“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela.
Parents and adult learners in NDG are faced with many decisions when it comes to education. French, English, or Bilingual? Private or public education? With the following resource guide, NDGCC hopes to assist NDG residents in making decisions about education. For children with special needs please refer to the Health section of our resource guide where you will find a variety of adapted educational resources for your child.


Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce - services for immigrants in NDG
Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the integration of immigrants (newcomers or others) into the community life of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce as well as the host society and foster intercultural relations.

  • Service d'intégration et d'installation pour immigrants
  • Cours de français (à temps partiel, à temps plein)
  • Programmes de préparation à l'emploi et au volontariat
The NDG Community Council is a not-for-profit organization that acts to promote, improve and sustain the well-being of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce community and its residents.
  • Information & referral services
  • French & English Conversation Groups
used to share any activities (events, job/volunteer offers, services, festivals, etc.) in NDG.  All information from Calendar will share in our weekly newsletter "What's happening in NDG!".
Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is a borough (arrondissement) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The borough was created following the 2002 municipal reorganization of Montreal. It comprises two main neighbourhoods, Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, both former towns that were annexed by the city of Montreal in 1910. Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is the most populous borough of Montreal, with a population of 165,031 according to the 2011 Census. It is an ethnically diverse borough, with 75 different nationalities present. There is also a large student population due to the presence of two universities, Université de Montréal and the Loyola campus of Concordia University.


English Schools

Primary Schools

High Schools

Outreach Schools

Adult Education

Social Affairs Schools

French Schools

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Vocational Training

Primary Schools


4810 Van Horne H3W 1J3   514-733-7790                            Director: Joanna Genovezos


83 Thurlow, Hampstead H3X 3G8   514-486-6758               Director: Hilda Hacikyaner


5554 Robinson, Cote-Saint-Luc H4V 2P8  514-481-7425          Director: Raizel Candid

Royal Vale

5851 Somerled  H3x 2A5  514-481-2463                                  Director: Nathalie Lacroix


6440 Terrebonne  H4B 1B1  514-369-0070                                   Director: Irini Margetis


5870 Terrebonne H4A 1B5  514-484-2331                                Director: Susie Douranos

High Schools

John Grant

5785 Parkhaven, Cote-Saint-Luc H4W 1X8  514-484-4161       Director: James Fequet

Marymount Academy

5100 Cote-Saint-Luc H3W 2G9  514-488-8144                   Director: Elizabeth Lagodich

Royal Vale

5851 Somerled H3X 2A5  514-481-3094                                    Director Nathalie Lacroix

Outreach Schools


4850 Coronation  H4V 2E2  514-933-7488                                   Director: Dino Dafniotis

Adult Education

Marymount Adult Education Centre

5785 Parkhaven Cote-Saint-Luc H4W 1X8  514-488-8203Director:Jacques Monfette

Shadd Adult Education Centre

1000 Old Orchard H4A 3A4 514-484-0485  514-484-0485      Director:Silvana Crigna

Social Affairs Schools

Mackay Centre & Ecole Philip E. Layton

3500 Decarie H4A 3J5  514-482-0001 Director:Patricia Ciccarelli

Ecole Mountainview

7450 Cote-Saint-Luc  H4W 1R1  514-483-3477                        Directeur: Alain Turgeon

Sir Mortimer Davis

3755 Cote de Ste Catherine H3T 1E2  514-340-8222            Directeur: Beth Coviensky

                                                         French Schools

French primary schools

École Les-Enfants-du-Monde

5350, avenue Rosedale H4V 2H9    514 596-5745

École Sainte-Catherine-de-Sienne

7065, avenue Somerled H4V 1V8   514 596-5691

École Judith-Jasmin

4575, avenue Mariette H4B 2G3  514 596-4404                   

École Marc-Favreau

6310, avenue Somerled H3X 2B8 514 596-3384                  

École Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

5435, avenue Notre-Dame-de-Grâce H4A 1L2 514 596-5676        

École internationale de Montréal

5010, avenue Coolbrook H3X 2K9 514 596-5721

École des Cinq-Continents, pavillon Saint-Antonin/pavillon Dupuis

5325/5530, avenue MacDonald H3X 2W6  514 596-5688

French secondary school

École Saint-Luc

6300, chemin de la Côte-Saint-Luc H3X 2H4 514 596-5920             

Vocational training (french)

École des métiers des Faubourgs-de-Montréal, annexe 1

5300, rue Chauveau H1N 3V7 514 596-5227                         


Useful Links

Commission Scolaire de Montréal

The CSDM oversees French sector education establishments.

English Montreal School Board

The EMSB oversees English sector education establishments.

Private Schools in Montreal

List of private school in Montreal.

Daycare Resources

Famille Québec

Ma Garderie

Enfance Famille


EMSB FAQ: Eligibility, registrations, bylaws and more. 

 The EMSB oversees all English sector education establishments. 

CSMD FAQ: Eligibility, registrations, bylaws and more.

 The CSDM oversees all French sector education establishments. 

Primary and secondary education

Education begins at the age of 5 with kindergarten (maternelle) and grades 1-6 as elementary school (école primaire). These are divided into Cycle I (premier cycle) for grades 1-2, Cycle II (deuxieme cycle) for grades 3-4 and Cycle III (troisieme cycle) for grades 5-6. Mandatory education begins at the age of 6, the kindergarten year is optional.

Secondary school (école secondaire) is five years, called Secondary I-V (Sec I-V for short) or simply grades 7-11. Students are 12 to 17 years old. This is also divided into two "Cycles" corresponding to junior high school grades 7-8 and senior grades 9-11. High school students who complete Secondary V receive their high school diploma from the provincial government

Language in schools

Quebec has publicly funded French and English schools. According to the Charter of the French Language, all students must attend a French language school except:

- children whose parents have done most of their elementary studies in English anywhere in Canada and the parents are Canadian citizens,

- children who have already done all or most of their elementary or secondary studies in English anywhere in Canada, or who have a sibling who has received most of his or her education in English anywhere in Canada, as long as the parents are Canadian citizens

Post-secondary education : CEGEP

Most students continue to a general and professional education college (called CEGEP an acronym for the French Collège d' enseignement général et professionel) after high/secondary school. These students can specialize in a number of different vocational or pre-university fields. The term of study is two years for pre-university and three years for most vocational diplomas. Students completing college earn the Diplôme d'études collégiales, sometimes with other designations attached to this title. Like primary and secondary schools, both state-run (public) colleges and private colleges exist.




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