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West Island College (Montreal)
West Island College (Montreal)
851 Tecumseh
Montreal (DDO), Quebec, H9B 2L2
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West Island College (Montreal)
 

West Island College (Montreal)

851 Tecumseh, Montreal (DDO), Quebec, H9B 2L2

School Type:
Academic
Grades (Gender):
7 to 11 (Coed)
Tuition:
$11,155 per year
Main Language:
English & French
Avg. Class Size:
8 to 22
Enrolment:
Day: 440 (Gr. 7-11)

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Contact Name:
Mrs. Tatiana Deveau

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School Address
851 Tecumseh, Montreal (DDO), Quebec, H9B 2L2

About this school:
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WIC is two schools under the same roof: a French school and an English School. Both schools deliver an enriched curriculum with mother-tongue language courses and seamlessly coexist to offer the ultimate bilingual experience for students of all backgrounds. For 40 years, we have been defining the educational experience through innovative teaching methods delivered in a technology infused environment. Open House: Oct. 1

More information on West Island College (Montreal)
West Island College (Montreal) is an academic, day school in Montreal (DDO), Quebec. The school offers programs for grades 7 to 11 with enrolment of 440 students. West Island College (Montreal) has an average class size of 8 to 22 students and has a tuition of $11,155 per year. Founded in 1974, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English & French.


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Michel Lafrance, Headmaster

As West Island College's sixth Headmaster, it is an honor and privilege to be associated with this exceptional school and community. The school, established in 1974, offers a rich tradition of achievement and an enviable reputation as being progressive, innovative, and committed to excellence.

At WIC, we provide a stimulating learning environment that is both nurturing and challenging in all areas. Our excellent academic, sports and cultural offerings afford every individual the opportunity to shape their development as well-balanced, happy and contributing members of the community. Our school combines excellence in teaching, creativity in curriculum, and a highly personal experience in a technology-enriched learning environment.

At WIC, extraordinary opportunities such as international travel, extracurricular activities, arts and athletics are accessible to all students, and within our small school environment, they are able to participate and excel in a variety of fields.

Our students play an important leadership role within our community and graduate ideally equipped for post-secondary education and success as exemplary citizens in our global society.

The heart and soul of WIC is a highly-qualified, committed and passionate faculty and staff that strives to empower all our students to develop to their full potential, and attain the acumen, values, character and self-confidence to flourish as adults. Programs combine the learning traditions and modern best practices. Effort and ethics are as highly valued as intellectual growth, and all teachers are dedicated to instilling in our students the ideals of honesty, empathy, perseverance, and respect. They serve as mentors and trusted advisors for our students with whom they develop meaningful relationships.

I invite you to explore West Island College's website and join us on campus for a visit, in order to fully appreciate the "WIC Experience" and learn more about how we are redefining the high school experience through our Advantage 21 Program.

I look forward to welcoming you to WIC.

Michel Lafrance

Headmaster


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admission

Application Deadlines:

Type Date
Day Rolling

Application Requirement:

Advanced Testing Date: In order to register for the advanced testing date, the complete* application must be received by noon on September 18th. Students will write the entrance exam on Saturday September 20th, 2014 from 8:30 am until 12:30pm. Students should arrive at the school at 8:00 am. General Testing Date: In order to register for the general testing date, the complete* application must be received by noon on October 17th. Students will write the entrance exam on Sunday October 19th, 2014 from 8:30 am until 12:30pm. Students should arrive at the school at 8:00 am.

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Mrs. Tatiana Deveau
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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    7 Limited
    8 Limited
    9 Limited
    10 Limited
    11 Limited

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Tuition:

Type Tuition
Day Students $11,155 CDN

Payment Options:

Credit card payment Yes

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TOP 12 Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Private High School in Montreal For Your Child:expand

Whether you are just beginning to think about high schools for your child or you have been lamenting over the choices for years, there are very critical issues you need to consider when choosing the right school for your child.  Martin Bailly, Headmaster at West Island College, created a list for you to take with you when you visit various campuses and he also answered the questions below each question

Does the school you are considering:

  1. Prepare your child for the reality of Quebec by offering mother-tongue calibre courses in English and French?
    WIC offers the ultimate bilingual experience through the choice of 2 distinct programs: A French Immersion curriculum for students who meet the English eligibility requirements OR a French language curriculum for those who prefer or are required to take all of their courses in French. Both programs offer mother-tongue calibre English and French language courses.
     
