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College Prep International

7475 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1S3

Grades (Gender):
Gr. 5 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
$350 to 12,500/year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
10 to 18
Day: 120 (Gr. 5 - 12), Homestay: Varies (Gr. 5 - 11)

School Address
7475 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1S3



About this school:


"BRINGING STUDENTS TOGETHER FROM AROUND THE WORLD" College Prep International is an English-language, private, non-sectarian, coeducational school, founded in 1944. There is no language restriction regarding registration. There are more than 25 international languages within our school family. The school welcomes students from foreign countries. Our small classes, and the personal attention we offer, are well suited to the needs of our international students. Our program recognizes the problem of transition from one educational system to another. In this regard, the school has been eminently successful. Foreign students find this an excellent millieu for learning English and French. The administration and faculty are in close contact with all of our students, and use their many years of experience to help them realize their potential. The School provides texts and additional educational resources to enhance learning. College Prep International provides a strong academic program. Students must participate in our annual science fair, and selected finalists compete at the Regional level. Before acceptance, an interview is arranged for parents and students. Appointments are required and must be made in advance. — Visit school website



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Our Take: College Prep International

our takeWith more than 25 languages spoken within a student body of just 120, the school certainly comes by its name honestly. The primary language of instruction is English, though many students arrive for whom English is a second language; a majority are international students, though certainly that's not a requirement. The ideal student is one destined for post-secondary education, who will thrive in a linguistically and culturally diverse environment, and who can perceive the unique opportunities and perspective that such an environment can provide.

School busing:

CPI offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider AM only. The regions it offers busing from are Montreal, Montréal.
Additional notes: To sports and Gym events. Private bus available at additional fee

Upcoming Events Next event: July 01, 2018

upcoming events
  • July 01, 2018Summer Courses
    College Prep International, 7475 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec
    Register by Sunday, July 01 from

    Summer course schedule at http://www.prepinternational.com

Principal's Message



Ms Mora  joined the Management team in 1979 in the field of Accounting. Her vision for an International profile of the School in "La Belle Province", led her to Hong Kong, Japan & China while on the board of the Canada Hong Kong business Association. In this regard she has been eminently successful.  Her marketing efforts in the Middle East and South America brought a truly diverse Student body. With over 25 languages within a Student body of 120, it is truly a unique environment. Having obtained her education under the British system with Irish based educators, Ms.Mora beleives that discipline is important, thus a code of conduct is in place.


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

If you want to learn more about Quebec education, check out our comprehensive guide.

What CPI says: High School Graduation Requirements Credits are awarded by the Ministry of Education to Secondary 4 (grade 10) & Secondary 5 (grade 11) students. Secondary 5 (Grade 11) students must pass examinations that are prepared by the Ministry of Education in English, and French Second Language. They must also pass a course in either Physical Education and Health, or Ethics and Religious Culture.They must successfully complete their other subjects to be awarded sufficient credits. By the end of Secondary 5 (Grade 11) students must have a total of 54 credits. Of these, 20 credits must be from Secondary 5 (Grade 11). The Ministry of Education mails your results to you in July.

  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based
    Academic French immersion

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  

    • What CPI says: The first and second years of this cycle help to prepare students to enter high-school mathematics with confidence. Concepts introduced in earlier mathematics courses are extended in this course. Grade 10 Science Option course which includes factors, rational expressions, linear and quadratic functions, and system of equations. This course is intended for students who wish to pursue studies in science, commerce, business administration or a technical trade. his course includes three main objectives: algebra, the analysis of geometric situations and statistical data. They will begin by working with inequalities and system of inequalities alone, and then the solutions of linear optimization problems.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: Calculators and computers are permitted in all math classes.

    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  

    • What CPI says: Students exchange ideas with others, through reading, writing, speaking and listening. They practice reading selectively with understanding, and analyze and respond to various literary genres. Students examine and practice writing essays, reviews, monologues, journals, and drama. They examine a variety of literary elements and examine how writers employ each. Attention is given to audience, mood, voice, atmosphere, theme, plot structure, irony, foreshadowing, etc. The crafting of essays, the writing of thesis statements, and the presentation of supporting proofs is stressed. Students also practice grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and manuscript presentation.

