High Schools

Western Québec coordinates quality education in two junior high schools, four high schools and six Kindergarten to grade 11 schools (K-11). All schools provide quality English-language education to eligible students over an immense and diverse territory which covers the Outaouais, Pontiac and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions.

Symmes Junior High School

925, du Plateau Boulevard
Gatineau (Aylmer), Québec J9J 3G2

819 684-7472
symmesdarcy.com

St. Michael’s High School

26, Principale street
PO Box 10
Low, Québec, J0X 2C0

819 422-3584
wqsb.qc.ca/stmichaels

Pontiac High School

455, Maple street
PO Box 4600
Shawville, Québec, J0X 2Y0

819 647-2244
phs.wqsb.qc.ca

Philemon Wright High School

80, Daniel Johnson Blvd
Gatineau, Québec J8Z 1S3

819 776-3158
hadleypwhs.com

Hadley Junior High School

80, Daniel Johnson Blvd
Gatineau, Québec J8Z 1S3

819 776-3158
hadleypwhs.com

D’Arcy McGee High School

 

925, du Plateau Boulevard
Gatineau (Aylmer), Québec J9J 3G2

819 684-7472
symmesdarcy.com

Noranda School (K-11)

10 avenue Québec
Rouyn-Noranda, Québec J9X 1G2

819 762-2706
wqsb.qc.ca/noranda

Namur Intermediate School (K-11)

333, rue de l’Hôtel-de-ville
Namur, Québec J0V 1N0

819 426-2996
wqsb.qc.ca/namur

Maniwaki Woodland School (K-11)

247 des Oblats
Maniwaki, Québec J9E 1G6

819 449-2597
wqsb.qc.ca/maniwaki

Golden Valley School (K-11)

980 7th Street
Val d’Or, Québec  J9P 3P8

819 825-3211
wqsb.qc.ca/goldenvalley

G. Théberge School (K-11)

38 Boucher Street
PO Box 610
Temiscaming, Québec  J0Z 3R0

819 627-1212
wqsb.qc.ca/gtheberge

Dr. Wilbert Keon School (K-11)

104, Notre Dame street
PO Box 157
Chapeau, Québec  J0X 1M0

819 689-2488
wqsb.qc.ca/drwkeon

  • Dr. Wilbert Keon School (K-11)

    Dr. Wilbert Keon School (K-11)

    This school focuses mainly on strong academics in order to create a learning community accessible to students and staff.

    104, Notre Dame street
    PO Box 157
    Chapeau, Québec  J0X 1M0

    819 689-2488
    wqsb.qc.ca/drwkeon

    Grades:
    Kindergarten to Cycle 2 secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 153 students

    Principal:
    Neil Flemming

    Academics

    • French immersion: 50% French from K to grade 6
    • Outdoor Education Program
    • Homework Club
    • Focus: literacy, math & science
    • Balanced students
    • Personal Orientation Plan
    • Advisory meetings daily

    Services

    • Fruit program
    • Student leaders
    • Municipal library is located at the school

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Québec en forme
    • Choir
    • Student Council
    • Music program
    • Sports Club: Hockey, Rock climbing, Dog sledding, Volleyball, Basketball

    Activities & Events

    • MASC activities
    • Snow sculptures
    • Snowshoeing
    • Breakdancing
    • After school: Karate, Bootcamp, Paintball, etc.
  • G. Théberge School (K-11)

    G. Théberge School (K-11)

    With its diverse student body, G. Théberge School focuses on inclusion and strengthening learning opportunities. The school has built strong relationships with parents and the community.

