A TRADITION DATING BACK TO 1827!
1827: Construction starts on the 5th oldest French-speaking school in North America.
1829: The Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière opens.
1894: Running water installed at the Collège.
1915: Electricity is installed.
1920: A fire destroys part of the building.
1923: Renovations are finished.
1945: Empress Zita of Austria visits the Collège.
1964: The first female students arrive at the Collège, studying Belletristic Literature.
1965 – 1971: American Peace Corps groups are welcomed for French language immersion.
1982 – 1995: More than 2000 students from George Brown College in Toronto arrive for French language immersion.
1995: Opening of the Collège Music School, now known under the name of École Destroismaisons.
1995: The talent show Secondaire en spectacle is created by one of the Collège's student; an event which now showcases student talent from over 260 schools throughout the province.
2001: The first students in the Explore program arrive for a French language immersion program offered by the Campus Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta.
2004: Arrival of the first long-stay international students undertaking a French language immersion program.
2008: The Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière appears on the cover page of the reputed magazine L’actualité having placed first amongst all private schools in Quebec for its impact on the success of its students.
2012: Gradual introduction of the obligatory use of an I-pad for all students at the Collège.
2013: The Collège takes first place in all non-selective high schools, statistics and findings compiled by the Fraser Institute of Vancouver.
2016: 16th edition of the Explore French language immersion program.