Programs are offered through our schools and centres!
International Youth Programs
Elementary (kindergarten to grade 6)
Secondary (grade 7 to 11 or Secondary I to V)
English Language & Cultural Programs
Our schools are dedicated to striving for educational excellence and to preparing students for full and active participation in Canadian, Quebec and global society. We offer excellent services in all of secondary schools.
International Career Programs
For all informational regarding career programs please visit our programs website.
Our teacher training and professional development program offers intensive courses to prepare teachers with the practical and theoretical aspects of presenting the Quebec Education Program (QEP) in the classroom.
School administrator professional development is also available.
Welcome to the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), one of the largest and most successful English school boards in Quebec. LBPSB covers vast territory spanning Montreal’s West Island, extending to off-island and South-West regions, encompassing the richness of the city’s landscapes and the diversity of its people.
Through innovative pedagogy, immersive learning experiences, a board-wide mission of lifelong learning, and engagement with Montreal’s multicultural community, LBPSB successfully implements its educational mission to over 25,000 students across 37 elementary schools, 13 high schools, and 10 adult/vocational centres.
LBPSB has the highest 5-year graduation rate in the province. This achievement is the result of a student-focused teaching philosophy; where our dedicated teachers, administrators, and staff foster students’ academic and personal interests while providing support throughout their educational path. LBPSB is guided by 3 core values: Achievement, Wellness, and Engagement
Achievement — We offer an array of programs and courses in the Youth and Vocational sectors, capturing a variety of core competencies and learning outcomes. Technology, language reinforcement, and focused teacher attention are heavily integrated to enhance student engagement and real-world readiness.
Wellness — Maintaining physical, emotional, and mental wellness is key to student engagement and success. LBPSB organizes and promotes wellness and social integration activities during and outside of school hours.
Engagement — Montreal is a rich multicultural mosaic; bursting with activity. LBPSB prides itself in partnering with various communities and encourages students to bask in Montreal’s world-class festivals and events. By participating in such events, a global community of learning is achieved, where students’ cultural backgrounds are recognized and celebrated throughout the LBPSB community.
Director, International Programs
Constructing our Global Vision!
Lester B. Pearson School Board International Language Centre
International Language Centre (ILC)
Pointe Claire, Quebec
Opened in September 2007, the International Language Centre features two major service components, a residential program for international students and a centre for language training and professional development. For more information or to register for language courses, please see our brochure or contact the International Studies Department at 514-798-8787 or 514-422-3000 #2398
The International Studies Office provides assistance with the visa process. Please feel free to contact us.
Depending on your country of origin and the type and length of study, you may require:
• A temporary resident visa
• A study permit
• A (Quebec Acceptance Certificate) CAQ
Please note the following:
• Any study program of up to six months: no study permit is required
• Programs longer than six months require a study permit
• A CAQ is required for all programs
NOTE: A temporary resident visa may be required depending on your country of origin. Please see the list of countries that require a temporary resident visa as provided by Citzenship and Immigration Canada.
International students may choose to live in residence while attending classes in schools of the Lester B. Pearson School Board. Dormitory residences are located inside the Lester B. Pearson School Board International Language Centre. Students are provided with private rooms and are supervised by resident program supervisors. Supervisors are responsible for meal preparation, laundry assistance, activity organization and student supervision.
Each bedroom is equipped with one single bed, dresser, night stand (small dresser), one desk chair, desk lamp, wireless access to internet and waste paper basket .The living area or common space has two couches, table with chairs, TV and a private locker for each student. There is 24 hour security which provides for a safe secure environment for the students.
Dormitory living contributes to our learning community. Living in the dormitory allows the student to enjoy common activities. Students will be challenged to learn more about themselves and the world around them. These experiences enables students to become educated, open-minded, mature people who are connected to and care about the world in which they live. Today, our community reaches around the globe.
**Please note that space is limited and places are on a first come, first serve basis. Note that for the 2017-18 school year, the dormitory will only be available to new students going to the following secondary schools:
Riverdale High School, Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School , Lindsay Place High School, John Rennie High School, Lakeside Academy, St. Thomas High School and Beurling Academy (for one more year only).
Click on the picture to view pictures of a dormitory room