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Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

Address: 628 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H2V 2C5, Canada
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Description Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

  • Established: 1905
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Students age: 11-18 years old
  • Number of students: 1200 people
  • Language of instruction: French
  • Type of study: private school for girls.

The Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie is the largest private French-speaking girls' high school in Quebec. PSNM, now a secular educational institution, was founded in 1905 by Eulalia Durochet. The vision of the founders of the school is focused on supporting and developing young girls so that they can become attentive, determined, dedicated, ambitious women, ready to face the world and make a positive contribution to it. Today, school teachers continue to work in the same direction.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

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Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie has been offering the Secondary Education Program (MYP) since 1995 according to the International Baccalaureate® (IB) standards. Upon graduation, in addition to DES, recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec, students receive the Diploma of International Secondary Education (DESI), awarded by the Société des écoles du monde du BI. Quebec and Francophonie (SÉBIQ).

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International Baccalaureate

The IB program encourages the development of communication skills, intercultural understanding and global interaction, qualities necessary for successful young people.

Courses have been added to the school curriculum:

  • Spanish
  • Design
  • Activities
  • Personal project
  • Volunteering
  • The science
  • Two optional courses.

Accommodation, housing and food

  • Accommodation is intended for students traveling from afar, as well as those who are attracted by living in a residence near the school and under supervision.
  • Living in a residence - living in a safe, friendly space near the educational institution.
  • Easy and fast travel between the residence and boarding school Saint-Nome-de-Marie.
  • Healthy food prepared in the school cafeteria.
  • Supervised learning with access to workstations and computers.
  • Sports and cultural events.
  • Parties and special events.
  • Personal space for each student, including bed and storage space.

The cafeteria can accommodate 500 people at the same time in a modern and bright interior. For more than 20 years, the food has been prepared by Chartwells partner, a member of Groupe Compass (Québec) ltée.

Events Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

Every year, students take part in unique scientific projects of a national, Pan-Canadian or international scale:

  • Language and Cultural Exchange Program in Brisbane, Australia
  • Since the winter of 2018, Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie has partnered with the Anglican Girls School of Saint Margaret, a private high school for girls in Brisbane, Australia (10 weeks from January to April).

For those looking to improve their musical skills, Music Option, a program offered in partnership with the renowned music school Vincent-d'Indy, is ideal. Students enrolled in the Music Option take a music course instead of plastic arts, ensemble music, or drama. The student will have a period of individual practice or an instrument lesson.

Students work in a large number of clubs and committees:

  • Student newspaper
  • Class advice
  • Uni-Vert Environment Committee
  • Sports committee
  • Student Projects Committee.

Extracurricular activities:

  • Developing creativity, humor and communication skills through workshops and friendlies. Students develop the internal mechanisms of the game: about ten games are planned for the evening every year.
  • Theater studio - students study diction, improvisation, design, learn texts, interpretation, scenography, staging, making costumes and make-up.

Other offers:

  • Embroidery
  • Language courses (English, Spanish, Mandarin)
  • Sewing
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Cardio cycling.


  • Toronto, Niagara
  • Astronomical Adventure to Mount Mégantic
  • Boston
  • Travel: Cultural Immersion and Language in Guatemala
  • Alpine skiing or snowboarding
  • Killington
  • New York
  • Cultural travel - Europe and South America
  • Introductory Course on International Cooperation in Honduras and Senegal
  • Scientific expedition Operation Wallacea.


Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie creates close bonds, family relationships between teachers and students within classes.

Each student:

  • Attached to a teacher responsible for personal development, participation in public life
  • Has a personal classroom desk.

Teachers move through classrooms creating stability for schoolgirls.

About 1,200 female students develop in a dynamic and positive environment that contributes to the success of each of them. Several boys attend school as part of their music and dance education.

Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie offers a FLEX program that includes a flexible study structure. This personalized approach enables project-based learning at a learner's pace, faster or slower, in an unscheduled environment and under the supervision of a mentor and multidisciplinary team of teachers. The FLEX formula satisfies some students' need for flexible hours, revolutionizes formal learning and is inspired by the latest teaching practices in education. The FLEX Formula is available to students of all ages.

Equipment Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

In 1986, the architects Jodoin, Lamarre & Pratte built a building with a modern gym, laboratory and several classrooms.

In 2005, a new pavilion was built (designed by Renato Silvestri of Linea Architecture). There is a second gymnasium, a large cafeteria, six new classrooms, administrative and technical premises.

There is a garden on the roof of the cafe and several beehives nearby.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Additional expenses:

  • Registration - 200CAD $
  • Eligibility for scholarships - 4460CAD $
  • Fees for students studying in the profile of international education - from 350CAD $
  • IB Certification in Secondary V (IB Electronic Assessment optional) - 475CAD $
  • Voluntary contribution - 250CAD $
  • Associated expenses - from 350CAD $
  • Dance training - from 4825CAD $
  • Music school - from 3770CAD $.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Registration fee - 50 CAD $.

Applicants send by mail or in person a package of documents:

  • Online application form for participation in the program
  • Photocopies of newsletters from the last two years
  • Copies of reports or certificates of musical education
  • Birth certificate
  • Photo of a student.

Entrance exams (for all profiles) and auditions for music and dance courses.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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