The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board and the Ville de Saint-Lin-Laurentides are proud to announce the construction of a new English-language elementary school in Saint-Lin-Laurentides. The announcement was made on September 20th by Mr. Paolo Galati, the SWLSB chairperson and Mr. Mathieu Maisonneuve, mayor of Saint-Lin-Laurentides.
After more than two years of efforts, exchanges and work, the Ministry of Education has authorized and financed the construction of a new English-language school for the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. This new elementary school, which will be built on 9th Avenue in Saint-Lin-Laurentides, will welcome more than 350 students from Saint-Lin-Laurentides and neighbouring communities. The goal is to welcome the first students in September 2024.
“This is excellent news for the entire community, as this school will diversify and improve the educational offer for the entire Montcalm MRC region and even more,” declared Mathieu Maisonneuve, Mayor of Saint-Lin-Laurentides.
“We are pleased to be getting closer to our growing population and, as a result, to continue to improve our service to our anglophone clientele. You know, building a new school means we’re growing. This is great news for the English-speaking community of Lanaudière and especially for Saint-Lin-Laurentides. This new elementary school will be part of the new generation of schools, through its architectural design, its abundant fenestration and flexible and scalable teaching spaces,” said Paolo Galati, the SWLSB chairperson.
Families are invited to apply for their certificate of eligibility for English education now to be ready for the enrolment period.
With a workforce of more than 2,000 employees, the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is the third largest English school board of the Province of Québec and boasts a graduation rate of 88.1%. Its territory comprises the administrative regions of Laval, Lanaudière and the Laurentians. The school board provides preschool, elementary, secondary, adult education and vocational training services to over 14,000 students in 35 schools and 4 centres, as well as business training services.