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Elizabeth High School

1741 de Biencourt Street
Montreal H4E 1T4

Principal: Craig Olenik
Phone Number: 514-488-6529
Fax Number: 514-769-0434
E-mail: lchalouh@emsb.qc.ca

Elizabeth High School operates a program for up to 18 pregnant teens and adolescent parents, in collaboration with Elizabeth House.

The EMSB provides the educational portion of the program. High school courses from Sec 1 to Sec V are offered leading to either a high school leaving diploma (CEGEP entrance) or to fulfilling secondary 4 credits which could lead to entrance into vocational programs. In addition to the basic curriculum, we offer a unique visual arts program in conjunction with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, a music program in conjunction with the Segal Centre and Home Economics classes. Students have individual education plans and work at their own pace.

Elizabeth House clinical staff provides specialized services relating to individual intervention plans. Groups in Relationships and Sexuality, Life Skills, Parenting and Pre-natal support are facilitated by Elizabeth House. Individual counseling and support are provided to every student based on her needs. Practical supports, such as a breakfast program, bus pass program and clothing donations are integral parts of this program.

A free on-site nursery is also operated by Elizabeth House. Babies are provided with a stimulating environment and mothers are offered information on the appropriate development of their children. Fathers, with the mother’s permission and by appointment, are encouraged to spend time caring for their children in the nursery.

Admission Criteria

  • Generally, the student must be 18 years or younger and have an English eligibility certificate. In some circumstances, the age criteria for young mothers can be extended up to the age of 19.
  • Elizabeth High is a Social Affairs School which means that all students must be willing and open to accepting specialized services and the intensive support of a second-line program.
  • The program places emphasis on parenting so pregnant students must be planning to keep their child. Young moms must be parenting their child or, if the child has been placed, must be actively working towards having her child returned.

Referral Procedures

  • Potential students can contact the Head Teacher (ext. 1251) or the Elizabeth House clinician (ext. 4265).
  • Upon acceptance to the program the head teacher will make an educational assessment for the student.
  • Elizabeth High School believes strongly in providing students with a continuum of services and we work collaboratively with all the professionals involved.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Elizabeth High School
1741 rue de Biencourt
Montreal, Quebec
H4E 1T4
(Jolicoeur Metro)

(514) 488-6529
(514) 483-7200
Ext. 1251 (Head Teacher)
Ext. 4265