MONTREAL, JANUARY 12, 2012 – Since the establishment of the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) on July 1, 1998, a total of 18 schools have been closed. This list includes 13 elementary schools, four high schools and one from the outreach secondary network. The EMSB has also opened one new elementary school over the last 14 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:
•*St. John Bosco Elementary School in Ville Émard
•*St. Brendan Elementary School in Rosemount
•*Fraser Academy in St. Laurent
• 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 11, 2012. They will close on June 30, 2012.
**In August 2000, then Minister of Education Francois Legault ruled that the EMSB had to cede the Emily Carr facility to the Commission Scolaire de Montréal (CSDM).
•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