Villa Sainte-Marcelline opens an additional grade 5 class: the path to a sound preparation for secondary school

MONTREAL, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Villa Sainte-Marcelline, a private French-language school for girls, providing a strong curriculum with an international approach, is opening an additional grade 5 class in its elementary school. For the school administration and teachers, this is a unique opportunity to innovate and reenergize the pedagogical, cultural and deeply human heritage of the school and to offer future students an excellent preparation for a successful transition to its secondary school.

"The transition from elementary to secondary school is a crucial step in a student's academic path. At the Villa, we offer students rigorous guidance to give them all the learning methods they need to achieve success. Our elementary and secondary school teachers work in very close collaboration to facilitate this transition," explains Ms Sylvie Siebert, the school principal.

Opening a second class at the grade 5 level is an opportunity for the Villa to offer new students access to a modern approach to education, based on the comprehensive development of each child. With a total population of 200 students at the elementary level, Villa Sainte-Marcelline can ensure an excellent student-teacher ratio and a highly personalized approach. Its educational mission is to offer a broad and culturally rich curriculum with a focus on languages and educational experiences that take the students beyond the classroom through cultural trips and school exchanges.

"Being a Marcelline means not only wearing a uniform: it means learning a lot," says a student. "By the end of elementary school, we are in charge of our school work: we have learned to plan our homework, our projects and our activities. We have acquired a solid base in French, math and English and have a work discipline that stays with us throughout our studies."

An information session about the new grade 5 class will be given during the Villa Sainte-Marcelline secondary school Open House, on September 20th 2012, from 4pm to 8pm.  For more information, students and their parents are invited to visit the school website at

About Villa Sainte-Marcelline
Villa Sainte-Marcelline is a private French-language school located in Westmount. It offers kindergarten to grade 11 for girls and co-ed Cegep-level programs. The Villa belongs to the International Marcelline Institute, a network that includes more than 25 000 students around the world. The school's reputation is based not only on the quality of the teaching, as evidenced by the success of its alumnae, but also on the passion and hard work of the teachers who all contribute to the warm and intellectually stimulating atmosphere which is so characteristic of the Villa.



SOURCE: Villa Sainte-Marcelline

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Elisa Baldet
Tel. 514-931-4000 # 231

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