    38 Boucher Street
    PO Box 610
    Temiscaming, Québec  J0Z 3R0

    819 627-1212
    wqsb.qc.ca/gtheberge

    Motto:
    We enter to learn, and leave when we achieve

    Grades:
    Kindergarten to Cycle 2 secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 109 students

    Principal:
    Allison Boone

    Academics

    • Focus on languages and literacy
    • Work Oriented Training Path
    • French classes offered
    • Special Education Program
    • LEARN Classes (online)
    • Outdoor education course

    Services

    • Pre-K program (all day)
    • Homework Club
    • Cafeteria with hot meals
    • Healthy snacks program
    • Service d’accueil
    • Anti-bullying initiatives (Olweus)

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Student Council
    • Book Club
    • Floor hockey
    • Piano and guitar lessons available at lunch
    • Lego Club
    • Graduation Committee
    • Drama Club

    Activities & Events

    • Terry Fox fundraisers
    • Christmas Concert
    • Winter Carnival Week
    • Downhill skiing
    • Variety Show
    • WE Day
  • Golden Valley School (K-11)

    Golden Valley School (K-11)

    Golden Valley School is truly committed to providing English language education to all students. It also works with members of the community, creating a sense of belonging for all.

    980 7th Street
    Val d’Or, Québec  J9P 3P8

    819 825-3211
    wqsb.qc.ca/goldenvalley

    Motto:
    Goals + Effort = Success

    Grades:
    Kindergarten to Cycle 2 secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 274 students

    Principal:
    Mary Louise Rodgers

    Academics

    • Homework Club
    • Focus on English speaking
    • Literacy network
    • Online learning opportunities
    • Wood-working
    • French classes available
    • Art classes
    • P-Bone music class
    • Goal setting with students
    • Reading and math buddies
    • Interactive whiteboards in all classes
    • LEARN Distance Education
    • Work Oriented Training Path

    Services

    • Breakfast Club
    • Only English school in the area
    • Christmas basket donations
    • Daily “opportunity time” for secondary
    • Anti-bullying initiatives (Olweus)
    • Daycare
    • TRIBES School
    • School Library
    • School nurse
    • Sensory room
    • Aboriginal Success Program

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Winter sports
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Community clean-ups
    • Lunch time board games
    • Ultimate frisbee
    • Clubs : Movie, Martial Arts, Running, Video Games, Board Games, Outdoors, and Drumming.
    • Choir

    Activities & Events

    • Picnic with community
    • Activity days
    • Student of the month award
    • Honour Roll
    • Inter-sectorial group activities
    • Community suppers
    • Remembrance Day ceremony
    • Book fair
    • Christmas concert
    • Talent shows
    • School Spirit Days
    • Monthly assemblies
    • Jog-a-Walk fundraiser
  • Maniwaki Woodland School (K-11)

    Maniwaki Woodland School (K-11)

    Maniwaki Woodland School feels the individual success of students is very important. This school wants to motivate and engage the students.

    247 des Oblats
    Maniwaki, Québec J9E 1G6

    819 449-2597
    wqsb.qc.ca/maniwaki

    Grades:
    Kindergarten to Cycle 2 secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 168 students

    Principal:
    Ann Addleman

    Academics

    • Literacy Focus
    • Advisory Program
    • Goal setting and prioritizing
    • Maniwaki math initiative
    • LEARN (distance education)
    • Sports and Leisure Program (Sec 4 & 5)
    • Aboriginal Success Team
    • Outdoor Education and Environmental Awareness Program
    • Native Studies Course
    • Advisory system

    Services

    • Community Learning Center
    • Elder in Residence Program
    • After school tutoring (secondary)
    • Homework Assistance Program (elementary)
    • Service Accueil (French second language support)
    • Breakfast Club
    • Anti-bullying program (Olweus)
    • School library
    • Only English school in the area
    • Hot lunch Fridays
    • Rural Intervention and Prevention Program

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Québec en forme
    • Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball and Curling
    • Zumba
    • Choir
    • Yoga
    • Guitar Club

    Activities & Events

    • Native drumming
    • Skate-a-thon
    • Literacy Bingo Night
    • Books Fair
    • Student of the Month Awards
    • Golden Broom Program
  • Namur Intermediate School (K-11)

    Namur Intermediate School (K-11)

    Its strong focus on academics and literacy, Namur Intermediate School would like to continue to raise student achievement. This school also provides artistic and fitness outlets to ensure a balanced school culture.

