|Motto||Viam Veritatis Elegi|
|Motto in English||I chose the way of truth|
|Type||Private secondary school and CEGEP|
|Religious affiliation||Non-denominational, formerly Jesuit|
|Director General||Michel April|
|Location||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Affiliations||ACCC, CCAA, QSSF, AUCC,|
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf is a prestigious private French-language educational institution offering secondary school and college level instruction in Montreal, Quebec. It is a co-ed establishment for students in their final year of secondary school and in college. It remains boys-only for the first four years of secondary school. It retains a dress code, but no specific uniform. The school is located at 3200, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine. Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf is also a boarding school for college students wishing to reside at the college from Monday to Friday.
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf was founded by the Jesuits in 1928. The school has been secular since 1986. The college was named after Catholic missionary and martyr Jean de Brébeuf. The college traces its origins to the merger of several institutions which became public ones in 1967, when the Quebec system of CEGEPs was created.
In 2012, the college announced that they will accept girls from secondary 1 to 5 starting from 2013 or 2014 because of need of funding. However, boys' and girls' classes will take place in separate parts of the college.
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf offers a number of two-year pre-university programs (unlike certain CEGEPs, it does not offer any technical programs, which typically take around three years to complete and lead directly to certification for a specific trade or profession). Pre-university CEGEP degrees cover subject matter roughly equivalent to that of the additional year of high school given elsewhere in Canada in preparation for a chosen field of study in university.
Post-secondary students attending Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf can choose one of several programs of study, depending on the concentrations required for the university program in which they intend to pursue their studies. The programs the CEGEP offers include Social Science, Literature & Communications, Health Science, Pure & Applied Science and Arts & Sciences (Sciences, Lettres et Arts).
In addition to the standard Diploma of Collegial Studies, students in certain programs of study are also awarded an International Baccalaureate (IB) or Sciences, Lettres et Arts (FR) diploma (all-rounded preparatory for all university majors except music and dance, know as Arts & Science in English-Language CEGEPs).
Students are taught in the Jesuit tradition of excellence with a modern approach. Subjects taught in the secondary part of the school include Latin, Mathematics, French, English, Ethics and religious culture, Gym, Art, Sciences, Geography and History. The secondary school curriculum has strong ties to the Cours classique (FR), the long-standing education system that was used in Quebec prior to the creation of the current system in the mid-1960s. The study of Latin and the emphasis on logic and rhetoric still present in Brébeuf's curriculum are evidence of these ties. Since September 2012, the school is offering an international program class available for all the new students.
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf is widely regarded as one of the best and most prestigious secondary schools in Quebec (ranking number 1, tied with a few others, continuously for several years), and has consistently received high rankings from the Fraser Institute for academic achievement. It is also placed as one of the best schools in the entire country.
The school is known for being very competitive in basketball and fencing, having won provincial titles in basketball in the last five years and having many of its former students fence at international levels. The school also competes at provincial and regional level hockey, volleyball, cheerleading, broomball, cross country running and rugby competitions. The school's lacrosse team has been in the finals for the four years it has played and has won the title three consecutive years.
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- Official web page (French)