    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  

    • Teaching approach: This course is designed to introduce students to a number of basic concepts in both Chemistry and Physics. Major studies include the classification and properties of matter; physical and chemical changes; the modern atomic model, atomic structure, bonding; molecular models; solution phenomena; acids and bases; magnetic phenomena; electrical phenomena, power, generation and transmission. This course seeks to foster the student’s interest in physics, adapt to constant changes brought by science, prepare for future careers in science or technology, structure the concepts of matter and energy, become aware of environmental issues, and study the relationships between science and society. It provides them with the opportunity to investigate natural phenomena and technology related to physics. Students examine the properties of light, reflection, refraction, lenses, images, and understand how optical devices work; motion and its mechanics, equilibrant force, kinematics, Newton’s laws, simple machines, types of energy.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  

    • What CPI says: The purpose of the English Language Arts program is to help students develop ease and confidence in the exchange of ideas with others, through reading, writing, speaking and listening. They learn to read with comprehension and discretion, sift information, analyze and respond to various literary genres: novels, short stories, essays, plays, poems. Students examine and practice writing essays, reviews, monologues, journals, and drama. They examine literary elements, audience, mood, voice, atmosphere, theme, plot structure. They practice grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, manuscript presentation.

    Social Studies Core Knowledge

      Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  

    • What CPI says: The aim of the Ethics and Religious Culture Program is to help young people become aware of themselves, of their relation to others, and of the effect of human actions on community life. They look at simple values, ask why, and see how they can be applied in different situations. Students reflect on actions and dialogue with others. They attempt to open themselves to understand other points of view – whether cultural, religious, or generational. They begin to discuss motives and reasons. They examine cultural similarities and differences in moral positions. Students also look at the basic moral values of major world religions and philosophies. Respect and tolerance for differences of belief is fostered, and a sense of the brotherhood and sisterhood of humankind is established through a better understanding of what we have in common. All philosophies and religious cultures are accorded freedom and respect.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  

    • What CPI says: The goal of this course is to enable the student to appreciate the place of Quebec and Canada today in relation to their rich and varied historical influences. They will learn about the French Regime and Empire in North America; Quebec and Canadian society during that period; British Conquest and Rule ; the early stages of parliamentary government; Quebec and Confederation ; Industrial Development ; Growth of the Importance of Canada on the International Stage, and Contemporary Quebec.

    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  

    • What CPI says: Listening to a variety of subjects, the students will be able to demonstrate their comprehension. They will be able to produce argumentative compositions, and business letters. Vocabulary and grammar are incorporated into this program. Students practice their understanding of selections on a variety of subjects. With regard to listening, they will be able to comprehend to a degree, and recognize written forms of the language. Students are helped to develop wider skills, so that they may communicate both in speaking and in writing with a certain ease in French, in different ways of communicating related to their needs and interests.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   11
    • Languages Offered: • French • ESL

    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  

    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

    • What CPI says: This course will introduce students to various techniques of artistic expression from painting to sculpture. Forms of modern art are investigated along with the historical context for the origins of various artistic movements. The joy and possibilities of art will be emphasized in hands-on creative projects and guided instruction. It will trace the journey of western art since the invention of photography. With realism no longer necessary, art became more abstract. A timeline from impressionism onward will be established, and the various genres investigated in tandem with practical exercises. Significant artists will be profiled, and students will present their style, technique, history to the class.. Instruction will center around adapting different methods to the students’ practical work realizing the inventive possibilities of mistakes fueled by imagination.

    Computers and Technology Light integration

      Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  

    • What CPI says: This course is designed to introduce students to a number of basic concepts in both Chemistry and Physics. Major studies include the classification and properties of matter; physical and chemical changes; the modern atomic model, atomic structure, bonding; molecular models; solution phenomena; acids and bases; magnetic phenomena; electrical phenomena, power, generation and transmission. During this first year of Cycle II, the students use experimental problem solving to develop their understanding of science. They explore Waves, Sound, Light, Electricity and Magnetism. They also participate in the school science fair. Some topics covered in this course include: electric circuits, electric motors and how they work, electronics, computers, waves and their behaviour, light, mirrors and lenses.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What CPI says: The students continued physical development and the promotion of a life-time participation in physical recreation and sports is the goal of this course. Proper attitudes towards sports, recreation and healthy living are stressed. They take part in suitable team sports and individual exercise, and are encouraged to engage in physical activities outside of school-time and to develop healthy habits. Students are assisted in the development of physical fitness, proper attitudes, and the skills that will encourage a lifetime of participation in physical recreation and sports. They take part in suitable team sports and individual exercise, and are encouraged to engage in physical activities outside of school-time and to develop healthy habits.

    Advanced Placement Courses
    • AP Physics 1
    • AP Physics 2
    • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
    • AP Physics C: Mechanics
    • AP World History
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Calculus BC
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • AP French Language

    Sex and Health Education Quebec curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What CPI says: This information is not currently available.

