Westmount High School

Westmount High School (French: École secondaire Westmount) is a public co-educational anglophone secondary school located in Westmount, Quebec, Canada, located near Alexis Nihon Complex Shopping Mall.

Westmount High School
Westmount High School, Sep 01 2022.jpg
4350 St. Catherine St. West

Coordinates45°29′00″N 73°35′24″W / 45.4833°N 73.5900°W / 45.4833; -73.5900
School typeAdvanced Placement, Public
Mottodux vitæ ratio
(reason is the guide of life)
Founded1873; 149 years ago (1873)
School boardEnglish Montreal School Board
PrincipalDemetra Droutsas[1]
Enrollment902 (2017)
Colour(s)  Purple
Team nameWestmount Knights
Last updated: February 20, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-02-20)

Westmount High is Quebec's first and only public school to offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses, because the AP program has been around Westmount High since 2003.[2] They offer AP Calculus, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, and AP Psychology.[3]

The school moved to its present location in 1961, after selling their former building to Selwyn House School.[4]

Westmount is part of the English Montreal School Board[1] and was formerly part of the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal.[5]

Despite being located in one of the wealthiest suburbs of Montreal, the school attracted a diverse mix of students from all neighbourhoods and racial backgrounds.[6] A long-time teacher at the school noted that most wealthy families would send their children to private schools, so the school received mostly students from disadvantaged backgrounds.[7]

Around January 2020, Westmount High School created "The Westmount Highlights," students and vice-principal YouTube channel initiative, in providing students weekly school news, fun facts, and entertainment.[8]

Notable alumniEdit


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  4. ^ History of Westmount High School
  5. ^ "Schools". Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal. January 17, 1998. Archived from the original on May 24, 1998.
  6. ^ In Canada, Kamala Harris, a Disco-Dancing Teenager, Yearned for Home
  7. ^ Kamala Harris’s ‘Canadian Dream’
  8. ^ "Westmount High School - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
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  10. ^ Nadel, Ira B. Various Position: A Life of Leonard Cohen. Pantheon Books: New York, 1996.
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  13. ^ Dale, Daniel (December 29, 2018). "U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris's classmates from her Canadian high school cheer her potential run for president". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "Kamala Harris: Montreal's Once Resident". Curiosity Shots. September 19, 2020. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  15. ^ "David Levy: King of the comets (by Nicole Mortillaro - Global News - June 7, 2013)". Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  16. ^ Playbill Poor Richard
  17. ^ "Hockey Hall of Fame Spotlight One on One with Art Ross". www.hhof.com. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  18. ^ "Ian McGillis: The revolution comes home". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  19. ^ "Moshe Safdie - Interview by Jim Donaldson". Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  20. ^ Lambert, Gavin (1990). Norma Shearer: A Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-394-55158-6.
  21. ^ "University of Toronto Representative Poetry Online". rpo.library.utoronto.ca. University of Toronto. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  22. ^ Marion, Léo. “Edgar William Richard Steacie. 1900-1962.” Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 10, 1964, pp. 257–281.
  23. ^ McGillis, Ian (July 11, 2015). "Shadow of War". Montreal Gazette.

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