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PromeSS is a cross-sectional survey of school principals in a convenience sample of 171 elementary and 48 public high schools in Quebec, Canada. The main objectives are to describe social inequalities in the availability of school-based health-promoting interventions as well as in the process of selecting and implementing these interventions. Telephone interviews were conducted with school principals in 2016-19 and questionnaire items focused on school characteristics and culture as well as the availability, selection, implementation, and sustainability of health-promoting interventions. Qualitative interviews were conducted with representatives from 17 school service centers (previously known as school boards) on the history and scaling-up of health-promoting interventions in their jurisdiction.