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West Island College (Montreal)

Grades Gr. 7 TO Gr. 12 — Montreal (DDO), QC (MAP)

West Island College (Montreal):

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  • Grades
    Gr. 7 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    10 — 24 students
  • Tuition
  • Language of instruction
    English, French
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    470 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 851 Tecumseh, Montreal (DDO), Quebec, H9B 2L2 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see West Island College (Montreal)

West Island College (WIC), in Montreal, is effectively two schools under one roof. It offers an enriched education for Grades 7 to 11 in two streams: one for native French language speakers and a separate French immersion program. Academic excellence is the main focus at WIC. The school also has strong athletics and arts programs, and offers a wide range of extracurriculars that includes musical theatre, debate, robotics, school newspaper work, and yoga. This helps unlock kids’ passions and nurtures their interests. After enrolment, kids enter one of three houses at WIC, creating instant camaraderie and community. Small class sizes, individualized learning, and whole-person development help kids thrive academically but also socially and emotionally. Kids at WIC are encouraged to grow into well-rounded, global-minded citizens who are actively engaged with their community both inside and outside of the school gates. 


School's Perspective

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How West Island College (Montreal) sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"West Island College (WIC) is two schools under the same roof: an entirely French school and an English school with a French immersion program. Both offer enriched studies. WIC students and teachers engage in a learning process that is second to none. Our caring educational community is committed to helping every student to be informed and empowered, leading by example to discover and pursue their own path forward in academics, the arts, athletics, community service, leadership, or wherever their passion lies."

  • Experiential Education is a hallmark
  • Arts & Sciences are both encouraged and taught in tandem
  • Focus on student wellness
  • Close community nestled in a suburb of a metropolitan city
  • Leaders in technology infused learning
  • Students are encouraged to discover their passion
  • Teachers provide extra-help and support to ensure individual success
  • Our leadership program spans all grade levels
  • Balanced education inside and out of the classroom: extra-curricular activities & community service

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"The WIC Difference

The Pursuit of Personal Excellence
Our vision is to be an inclusive community that continuously defines an innovative learning experience and cultivates multilingual, well-rounded, global-minded citizens who embrace change.

By cultivating a culture of care and connecting the classroom to the curriculum of life, WIC empowers every student to have a positive impact in their communities and beyond."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Families choose West Island College for its established reputation (almost 50 years), close-knit community, bilingual environment, wide range of extra-curricular activities, enriched curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, inclusivity, and commitment to empowering students. These qualities create an educational experience that prepares students for academic success, while also equipping them with the skills and mindset needed to thrive in a diverse and interconnected world."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"WIC houses two schools in one building, allowing students to mingle together in all activities (meals are included in the fees at WIC). This integrated approach fosters unity, inclusivity, and cultural exchange among the student body. By going beyond language barriers, students develop strong communication skills, cultural competence, and a global perspective. It creates a unique and enriching environment where students can build lasting friendships and connections that extend beyond classrooms."

School Facilities

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School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Eric Jabal, Head of School
Ph.D., Ed. Admin, M. Ed

It is a great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to West Island College Montréal!

We are immensely proud of the reputation our school has established since its founding in 1974. WIC is an independent, non-denominational co-ed day school with more than 470 students from Grades 7 to 11 and 65 staff, all united by the joy of learning, personal excellence in achievement, and shared values. Our progressive attitude and technology-infused approach shape our unique bilingual learning environment.

As you get to know us, you will see that WIC’s vision and mission are impactful, bringing together academic excellence and an inclusive learning community for all. The WIC difference builds on the school’s fantastic 46-year tradition to innovate and create meaningful opportunities for today’s young people, whether in the classroom, enriching experiential excursions or vibrant array of extracurriculars.

Our bilingual learning community embraces change and engages with the curriculum of life beyond the school gates. We positively challenge students of all backgrounds and ignite every student’s innate love of learning. A focus on personalized learning and whole-person development enables WIC students to thrive and achieve excellent results – we have a proven track record of successful progression into post-secondary education in Québec and beyond.

At the centre of every great school is an outstanding staff, and WIC is no exception. Whether inside the classroom or out, students and teachers engage in a learning process that is second to none. Together, our caring educational community is committed to helping every student to be informed and empowered, leading by example to discover and pursue their own path forward in academics, the arts, athletics, community service, leadership, or wherever their passion lies. Our students acquire the mindset and competencies to make a difference and succeed in the world of the future, actively contributing as well-rounded, global-minded citizens and deeply connected Montrealers.

The best way to get to know our community is to visit and discover why WIC truly is an extraordinary school where ideas live and breathe. Please contact our Admissions team and join one of our virtual tours. We very much look forward to welcoming you!

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