St. Monica Elementary School in NDG hosted the annual Breakfast with Santa event. It featured a delicious breakfast, a meeting with Santa and a gift to take home. "I wish to take a moment to say thank the Generations Foundation for their generosity and all our St Monica volunteers and staff that made this event possible," said Principal Silvana Crigna. "It is memorable moments like this that take learning to a whole new level, providing a sense of belonging and well-being.
- Bilingual – Elementary Education Program
The Bilingual Program offers 50% of English instruction and 50% of French instruction.
- Preschool (Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten) Education
Pre-Kindergarten - This play-based program strives to develop the many dimensions of a growing child
Kindergarten - Education Programs to lay the social and cognitive groundwork that will prepare children for their future schooling
- BASE Daycare Service
The Before & After-School Enriched Daycare Program - bridge between school and home
- Strengthening Educational & Emotional Development System (SEEDS)
The SEEDS classes is a system class that was developed to be an early intervention program for “at risk” students
Learning more than one language at an early age is highly beneficial to your child, especially in modern Quebec society. Fluency in the French language is critical to your child’s future success, but we cannot ignore the fact that English has emerged as the global language of communications and commerce. St Monica’s bilingual stream offers students the best of both worlds in a caring and nurturing environment designed for your child’s future. It melds the advantages of French Immersion with the benefits of English core education, giving each student a well-rounded instruction in both languages – a winning environment for their future success and appreciation for languages.
Staying active at Saint Monica
St. Monica offers your child a variety of activities throughout the year, helping each student develop skills in teamwork and leadership.
- Interscholastic Sports – Titans Basketball Team
Students also have the opportunity to represent St. Monica on one or more of our interscholastic sports teams.
- Intramural Sports
Intramural activities are a great way for your child to stay active during the school day outside of the classroom.
- Sports Facilities
In addition to Saint Monica's own gymnasium and sports equipment, the school has quick access to fantastic sports facilities through the City of Montreal. Whether it's skating at the Doug Harvey Arena, baseball fields and playground equipment in Benny Park or new swimming pools at the NDG Sports Centre, the options are just steps away.
- Intergenerational Experiences
Our students participate in a variety of activities with a nearby senior citizen residence which provides enriching intergenerational experiences and learning.
- Green Club
St Monica’s unique Green Club provides an academic learning experience as well as a hands-on practical application of life skills. Our Green Club is a community garden that grows plants, sells seedlings and provides produce for families who wish to participate.
The Garden program at St. Monica Elementary School, is a favourite for both students and teachers alike. Listen, as host Mark Bergman speaks with school Principal Silvana Crigna, teachers Carissa Valente & Suzanne Englebretsen, Grade 5 student Camille Corbeil, and Ryan Oxley, B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Projects Facilitator Enjoy!