North Star Academy Laval - Josée Pepin



Josée Pepin, Head of School

Josée Pepin is the founder of North Star Academy Laval, the only English private high school north of Montreal. Josée’s vision for an English private education stemmed from a desire to provide opportunities for teens and their families looking for a niche school with small student- teacher ratios and engaging programs, providing a personalized educational experience, right in their own neighborhood. “A place where each teacher knows each students’ name, their family and their strengths. We work as a team to educate the whole student,” are the emphatic words of Pepin regarding her school’s approach. Well known in local and international communities for her engagement and volunteerism, Mrs. Pepin provides students with endless opportunities to learn from and give back to the community, making learning meaningful and real for her high school students. With a student population and programs growing yearly, and now including Sports Concentration and Music Concentration, everyone can find their passion at NSAL!

Situated in one of the most culturally diverse and growing sectors of the province, and with no certificate of eligibility required, NSAL welcomes students from various local regions as well as those from around the world. North Star Academy’s success lies in its academic programs, sports concentrations, and extensive extra-curricular activities, which round out an education that attracts some of the brightest students to the school. Since its inception, a unique integrative Community Connections approach has allowed Josée to bring her students into the world and the world into the school through partnerships projects and career exploration opportunities that help the students grow and learn about their own unique competencies and interests—all while making learning engaging and meaningful and academically competitive. Under Josée’s visionary leadership, students bring their own technology devices as learning tools, teachers receive on-going professional development to remaining at the forefront of best practices and parents are involved through incredible committee work that supports the students and the NSAL Foundation. North Star Academy Laval is growing and innovating, a true gem of the north!

About North Star Academy Laval

950 Elodie Boucher
Laval, Quebec H7W 0C6

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