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Emmanuel Christian School
Emmanuel Christian School
4698 Boul. St. Jean , Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec, H9H 4S5
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Teresa Kielczewski-Tracy

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Emmanuel Christian School

Emmanuel Christian School

4698 Boul. St. Jean , Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec, H9H 4S5

Liberal Arts
Grades (Gender):
K to 11 (Coed)
$7,680 to 15,000/year
Main Language:
English & French
Avg. Class Size:
20 to 28
Day: 300 (Gr. K - 11)

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Teresa Kielczewski-Tracy

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4698 Boul. St. Jean , Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec, H9H 4S5

About this school:


Founded in 1975, Emmanuel Christian School offers a caring, faith-based environment where academic and extracurricular programs are guided by the pursuit of excellence. Our bilingual elementary and high school programs allow students to master both official languages. Students are encouraged to reach their full potential through art, dance, drama, music, science fairs, public speaking competitions, sports, mission work and various leadership opportunities.

The Our Kids review of Emmanuel Christian School

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Emmanuel began more than 40 years ago, and with just 38 students in its founding year. It’s grown considerably, building out the program to include the early years, growing enrolment, and moving its current home. The school also inaugurated at French-language stream to mirror the English one, something that benefits all students by augmenting an authentic program of language immersion. That’s a lot, though families are also drawn by the attention given to values, something that underwrites instruction in all areas of the curriculum. The school is very much a community of peers, a group that is formed around shared interests, values, and goals. The ideal student is one who will thrive within a vibrant, globally oriented setting, and looking forward to post-secondary education.

School busing:
Emmanuel Christian offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider. The regions it offers busing from are Laval, Lachine, Dorval, Saint-Laurent, Beaconsfield, Kirkland, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Dollard-Des Ormeaux, Pointe-Claire.
Additional notes: Final bus routes are determined in the summer according to demand.

Principal's Message


Jean-Daniel Lussier, Principal

At Emmanuel Christian School, we strive to create a caring yet rigorous learning environment that caters to students’ individual growth and development. Our academic programs are designed to help students gain a greater understanding of the world around us and discover their God-given purpose and design.

Our extracurricular programs enhance our students’ experience by providing them with opportunities to further develop their gifts and talents through athletics, arts, music, and much more. Our students also refine their character through opportunities to serve and develop compassion for others. We provide each student with an experience steeped in excellence, while being rooted in Christian values. Ultimately, we want each one of our graduates to be well equipped for their future educational and life pursuits.  

Founded in 1975, we have always felt that bilingualism is at the heart of the school. In order to better promote a comprehensive, diverse program with flexibility that is in the image of our multicultural student body, we are no longer requiring English eligibility for students to attend our High School. We feel that this will ensure the next generation of Emmanuel graduates will be best prepared in both English and French languages, so that they can thrive whether they stay in Quebec or explore other opportunities. Whether local or international, all students can benefit from our rich linguistic environment.

Over the years, many parents have commented on the caring environment and strong community bonds that cause them to send their children to our school. We hope that you will consider joining our school family, as we create a partnership to enhance your child’s academic, physical, social, and spiritual development. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


Curriculum Liberal Arts

Primary Curriculum: Liberal Arts

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

What Emmanuel Christian says: We pursue excellence in all facets of education including academics, extra-curricular activities, and character development. Our approach is based on Christian values and includes Bible teaching in order to equip students to make educated choices and have a positive impact in the world.

  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based Religious-based
    Academic French immersion Christian

    If you want to learn more about faith-based education, check out our comprehensive guide.
    If you want to learn more about Christian education, check out our comprehensive guide.

  • 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 Emmanuel Christian says: We use a blend of traditional and discovery math methods

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

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.

    Early Reading
    • What Emmanuel Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What Emmanuel Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    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 Emmanuel Christian says: Our approach to teaching writing in the early grades is systematic in French and more process-based in English.

    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • 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

    • What Emmanuel Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    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 Emmanuel Christian says: Our Cycle One Elementary program uses the Expanding Communities approach, while Cycles Two and Three move into Core Knowledge.

    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What Emmanuel Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    Foreign Languages
    • What Emmanuel Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: This information is not currently available.

    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • What Emmanuel Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    Computers and Technology
    • What Emmanuel Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Emmanuel Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What Emmanuel Christian says: This information is not currently available.

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

    What Emmanuel Christian says: Our approach to teaching all subjects is based on Christian values. Emmanuel equips students to make educated choices in all aspects of their lives and have a positive impact in the world.

    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.

    69 % 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 Emmanuel Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    Preschool/K Curriculum Academic

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.

    If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

    What Emmanuel Christian says: We offer a weekly Swim & Gym Program through the Pointe Claire Aquatic Centre.

    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 Emmanuel Christian says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.

