A word from the international program director !

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« Discovering other cultures and societies makes us more enriched and inclusive. Our international programs are a key that will open new doors to expand your horizons et go further in life.» Language - Culture - Friendship - Growth - Amusement - Security

History

Founded in Québec in 1635 by the Jesuits, Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier is the oldest French-speaking school in North America. Today a secular school, Saint-Charles-Garnier keeps its values and is oriented towards the future and the world.

The school

Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier is a coeducational private high school. Around 600 students, divided in 20 groups from 7th to 11th grade, enroll every year for various reasons: our reputation, our enriched programs, our values, our personalized follow-up and guidance, as well as our convenient location in Québec City, making us a high-quality institution.

Values

The diverse programs and the different services that we offer, as well as our educative project, are based and guided by our values:

Responsibility

Responsibility

Truth

Truth

Dialogue

Dialogue

Community

Community

Solidarity

Solidarity

Respect of individual liberty

Respect of individual liberty

FACILITIES

Located in the heart of magnificent Quebec City, the school has been able to revitalize and modernize its facilities to provide its students with all the appropriate equipment that will allow them to develop their skills, improve their performance or simply enjoy the moment with friends.

The Neighborhood and transportation

Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier is located in a charming and residential neighborhood of Québec City.

All of our students can easily get to the school either on foot or by bus. With a bus stop just in front of the school, we are:

  • • Five minutes from Old Québec (downtown)
  • • Ten minutes from three large shopping malls
  • • Five minutes from Laval University

Around the school, you can find many services like a supermarket, a drugstore, a library, parks, restaurants, etc.

Did you know that the bus stop closest to the school is named “ St-C.-Garnier ”?

Frequently Asked Questions

Why study in a private school in Canada?

- We pay special attention to keep the content of the program enriched and up to date in all subjects.
- We work in collaboration with important partners, like the Laval University (Boite à science and the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering,), Club de Golf Royale Québec, Studio Party Dance, amongst others.
- We invite specialists to give conferences and workshop to our students.
- We regularly follow-up with our students’ intellectual and personal realizations.
- ensure a healthy, secure and inclusive environment.
- Among our staff, we have people specialized to support students in their different needs: learning, psychological, health, behaviour, etc.
- We do not only provide education and knowledge, we guide our students and we participate in their development.
- Our students can reach their full potential, since we believe that education must be multidisciplinary. Workshops, sports, clubs, social work, trips and many other activities are part of our enriched students' life.

Information and communication technologies

The entire community of teachers and students works with Google apps for education*
  • All classrooms have been equipped with smartboards
  • All students have an electronic school agenda and can access a shared calendar for students and teachers.
  • An education portal provides a privileged channel for communication Interactive digital platforms are used in conjunction with standard exercise books.
  • Students bring their own technological devices into the classroom (tablets and laptops) as well as using traditional paper and pens.
*Google apps for education is an integrated communication and collaboration solution designed for teaching establishments, featuring a suite of tools (Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, etc.).

Pedagogical approach

Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier offers to its students a study program focused on:
  • Developing intellectual abilities, knowledge and judgment;
  • Training in ethical discernment and openness to the world;
  • Promoting students to surpass themselves and pursue excellence.
The school aims to train well-educated students, balanced, open, tolerant and able to assume a leadership role in serving others and developing society. The overall education of students is ensured by the pursuit of specific objectives in educational activities on five levels:
  • Intellectually
  • Morally and socially
  • Physically and psychologically
  • Affectively
  • Spiritually
Collège Saint-Charles Garnier
1150, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Québec (Québec) G1S 1V7
THE OLDEST FRENCH HIGH
SCHOOL IN NORTH AMERICA
FOUNDED IN 1635