    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.

    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.


    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    67 % of Our Kids' schools use a traditional approach for sex and health education


    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.

    What CPI says: The purpose of ethics is to enable the student to explore issues concerning his/her relationship with family, friends, society and the world. This would concern issues such as respect; responsibility; and the questioning of humanity.

    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What CPI says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.

    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What CPI says: Success comes with preparation The best way to be well prepared and succeed is to devote time to your studies. It is clearly documented that the probability of a high average in college increases with the time dedicated to studying in high school. The School Office is ready to help you during the day with extra coaching, problem solving, a friendly chat, and suggestions for self discipline.

    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Intellectual

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    What CPI says: This information is not currently available.

    Special Needs Support Indirect Support

    Indirect Support

    Students remain in a regular classroom for the whole day; the teacher receives special training in accommodating special needs and/or learning disabled students.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Extra support
    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Learning disabilities
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Williams syndrome
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Clinical anxiety
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Multiple sclerosis
      Cerebral palsy
      Muscular dystrophy
      Spina Bifida
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Speech-language therapy
    • Summary: CPI offers additional accomodations for students with hearing and vision difficulties.

    Gifted Learner Support Dedicated class; in-class adaptations

    Dedicated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Curriculum delivery: Acceleration (The main focus is on acceleration. This means that all students work at a much quicker pace than public school peers (usually working at least one grade-level ahead). )

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

    What CPI says: This information is not currently available.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 11, College Prep International students perform an average of 45 mins of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
    CPI 30 mins30 mins45 mins45 mins45 mins45 mins45 mins
    Site Average34 mins40 mins53 mins57 mins69 mins80 mins95 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades5 to 11
    Academic achievement reporting5 to 11
    Habits and behaviour reporting5 to 11
    Parent-teacher meetings5 to 11

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.


    What CPI says:
    • GMAA Sports Music Student Clubs

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Field Hockey
      Ice Hockey
      Ice Skating
      Track & Field
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Chess Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Math Club
      Outdoor Education
      Poetry/Literature club
      Radio club
      School newspaper
      Science Club
      Student Council

    Tuition & Financial Aid


    Day Day (Domestic: in province)
    Day (Domestic: in province)$12,500
    What CPI says: All Canadian students may apply for enrollment at College Prep International. As an accredited, independent English private school in Quebec restrictions to English language instruction do not apply. Foreign students studying at College Prep International for less than 3 months do not require a VISA. Parents who are are landed immigrants can enroll their children at College Prep International.


    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Full payment all students$1,000
    2nd child (sibling)all students10%
    3rd child (sibling)all students10%
    4th child (sibling)all students$10

    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered: 5 to 11
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid1%
    Average aid package size$1,000
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid1%
    Total aid available$1,000

    Application Deadline:
    Rolling deadline

    More information:

    Application Details:

    This school works with other. for processing financial applications
    Canadian and International students may apply for tuition discount. Conditions may apply; please consult the admissions office.

    Merit based Scholarships

    Amount: $1,000
    Deadline: 12/05/2015
    Eligibility Details: Students grade 5 to 11—

    All students may apply for first year tuition award. Only applications completed with all supporting documents before the expiry date will be considered.

    Application Details:

    Parents must complete our application form. Submit transcripts, application fee  and all listed documents by courier or in person on or before the due date.

    For more details, visit: www.prepinternational.com/admission1/scolarship-program


    Total enrollment 120
    Average enrollment per grade15
    Average class size10 to 18
    Gender (grades)Gr. 5 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    Day Enrollment120120120120120120120
    Homestay Enrollment



    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview5 - 12
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:

    Homestay students:

    What CPI says:

    Canadian applicants: Please refer to our website at https://prepinternational.com/admission1/our-services/canadian-applicants International applicants: Please refer to our website at https://prepinternational.com/admission1/our-services#int_students

    Summer program: Please refer to our website at https://www.prepinternational.com


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student College Prep International is looking for: Canadian Students International Students Exchange Students Summer School Students Short Term Students

    Day Homestay

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type56789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)
    Homestay Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)120 (100%)120

    University Placement

    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size35
    *Canadian "Big 6" placements15
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)


    What College Prep International says:


  • Notable Alumni

    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    AKASH & DARSHAN PATEL PATEL 2005 Best wishes for the future of Oriental foods
    BASSEEM SAIMEH 2005 Best legal mind in the east and west. Wishing you and family the best
    FAMILY ALHIRAKI AL HIRAKI 1990 Thank you for the years. Rakan and sisters. Send us your updates.
    FAMILY CHAN CHAN 2005 Send us your updates on business in the Orient. Love from all at C.P.I
    JESSICA PATEL 2008 You will be an amazing Teacher. All the best

