Montreal-area school boards cancel classes due to snowstorm

A great number of schools, school boards and CEGEPs in the Montreal area and beyond have cancelled all school and administrative activities on Friday as an intense snow storm slams southern Quebec.

So far, the following schools have called off all activities (note that this list will continue to be updated):

English-language public schools

  • Lester B. Pearson School Board
  • English Montreal School Board
  • New Frontiers School Board
  • Riverside School Board
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

French-language public schools

  • Commission scolaire de Laval
  • Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île
  • Commission scolaire de Montréal
  • Commission scolaire Marie-Victorin
  • Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
  • Commission scolaire des Patriotes
  • Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord
  • Commission scolaire Saint-Hyacinthe
  • École secondaire Marcellin-Champagnat

English-language private schools

  • Centennial Academy
  • Lower Canada College
  • Loyola High School
  • Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School
  • North Star Academy
  • The Priory School
  • Sacred Heart School
  • The Study
  • Trafalgar School for Girls
  • Villa Maria College

French-language private schools

  • Collège Charlemagne
  • Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
  • Collège Laval

Jewish parochial schools

  • Akiva School
  • Écoles Azrieli Talmud Torah/Herzliah
  • Hebrew Academy School
  • JPPS Bialik
  • Solomon Schechter Academy


  • John Abbott College
  • Dawson College

All other schools

  • Montreal Oral School for the Deaf
  • Alexander von Humboldt German International School

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Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Friday for much of southern Quebec, saying a total of 30 to 50 centimetres of snow is expected throughout Friday.

READ MORE: Winter storm warning issued for Montreal

According to Environment Canada, the brunt of the storm will hit during rush hour on Friday morning.

Strong wind gusts of up to 60 kilometres per hour are expected to create white-out conditions.

Officials are asking motorists to cancel non-essential travel plans as a precaution and opt for public transit.

Montreal’s Trudeau airport is also advising travellers to check their flight status before heading to the airport.

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–With files from Global’s Annabelle Olivier


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