The main difference between the two schools is that in the English school, Math, Science, Ethics, Study Methods and Computer Science are taught in English. The remaining courses are in French. They include: géographie, histoire, musique, arts plastiques, education physique and French. We are able to provide Mother Tongue French or Langue Seconde Enrichi (depending on the child’s placement). If your child does not have eligibility, they are welcome to apply to our French school. In the French school, the entirety of the subjects are taught in French and the French language instruction is Français langue maternelle. Students in the French school also benefit from an enriched English language course (rather than English as a second language) as well as the bilingual culture of the school.
Our unique semester system allows us to offer both musique and arts plastiques in secondary I and II – each for two terms in the same year. [There are 4 terms in each school year for the junior school. A term is composed of 9 weeks.]
In addition to the country’s two official languages, all students learn Spanish in secondary II. Students have the option to continue their Spanish studies in secondary III.
We are a 1-1 school, which means that all students work with laptops in the classroom. In the 2014-15 academic year, students will be free to bring their own device to school. There is a technology fee (which covers licensing and the server)
Do you live in Laval or Ville St. Laurent? Ask us about our transportation option for 2015-16.
Our families also use a variety of transportation options:
In addition to those services prescribed by the MELS, WIC’s tuition includes training materials, report cards, costs associated with all ceremonies, excursions, field trips, and all other non-educational services including but not limited to lunchtime and after school supervision, individual or group tutoring, study groups, extra-help classes, outdoor education trips, extra-curricular activities, cost of transportation to and from all activities, association fees, cost of lodging and rental of equipment if applicable as well as the meal plan.
Yes, WIC is part of the Greater Montreal Athletic Association (GMAA). We compete with all other member-schools, both public and private.
WIC students come from approximately 35 different private and public elementary schools in the West Island, off-island and Laval.