    Alumni Highlights

    • CONGRATULATING ALL ALUMNI and expressing special thanks to families who have been with us throughout the years FAMILY PATEL FAMILY AL HIRAKI FAMILY AL HUJAIRI FAMILY COUTO FAMILY CHAN

    Stories & Testimonials


    The Tender-Hearted King

    In the land of lost sand

    Where time seems to stand

    Wandered a lonely man hopelessly

    Searching for answers aimlessly


    People say not long ago

    A king he was but lost his throne

    In a fierce fight he fought his foe

    With every might in his bone!


    After the new king was crowned

    His queen was nowhere to be found

    He searched and searched every day

    But soon got tired and turned gray


    One day, the angels came and took him away

    Under their wings, in a blinding ray

    They whisked his soul to heaven

    They flew the skies, all seven


    He then woke up in the land of beauty

    After all this tragedy, he accomplished his duty

    His beloved stood before him with a warm smile

    And whispered she'd been waiting for a while


    Source: Grade 10 student, College Prep International

    Published: Anthology of Verse, Young Writers of Canada



    Peaceful Shelter

    We all seek for a peaceful shelter

    Am I right?

    A place of hope, serenity and comfort

    We see it in our daydreams

    But wouldn't you want to turn this daydream into reality?

    No violence, no brutality and no cruelty

    After all, we all want a lifetime of bliss don't we?

    I create scenarios of a place like this in my head

    We all show passion and tenderness to one another

    A place where the sun sets and we sleep in peace

    Where all our problems can be solved

    Where our scars and wounds are healed

    A place of acceptance and equality, no such thing as an outcast

    When things get rough, we need an escape and this is where we wish to go

    An endless beach where the waves come back to kiss the sand

    Where the clouds give a chance for the sun to come through and shine

    The problem is we all have a different mindset

    Our beliefs, aspirations, thoughts and actions differ

    Society has corrupted the minds of many

    And this is where evil and conflict comes in

    We can all wish and dream for such tranquility

    But for now, all we can do is hope

    Hope for a place that will give us justice


    Source: Grade 10 student, College Prep International, 2014

    Published: Anthology of Verse, Young Writers of Canada 2014


    The Future in our Eyes

    The future.

    A thought that occupies the minds of many

    To some it's a pleasant thought to think about

    To others, it's a thought used to escape the present

    It's the only thing that keeps them going and gives them a reason to stay alive


    The present.

    It's not always the way you want it to be

    It's a place of discomfort

    A place where people get put down

    Where the feeling of being secure hardly exists

    Where society is stuck in an undesirable reality


    The future.

    Everyone has an image of it in their head

    Whether it be a crystal clear or fuzzy image

    It is meant to be something to look forward to

    But how can it possibly be, when people are barely making it in the present


    The present.

    Where people are trying to escape the skin they're in

    Where people watch their dreams die in front of their eyes

    Where the sky gets heavy, and as hard as you try to sail away from the shore

    You just keep sinking.


    The future.

    Where, eventually, a moon will rise from our darkness.


    Source: Grade 10 student, College Prep International, 2014

    Published: Anthology of verse, Young Writers of Canada


    Wake Up

    A revolution they say?

    Raging like wildfire every other day

    March, April, well into May

    From Tunis to Jordan to Bahrain

    Hearts bleeding, aching with pain

    To Yemen, Libya, Egypt, and Syria

    Dead bodies decaying with bacteria

    Spreading to Algeria and Nigeria

    Injustice seems to be the criteria

    It all happened overnight

    Nations woke up demanding their rights

    Willing to die and put up a fight

    With all their courage and all their might

    For something called democracy

    After decades of dictators' hypocrisy

    Lies, deceit, and aristocracy

    The rich enjoying the feast

    The poor begging for the least

    Hungry and out in the cold

    Scavenging for food covered in mould

    They call it the Internet revolution

    It started with the Facebook institution

    Articles plastered on every text

    No one imagined this would be next

    Bullets, guns, and innocent blood

    Earthquakes, tsunamis, and submerging floods

    Innocent tears rolling on scarred faces

    Victims vanishing without any traces

    Evil and crime have now invaded Earth

    Killing humanity, infecting each new birth


    Source: Grade 11 Student, College Prep International, 2014 

    Published: Polar Expressions Publishing, Insight 2014


    Not Alone

    On the old squalid Brooklyn street,

    Sat a homeless man with nothing to eat.

