Canada Quebec, Canada
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Westwood Senior High School

Established: 2003
City
STEM

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    600
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Fall Semester, Fall Year, Multiple Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE AND ACADEMICS
Opened in 1998, Westwood Senior High School is part of the Lester B. Pearson School Board and its mission is to allow students to play an active role in their education. The school is located in the French-speaking province of Quebec, and while the school’s curriculum is fully taught in English, it offers French Immersion to students looking to further their knowledge of the French language. Westwood also offers an advanced math and technology program, “Matrix,” offering an academically challenging curriculum along with fun field trips to New York City, Boston, and Ottawa.

FACILITIES
Students at Westwood Senior High School have access to modern classrooms, a library, a computer lab, open green space, and more.

ARTS AND DRAMA
Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular programs such as mural painting and ceramics. A wide variety of art courses are also offered including woodworking, art plastique, and digital photography.
The school’s drama program produces a musical each year. Students will be learn subjects such as acting, rehearsing, directing, set design, promotional advertising, and more. Each year, the students also perform in a play.

MUSIC
The music program at Lester B. Pearson offers lessons in wind, percussion, and string instruments such as acoustic guitar. Singers can take a rock band course where they explore and learn about rock ‘n’ roll, pop music, R&B, hip-hop, rap, and more.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Hudson, situated on the southern shores of Lake of Two Mountains, celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. Located less than an hour away from the historical city of Montreal, it’s a great place to live, work, and visit. The town offers an unrivaled combination of natural beauty, heritage, culture, and arts in a beautiful waterfront setting.

Visit School Site: Westwood Senior High School
Visit City Site: Hudson, Quebec

Famous Alumni

Jack Layton - Canadian Politician, former leader of the New Democratic Party from 2003-2011
Vanessa Lengies - TV Actress, star of the TNTs hit TV show Hawthorne
Amanda Walsh - Actress

  • 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
  • 5% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
French Immersion
Yes
Speciality Programs
French Immersion; “Matrix” Math and Technology; Work Oriented Training Path (WOTP)
Sports
Outdoor Team
Arts
Ceramics, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Visual Arts
Music
Band - Concert, Drumline, Guitar, Jazz Ensemble
Languages
French Immersion, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Art Club, Ballroom Dancing, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Improv, Model United Nations (Model UN), Programming, Rock Band, Thespian Society
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
14-17
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Grades Accepted: 9-11; English proficiency required (determined upon interview) Grades Accepted: 9-11; English proficiency required (determined upon interview)

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