Education in Montreal
With access to six universities and twelve junior colleges in an 8 kilometer (5 mi) radius, Montreal, Quebec (Canada) has the highest proportion of post-secondary students of all major cities in North America. This represents roughly 248,000 post-secondary students, one of the largest numbers in the world.
Urban francophone universities
- Université du Québec: (About 66,000 students)
- Université de Montréal: (About 55,000 students)
Urban anglophone universities
- Concordia University: (About 44,000 students)
- McGill University: (About 32,000 students)
- Université de Sherbrooke (Francophone; Located in Sherbrooke, campus in Longueuil)
- Université Laval (Francophone; Located in Quebec City, campus in Longueuil)
High school graduates who wish to go on to university must first complete two years of college (as an alternative, some students spend two years in American prep school)
- English language Public Colleges
- French language Public Colleges
- Collège Ahuntsic (10,100 students)
- Cégep André-Laurendeau (2,700 students)
- Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne (2,600 students)
- Collège Édouard-Montpetit (6,700 students in Longueuil)
- Collège Gérald-Godin (1,100 students)
- Collège de Maisonneuve (5,600 students)
- Collège Montmorency (5,800 students in Laval)
- Cégep Marie-Victorin
- Collège de Rosemont (2,800 students)
- Cégep de Saint-Laurent (3,000 students)
- Cégep du Vieux Montréal (9,000 students)
- Private Colleges
Primary and secondary schools
Currently school districts are secular and based on linguistic communities:
- Commission scolaire de Montréal
- Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
- Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île
- English Montreal School Board
- Lester B. Pearson School Board
Prior to 1998 school districts were formed on religious lines, with the school boards having both Francophone and Anglophone schools:
- Montreal Catholic School Commission
- Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal
- Commission scolaire Jérôme-Le Royer
Montreal also has French-language and English-language private schools. Anglophone private schools receiving subsidies from the provincial government must abide by the French Language Charter and restrict enrollment of students to eligible parties.
The Chinese language supplemental school JiaHua School of Montreal (French: École JiaHua de Montréal, simplified Chinese: 佳华学校; traditional Chinese: 佳華學校; pinyin: Jiā Huá Xuéxiào) operates in Montreal. As of 2004 it has 800 students, who attend francophone and anglophone day schools, and 51 teachers. It offers mathematics, French, and English remedial classes in addition to Chinese classes. Most of the teachers are parents who have university degrees; they volunteer at the school.
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