    333, rue de l’Hôtel-de-ville
    Namur, Québec J0V 1N0

    819 426-2996
    wqsb.qc.ca/namur

    Grades:
    Kindergarten to Cycle 1 secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 92 students

    Principal:
    Tammy Downing

     

    Academics

    • Focus on core subjects
    • Student mentors
    • Student tutors
    • Keeping students active
    • Outdoor Education Program
    • Students leave bilingual
    • Debate team

    Services

    • Daycare (before and after school)
    • K-4 full-time program
    • Access to municipal library
    • Volunteers from l’âge d’or
    • Student lounge (secondary)
    • Only English school in the area
    • Good partnership with French school and municipality
    • Homework Club
    • Alliance Alimentaire
    • Anti-bullying program (Olweus)
    • TRIBES school

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Québec en forme
    • Student Council
    • Reading team
    • Basketball
    • Snowshoeing
    • Volleyball
    • Hockey
    • Acti-leader program
    • Lunch hour sports program

    Activities & Events

    • Terry Fox Fundraising
    • Family Literacy Day
    • Remembrance Day event
    • Halloween event
    • Intramural activities
    • Winter fun day
    • Awards day
    • Corn roast
    • Food bank drive
    • Track and field day
    • School Spirit days
  • Noranda School (K-11)

    Noranda School (K-11)

    Noranda School believes that students’ well being is of paramount importance to their learning. As well as providing a caring and stimulating English environment for our students, the school strives to be up to date in a variety of teaching/learning strategies.

    10 avenue Québec
    Rouyn-Noranda, Québec J9X 1G2

    819 762-2706
    wqsb.qc.ca/noranda

    Motto:
    Together, we succeed

    Grades:
    Kindergarten to Cycle 2 secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 90 students

    Principal:
    Amy Barker

    Academics

    • Focus on literacy
    • Focus on learning English
    • Mathematics
    • French as a second language
    • Applied Science
    • Distance Education for Advance Math, Chemistry and Physics
    • Buddy Reading – all levels
    • DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) all levels

    Services

    • Daycare (before and after school)
    • Milk Program
    • Homework Club
    • Anti-bullying program (Olweus)
    • Access to Centre de resource des services sociaux
    • Partnered with Neighbours:
      • Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda
      • CEDEC (entrepreneurial services)

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Student Council
    • Volleyball (With CSRN)
    • Soccer league at lunch
    • Track and field
    • Cross country running club
    • Gardening Club
    • Knitting Club

    Activities & Events

    • Spring carnival (Student Council)
    • Destination Imagination
    • Destination Leadership
    • Intramurals
    • Public Speaking
    • Dictée PGL
    • Family Literacy Day
    • Daffodils Campaign
    • Yearbook (Grad Committee)
    • Terry Fox Run
  • D’Arcy McGee High School

    D’Arcy McGee High School

    D’Arcy McGee High School is dedicated to providing its students with a rich school life. The school also encourages community involvement, and student empowerment. The school’s mantra is to foster a safe, caring and respectful community in which everybody learns and achieves individual success.

     

    925, du Plateau Boulevard
    Gatineau (Aylmer), Québec J9J 3G2

    819 684-7472
    symmesdarcy.com

    Grades:
    Cycle 2 Secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 536 students

    Principal:
    George Singfield

    Academics

    • Group approach in learning
    • High standards set for students
    • Remediation
    • Professional learning community
    • Enrichment
    • French immersion
    • Work Orientation Training Path
    • Semi-specialized and Alternative programs
    • Centre for Excellence

    Services

    • Student Leaders
    • Student Council
    • Peer Mediators
    • Anti-bullying initiatives
    • Restorative Practice Approach
    • Drug and alcohol resource worker
    • Guidance and Counseling/ Orientation
    • CLSC social worker
    • CLSC nurse
    • Breakfast Program

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • D’Arcy Theatre Guild (Award winning)
    • Art Murals
    • Sports Club (Gee Gees): football, ultimate Frisbee, rugby, volleyball, soccer, track and field, hockey, touch football, running club and basketball

