Royal West Academy

Royal West Academy

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Royal West Academy (commonly referred to as Royal West or RWA) is a public anglophone secondary school in Montreal, Quebec. Royal West has limited enrollment, and prospective students are only admitted after an entrance examination and interview. It is situated on Easton Avenue in Montreal West, but its students come from all parts of the Greater Montreal Area. Royal West Academy is part of the English Montreal School Board (EMSB).

In 2006, the Fraser Institute's report on Quebec high schools ranked Royal West as 37th out of over 400 schools. This made Royal West Academy the highest ranking anglophone (English) school of all Quebec public high schools. The EMSB allows Royal West to refuse applicants who do not score high on its entrance exams. Most other schools in the school board do not have the ability to refuse prospective students based on test scores. Royal West has also placed high in scholastic math competitions, including its rank of first in Quebec in 2006. For the 2010-2011 school year, approximately 1000 6th grade students wrote the entrance exams for the 170 available spots.

History

The grounds where Royal West is now located was once the Saint Philip's Anglican Church. In 1894, the Aberdeen School was founded. It was renamed as the Montreal West High School in 1921. Ten years later, in 1931, the building was demolished and a larger building was built in its place. In 1951 and 1959, an extension to the main structure was built to make way for an elementary......
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