A Virtual Education initiative with the participation of the nine English school boards.

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In the spring of 2022, the English Montreal School Board submitted a pilot project on behalf of the anglophone community. We are pleased to announce that the pilot project was accepted. Students in the following situation may be eligible for the delivery of remote education to complete all their academic requirements.

  • Student with a long-term medical condition who cannot attend school in presence because of the severity of their needs.  All requests must be accompanied by a recent (less than three months) recommendation from a professional in the Health and/or Social Services Sector;
  • Student who is an elite athlete and training at a recognized elite level whose academic needs cannot be met in their local school, due to lack of accessibility to specific courses (e.g. scientific math, chemistry, physics) or distance and scheduling conflict with the sport organization and school; 
  • Student who lives in a rural area whose academic needs cannot be met in their local school, due to lack of accessibility to specific courses (e.g. scientific math, chemistry, physics) and where transportation to an alternative school is not an option. 

Although physical school attendance is compulsory and beneficial for all students, we understand that for some students that this may pose a challenge and as a result, the following project has emerged and gives an opportunity to better meet the needs of all our students.

The project has been accepted for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Only students living in Quebec and eligible for English education can attend the Quebec Virtual Academy

In order to apply, please ensure that you have English eligibility. For more information about English eligibility, please visit


Application Process

  1. Complete the form: Quebec Virtual Academy application form
  2. Upon completion of the form, you will receive an email with a link to upload the required documents in a secure folder (please allow 2 business days for the folder link).
  3. Once applications are received, a multidisciplinary team will process the request. This may take up to 5 business days.
  4. When possible, students are expected to continue attending school while waiting for approval.
  5. Once an admission decision has been rendered by the multidisciplinary team, you will be notified if your child has been accepted or not. Decisions will be taken after verifying the application documents and in consultation with your school or school board to ensure that this is the best academic setting for your child’s success.


Technical Support Helpdesk

Our Virtual Learning setting has its own access to EMSB technical support. For all IT related questions, please call 514-483-7502 or email ithelp@emsb.qc.ca between 8:00am and 3:45pm on weekdays.


Steven Spetsieris

Steve Spetsieris



Principal: Steve Spetsieris

Support Staff

Secretary:  Assunta Melillo

Contact Information

Email: qva@emsb.qc.ca
Telephone: 514-483-7200 extension 2811