Founded in 1850 and situated on a magnificent site at the base of Mont Rigaud, the College is located between Montreal and Ottawa. This exceptional environment offers a safe haven encouraging an active lifestyle. At Collège Bourget, every student grows through different spheres: arts, sports, community service and science. Faithful to the St. Viateur clergy’s tradition, Collège Bourget implements his core values: respect, solidarity, surpassing one’s self and thoroughness throughout our curriculum.
- The Largest French boarding school in Canada
- Triatholon, swimming, sports
- Long tradition of excellence and accomplishment
- Safe campus located in nature
- After-school program with supervised homework period
- Warm, family-like atmosphere
- Exceeds Quebec curriculum guidelines
- FSL and soccer summer camp
Our Take: College Bourget
Some schools really do have it all, and College Bourget is one of them. Located near major urban centres, it also has the benefit of a bit of distance from them, allowing opportunities for a robust program of outdoor education and much else. The facilities, true the school's long history, are stunning. The physical education spaces—from ice rinks, to playing fields, to fitness and recreation spaces—are as good as it gets. There is a sense that you are in an institution with a long life andindeed, approaching two centuries since it's founding, you truy are. That said, classrooms and common spaces are modern and well appointed. It’s the largest French-language boarding school and, language aside, one of the larger schools in the country. Day students outnumber the boarders, though for all, when on campus, there is a feeling of participating within a complete community, one in which all needs are met on campus. The school was begun by the Clerics of Saint Viator, and takes its name from the bishop of Montreal who served in the 19th century. While the foundation in humanist values remain, as does the religious tradition, the student population is notably diverse, both culturally and in terms of religious observance. It’s simply one of the best schools of its type in the country.