For more than a century, Marianopolis College has provided a student-friendly environment where motivated young people achieve their goals, grow as global citizens and succeed at university and beyond.
Established in 1908 by the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Marianopolis began as a university-degree-granting institution for women.
Today, Marianopolis is recognized as one of the top pre-university colleges in Quebec, with a culturally diverse student body of 1,800 students from more than 160 high schools, public and private, English and French, from across the province and abroad.
Thanks to the College's strong academics, small size and diverse activities beyond the classroom, students discover new interests, network with industry leaders and participate in endeavours that provide them with an advantage when they apply to the world's leading universities. Almost all Marianopolis graduates attend university, a majority in their top choice of program.
Villa Maria, situated on an exceptional campus, is a private high school for girls that has been under the direction of the Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame since 1854. It distinguishes itself from other schools through the quality of its teaching and its two linguistic sectors, one French-speaking and the other English, with nearly 600 students in each.
The principles of its education project focus on the integral development of students. The unique and warm setting of Villa Maria fosters interpersonal relations and academic success.
It has numerous cultural, sports and pastoral activities and a renowned music school.
Founded in 1955 by the Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Collège Regina Assumpta began as a private school that, in 1955, opened its doors to elementary and secondary students. Within the first three years, a course in classics was added to the elementary and high school studies.
After several years of discussion regarding change of ownership of the institution, the college became a lay corporation. The Congregation is proud to be able to count on competent lay persons to pursue its work and promote education in Quebec. In 1996 the college doors were opened to boys.
In September 2008, the college launched an international aspect, Via Mundi, which means “window on the world.” Its goal is to form citizens of the future who have an international vision.
Touch screens have replaced blackboards. An unprecedented mobilization of community resources is being organized around an international vision centered on innovation. There is greater and greater openness onto the multipolar world. To strengthen, energize and develop academic life, the college is enhancing its vision by establishing partnerships with the city of Montreal, Shanghai and Buenos Aires.
The history of Villa Maria Academy dates back to 1886. The following year Villa Maria received its provisional approval. By 1920, with the number of students steadily increasing, a four story dwelling on East 79th St. was purchased. In 1927, these properties were sold and the Ellis estate in the Country Club section of the Bronx was purchased. Villa Maria moved to that campus in 1928.
In February of 1941 the Board of Regents voted to grant an absolute charter to Villa Maria Academy, Inc. As of 2006, Villa Maria Academy celebrates 120 years of academic excellence. Spanning three centuries, VMA has continued to advance the mission, values and traditions of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame.
Elementary School and High School
Staten Island, NY
In the early part of 1903, a prominent Staten Island resident, William Miller-Jones, went to Montreal to confer with Reverend Mother St. Sabine at the Congrégation de Notre-Dame Mother House. His purpose was to seek the establishment of a private school on Staten Island for his eight children to attend. Mother St. Sabine agreed to send Sisters but only with the understanding that Miller-Jones would help finance the purchase of a school site, and that he would secure permission from Church authorities to establish a school independent of diocesan control.
Today, Notre Dame Academy educates more than 750 students each year. One hundred percent of the High School graduates go on to four-year colleges. Sixty percent of the Elementary School graduates go on to Notre Dame Academy High School. We have expanded to seven buildings on nine acres overlooking New York Harbor.
Elementary School and Kindergarten
High School and Elementary School
An academic leader since 1857, Collège Mont Notre-Dame, while remaining faithful to the humanitarian values advocated by it foundresses, provides a unique environment for learning and personal accomplishment. It offers an avant-garde educational project that enables its students to develop the competencies that will help them become involved citizens, tomorrow’s leaders. Collège Mont Notre-Dame offers its students two programs:
A program open to the world
Mont Notre-Dame was the first private school in Quebec to offer the International Education Program and is the only private school in Sherbrooke recognized and accredited by IB and SEBIQ.
A program to develop appreciation in one’s areas of interes
Mont Notre-Dame offers a unique program enabling the students to focus on and blossom in a domain about which they are passionate. Thus, with the Passion Program, the students have the opportunity to choose an activity that interest them form a variety of areas such as the arts, languages and athletics and devote themselves to it.
New York, NY
St. Jean Baptiste High School, a Catholic community located in the heart of Manhattan, provides a liberating college preparatory education to young women of diverse strengths and backgrounds. Rooted in the spirit of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, St. Jean’s empowers its members to participate actively in the transformation of society for a more just world.
St. Jean Baptiste High School was founded as a parish high school in the Archdiocese of New York in 1929 and is directed by the Fathers of the Blessed Sacrament and administered by the Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame. The staff is comprised of religious sisters and dedicated laymen and women.