Villa Sainte-Marcelline is a
private French school located in Westmount, Quebec.
It is an all-girl school from kindergarten
up to grade 11. There is also a
, named CIM, for girls and boys.
In September 1959, the Marcelline nuns opened the doors of the
school to 66 students in the "Aimé Geoffrion" mansion on Upper
Belmont Avenue in Westmount. Six years later, the school bought the
next door house but it would only be in 1988 that the school would
experience its first big constructions. These works made it
possible to join both houses to create a bigger school. The
students now had a new gym, auditorium and science labs. With the
expansion of the school, the school accepted more girls. It became
a first choice school for rich french families and also for English
families trying to get their kids to be bilingual.
Nowadays the school is known to be the only french private school
in Westmount and the one located at the very top of the Hill.
Often, VSM is used to replace the full name of the school.
Since a few years agp, the school has a new building which contains
a gym, the cafeteria, the computer lab, the library and the
cegep.The school is also one of the few in Montreal that offers a
trilingual program (English, French, Spanish) throughout the whole