Make learning an adventure, become an international student at the EMSB.

Montreal is a very safe, clean, vibrant multi-cultural city with old world charm and amazing 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 the many historical parts of Montreal and experience our diverse cultures and all of their charm.  Whichever direction you choose - North, South, East or West, Montreal is surrounded by beautiful lakes, mountains, and ski hills.  Montreal and its surrounding areas offer the beauty of the four seasons, endless activities and unique experiences.

Youth Students (ages 12-17)

The English Montreal School Board is the largest public English school board in Quebec with a graduation success rate of 88.6% Our schools are safe, clean, welcoming, nurturing and affordable with dedicated teachers who strive to offer the highest quality education possible.

French Language Options

Academics along with an enriched learning experience, partnered with French language options are offered in our secondary schools.

  • In the basic French stream, students receive the majority of their instruction in English with the exception of one course in French as a second language (Français langue seconde, programme de base)
  • In the extended French streams, students in Grade 7 to 9 receive a higher percentage of their academic instruction in French.  This percentage varies between 38% to 72% depending on the school and the French program. In Grade 10 and 11, all courses are taught in English, with the exception of the French language program. 
Extra-Curricular Activities

Over and above the academics, extra-curricular 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 sports activities, fine arts (dance, music, art, drama etc.), robotics, leadership programs, student clubs (chess, photography, debate etc.) and challenging local, national and international competitions.

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.

What is it like to go to school in Montreal?

Want to know more about what it’s like to go to school in Canada? Visit our international students website:

International Students
The Quebec School System

The Quebec education system may be different than what you are used to at home, learn more about our unique school system below:

Quebec School System
Staying with a family in Montreal

The EMSB encourages using Canada Homestay Network. Canada Homestay has successfully placed over 40,000 international students from over 120 countries. Their reputation for quality and service is unmatched in the industry.

Canada Homestay Network
Insurance is mandatory

All students must have health insurance.  This will be provided by the EMSB through Guard.me International Insurance. You may visit:

Guard.me Website

 

How can my child become an international student?

There are several steps to complete before your child can be accepted as an international student.  Visit our admissions section for detailed information:

Youth Admission Process

Where do I find out about secondary schools?

Learn more about our excellent secondary schools, programs and community.

Secondary Schools

Do you need help?

For guidance on the process of becoming an international student, please contact a representative.

Contact a Representative

Adult Learners (ages 18+)

The English Montreal School Board is proud to offer valuable educational opportunities for international adult learners. Whether you want to improve your IELTS score, expand your vocabulary for business, or learn a trade, our programs will support you to achieve your goals.

Academic & Language Courses

Our adult education centres offer full-time or part-time language and academic programs such as:

  • Basic English Literacy
  • French as a Second Language
  • CEGEP Prerequisites
  • Equivalency Exams
The Quebec School System

The Quebec education system may be different than what you are used to at home, learn more about our unique school system below:

Quebec School System
Vocational Training

Our vocational training centres offer a diversity of full-time programs in the following sectors:

  • Administration, Commerce & Computer Technology
  • Beauty Care
  • Communications & Documentation
  • Electrotechnology
  • Food Services & Tourism
  • Health Services
  • Mechanical Manufacturing
  • Metallurgical Technology
  • Motorized Equipment Maintenance
  • Woodworking & Furniture Making

How can adults apply for international studies?

New students can apply for full or part-time academic or vocational courses. Visit our admissions section for information on the application process:

Adult Admission Process

Want to know more about our programs and centres?

Visit the Adult Education & Vocational Services website for detailed information on what we have to offer.

AEVS Website

Do you need help?

For guidance on the process of becoming an international student, please contact a representative.

Contact a Representative
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