    Activities & Events

    • Terry Fox fundraisers
    • Annual multicultural dinner
    • Not in My School! anti-bullying initiative
    • School Plays
    • Me to We Club
    • Love is Louder Week
  • Hadley Junior High School

    Hadley Junior High School

    Hadley Junior High School believes in the potential of each student. Academic Success is high on our school’s radar. We feel that a safe, healthy and rich school life that includes arts and sports are the keys to success. Hadley has a rich school life and holds its students and staff to the highest standards in terms of attitude, effort and behaviour.

    80, Daniel Johnson Blvd
    Gatineau, Québec J8Z 1S3

    819 776-3158
    hadleypwhs.com

    Motto:
    To achieve Success through Education and Community

    Grades:
    Cycle 1 Secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 408 students

    Principal:
    Dodie Payne

    Academics

    • Academic awards
    • Book Club
    • Math contests
    • Orientation sessions
    • Peer tutoring and leaders
    • Enriched French Program
    • Rosetta Stone French
    • Guidance counselling

    Services

    • Academic remediation
    • Peer mentoring
    • Breakfast Club
    • Native Students Circle Group
    • Community Officer
    • Youth counsellors
    • School-wide anti-bullying program
    • Drug and alcohol awareness
    • CLSC nurses and social worker

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Student Council
    • School Band
    • Award winning drama productions
    • Citizenship opportunities
    • Varsity teams Hawks : badminton, soccer, hockey, football, cross-country, track and field, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, basketball
    • Mini-University

    Activities & Events

    • Homeroom competitions
    • Christmas food drive
    • Travel
    • Various fundraisers
    • Boat cruise
    • Destination Imagination
    • Public Speaking Contest
    • Dances
    • Recognition assemblies
    • Hosts Project ACTIVE
    • Intramural Activities
    • Hosts Elementary Track & Field
  • Philemon Wright High School

    Philemon Wright High School

    Philemon Wright High School believes in the potential of each student. Academic success is high on our school’s radar. We feel that a safe, healthy and rich school life that includes arts and sports are the keys to success. Philemon Wright has a rich school life and holds its students and staff to the highest standards in terms of attitude, effort and behaviour.

    80, Daniel Johnson Blvd
    Gatineau, Québec J8Z 1S3

    819 776-3158
    hadleypwhs.com

    Motto:
    To achieve Success through Education and Community

    Grades:
    Cycle 2 Secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 541 students

    Principal:
    Dodie Payne

    Academics

    • Academic awards
    • Book Club
    • Orientation sessions for post -secondary options
    • Rosetta Stone Program
    • Enriched French
    • Power Play French
    • Advanced math
    • Advanced science
    • Guidance counselling

    Services

    • Academic remediation
    • Peer mentoring and tutoring
    • Breakfast Club
    • Native Students Circle Group
    • Gay Straight Lesbian Alliance
    • School-wide anti-bullying program
    • Youth counsellors
    • Strong community involvement
    • Drug and alcohol awareness
    • CLSC nurses and social worker

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Student Council
    • School Band
    • Award winning Drama Club (CAPPIES)
    • Citizenship opportunities
    • 20 varsity sports teams (Falcons) (Boys and Girls): badminton, soccer, hockey, football, cross-country, track and field, basketball, volleyball, rugby, and lacrosse.

    Activities & Events

    • BBQs
    • Battle of the Bands
    • Christmas food drive
    • Dances
    • Recognition assemblies
    • Hosts Project ACTIVE
    • Intramural activities
    • Sports and academic awards
    • Destination Leadership
    • Travel opportunities
    • Outdoor Education Program, Fitness and Nutrition
  • Pontiac High School

    Pontiac High School

    Pontiac High is a rural secondary school located in a charming and welcoming community. The school offers a variety of academic programs as well as trades and focuses on ensuring individual excellence for each student.

