Is your child motivated and passionate about the fine arts? Register for our Virtual Open House event to join our EMSB family at FACE! 

On October 12, 2021, our Open House event will be virtual, and our school team and community is excited to share with you our unique educational project and to share details about our enriching environment. Please note that attending an information session is mandatory in order to receive the application documents. We will be taking attendance. We will share with you our fine arts project, the expectations of our curriculum and more so you can make an informed choice about our school. 

The FACE EMSB school team and administration will offer three information sessions this day. Please note the following times:  

  • 11:30-1:00pm  
  • 4:30-6:00pm  
  • 6:30-8:00pm  

To register, please complete this form https://forms.office.com/r/SCmU3JD0Ng to register and you will receive the link to this event by October 8th.  

The deadline to register is October 7, 2021. 

FACE is a unique, one-of-a-kind school in Quebec.

Located for more than 30 years in the old Montreal High School, a historic building possessed of an old-world charm in the heart of the City, our school welcomes students to elementary and secondary classes.

Francophones and Anglophones alike share the premises and the program in a joyous and healthy cohabitation. The arts are not taught with the aim of training future professional artists, but rather to educate, qualify and socialize students through their training. Here, the arts are used as a lever to foster student achievement. This concentration therefore places an artistic culture at the centre of the students' academic path, ultimately nourishing their general interdisciplinary culture. 

The arts are at the core of our students’ learning journey!
What programs does F.A.C.E. offer?

Students follow classes in their mother tongue, although all students are grouped together for instrumental music and vocal classes and during extracurricular and social activities.

From kindergarten to Grade 11, the Fine Arts Program allows students to adapt to 4 artistic disciplines : visual arts, theatre/drama, vocal and instrumental music. Those more gifted or motivated are able to showcase their talents in complementary activities such as the jazz band, the symphony orchestra, the FACE young singers, plays, etc.

Focus programs

  • Fine Arts Program with the following disciplines:  Visual arts, theatre/drama, vocal music, instrumental music and dance.
  • French: French Second Language and Enriched French from grade 7 to 9.

Enriched Math and Science Extra or co-curricular activities

    • Jazz Band
    • Symphony Orchestra
    • Ensemble Con Brio
    • Green Club
    • Science Fair
    • Sports (basketball, soccer, futsal, etc.)
    • Midi-Jazz
    • Midi-Pop
    • Boys’ Choir
    • Theatre
    • Field trips to museums and theatres
    • Dance classes
    • FACE young singers
Music Department

EMSB Teachers:
Marie-Eve Arseneau – Winds & Percussion
Theodora Stathopoulos – Strings
Catherine Le Saunier – Vocal
Myriam Blouin - Elementary

For the past 46 years, FACE School’s music program has provided generations of students, from Kindergarten to Grade 11, with solid musical foundations and practical training on wind and string instruments and voice. Although FACE’s music program does not aim to train professional musicians it develops its students’ talents for life and provides a well-rounded musical education that prepares them for becoming a more creative and versatile adult in an increasingly complex society.

From kindergarten to grade 3, the students’ schedules integrate Orff  instruments, recorder and choral singing. Additionally, the children can be introduced to stringed instruments by using the Suzuki method of instruction, as an extracurricular activity. These courses are subject to additional fees.

In the fourth year, students are offered to learn an orchestral instrument (winds, strings and percussion). With only very few exceptions students stay on the same instrument until grade 11 and the instruments are supplied by the school.

The school’s music program has a track record of spectacular vocal productions and concerts, award – winning instrumental ensembles (bands and orchestras at every level), international tours and community collaborations with its Symphony Orchestra (https://orchestresymphoniqueface.wordpress.com/).

 

FACE Drama/Theatre Program

FACE offers drama for both Primary and Secondary students. Focusing on creativity, collaborative play and imagination, students are provided with a wide range of stimulus to facilitate their engagement in this arts subject. Using the Progression of Learning, FACE has a dedicated and qualified team of teachers who tailor the drama classes to the abilities of the students.

There are three competencies that must assessed and they are the following:

For Primary School:

Competency 1 – To invent short scenes 

Competency 2 – To interpret short scenes

Competency 3 – To appreciate dramatic works, personal productions and those of classmates 

For Secondary School:

Competency 1 – Creates dramatic works

Competency 2 – Performs dramatic works 

Competency 3 – Appreciates dramatic works 

Areas in a drama class can cover theatre history with the conventions and devices of the period, the many fascinating genres, acting process, such as voice, movement, characterization, interpretation of text, and naturally in understanding the rehearsal and performance process. These are some of the central elements in the building blocks of the drama class.

Central to all drama classes is for students to work as a team, in how to perform with others and to give positive feedback to other members of the class. This process enhances a student’s own personal development that can range from building confidence, public speaking, problem solving, conflict resolution and collaborative engagement. Drama classes helps in building individual confidence and promotes a great sense of camaraderie between students.

As the students’ progress through the years, by Yr 10 and 11, they have the opportunity to work on a drama production, which encompasses all the elements in the making of a play. Students get to participate in their area of interest: actors, stage technicians in the area of set and props, costume, lighting and sound design. Not only are students able to work in their specialized group, the process is wholly student driven, under the watchful eye of a committed team of professionals.

In the final years of the school, the theatre production provides a whole class experience and is invaluable for the students because they learn the mechanisms that make a play. Based on such hard work, the production is a real highlight in the drama journey and the students are extremely proud of their achievements.

Primary School:

http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/site_web/documents/education/jeunes/pfeq/PDA_PFEQ_art-dramatique-primaire_2009_EN.pdf

Secondary School

http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/site_web/documents/education/jeunes/pfeq/PDA_PFEQ_art-dramatique-secondaire_2010_EN.pdf

Core curriculum

FACE offers all public school programs from kindergarten through high school, in accordance with Quebec’s Education Act and the Ministère de l’éducation, des loisirs et du sport’s Basic School Regulation.

SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE CORE CURRICULUM

Elementary science

  • Grades 3 to 5: Introduction to robotics
  • Grades 4 to 6: Participation in the annual school science fair
  • Introduction to laboratory techniques

High school science

  • Participation in the annual school science fair, with the winners going to regional fairs

High school mathematics

  • Participation in the Fermat and Pascal Canadian Mathematics Competition (each year, our students perform well in these competitions)
  • In secondary 4 and 5, FACE offers advanced math and science programs, including the required physics and chemistry courses for CEGEP science programs

Physical education (per week)

  • Elementary level: one period (50 min)
  • High school level: two periods (100 min)

French

  • Regular French classes are enhanced with drama classes at both the elementary and high school levels
  • French Second Language and Enriched French from grade 7 to 9.

Visit F.A.C.E. Elementary and Secondary School

The best way to experience F.A.C.E. is to come see it for yourself!

Take a virtual tour

You're making big decisions about your child's education. Let us guide you on an exciting, informative tour of F.A.C.E. to help you make the right choice.