About Westmount Park

Westmount Park is a multicultural, multi-ethnic school that celebrates its diversity.  While the majority of our children were born in Quebec and English is their mother tongue, our total population includes children born in over 25 different countries.

Westmount Park values the individual child’s right to develop in an educational environment that is free from fear and prejudice.  This is achieved in a climate of respect, cooperation and commitment by providing a safe and effective learning atmosphere in which students can reach their full potential.

Our Mission

Our school is committed to offering a program of quality education that focuses on the community’s diverse needs.  This celebration of cultural diversity of the student population is an important ingredient of our program, both in the academic areas as well as in the cultural aspects of the curriculum.  We value the individual child’s right to develop in an educational environment that is free from fear and prejudice. 

Our goal is to create an environment whereby all children are given the tools, support and life-skills needed in order to reach their full potential. We aim to foster a spirit of harmony with the help of teachers, support staff, parents and community resources and thereby supplying all the necessary resources for the children to become life-long learners. 

School History

The school has gone through a number of changes since the cornerstone was laid on November 29, 1913. Originally it opened as a high school. Following World War II, it became Westmount Junior High housing Grades 7,8 and 9.

In 1961, the building opened as an elementary school. In the 70’s and 80’s the school first welcomed students from Little Burgundy and Pointe St.Charles and expanded to its present size.

In 1998, it became part of the English Montreal School Board.

The building was closed for two years (2019 to 2021) in order to complete a $20-million project of renovations and repairs. This refurbished facility was upgraded with modern classrooms ( including interactive SMART boards), flexible seating options, a variety of learning spaces, dedicated music and science rooms and the addition of an elevator and an exterior ramp to make the building more accessible to everyone. In an effort to maintain some of the building’s heritage, the auditorium was restored with all of its beautiful woodwork while bringing the sprinkler system and emergency exits within that space up to date. The paint was refreshed, the benches repaired and new heating cabinets installed.

In addition to benefiting from the English-Core program, students are also able to benefit from energy stations that are set up throughout the building. This allows students to leave class for a movement and/or brain break when needed. Stations include stationary bikes, rowing machines, and sensory paths.