Jennifer Bray Le Gallais
Welcome to Forest Hill Elementary Junior Campus
Welcome to Forest Hill School. The school opened in 1997-98 in St. Lazare off the western tip of the island of Montreal. The junior and senior school campuses were created in 2005 in response to the rapidly growing population in the off-island districts of the Lester B. Pearson School Board. We serve a mostly English-speaking clientele from Kindergarten to Grade 6 in two different buildings. Forest Hill School offers resources, special activities and school events that are geared towards the interests and needs of specific age groups.
The collaboration between staff and the parent community has always been very important. Our parents are key to the educational success of their children and also to the success of our school. Our pedagogical teams work together to enhance the learning of core and complementary subjects. Through the curriculum they aim to instill in students a sense of responsibility for the environment and social causes and they promote healthy and active lifestyle.
Characteristics of the school
Forest Hill Junior School services 234 students. The junior campus curriculum is composed of 85% French and 15% English instruction. At the senior campus, students follow a 50% French and 50% English curriculum. When they arrive in grade 3, students start working towards the acquisition of reading and writing in English.
We are very well equipped in technology with a full computer
lab as well as a computer and smart board in each class. All
staff members use interactive smart board lessons on a daily
We offer extracurricular activities in music and physical education and we partner with an outside organization to offer after school activities. Our school is used for school community special evenings such as movie nights and star gazing evenings. Our gyms also serve the greater community with evening and weekend activities offered by the municipality of St. Lazare.
Forest Hill Junior Elementary school is a part the Peaceful Schools International and is also a member of Brundtland Schools.
Our School Vision/Mission
Our guiding principles:
In a safe and caring setting help each child reach his/her individual potential.
Provide a rich academic environment that supports students so they can develop their intellectual, physical, social and emotional competencies.
To provide learning opportunities to help them become capable, responsible, confident and caring members of a greater community.
Empower students with the necessary skills to transition to High School, graduate and become life-long learners.
|8:55 am||Bus arrival / Supervision available|
|9:10 am||Instruction begins|
|10:55 am||Instruction begins|
|12:30 - 1:30 pm||Supervision by lunch-time supervisors|
|1:30 pm||Instruction begins|
|3:30 pm||Classes end|
|3:40 pm||Buses leave school grounds|