37, boulevard Lasalle, Sudbury, ON  |   (705) 566-7660

Your French Public High School

École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier

Open House on January 18th!

Come visit your future high school during our Open House and find out why more and more people are choosing Macdonald-Cartier.

5 – 6:30 pm
Spaghetti Supper– cafetéria

5 to 7 pm
Activities for future grade 7 students
School Tours and Kiosks
Draws & Prizes

It is never too late to register at École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier!

Anyone who wishes to register in a CSPGNO French school is always welcome to meet staff members, talk with students and parents and tour our many schools.

A leader in new educational approaches, our schools offer programs that fulfill the changing needs of students from year to year. Recognized for its human approach and inclusive values, CSPGNO is in a league of its own offering innovative and creative teaching that promotes open-minded thinking.

Through its commitment to excellence, CSPGNO provides its students with leading-edge educational programs that far exceed the expectations of traditional education. Its vision of contemporary learning and its methods of curriculum delivery allow students to experience exceptional and memorable learning opportunities. The CSPGNO’s resiliency program, before and after school program and in-school child care centres are just some of the reasons why the CSPGNO is the number one choice for students from kindergarten to grade 12.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier.

« We believe in CSPGNO schools because there are many opportunities for our children to become bilingual. French schools provide a very good learning environment. » 
— Murray Watson, father

Who can register?

Children of French-language rights holders can attend a French public school. This right is granted under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and is recognized in the Ontario Education Act.

According to Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the following people can attend a French-language school:

  1. all children of a parent whose first language learned and still understood is French;
  2. all children of a parent who received his or her primary school instruction in Canada in French;
  3. all children whose sibling has received or is receiving primary or secondary school instruction in Canada in French.

In order to be admitted to an elementary school, the pupil must:

  • have reached the age of 4 years by December 31 of the current school year to be registered in junior kindergarten
  • have reached the age of 5 years by December 31 of the current school year to be registered in senior kindergarten
  • have reached the age of 6 years by December 31 of the current school year to be registered in Grade 1.

For more information, simply contact the Board office at 705-671-1533 or École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier directly at (705) 566-7660.

« Thanks to the dedication of his teachers, my son who has ADHD, is now getting 3+ marks. Thank you CSPGNO. »
— Joanna Flynn, mother

All students are welcome!

CSPGNO prides itself in its accessibility and strives to reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity that makes up its community.  Therefore, those who are not French-language right-holders can request that their child attend a French-language school.

All interested parents or guardians must submit a request to the school principal and ask for an admissions committee meeting, as stipulated in subsections 289 (1) and 302 (1) of the Ontario Education Act. The committee will assess the child’s skills in French to determine if he/she understands, speaks, reads and writes in French at his/her age and grade level. The child will also be assessed in his mother tongue. This is to evaluate the child’s linguistic comfort level with languages rather than academic knowledge.

« They accepted our anglicized family allowing us to expand our children’s horizons and reclaim our cultural heritage. »
— Richard Paquette, father

Our Mission

Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario, together with its communities, provides a French-language education of the utmost quality in order to develop each student’s skills and values enabling him or her to reach his or her full potential and to find his or her place as an active and productive citizen of the world.

Our Vision

To be the school board of choice recognized for:

  • its program excellence and student services
  • the love for children and young kids
  • our hospitality for families and community members
  • the superior quality of its French-language education
  • quality and appreciation of the French language
  • creativity, innovation and openness

Our Values and Motivations

  • Respect and appreciation
  • Commitment
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Language and culture
  • Innovation
  • Integrity

Our priorities:

  • Classroom teaching and learning
  • Francophone environment and community development
  • Parents and family commitment
  • Institutional growth
  • Governance practices

CSPGNO Transportation Providers

Sudbury Transportation Services

Sudbury District


École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier

37 Lasalle Boulevard, Sudbury, ON, Canada

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37, boulevard Lasalle
Sudbury ON P3A 1W1
Tél. : (705) 566-7660
Téléc. : (705) 566-3433
Direction: Brian Philipow


Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario

Reconnu pour son innovation et son ouverture sur le monde, le CSPGNO offre une éducation publique de langue française de la plus grande qualité dans onze écoles élémentaires et huit écoles secondaires dans les communautés de Markstay, Noëlville, Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault-Sainte-Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge  et Longlac.

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