  2. Ensure that your child will be engaged in their learning?
    The small class size (average of 21 students per class) helps to optimize learning and ensures a more individualized rapport with teachers. In addition, the progressive teaching strategies and use of digital technology in the classroom help to engage our students’ interest, and provide them with dynamic and interactive learning opportunities
     
  3. Contribute to your child’s development of the life skills necessary for success?
    The wide variety of extra-curricular activities and outdoor education trips are designed to help our students face different challenges than they do in the classroom. These activities enable them to develop their leadership skills, work collaboratively with their peers while facing adversity and enable them to exceed their expectations of themselves.  All our activities are supervised by faculty members and promote our vision of mutual respect and collaboration during the pursuit of excellence. 
     
  4. Provide a safe and encouraging environment that is conducive to your child’s personal growth?
    We are very proud of the College’s “family” atmosphere. The foundation of our core values rests on the premise of mutual respect between students, their families, our faculty and administrators. The school rules and code of conduct help to enforce this respect by outlining acceptable behaviour.  Our full-time Guidance Counsellor works very closely with students and organizes several age-appropriate guest presentations throughout the year to address important issues such as bullying, self esteem issues and team building exercises, to name a few. 
     
  5. Communicate and share information with you regarding the progress of your child?
    At West Island College, we place a high importance on open communication between parents and the school. You may also follow your child’s progress through our intranet site, see the homework on the teachers’ Wikis** and easily find news about other school events in the weekly “Au Courant” news bulletin.   ** A Wiki is a website that allows the collaborative creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages using a simple markup language and a web browser. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki)
     
  6. Prepare your child for post-secondary education?
    The option courses in secondary V are specifically linked to the different programs of study found at the CEGEP level, for example: physics, chemistry, philosophy, introduction to calculus, sociology, modern world history and a compulsory course in economics and finance.  In addition, courses in secondary IV and V are offered in a semestered timetable, the same structure that is found in CEGEP and university. Feedback from past graduates has shown that this prepares students to organize their time and manage stress, thus enabling a much smoother transition to post-secondary education. 
     
  7. Consider it important to celebrate your child’s success?
    We feel that celebrating our student’s successes in the pursuit of excellence is critical. As a result, we have a variety of awards to highlight various accomplishments. Our Honour Rolls and Awards of Merit celebrate not only our students’ academic achievements, but also their level of effort and involvement in student life. Recipients of these honours are visibly recognized by the school tie that they wear.
     
  8. Challenge students’ abilities to help them reach their full potential?
    Our school motto is « The Pursuit of Excellence Â». This means that each student is encouraged to develop their unique potential and surpass their expectations of themselves. Our students are taught early on that their success is directly tied to the efforts that they put into their learning.  Our students are evaluated and receive feedback on their level of effort and the development of various competencies. A report card is distributed 4 times annually to the parents.
     
  9. Implement and encourage the use of technology as a beneficial learning tool?
    Each student and educator at the College is equipped with a laptop computer through our laptop rental program. This tool becomes an important element in their educational journey. Each classroom is equipped with a projector and the school is supported by an extensive and efficient wireless network. This infrastructure allows us to use digital media and various software to create dynamic teaching strategies, as well as educate students on how to assimilate information and get the best out of the digital world.
     
  10. Foster individual attention and support through a low teacher/student ratio in each class?
    The average class size is 21 students and is often lower in certain secondary V options courses. This ratio helps to facilitate and optimize learning, fosters solid student-teacher relations and enables the use of progressive teaching strategies in the classroom.  In addition, as part of their mandate, each of our teachers has an “extra help” schedule during which time they are available to answer questions on course material or help students prepare for exams.
     
  11. Inspire students to broaden their interest through extracurricular activities and courses such as study methods and philosophy?
    Our students can get involved in more than 43 extra-curricular activities supervised by our faculty members. They can contribute to student life by getting involved in our student council or join our student leaders in the Green & Grey society.Students with an interest in social responsibility can contribute to their local or global community by taking part in our interact club. They can sharpen their intellectual abilities by participating in the debate or science club.The more athletically inclined can develop their team and competitive spirit, motor skills, physical fitness and sense of fair play by taking part in any of our 30+ team sports and clubs.  Finally, they can explore new interests in areas such as philosophy, introduction to calculus, sociology, anthropology, contemporary world history, graphic design, as well as economics and finance.
     