    455, Maple street
    PO Box 4600
    Shawville, Québec, J0X 2Y0

    819 647-2244
    phs.wqsb.qc.ca

    Grades:
    Cycles 1 & 2 Secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 400 students

    Principal:
    Debra Stephens

    Academics

    • Lunch and after school tutoring
    • Core French
    • French mother tongue
    • Life Skills Program (special education)
    • Modified Program
    • Achievement coordinator
    • Work Orientation Training Path
    • Welding Program
    • Rough Carpentry (construction)
    • Greenhouse

    Services

    • Student advisory leaders
    • Orientation program for new students
    • Staff advisor for each student
    • Daily advisory periods
    • Drug and alcohol counselling
    • Social Worker available (CLSC)
    • Academic Advisor/Guidance Centre

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Student Council
    • Pontiac students against impaired driving
    • Yearbook and Grad committees
    • Debating team
    • Reach for the Top Club
    • Fitness Club
    • Sports: track and field, cross-country, football, hockey, basketball, volleyball, canoeing and soccer
    • Late bus service available

    Activities & Events

    • Talent show
    • Dramatic Performances
    • School dances
    • Art exhibits
    • Daily intramural activities
    • Pep rallies
    • Radio station
    • Academic recognition assemblies
    • Activities that focus on leadership development for students
  • St. Michael’s High School

    St. Michael’s High School

    St. Michael’s High School works diligently to motivate and engage students in order to help them achieve success. Its small classes allow for students to achieve a new kind of success.

    26, Principale street
    PO Box 10
    Low, Québec, J0X 2C0

    819 422-3584
    wqsb.qc.ca/stmichaels

    Grades:
    Cycles 1 & 2 Secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 96 students

    Principal:
    Debbie Picard

    Academics

    • Focus on individual success
    • Focus on core subjects
    • Carpentry class available
    • Outdoor education
    • Work Orientation Training Path
    • Life skills
    • Community Based Service Learning

    Services

    • Community Learning Centre (CLC)
    • Very positive link with community
    • Videoconferencing is available
    • Anti-bullying initiatives (Olweus)

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Tutoring (Math, English, Science)
    • Skating
    • Choir
    • Technology
    • Hockey program
    • Volleyball program
    • Cross-Country running
    • Basketball
    • Soccer

    Activities & Events

    • Talent show
    • Canoe races
    • Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up
    • Awards for academic achievement
    • Hockey tournament
    • Soccer tournament
    • Science fair
    • Earth Day Clean-up
    • Remembrance Day with community
    • NAC plays
    • Destination Imagination
  • Symmes Junior High School

    Symmes Junior High School

    Symmes Junior High School is dedicated to providing its students with a rich school life. The school also encourages student empowerment. The school’s mantra is to foster a safe, caring and respectful community in which everybody learns and achieves individual success.

    925, du Plateau Boulevard
    Gatineau (Aylmer), Québec J9J 3G2

    819 684-7472
    symmesdarcy.com

    Grades:
    Cycle 1 secondary

    School size:
    Approximately 388 students

    Principal:
    George Singfield

    Academics

    • Group approach in learning
    • High standards set for student
    • Remediation
    • Professional learning community
    • Enrichment
    • Heterogenous class groups
    • French immersion
    • Modified Program
    • Centre for Excellence

    Services

    • Student leaders
    • Student Council
    • Peer Support: mediation, mentoring, tutoring
    • Anti-bullying initiative
    • Restorative Practice Approach
    • Drug and alcohol resource worker
    • Guidance and Counseling
    • CLSC social worker
    • CLSC nurse
    • Breakfast Program

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Award winning Starquest Players Theatre
    • Art Murals
    • Gee Gees Sports Club: football, ultimate Frisbee, rugby, volleyball, soccer, track and field, hockey, touch football, running club and basketball

    Activities & Events

    • Terry Fox Fundraiser
    • Me to We program
    • Annual multicultural dinner
    • Not in my School! anti-bullying initiative
    • School Plays
    • Love is Louder Week
    • Girls Night In