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High School in Québec

Nacel Canada is pleased to offer both bilingual (French and English) and primarily English programs in Montréal, Québec.  Students attend classes in an English high school while enjoying their homestay with either an English or French speaking host family.  Host families provide full room and board and Nacel Canada’s local coordinator provides continuous support throughout the program.


English High School & Host Family in Montréal – Although Montréal is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world after Paris, there are many English speaking host families and high schools.  Through this program, you will be exposed to the cosmopolitan city of Montréal while improving your English language skills at both high school and at home.

Canada / U.S.A. Mixed Program – Spend the first 5 months of your program studying at an English high school in Montréal with either an English or French speaking host family.  Then enjoy the second 5 months of your program studying and living with a host family in the U.S.A.  Please contact us for further details.

About Montréal

Montréal is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. Montréal’s name is taken from Mont-Royal, the peaked hill located in the centre of the city. With almost 2 million inhabitants, Montréal is consistently rated as one of the world’s most livable cities.

Montréal is a city full of character and life. Festivals abound, year round. From strolling the harbour front of the Old City to enjoying the international flair of the cafés and bistros, there is never a shortage of things to see and do in Montréal.

High School Credit Programs in Montréal, Québec

The following schools offer accreditation for successful completion of high school courses.

Rosemount High School, Montréal


Rosemount High School is committed to preparing its students to be responsible, productive, and bilingual members of society. Students are encouraged to reach their full potential academically, morally and socially. In a secure, multicultural setting, students learn to be respectful and appreciative of themselves and others. The school strives to develop self-esteem, self respect and self discipline within each student. Rosemount High School is located at 3737 Beaubien Street East in the St. Léonard area of Montréal. School Uniforms are compulsory. Rosemount High School has an award winning music program.  Each year the school band travels to a North America wide competition in Boston.  Rosemount also has a strong athletics program with two double gymnasiums and tennis courts on site.

Royal Vale High School, Montréal


Students with an aptitude for mathematics might like to consider attending Royal Vale High School with its emphasis on math sciences.  The sports fields around the school are perfect for the football and soccer teams. The school also offers an enriched math/science curriculum, French Immersion Program, and an Extra-curricular Activity Program.  The sports fields around the school are perfect for the football and soccer teams.

Marymount Academy, Montréal


Marymount Academy is situated in close proximity to the Villa Maria Metro station and is easily accessible by bus routes. Twenty-eight percent of Marymount Academy students report a language other than English and French being spoken at home, and 18% were born outside Canada. A compulsory school uniform is the norm at Marymount.  International Baccalaureate and Music programs are very popular. Marymount Academy offers a mix of helpful student services including English as Second Language tutoring.

Laurier Macdonald High School, Montréal


Laurier Macdonald High School is an International Baccalaureate World school. All students benefit from a degree of exposure to the International Baccalaureate Program’s philosophy of academic development and social/global growth while profiting from the availability of a variety of curricular frameworks. Success is promoted through the teaching and exploration of multiple literacies, the Media Production program, Community Learning Centre, and the diversification of learning pathways including an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, Bilingual Studies or a Core English syllabus. The school has a special media arts center for photography, video, and computer design courses. Laurier McDonald also has its own swimming pool.

John F. Kennedy High School, Montréal


John F. Kennedy High School is located at 3030 Villeray St. East in the St. Léonard area of Montréal. The school has a modest dress code to which students are required to adhere.  John F. Kennedy High School boasts a very strong athletic program and even has its own swimming pool and two gymnasiums.  Their soccer and swim teams regularly compete in larger tournaments. The school organizes annual trips to Europe and to California.

General information

Support Network

Nacel Canada offers continuous support to participants. A local Coordinator will work with each individual student, including arranging their homestay and acting as their contact throughout the program.


  • Students aged 15 – 17 at the time of arrival
  • 2 or more years of English language study
  • 2 or more years of French language study (if choosing French speaking host family option)
  • Experience living away from home, maturity and independence
  • An interest in learning about another culture and language
  • A willingness to share in the daily life of a host family
  • An open and flexible attitude which will allow the student to adapt to the school and host family environments

What the Program Cost Includes

  • Local supervision during whole program and local orientation
  • School and Host Family placements in Full board
  • Official documents to obtain visas
  • Reimbursement of mandatory school fees for Core Subjects
  • Medical, accident & liability insurance.
  • Local assistance and 24 hour emergency support


  • Applicants are responsible for flights to and from final destination

Contact Nacel Canada for more information