Start your educational journey with the English Montreal School Board.

The English Montreal School Board serves more than 36,000 students who attend some 70 schools and centres in the youth and adult sectors on the island of Montreal.  From pre-kindergarten to vocational training programs, the EMSB provides a caring, safe and inclusive learning community that is focused on academic excellence.



The EMSB registration offices will reopen on June 1st, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walk-ins are no longer allowed. If you would like to come to the board to request for a certificate of English eligibility (new or renewal) for your child, you must call for an appointment.

You may contact us at the following number:

514 483-7200 ext: 7254
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday

Click here for appointment guidelines (PDF)

Register for school

In order to register a student with the English Montreal School Board, you must register at the school. The process and requirements are differ depending on academic level, education history and your country of origin. Find out what's required in the registration section.

Elementary or SecondaryAdult Education Vocational Training

Find out if your child is eligible to attend an English public school.

In order to qualify for English instruction in Quebec public schools, students must meet certain criteria under the  Charter of the French Language as set out by the Quebec government.

Attended English School in Canada Temporary Residents of Quebec Special Exceptions

Become an international student! The English Montreal School Board welcomes students from all over the world into our international program. Click here to learn more about the enrollment process if you live in another country.

International Students

Visit our office

The Law 101 office is open for walk-in visitors. It is located on the first floor of the EMSB Administration Building in room 121. Please enter through the main entrance on the corner of Fielding and Côte St-Luc and present yourself at the security desk to obtain a pass to enter the building.

Office Hours Directions

Can my child attend school before they are of age?

The Board may grant early entry (derogation) to a child who has not reached the age of admission. This requires an evaluation of the child by a psychologist. Learn more about this process.

Early Entry (Derogation)