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 where sports and the arts are at the heart of our activities. At Collège Bourget, students can choose to study in French or English. We offer the French program from kindergarten to grade 11 and the English program from grades 9 to 12.
- The Largest French boarding school in Canada
- Extensive extracurricular program - sports, arts, science
- Long tradition of excellence
- Safe campus located in a quaint village 45 minutes from Montreal
- After-school program with supervised homework
- Warm, family-like atmosphere
- Academic enrichment
- Quebec secondary school diploma in Grade 11 and Secondary 5
- Ontario secondary school diploma in Grade 12
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 to 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 and indeed, it's approaching two centuries since its founding. 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 remains, 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.