A number of different activities related to class curriculum are held every year.

Students take part in scientific field trips, exhibitions, and seminars on specific topics. They also go to plays, broadening their cultural horizons. These activities take education beyond the classroom, make it fun, and encourage students to never stop learning.

Here are some examples of activities that could be held during the school year:

First Aid Course
Historic Rally at the Old Port of Montreal
Nutrition Symposium
Ottawa Day Trip
Public Speaking Competition
Tour of the Court House
World Press Photo Exhibit

Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)
Talk by a veteran of the Second World War
Défi génie inventif
Électrium Outing
Francophonie Week
Holocaust Museum
Informative Video Capsule
Math Bingo
McCord Museum
Plateau Mont-Royal Rally
Pointe-à-Callières Museum
Radio-Canada TV Lab
Slam at the Place des Arts
Theatre Outings
Villa Maria Historical Tours
Visit to the BAnQ
Women and Engineering


Avogadro Contest
Dawson College – Earth Week Event
Guest speakers English Department
Guest speakers Social Sciences
Historical Tours (Pipers)
Let’s Talk Sciences Challenge
LCC Destiny Quebec
Martine Latulippe Visit
Plateau Mont-Royal Rally
Salon du livre
Sneaker Design Tournament at Concordia University
Théâtre Denise-Pelletier
Vues d’Afrique Festival

Discover some of our Academic+ activities!

Entrepreneurship and Leadership

On June 15, 2022, the Entrepreneurship and Leadership profile graduates took the opportunity to explore different locations in the International District and the Golden Square Mile district.

The purpose of the field trip was to demonstrate the evolution of Montreal as an economic and financial capital over time. Students were able to visit the Living Art exhibit at the World Trade Centre in Montreal and leave their mark.


On May 16 and 17, 2022, our students in the Sciences Profile put on a show at Villa Maria's first Expo-Sciences competition! Held within the framework of the Lab Skills course, the competition leads the students to develop a research project on a new laboratory skill.

The project is carried out throughout the school year through documentary research, the implementation of an experiment and the presentation of the project. The projects presented are the result of the work of 32 teams, and this final stage represents a chance for them to win one of the six competition prizes. Respecting the requirements of the Hydro-Québec Expo-Sciences competition, this project is a first experience for students who would like to participate in this competition in Cégep.

Opéra de Montréal

On May 5th, 2022, students of the music option had the chance to attend the general performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute presented by the Opéra de Montréal at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier at Place-des-Arts.

The musicians from Villa Maria were impressed by the high register of the coloratura soprano who represented the Queen of the Night. The silent film theme added a psychedelic and humorous touch to this famous opera from the classical era.

Montréal Planetarium

On April 21, 2022, Secondary 5 students in the English sector Sciences profile took part in a field trip to the Montréal Planetarium.

Students watched two shows in the amazing 360° theatre: Celestial Chronicles and Space Explorers. Afterwards, they had time to explore the exhibits related to space and astronomy, including the Planetarium’s fantastic collection of meteorites from around the world. French sector students visited the Planetarium on May 20th.

Encore plus Génial!

On February 21, 2022, seven students from Secondary 4 had the privilege of participating in the recording of two episodes of the popular Télé-Québec series "Encore plus Génial!”.

This show, hosted by Stéphane Bellavance, tests the scientific knowledge of the students as well as their ability to popularize certain concepts. Congratulations to our students who gave an extraordinary performance! Stay tuned, the episodes will air next season in fall 2022.

Several other Academics+ activities are also available!