Lakeside Academy (Lachine)

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Lakeside Academy
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Address
5050 Sherbrooke Street
Montreal, Quebec, H8T 1H8
Canada
Coordinates 45°26′44.12″N 73°42′49.24″W / 45.4455889°N 73.7136778°W / 45.4455889; -73.7136778Coordinates: 45°26′44.12″N 73°42′49.24″W / 45.4455889°N 73.7136778°W / 45.4455889; -73.7136778
Information
School type Public, Secondary School
Founded 2001
School board Lester B. Pearson School Board
Principal Kathleen O'Reilly
Grades Secondary I-V
Enrollment 729[1] (2008)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Area Lachine
Colour(s) Blue and White
Yearbook Phoenix
Public transit access STM bus routes: 195, 191, 173 and 196.
Website

Lakeside Academy ([Académie Lakeside] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a public secondary school in the Montreal, Quebec, Canada borough of Lachine. It is part of the Lester B. Pearson School Board. The school was created in 2001 when two former high schools, Lachine High School and Bishop Whelan High School, were amalgamated.[2] Lakeside has offered the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP or IB)since 2001 to the Enriched students and to all its students since 2010, and it served as the set for the 2009 film The Trotsky.[3]

The communities that have the majority of students include the Montreal boroughs of Lachine, LaSalle, and Verdun; and the municipalities of Dorval, Kahnawake, and Montreal West.[2]

It offers many extra curricular sports - volleyball, soccer, touch football, flag football, rugby, basketball, indoor soccer, badminton, track and field and swimming. Every year the school puts on a play, a variety show and a music concert. It also has senior FRC robotics team and a junior Lego robotics team, In 2016 the school incorporated robotics into its Sec 1 curriculum.

In 2012, the school hosted a fundraiser with The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir.

The school was slated with closure on the 30 June 2016. However, community groups joined together to convince Lester B Pearson school board to change this decision. On the 26 January 2016 the school won a reprieve to stay open for an extra 12 months. In June 2016 the decision was completely overturned and in September 2016 the school started the school year knowing it was safe from closure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report Card for Académie Lakeside". Fraser Institute. 2008. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Our History". Lakeside Academy. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Cohen, Mike (2009). "Jay Baruchelmania has hit Montreal". The Suburban. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 

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