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HISTORY OF SCHOOL CLOSINGS AT THE EMSB

MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 15, 2007- Since the establishment of the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) on July 1, 1998, a total of 15 schools have been closed. This list includes 10 elementary schools, four high schools and one from the outreach secondary network. The EMSB has also opened one new elementary school over the last nine years (General Vanier in St. Léonard) and two new outreach high schools (Perspectives I and II in St. Michel).

The list of schools closed is as follows:

Elementary Schools

  • *McLearon in Pointe-aux-Trembles
  • *Frederick Banting in Montreal North
  • Tara Hall in Anjou
  • Somerled, John XXIII and St. Ignatius in N.D.G.
  • St. Kevin in Côte des Neiges
  • Nazareth and St. Patrick in the Plateau
  • **Emily Carr in Rosemount
  • *The vote to close these schools occurred on January 24, 2007. They will close on July 1, 2007.
    **In August 2000, then Minister of Education Francois Legaut ruled that the EMSB had to cede the Emily Carr facility to the Commission Scolaire de Montréal (CSDM).

    High Schools

  • Father McDonald in St. Laurent (merged with LaurenHill)
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier in Montreal North (merged with Lester B. Pearson HS)
  • Wagar in Côte Saint-Luc
  • St. Pius X in Ahuntsic
  • Outreach Secondary Network

  • Doorways in St. Henri


  • 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