Collège de Montréal
|Collège de Montréal|
|1931, Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Director Gen.||Jacques Giguère|
The Collège de Montréal is a private high school for students attending grades 7–11 located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A former Roman Catholic minor seminary, it was founded 1 June 1767 as the Petit Séminaire of Montreal by the Suplician Fathers. From 1773 to 1803, it was known as Collège Saint-Raphaël.
It was the first high school in Montreal and is still considered one of the best in the province. It is particularly well regarded for its "accelerated immersion" program, in which students from English schools who were in French immersion programs can, within two years, be brought up to the same level as students who came from francophone schools. Although enrolment was previously limited to boys, the school has been co-educational since 1997. The school's performance hall, the Ermitage, was an important venue for public concerts in Montreal from its establishment in 1914 up into the 1960s.
In a widely reported article in 2008, Le Journal de Montréal found that school administrators and in particular its Director-General, Jacques Giguère, had expensed a large number of non-school related items, including high-priced furniture, a luxury hotel suite for a Christmas party, and the services of a personal trainer. Both the school's teachers union and staff union called for Giguère's resignation.
- Louis Riel
- Louis-Joseph Papineau
- Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine
- Thomas Joseph Shahan
- Martin Lapointe
- André Lussier
- Émile Nelligan
- Jean-Marc Fournier - Quebec's Justice Minister
- David Saint-Jacques - Astronaut
- Guy Boucher - NHL Hockey coach
- Gabriel Grégoire - Montreal Alouette and Grey Cup champion
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