Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany

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Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany (CDJ)
100 x 99
Diplôme en main, prêt pour demain (2007)
Diploma in hand, ready for tomorrow
300 Martin Rd.
Edmundston, New Brunswick, E3V 3K8
School type High School
Founded 1972
School board Francophone Nord-Ouest School District
Superintendent Mr. Luc Caron
Principal Mr. Bertin Lang
Deputy to Administration/Finances, Deputy to Student Life, Deputy to Pedagogy Mr. Éric Marquis
Ms. Denise Emond-Gendron
Mr. Eric Levesque
Grades 9-12
Enrollment ± 1300
Language Canadian French, English Second-Language
Area Madawaska County
Colour(s) Red     , blue     , and yellow     
Mascot Cidji
Team name Républicain(e)

La Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany is a Francophone high school in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. It was named after Dr. Albert M. Sormany.

Arts at CDJ

The Cite des Jeunes is known for making good theater productions. Lots of young talented artists attend CDJ. Each year, the theater students go to a competition in Fredericton called "NB Dramafestival". They are the only french school attending and are known for receiving many awards each year. In 2015, they went with "The Outsiders" and won 19 prizes, a record they had never reached with only one play. A lot of students also play music and represented CDJ at competitions like "Accro de la chanson" and "Tremplin de Degelis" The school is also filled with artistic creations like painting and sculptures the students made.


La Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany has over a thousand students attending. According to the 2006-2007 student census, precisely 1349 students attend this institution. Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 are admitted including handicapped students.


The standard curriculum of the institution is divided in the following departments:

Its optional classes curriculum is one of the most varied in the province of New Brunswick with optional classes available in all aforementioned subjects. This includes such subjects as drama, sewing, dance and astronomy.

"La Chaîne Humaine"[edit]

La Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany is renowned[citation needed] for its annual community food and fund raising for the local food bank ("R.A.D.O.") in Edmundston. The students gather over a hundred thousand food items (as well as other household items) every year. This event is organised by the school's humanitarian committee operated by teachers and students.[1]

Photograph of the "Chaîne Humaine" (Human Chain) taken in Edmundston on November 2006. The picture shows students lined up in a chain where they pass non-perishable foodstuffs from one side of the bridge to another. It also shows the local food bank and homeless shelter in the background.


The high school has a school mascot named Cidji.[2]

Cidji, the school mascot.

The name was coined by a student during a name-the-mascot contest.

Theme Song[edit]

The Cité des Jeunes have a theme song that was written by Étienne Deschênes, À moi la vie

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Polyvalente

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