    Foolishness led to his drug dependency,

    Call it weak personality or addictive tendency.


    He though he could fly and touch the sky,

    Forget his troubles when feeling high.

    A drug addiction was soon his discovery,

    And now he battles a challenging recovery.


    His face roofed by a cap on his head,

    A puppy on his lap, that needs to be fed.

    Regret and shame devour him instead,

    His back aches for a comfortable bed.


    He met his friend scampering in the rain,

    Limping and weeping in severe pain.

    His instinct was to take the puppy home,

    Alas he had nowhere but the streets to roam.


    A silver tag jingles around his neck,

    Smeared with grimy fingers when trying to inspect.

    A message in despair written in Roman font,

    ''Please call“ etched in a moment of daunt.

    He knows it's not what his pal deserves,

    Reminds himself about his shattered nerves.

    Tells him to cling on as he's all alone,

    Like a king who has lost his golden throne.


    Too late for that, their bond is too strong,

    Their arms for a nest, it's where they belong.

    They say a dog is a man's best friend,

    The only way for a broken heart to mend.

    Source: Grade 11 Student, College Prep International 2014

    Published: Polar Expressions Publishing - Insight, 2014 



    We are truly an international school, with 25 languages spoken by our 125 student-strong school family


    said Ursulene Farmer-Mora, the school's CEO. "There are no language restrictions with regards to registration. Our school community is so closely knit together, that our international students consider us to be a home away from home" 

    As its name suggests, College Prep International is dedicated to preparing students to be academically and emotionally ready for CEGEP, University and whatever challenges they choose in life. 

    To achieve this, the school limits class sizes to 10 to 15 students, and combines the best in modern educational technology with a traditional emphasis on academic excellence and application. As well, the school tailors its programs to suit the individual needs and talents of each student. 

    “Our impassioned and highly trained teachers use traditional teaching methods and modern practice methodology to engage our students in the learning process”, Mora said. “Teachers are mandated to be firm but fair, and to treat all students with equal dignity, maturity and respect.” 


    The College Prep International curriculum covers the full range of arts and sciences, in line with provincial education requirements. It also includes courses in ethics, art, drama, music, physical education, and career planning. The school's emphasis is on fostering academic excellence and initiative among its students, to prepare them for success later in life. 

    “Success comes with preparation,” College Prep International's website www.prepinternational.com declares, “The best way to be well prepared and succeed is to devote time to your studies.” 

    “it is clearly documented that the probability of a high average in college increases with the time dedicated to studying in high school.” 

    Although College Prep International's enrolment is small, the achievements of its students are big. Last year, for instance, the school entered the Greater Montreal Athletic Association soccer tournament and made it to the semi-finals, “due to the fact that we had some excellent soccer players whose development was assisted by our athletics program,” Mora said. 

    Another College Prep student placed in the top three in city track and field, despite the fact he was going up against students from much larger schools. 

    “Additionally, one of our Grade 8 students received first prize in the video contest promoted by Junior Achievement of Canada and sponsored by Bechtel,” Mora said, indicating she would like all schools in the Greater Montreal Area to embrace the opportunity for their students to participate in this program spearheaded in Québec by Les Entreprises Jeunesse. 

    For parents seeking an academically sound, well-rounded, and individualized education for their children, College Prep International is an option worth considering. To find out more, visit www.prepinternational.com or phone 514-489-7287


    Failure Made Me Strong

    My teachers, my big support, how can I make you proud? My school, my little home, I yearn to make you well-known I appreciate your trust in me to represent you out there Determined, diligent, and persistent as I worked almost non stop Finally, the moment had come when the results were to be announced Keyed up, confident and eager, as I waited to attain my awards Suddenly, everything just went wrong mind confused and completely lost Now, I realize that this is reality once I leave my school, my home, Every day will be a challenge and an experience, where every problem is a lesson and a tolerance This is finally the time to mature and to strengthen my mind and soul I must continue to keep up the fight to win, to stay strong and to visualize my dream. Ruotong Wang, Grade 11 College Prep International, QC eprinted from "A celebration of poets" Canada * Grades K-12 * Spring 2009; p.40 Published by Creativecommunication Copyright 2009 by Creative Communications, Inc. ...

    What We Are All About

    At College Prep International, we believe that we are called to encourage and to assist our students in developing their abilities to the fullest possible extent, to enable them to fulfill their hopes and dreams, and to make positive and enduring contributions to society. College Prep International is an English private, non-sectarian, co-educational school, founded in 1944. There are no language restrictions with regards to registration. There are over twenty five international languages within our school family. ...

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