Our Kids logo
Quebec schools for ADHD

Quebec schools for ADHD

Find ADHD/ADD schools in Quebec listed below.

Find a list of schools  

Does your child have ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is amongst the most frequently observed childhood psychiatric disorders, is the presence of both attention problems and hyperactivity that manifests before seven years of age. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) divides ADHD symptoms according to three categories, inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. A few other common signs of ADHD include:

  • Inability to sit still
  • Lack of focus
  • Difficulty controlling emotions or what one says (i.e. blurting out inappropriate things in class)
  • Impatience

In Quebec, private schools for students with ADHD recognize the challenges that your child faces and adapt their programs to meet his or her needs. School can be an extremely frustrating challenge for children with ADHD. Indeed, the behaviours that those with this disorder find most difficult (i.e. silent listening, sitting still, focusing) are usually necessary components of a regular day at school. Here, the school will understand the individualized support that your child requires and adapt accordingly.

Private Schools in Quebec and ADHD

Quebec offers many different types of private schools for students with ADHD, including traditional, special needs, Montessori, and alternative. Many of these schools provide both day and boarding options.

Quebec's private schools present many advantages that are distinct from other education options. Here are some of these benefits:

Small class sizes

Students feel more comfortable to participate than they would in a larger class. In many cases, the classroom is like a supportive learning group instead of a rigid or formal place of educational instruction. Moreover, as noted, teachers can closely monitor all students to make sure that they do not fall behind.

Special needs schools in Quebec

These schools are intended only for students with special needs. If you think that your child's ADHD may severely impact his or her classroom capabilities, you can enroll him or her in a school for students with special needs to secure an environment specifically designed with your child in mind.

Extra Help

At a private school, class time will not be the end of your child's daily learning. Either your child or his or her teacher may ask for an extra-help session.

Extracurricular programs

Private schools have the capacity to fund numerous extra-curricular or after school programs. Typically, these clubs, groups, or sports teams are comprised of students with similar interests. They are like small, controlled social groups. These groups help children with ADHD accomplish three important goals. First, they allow like-minded students to interact in a more relaxed and less formal atmosphere than the classroom. Second, students are usually interested in the extra-curricular activity in which they are participating. As such, they are motivated to complete the tasks that it requires. More importantly, it gives kids the chance to explore interests and areas in which they excel, thereby building their confidence.

Private School Expos

Five steps to finding
the perfect school

Start here

List of Quebec schools for ADHD

    School NameTypePaceCost

    Bishop's College School (est. 1836)  

    • Sherbrooke, Quebec
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    Bishop's College School is an English boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12. Small in size and culturally diverse, BCS is a member of RoundSquare and offers an ESL program and AP courses. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$18,200 to $55,800MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day18200

    Stanstead College (est. 1872)  

    • Stanstead, Quebec
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    • Boarding school (170 students)
    Located on the Quebec-Vermont border, Stanstead College offers rigorous university-prep, Grades 7to 12, in a secure, family-focused learning environment. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$20,800 to $60,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day20800

    Villa Maria (est. 1854)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Girls/Boys
    • Day school (1400 students)
    Villa Maria offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Montreal. Its average class size is 28 to 32 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$4,175MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Day4175

    The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Girls
    • Day school (230 students)
    • Boarding school
    The pre-eminent All Girls English Catholic high school in Montreal, with 156 years of experience graduating young women of action with solid skills and tools for success. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$13,764 to $49,492MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day13764

    Centennial Academy (est. 1998)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Centennial is the only high school in Quebec that helps students master their challenges of learning and graduate on time. Over 90% of our students graduate in five years and go on to college and university. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$18,265 to $18,360MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé (est. 1956)  

    • Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Coed
    • Day school (275 students)
    • Boarding school
    SMRC is a coed day and boarding high school in French Canada with a warm & relaxed natural campus, modern rooms, enrichment & support, technology enhanced classrooms & labs, 8 cultural & sports programs, 20+ activities [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$3,580 to $25,465MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day3580

    Kuper Academy (est. 1987)  

    • Kirkland, Quebec
    • K to 11 Coed
    • Day school (950 students)
    Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$14,349Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    The Study (est. 1915)  

    • Westmount, Quebec
    • K to 11 Girls
    • Day school (385 students)
    The Study offers a bilingual mother tongue programme in both English and French from kindergarten to grade 11 in Westmount, Quebec. The average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$19,230 to $21,655Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day19230

    Lower Canada College (est. 1909)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (785 students)
    Lower Canada College is a coed, K-12 university preparatory school, committed to excellence in teaching and learning. It is the only English school in Quebec offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$17,625 to $22,485Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day17625

    Académie Vaudrin Academy (est. 2005)  

    • Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (110 students)
    This alternative and traditional private school in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec offers grades PS to 6 with a tuition cost of $3,600 to $7,900. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$9,176Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    Kells Academy (est. 1978)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (320 students)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    Kells Academy is a private school in Montreal which offers Kindergarten to grade 11. Its average class size is 15 students. We offer boarding facilities & separate Elementary,Middle and High School campuses. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$16,000 to $34,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day16000

    Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (est. 1905)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Girls
    • Day school (1150 students)
    • Boarding school (60 students)
    École secondaire francophone privée pour jeunes filles située à Outremont, Qc. Les frais de scolarité sont de 3 800 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$4,000 to $9,150MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day4000

    Latest Articles

    December 7, 2017
    What are some common signs that a child has special needs?
    Some early indicators that your child has special education needs

    December 7, 2017
    What are the best ways to assess and diagnose special needs?
    How to determine whether your child has special needs

    December 7, 2017
    What are some tips or suggestions for raising a child with special needs?
    Some strategies for promoting the development of your exceptional child

    November 28, 2017
    Special needs schools in Victoria
    Find a list of Victoria special needs schools and programs