Grade 12

Learn everything you need to know about our English Grade 12 Program at Sacred Heart.

Grade 12 in Quebec: A Unique Pathway to an Internationally-Recognized Diploma

At the Sacred Heart School of Montreal, our Grade 12 program is meticulously crafted to act as a pivotal gateway to higher education.

Specifically tailored to align with Quebec's unique educational framework, this program offers a comprehensive academic experience that prepares students for university and beyond.

The Grade 12 program at Sacred Heart, leading to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), is designed for female students who have successfully completed Grade 11 or hold an equivalent diploma.

Graduates of our Grade 12 program in Quebec are awarded the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), an internationally-recognized credential. This diploma opens doors for students to apply to universities not only in Canada but also in the United States and other countries worldwide.

Notably, English eligibility is not a requirement for domestic students interested in this program. For more details on eligibility criteria, please visit our Grade 12 Requirements page.

Grade 12 Required Courses

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course: Focuses on essential skills in oral communication, reading, writing, and media studies.

English, Grade 12, University Preparation: Designed to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace by consolidating literacy, communication, and critical thinking skills.

Grade 12 Educational Experience

Unique Approach: Combines virtual materials and in-person active learning approach

In Class Support: Students will be supported in person by Sacred Heart teachers who are designing learning activities and providing quality feedback on all of their work.

Career Mentorship: In a field related to program or area of interest and with a Sacred Heart community member, students are provided with professional guidance and hands-on experience.

Community Service & Wellness: Requires a minimum of 10 hours of community service and mandatory participation in a health and wellness program.

Mission-Driven Education: Focuses on fostering leadership, personal responsibility, and a lifelong passion for learning.

Grade 12 Courses Options

Strategically located in the heart of downtown Montreal, our school offers specialized courses in various academic disciplines, including:

  • Social Sciences: Delve into the complexities of human behavior, societal structures, and cultural phenomena.
  • Commerce: Gain valuable insights into the world of business, economics, and entrepreneurship.
  • Sciences: Explore the realms of biology, chemistry, and physics, setting a strong foundation for scientific inquiry.

By choosing Sacred Heart's Grade 12 program, you're not just selecting an educational pathway; you're investing in a future filled with intellectual rigor, personal growth, and limitless possibilities.

Students Voices: Introduction to Grade 12 at Sacred Heart


FAQ about Grade 12 Academics

Classes are held Monday through Friday from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students are welcome to arrive earlier or stay later to complete homework, meet with advisors, or participate in activities or clubs. 

Our Grade 12 team offers workshops to best prepare students for university and the workplace. Workshops include topics such as how to choose the right school, guidance on how to apply to university, as well as developing the skills necessary to assure their future success. 

Our program offers a unique opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience in their field of interest.  Every student is paired with a mentor from the community. Students meet with their mentors after classes to gain valuable experience in the field of their choice. Mentorship can include shadowing, one-on-one meetings, and hands-on learning.

Grade 12 students are encouraged to participate in our rich extracurricular and athletic programs. They can join athletic teams and any activities or clubs that are of interest to them. Students will be guided as to which activities may compliment their academic and mentoring experiences.

Students must complete 10 hours of community service in order to receive their Grade 12 diploma.

Students are expected to attend our assemblies, and full school events as they are members of our community. Students are also welcome to attend our Masses.

Sacred Heart graduates have been accepted to the most prestigious and world-renowned universities, from Science programs such as Physics, Biochemistry and Industrial Engineering, to Business and Arts...The possibilities are endless!

Sacred Heart graduates have been accepted to the following universities:

-Bishop’s University
-Carleton University
-Concordia University
-Duke University
-Harvard University
-Illinois Wesleyan University
-McGill University
-McMaster University
-Ohio State University
-Penn State University
-Ryerson University
-Université de Montréal
-University of Ottawa
-University of Toronto
-University of Waterloo
-Western University

Student Voices: How Grade 12 Made a Lasting Impact

Fok, Marlena Ching Laam

The teachers are intelligent, passionate and caring. I have successfully achieved my goals thanks to their unending support and encouragement. I feel well prepared for the future with the strong foundation of knowledge I have gained through their guidance.

Marlena Fok
Grade 12 student

The small class sizes and one-on-one support of teachers in the Sacred Heart Grade 12 program helped me to excel academically. The mentorship aspect helped clarify my career goals and gave me hands-on experience in my future field. In addition, I made friendships and connections to last a lifetime.

Eliana S.
Grade 12 Alumna

Without the Grade 12 program at Sacred Heart, I wouldn't have been able to study at a renowned institution like the University of Toronto.

Fanghua Yang
Grade 12 Graduate
Grade 12 pre-university student at Sacred Heart Montreal

The “blended” aspect of the Grade 12 program at Sacred Heart gave me the opportunity to learn how to work at my own pace and set my own deadlines while developing my autonomy through classes that are tailored to my interests.

Having in-person teachers at school gave me the support I needed throughout this challenging transition year between high school and university. 

Mathilde B.
Grade 12 Student

Questions about Grade 12?

Please contact Ms. Brigitte Weil, Director of Grade 12 and Program Development, at:

Phone: +1-514-937-2845 x 140