WELCOME TO TAV COLLEGE
TAV College is a private, post-secondary, education institution that is recognized and accredited for subsidies from the Quebec Ministry of Education. It was founded more than 30 years ago from a strong desire to provide the Montreal-Jewish community with education and training and has since then developed into a comprehensive college, offering over 15 programs of study to a large multicultural body of students.
TAV College boasts a brand new 42,000 square-foot building, which annexes our original campus building on Decarie Boulevard. In 2019, we announced our plans to construct a third campus building, which will be ready to welcome new students by the Fall 2021 semester.
To read more about our history, see below.
TAV College is a government-accredited private college situated in the Côte-des-Neiges-Snowdon district of Montreal. We pride ourselves on being a multicultural institution where students from diverse backgrounds contribute to a rich and fulfilling educational experience. Our college aims to help individuals realize their full potential, academically, and personally, while respecting their cultural and ethnic diversity. A broader goal is to establish the college as a community resource center for lifelong learning. TAV emphasizes excellence in teaching and academic standards and encourages interaction between faculty and students.
The ultimate goal of the College is to train people to become competent, responsible, and well integrated into Quebec society. Through this, the College aims to:
• provide students with the foundation necessary for developing critical thinking skills as well as independence;
• allow them to develop themselves personally, academically and professionally;
• nourish and stimulate their intellectual and interpersonal curiosities;
• stimulate a desire to discover Quebec society as well as integrate into it.
To achieve our goals, the College consistently supports its Educational Project. The project is based on four essential foundation elements in which all students and staff work, in conjunction, to support:
• Personal commitment
• The development of the individual
• Awareness of others and our environment
• Opening up to the world
TAV was originally founded in 1989 as TAT (Torah and Technology School of Montreal) with the goal of providing the chassidic Montreal-Jewish community with secular education and training, which would lead to more job opportunities in Quebec society.
It began as an affiliate of Champlain College (Saint-Lambert) and, in 2007 it began a new affiliation with Cégep Marie-Victorin. Near the end of 2010, the college applied for and was approved for independent status and became a private college recognized and accredited for subsidies from the Quebec Ministry of Education (Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur).
In 2013, the College built a modern, six storey, 42,000 square-foot building (commonly referred to as the “A” building), which annexes its original, four storey, campus building at 6333 Decarie Boulevard. The “A” building features four science laboratories, a private gym, two media labs, a private café, a mock-daycare laboratory as well as the administration offices.
The TAV College administration announced in 2018 that it will expand its campus with the construction of a third building, which will be known as the “C” building. The plans for this modern building place a heavy focus on accessibility and transterior design. The plans dedicate the lowest-level floor to a student lounge center while the other floors of the building will be dedicated to more classroom spaces, a rooftop garden lounge and exterior study zones. The new building will be located at 5995 Decarie Boulevard (approximately 150 meters from the main campus-building). Construction began in December 2019, however, due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the building is only set to open its door in the Fall of 2021.
“C” building. Rendering provided by Les Architects Joly Baygin. Expected date of completion: Fall 2021.
UPDATED: OCTOBER 22, 2020
*This historial timeline was researched and written by Justin Hand-Gregory, Communications Coordinator at TAV College. All of the information has been fact checked through visual evidence. Please gain approval from our communications office to use any of this information: firstname.lastname@example.org