Situated in Montreal West, Royal West Academy (RWA) is an alternative high school for students committed to academic achievement. It has limited enrolment with admissions granted in Grade 7 by application and qualifying examination results. It fosters bilingualism, computer literacy, an appreciation of the arts, an understanding of social issues and a sense of community responsibilities. RWA also has a strong French program, offering both immersion and French mother tongue courses. A mandatory extra-curricular activity program offers options in the arts, sports and leadership development.