The English Montreal
School Board

The mission of the English Montreal School Board is to support its schools and centres in their efforts to educate students within a caring, safe and inclusive learning community. The EMSB mission fosters the development of educated and responsible persons who will assume their position as active members of a democratic society. 


Who we are

With a youth and adult sector population of more than 44,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines. Our network consists of 73 schools and centres.

More about the EMSB

Where we are

The EMSB is the only public school board serving the Anglophone population of the city of Montreal, its boroughs and urban municipalities. Find information on our area of service and a map of our territory.

More about our territory

What we can achieve

The English Montreal School Board has the highest success rate among English school boards in Quebec, figures released by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) show.

Our Success Rate

The Quebec School System

The Quebec School System differs from those in the rest of Canada and with school systems internationally. If you are new to the province and looking for an explanation of how the Quebec school system works or what an elementary or secondary school is in Quebec.

Our School System

French Programs

The EMSB offers three models of French in elementary schools; Core, Bilingual and French Immersion. Our secondary schools offer several French programs that exceed the minimum requirements set by the Ministry.

Our French Programs


Common questions from our parents, students and community and where you can find this information on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions