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Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf is a private French-language educational institution offering secondary school and CEGEP college-level instruction in Montreal, Quebec. It is a co-ed establishment for students in their final year of secondary school and in college. It is boys-only in the first four years of secondary school. It retains a dress code, but no specific uniform. The school is located at 3200, Chemin Côte-Sainte-Catherine.
It is widely regarded as the best and most prestigious secondary school in Quebec (ranking number 1 continuously for several years), and has consistently received high rankings from the Fraser Institute for academic achievement.
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf was founded by the Jesuits in 1928. The school has been secular since 1986. The college was named after Catholic missionary and martyr Jean de Brébeuf. The college traces its origins to the merger of several institutions which became public ones in 1967, when the Quebec system of CEGEPs was created.
Built in 1928, the imposing campus was designed by Dalbé Viau and Alphonse Venne.
The CEGEP only offers pre-university programs (it does not offer the technical programs). The pre-university programs, which take two years to complete, cover the subject matters which roughly correspond to the additional year of high school given elsewhere in Canada in preparation for a chosen field in university.
Post-secondary students receive a Diploma of Collegial Studies in a two-year, pre-university program of study. It gives IB, Sciences, Lettres et Arts (preparatory for most university majors except music and dance) and Diploma of Collegial Studies.
Students are taught in the Jesuit tradition of excellence with a modern approach. Subjects taught in the secondary part of the school include Latin, Mathematics, French, English, Ethics and Religious Culture, Gym, Art, Sciences, Geography (Grades 7-8) and History.
The school is known for being very competitive in basketball and fencing, having won provincial titles in basketball in the last five years and having many of its former students fence at international levels. The school also competes in provincial and regional level hockey, volleyball, broom-ball and rugby competitions. The school's lacrosse team has been in the finals for the four years they have played and have won the title three consecutive years.
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