MIND (Moving in New Directions) alternative high school is a co-managed, democratic school for independent and motivated students.

At MIND, we strive to create a strong sense of the school as a community and instill in each student a sense of responsibility and belonging to that community.

It is our belief that students who enjoy school will do better in school, and thus, we are committed to creating an environment where students feel welcome, important and comfortable.

We believe in an individualized approach to learning. We promote bilingualism. The key educational values we support at MIND are: community, academics, individual development, co-management and school involvement.

Founded in 1975 by the PSBGM (now EMSB), MIND was originaly located on the third floor of the International YMCA located at the corner of Park Avenue and St. Viateur. At this time we were known simply as "Alternative High School". A vote was held halfway through the year for students and staff to choose a new name, and "MIND" was the winner. Shortly after, we moved to University street right next to FACE. In 1999 MIND changed locations to its current St.Urbain Street address.

  • MIND is a learning environment for motivated students seeking an enriching educational environment.
  • MIND services students whose needs are not being met within the traditional high school setting.
  • MIND is a place where you can learn to exist within a small, safe environment.