The Collège Militaire Royal is located in Ville de Saint Jean sur Richelieu, Québec 40 kilometres south of Montréal.
Corresponding to the first two years of college studies in Quebec, preparatory year is a pre-university program of studies. Intended for students who have obtained their high school certificates in Quebec or the equivalent elsewhere in Canada, the program prepares students to complete their studies at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.
The program at the Collège Militaire Royal is focused on the four components--academic excellence and three which are unique to the military colleges: leadership training, personal physical fitness, and bilingualism. Cadets must achieve satisfactory performance in all four areas.