471 Green,

Saint Lambert, Qc. J4P 1V2

Telephone : (450) 671-1649

fax :(450) 671-4600





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Principal : Caryn Shacter

Staff Assistant : Sylvie Hedrich

Secretary : Suzanne Bernier

General Information

School hours : 9:02 a.m. – 3:20 p.m

Current enrollment : 61 students, aged 4-21 years

Daycare Services

No services

Philosophy / Mission / Objectives

- REACH is a regional program and is the only English public school on the South Shore that specializes in educating children with special needs.

- REACH’s mission is to offer an alternative educational program within the continuum of services offered by Riverside School Board.

- REACH promotes the autonomy and development of students with intellectual handicaps and/or pervasive developmental challenges.

Academic Programs

Our students follow an individualized curriculum which includes functional academics, personal development, as well as life, social and communication skills, and which nurtures and ensures their capacity to experience successes in their own unique ways.


Support Services

- Teacher and technician(s) in each classroom
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language programs
- Individualized Education Plan for each student (IEP)


School Life Activities

- Pre- School, Elementary and Secondary Functional Academic, French second language program, Dynamic physical education program, Social Skills Training , Life Skills Training

- TEACCH based (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped CHildren) classes, Work Study and Sheltered Workshop Program (Studio Kaleidoscope) for students aged 16-21, Travel Training, Music program, and Programs to facilitate integration into the community.

Additional Information

- Warm family atmosphere

- Dorr to door bussing

- Studio Kaleidoscope on site (sheltered ceramic workshop)

- Pleasant location in residential Saint Lambert

- Safely secured building and grounds

- Close to businesses, library and community centers
(arena, pool and sport fields)

- Spacious park-like setting


Parental Participation

Governing Board Chair : Carole Briggs-Carlone

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Parents’ Committee Representative : Matthew McCarney

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Verena Gratton

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Foundation : Donations may be made in REACH’s name to the SSEF

Library Service : No service


District Commissioner(s)

Moira Bell

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Lesley Cuffling

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