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Our flagship program




School of the Greats in a nutshell...

The School of the Greats is an after-school homework and scientific discovery program that supports the educational success and academic resilience of vulnerable elementary and college students through a mentoring relationship.



Homework assistance is available for French and mathematics classes. Students also take part in scientific experiments and introductory activities in computer programming.

The activities take place on Saturday mornings of the school year, in the classrooms and laboratories of the local college. School transportation, as well as lunch, are offered to all participants. The program is free and the college mentors are volunteers. They may receive a student engagement mention on their report card.

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Some highlights


more than

beneficiaries since the program's inception


Number of post-secondary institutions participating in the School of the Greats program in Canada


Number of elementary schools participating in School of the Greats in Canada


Percentage of administrative regions deserved in Quebec


Number of provinces participating in the School of the Greats program in Canada (Quebec and Ontario)

Sciences à l'École des Grands, programme soutenu par la Fondation W.

The foundation of the program

Protective factors

Educational success

Academic Resilience

The various facets of the School of the Greats program have been crafted to expose students and students to protective influences. These factors support the development of academic resilience among participants. This resilience in turn leads to the development of educational success for students and mentors.

A double impact on educational success

For elementary school students

Inspired by the environment, students can plan for post-secondary education.

The college mentors become positive role models for these students.

An improvement in academic success is noted in mathematics, French and science.

For college students

The program supports mentors' protective factors, especially those at risk of academic difficulties.

These factors promote academic resilience by developing commitment and autonomy.

This resilience increases the educational success of mentors.

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