About Us 

John Grant High School

John Grant High School is an alternative secondary school nestled in the borough of Côte-St-Luc.  John Grant High School specializes in the education of exceptional students whose needs are not being met or cannot be met within mainstream high schools.  We provide a safe, inclusive environment for students who are typically between the ages of 11 and 21 years old and have learning difficulties or intellectual impairments and/or significant academic delays.   

All of our students follow an individualized education plan (IEP) tailored to their academic, social and emotional goals.  We offer many unique programs that help our students develop their academic, social and life-skills as well as gaining valuable experience in vocational areas and work placements.  Our students graduate from a variety of programs with MEQ accreditations and certifications, but it's important to note that our school does not offer programs leading to a general secondary school diploma. 

We serve students on the territory of the English Montreal School Board and greater Montreal area.  Students who wish to attend John Grant are scheduled for a case conference whereby a team of in-school and school board-level professionals review the recommendation of the referring school and meet with the student and their family to ensure that the student’s needs can be met at our school. These meetings happen throughout the school year, and students who are eligible receive school bus transportation to and from school.  About half of our students travel independently to school while the remainder rely on school bus transportation or are brought to school by their parents/guardians.  


Welcome to John Grant High School. In our school, you will find a most welcoming community of students, staff and parents who come together to help our students learn and develop into educated, well-rounded, independent and responsible young adults. We build community that feels like family and relationships that last a lifetime.  

We believe that in order to be successful, people need to feel safe and supported in all facets of their lives. We know that through thoughtful collaboration between home and school, every child can achieve individual success.   

As a staff, we look forward to carrying out our responsibilities to ensure that our students feel safe, happy and included. We provide opportunities for meaningful work, growth and development for all of our students. Each of our students are supported in pursuing their individual goals, discovering and developing their passions and achieving success within the framework of our many specialized programs that lead to certifications and attestations. 

We ask that as parents, you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she: 

  • Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school with our collective support 
  • Attends school on time, on a daily basis 
  • Proudly wears the school uniform  
  • Takes responsibility for his/her work, words and actions 
  • Understands the importance of self-respect, respect for others and respect for the environment 
  • Keeps an open line of communication and shares important information between home and school (and vice versa) 
  • Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills 

On behalf of the John Grant High School community, welcome to the family. 

Jennifer LeHuquet 



John Grant High School is oriented towards success for every student.  Our three-fold mission is to provide instruction to help students acquire knowledge, skills and positive attitudes; to provide appropriate social experiences and opportunities for social development and to cultivate a sense of belonging; and to provide students with certification, attestations and recognition for their achievements. Our mission is focused on developing our students’ feelings of self-worth, self-reliance, and independence all the while advancing students’ academic abilities, life skill and social skill proficiency, and fostering a sense of belonging within the school and wider community. 



We believe that every person deserves: 

  • To be loved unconditionally 
  • To be treated with respect and dignity 
  • To feel a sense of belonging and acceptance 
  • To pursue their passion, aptitudes 
  • To hone their skills with support 
  • To make mistakes and to learn 
  • To contribute and to find fulfilment in their work