Westmount High School

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Westmount High School
4350 St. Catherine St. West

Coordinates45°29′00″N 73°35′24″W / 45.4833°N 73.5900°W / 45.4833; -73.5900
School typeAdvanced Placement, Public
Mottodux vitæ ratio
(reason is the guide of life)
Founded1874; 146 years ago (1874)
School boardEnglish Montreal School Board
PrincipalDemetra Droutsas[1]
Enrollment902 (2017)
Colour(s)  Purple
Team nameWestmount Knights
Last updated: February 20, 2019; 20 months ago (2019-02-20)

Westmount High School (French: École secondaire Westmount) is a public secondary school located in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Westmount High is Quebec's first and only public school to offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses.[citation needed]

The school moved to its present location in 1961, after selling their former building to Selwyn House School.[2]

Westmount is part of the English Montreal School Board[1] and was formerly part of the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal.[3]

Despite being located in one of the wealthiest suburbs of Montreal, the school attracted a diverse mix of students from all neighbourhoods and racial backgrounds.[4] A long-time teacher at the school noted that most wealthy families would send their children to private schools, so the school received mostly students from disadvantaged backgrounds.[5]

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