, Mathematics, French, Science)

Our Advanced/Enriched Program provides an opportunity for 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 enrollment 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.

Concentration Programs (Sports, Arts, Music, Theatre)

To promote a healthy lifestyle, our secondary schools offer several concentration programs which are designed to emphasize academic standards as well as excellence within the student’s chosen program. These programs benefit students to have more time within the regular school day to develop their skills and abilities in their concentration of choice. In the sports concentration program, students can choose their sport of choice (soccer, football, or hockey).

Other activities our schools provide

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 journals, dances, theme days, game rooms, web site development, woodworking, gamer club, Terry Fox runs, breast cancer runs, artistic events, field days, winter carnivals, and many more. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and activities that they are interested in. Every year we organize an activity for all our international students where they can get together and experience the Quebec culture.

General Inquiries Email: isp@swlauriersb.qc.ca

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

Mailing Address: 235 Montée Lesage

City: Rosemere

Province: Québec

Postal Code: J7A 4Y6

Phone: 450-621-5600 Ext. 1214 and 1225

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