Educating the local and international Anglophone community of Montreal

With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines. Our network consists of 73 schools and centres



Common questions from our parents, students and community and where you can find this information on our website. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Board Meetings

The EMSB Council of Commissioners meets in public once a month. The session for the public convenes at 7:30 p.m. and is broadcasted live on the web.

Watch Live Upcoming Meetings Board Meeting Minutes

EMSB Careers

The English Montreal School Board employs more than 4000 full-time and part-time teachers, administrators and support staff personnel. Start your career at the EMSB.

Career Opportunities


Documentation available for download pertaining to the operation of the English Montreal School Board, including calendars, financial statements and public notices. 

EMSB Documents

Want to know what we're made of?

More about the EMSB, our territory, success rate, French programs and school system.

School Board

How is the EMSB governed?

The English Montreal School Board is governed by a council of commissioners all of whom are publicly elected through general elections every four years. The Council of Commissioners works in conjunction with school board Administrators to establish policies and organizational objectives while striving to provide the best possible learning conditions for students.


Who runs the EMSB?

The English Montreal School Board is managed by the Director General, Assistant Directors General and a senior management team of departmental directors and assistant directors.  These administrators oversee the everyday functioning of the school board.