Collège de Montréal
|Collège de Montréal|
|1931, Sherbrooke Street West
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Director Gen.||Patricia Steben|
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 on June 1, 1767 as the Petit Séminaire of Montreal by the Sulpician 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.
- Guy Boucher - NHL Hockey coach.
- George-Étienne Cartier - Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation.
- Jean-Marc Fournier - Former Quebec Justice Minister.
- Gabriel Grégoire - Montreal Alouette and Grey Cup champion.
- Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine - the first Canadian to become Prime Minister of the United Province of Canada and the first head of a responsible government in Canada.
- Martin Lapointe - a Canadian former professional ice hockey player.
- André Lussier - physician, rheumatologist, and Professor Emeritus of the School of Medicine of the Université de Sherbrooke.
- Émile Nelligan - a francophone poet from Quebec.
- Louis-Joseph Papineau - politician, lawyer, landlord, and leader of the reformist Patriote movement before the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837–1838.
- Louis Riel - Canadian politician, founder of the province of Manitoba, and political and spiritual leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies.
- David Saint-Jacques - Astronaut.
- Thomas Joseph Shahan - Rector of the Catholic University of America 1909-1928, and Auxiliary bishop of Baltimore 1914-1932.
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