|ROYAL VALE SCHOOL TO MARK A SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY|
MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 – Royal Vale School (5851 Somerled) in NDG will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of its rebirth as a popular French immersion destination on Thursday, September 18, beginning with an assembly at 2:30 p.m., followed by a mega-party in the field for all current students, families and staff.
The assembly, which will be emceed by CJAD personality and Royal Vale parent Dan Laxer, will begin with a ribbon cutting at the main entrance, set to be broadcast live to 700 students in the auditorium. A number of special guests are also set to be in attendance, including former administrators.
A second live broadcast will take place from the Draper Avenue entrance, where a group of students will unveil a new mural. The mural, which was painted this summer by students along with artist collective En Masse Pour Les Masses, is representative of Royal Vale, its student body and their wide range of interests.
Immediately following the assembly, all guests will be invited to the schoolyard for a barbeque, which in addition to a wide range of food, will feature inflatable games and live music.
In what will undoubtedly be a sell-out crowd, those in attendance are also invited to cheer on the Royal Vale boys and girls soccer teams as they are set to play against St. Monica and the Priory School respectively.
Royal Vale was originally established on Clanranald Avenue in Snowdon in 1918. It relocated to nearby Dupuis Avenue in 1953. Twenty-five years ago, in 1988, the school reinvented itself as an alternative French immersion school with a greater emphasis on math and science, as well as a Jewish Heritage program. The growth of the school quickly prompted it to move to its current location on Somerled Avenue in 1993 in the building once occupied by West Hill High School.
By 1997, Royal Vale expanded to its current format: a Kindergarten through Grade 11 School, continuing as a French immersion school with a heavy emphasis on math and sciences.
Michael J. Cohen