  12.  Validate the success of the school’s program? If so, how?
    On an annual basis, we survey our graduates in order to determine their overall satisfaction with the education received and gather feedback on our different programs. Based on their responses we make adjustments to our programs and course offerings, as needed.  In addition, we analyze various statistics on our graduating classes. We currently have a 100% graduation rate, and we are extremely proud of the fact that 98% of last year’s graduates were accepted to the CEGEP and program of their 1st choice.

 

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Leaders’ Campexpand

 

West Island College student leaders (House Council, WIC Athletic Association, Grad Committee, Interact Club and Yearbook Committee) returned to school on August 20th, to take part in a Leaders’ Camp  to ensure a smooth transition for new students and to plan a fun-filled year ahead.  The Leaders’ Camp, led by Mr. Glenn Neill (Master Educator at WIC), included team building, leadership training and planning activities.  On Friday, August 24th, the student leaders also helped new students settle in during Orientation Day.  Leaders showed this year’s incoming students where to find everything at the College, how to tie a school tie, how to use their locks and they also helped them get their books for the first day of school on Monday, August 27th.  Not only did they make the new students feel welcome but they set the tone for a positive year ahead. 

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THANK YOU!expand

THANK YOU….MERCI…
On behalf of Leehi and our group CaUSE I want to extend our sincerest Thank You to the “WIC Family” for supporting our journey.

Thank you for supporting the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.

Thank you for recognizing that the fight against breast and gynecological cancers continues.

Your very generous gift will help save lives and will give me encouragement to continue my personal fight against my gynecological cancer. I am presently trying my best to keep up with some physical activity so that I can train for the Walk. It’s not easy, but with the support of friends like you, I know I’ll succeed.

Leehi, our group CaUSE and myself will be keeping all of our donors in mind, and in our hearts, as we walk The Weekend on
August 25-26, 2012. Without your generosity, none of this would be possible.

Sincerely,
Vincenza Caldareri (Retired WIC Arts Teacher)

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Theatre Showcase at WICexpand

The Secondary III & IV Theatre Classes performed for peers and parents for their Theatre Showcase this past week (June 2012). Mr. Merritt's secondary III class wrote and performed Transylvania Nights. After winning a radio contest for a dream getaway, four friends travel to Transylvania. Upon their arrival they are greeted by the proprietor of their hotel, Dr Winkle, and his creepy servant, Klaus. As the four guests get acquainted with their surroundings they begin to realize that things are not quite right in Dr. Winkle's castle. Through a series of twists and turns the four guests must try to escape Dr. Winkle's evil clutches with their sanity and their lives. Transylvania Nights Directed By: Mr. Merritt Miss V.'s secondary IV class performed Henry for classmates and parents. The creation of Henry was a class project, and students were involved in all aspects of the production. The play was written and edited by students, and they worked collaboratively to direct it. We certainly learned a lot from the experience and we had a lot of fun in the process!

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In the News expand

News

April 8, 2014 - Jamie B. Laurie's new young adult romance tackles love, self-acceptance

Jamie B. Laurie's new young adult romance novel, "The Big Summer" speaks about a young man's struggle with his sexuality, applying to the themes of love, friendship and acceptance. ...


March 24, 2014 - WIC Students Vs. Alumni Hockey Charity Game

As WIC celebrates its 40th Anniversary, on March 21st, the school held a Students vs. Alumni Charity Hockey Game ...


February 20, 2014 - An Evening of the Arts @ West Island College

WIC students prepare to WOW with a two-night performance of les Misrables ...



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Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • Bilingual School
  • Career planning
  • Community service
  • Exchange programs
  • French immersion
  • Gifted program
  • Honors
  • University counseling

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Lunch program
  • Tutoring



    Arts

  • Acting
  • Ceramics
  • Choreography
  • Composition
  • Dance
  • Directing
  • Drawing
  • Music theory
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Sculpture
  • Set design

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Creative writing
  • Debate
  • Ethics
  • Independent study
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Public speaking

    Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Ecology
  • Robotics
  • Web design


    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Online Magazine
  • Robotics club
  • School newspaper
  • Science Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook

    Arts

  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Musical theatre/Opera
  • Photography

    Athletics

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Camping/Canoeing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Running
  • Ski/Snowboard club
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Weightlifting
  • Yoga

    Moral Development

  • Leadership
  • Self-esteem development
  • Social justice
  • Whole Child

    Admissions & Finances

  • Entrance exams
  • Scholarships

    Religious Affiliation

  • Non-denominational

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  • The Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS) Associations
  • La Federation des etablissements d'enseignement prives (FEEP) Associations


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