All children living in Québec must attend school:
However, parents in Québec may choose to homeschool their children. Under the Education Act, a child who receives appropriate homeschooling may be exempt from compulsory school attendance.
2. Send your child’s learning project to the Ministry of Education.
3. In order to benefit from the support services offered by our school board, parents must take the following steps:
Complete the admission process with the Education Department at our board office (15 Katimavik, Gatineau, QC J9J 0E9).
Ensure that you child lives in the territory covered by our board and is eligible for English instruction under the Charter of French Language before applying for a permanent code. This is a requirement from MEES for homeschooling.
To register with our school board, you must provide us with the following documents for the admission process:
If your child does not have a certificate of eligibility yet, refer to Eligibility to English Education page or contact our Education Department for information. An application will be submitted on your behalf to the MEES if eligibility requirements are met.
4. For support services offered by our board, parents must submit the following to our Education department:
Possible services available include:
Note – If a child stops attending an educational institution during the course of the school year, written notice must be sent within 10 days of the date on which school attendance ceases. The MEES’ secure online form may be used by parents to send written notice.
|Louise Ricard, Education Department
Send a message using the form on the Contact page and selecting Educational Services – Elementary.
|Stewart Aitken, Director of Elementary Education
Send a message using the Contact a member of Senior Administration form.
|Elementary Education Department
Western Québec School Board
15 Katimavik, Gatineau (QC) J9J 0E9