Renovations at Merton School positively impact student safety

Merton yard
Montreal - Tuesday, April 19, 2022

To improve student safety, the English Montreal School Board allocated $577,000 to pave the schoolyard at Merton School in Cote Saint Luc.

Work was completed in the summer and according to Principal Rosana Caplan, the new schoolyard has greatly improved the student experience at the school.

The pavement portion of our schoolyard was completely re-done last summer. This had a significant impact, above all, on safety – we have many, many less students tripping and falling than we did before,” said Caplan. “In addition, we are now planning to add attractive painted games and paths that will turn this paved section into a physical activity surface for all to use. Before the re-paving, this was an area to avoid! We are excited about its transformation into a safe physical activity area.”

The work was overseen by the EMSB Material Resources Department.

About the English Montreal School Board 

With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines, the EMSB network consists of 77 schools and centres. For more details, visit the EMSB website at

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