    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

    What Emmanuel Christian says: We challenge and motivate our students to pursue academic excellence along with excellence in character and citizenship. We work hand-in hand with parents to help students achieve their full potential by providing the support they need in order to meet these high expectations.

    Developmental Priorities Spiritual, Balanced

    Primary Developmental Priority: Spiritual
    Individuals with inner resourcefulness, strong faith, and respect for God or a higher power.

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

    What Emmanuel Christian says: Our educational program encompasses excellent academics and meaningful opportunities for spiritual growth in order to equip our students to become well-balanced individuals who are confident, independent, tolerant and adaptable. Our students grow to become intellectually curious, analytical and reflective learners. They acquire skills that help them to become principled, tolerant and supportive community members and active contributors to society.

    Special Needs Support Mild difficulties

    Mild difficulties

    Emmanuel Christian can provide support for mild disablities. Emmanuel Christian does NOT provide specialized support for moderate-to-severe learning disabilities, developmental disabililties, behavioural/emotional disorders, or physical disabilities.

    • 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
    • Summary: We offer limited resource help to students with mild learning difficulties.

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    Emmanuel Christian does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    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.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 50 50
    Lunch recessAmount 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 35 35

    What Emmanuel Christian says: Recess is an important part of our school day, not only affording the students a welcome break from their studies, but providing a myriad of opportunities to develop the social skills they will need as successful, contributing members of society. They learn to interact appropriately with their peers, develop their personalities and interests, resolve conflicts, and cooperate with others. At Emmanuel Christian School, we also emphasize the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle by including opportunities for plenty of physical activity at recess time. It is our belief that healthy, physically active children are better situated for classroom learning.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    What Emmanuel Christian says:

    This information is not currently available.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Ice Hockey
      Track & Field
      Field Hockey
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Drama Club
      Robotics club
      Science Club
      Student Council

    Tuition & Financial Aid


    Day Day (International)
    Day (International)$15,000
    What Emmanuel Christian says: In order to be accessible to the majority of families, Emmanuel Christian School limits tuition fee increases and offers discounts to siblings.


    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)Day$4,872
    3rd child (sibling)Day$3,574

    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered:
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid0%
    Average aid package size$0
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid0%
    Total aid available$0

    Application Deadline:

    More information:

    Application Details:

    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Total enrollment 300
    Average enrollment per grade25
    Average class size20 to 28
    Grades (gender)K to 11 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.



    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)K - 11
    Entrance Essay
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:

    What Emmanuel Christian says:

    We accept applications from families who wish to have their children educated in a school where Christ is honoured in all aspects of daily life, be it academic or extra-curricular.

    Families are welcome to visit the school facilities.  Personalized tours are available throughout the year by appointment.   There is also an Open House held annually in the fall.

    First step:

    Please make an appointment for an entrance evaluation and return the following documents to the school office one week prior to the testing date:

    1. Completed application form
    2. Applicant’s original Birth Certificate* bearing the name of both parents
    3. Copy of the latest report card and the previous year’s report card
    4. Letter of reference from the applicant’s teacher 
    5. Small recent photograph of applicant
    6. $50.00 entrance evaluation fee (cash or cheque)
    7. Written statement of why you feel your son/daughter should attend Emmanuel Christian School.  
    8. Proof of residency if born outside of Quebec (ie: Hydro or phone bill, Driver’s license)
    9. Proof of Canadian citizenship if born outside of Canada (or Visa documents)
    10. Medicare card

    *The Ministry of Education requires that original documents be presented to the school.  Copies will be made by the school.

    Second step:

    Entrance evaluations are held in the fall.

    Individual evaluations can also be done throughout the year.

    Third step:

    Admission notification is given two weeks after the evaluation.


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student Emmanuel Christian School is looking for: Applicants to Emmanuel Christian School should have a good academic/behavioural standing and aspire to Christian values.

    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeK1234567891011
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)

    Stories & Testimonials


    A parent's testimony

    I have a daughter in the 11th grade English high school and my son graduated in 2014. Emmanuel Christian School serves as an educational institution which has provided, and continues to provide, my kids with an excellent academic program that trained them to think critically and has prepared them well for higher education.

    Teachers have inspired their minds, encouraged them to aim higher and have instilled the desire and goal to want to make a positive difference in someone's life and in this world.

    Beyond the excellent academic education, Emmanuel has served as a family and a safe haven for both my kids as it provided an environment where they always feel comfortable to share their faith, share their opinion without fear of judgment, and where I know that as soon as I drop them off at the door in the morning they would be safe physically, and well taken care of emotionally and spiritually.

    My son is 19 and attending McGill University and till this day he tells me "Mommy, thank you for sending me to Emmanuel"...those words tell the whole story.  

    C. Baratta


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    February 20, 2017 - Montreal English High School decides to forego government subsidies

    Emmanuel Christian High School decides to forego government subsidies in order to open its doors to students without eligibility ...


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