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WALLENBERG ACADEMY TO HOLD FIRST OPEN HOUSE

MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 12,  2013-  Good news for the anglophone community. A new English high school is about to debut in the City of Côte Saint-Luc. 

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) will hold an open house  on Tuesday, September 24 beginning at 7 p.m. sharp for the proposed new high school in Côte Saint-Luc  named Wallenberg Academy. It will take place at 5785 Parkhaven Avenue.

Wallenberg Academy is expected to begin operations for the 2014-2015 academic year, provided an optimum number of  students enrol this fall. The intent is to start with  Secondary I students,  and possibly Secondary II as well. In addition to a challenging  curriculum, the school will also offer sports concentration (swimming, soccer, tennis, supplemental physical education) and enriched  programming such as heritage language studies, music, drama and robotics.   

This open house will begin with presentations from EMSB officials in the school auditorium,  followed by breakout sessions for  sports and   enriched  academics and a tour of the facilities. Plans call for the application process to begin during the month of October.  Each prospective student will have to write a placement test and an essay. They will be informed in November about the placement committee’s decision.  

In order to participate  in sports concentration, students will have to show a proficiency in one  of the selected programs. Parents will also be responsible for developing a liaison with a corresponding athletic clubs/coaches/associations for the instruction aspect of the program between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Those not in sports, will participate in one of the enriched programs during the same time period.

The new school will cohabitate with existing programs in the facility.   Wallenberg Academy has the full cooperation of the City of Cote Saint-Luc and Mayor Anthony Housefather, who sits on the task force.    For more information call 514-483-7200 ext. 7429, email Wallenberg@emsb.qc.ca or log on to www.wallenbergacademy.com.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca