English language schools in Quebec and Montreal offer some of the highest quality education in the world. In the province of Quebec, Bill 101 (and Bill 115) state that children must be educated in French until the end of secondary school but there are special cases where students can pursue an English education at a private school.
Attend a free seminar on English school eligibility and Bill 101 at the Our Kids Private School Expo in Montreal, held every September. Please RSVP to attend.
English students who want English instruction in Quebec may receive a certificate of eligibility if they fit into one of the following categories:
The certificate of eligibility is permanent and has no limitations. For children who receive the certificate of eligibility for English language instruction in Quebec, their siblings are also eligible.
There are two broad categories for children who may receive instruction in English.
There are several cases where temporary authorization for English language instruction can be gained. These instances include:
Temporary authorizations for English instruction are often annual and expire on June 30 of any school year in which the child's family's stay in Quebec ends. You can learn more about temporary authorization conditions by clicking here.
If you are aware of how these exceptions apply in your case and you are looking for an English language school in Montreal or Quebec, consult with the schools below to learn more about English language education they offer.
West Island College (Montreal) (est. 1974)
West Island College offers French and French Immersion programs from grades seven to 11 in Montreal. It is a leader in innovative teaching methods. Average class size 22 students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$12,080||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||12080|
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (est. 1905)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$4,000 to $9,150||MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day||4000|
St. George's School of Montreal (est. 1930)
St. George's School of Montreal is a bi-lingual private school where students acquire a life-long love of learning as we challenge each student to excel and become confident problem solvers and engaged citizens. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$17,390 to $21,217||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay||17390|
This traditional and alternative private school in Kirkland, Quebec offers programs for grades PK to 6 with full English & French bilingual. The average class size is about 18 to 20. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$11,850 to $12,528||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day||9999999999|
Villa Maria (est. 1854)
Villa Maria offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Montreal. Its average class size is 28 to 32 students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$4,175||MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Day||4175|
The bilingual French and English curriculum of Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Ministry of Education accredited program. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$11,000 to $12,000||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day||9999999999|
Selwyn House School (est. 1901)
Selwyn House School provides a well-rounded education of exceptional depth and scope for boys from Kindergarten to Grade 11. It is located in Westmount, Quebec. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$17,500 to $22,500||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Day||17500|
College Prep International (est. 1944)
College Prep International, a traditional private school in Montreal, offers English instruction with partial French immersion, for grades five to twelve. Its average class size range from 12 to 18 Students [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$350/course to $12,500||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay||350|
Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School (est. 1909)
Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School offers programs from kindergarten to grade 11 in Westmount, Quebec. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
|Accelerated||$17,095 to $19,570||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day||9999999999|
Académie Vaudrin Academy (est. 2005)
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]
|Student-paced||$9,176||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day||9999999999|
Emmanuel Christian School (est. 1975)
Emmanuel Christian School offers a bilingual program in both Elementary and High School. Our caring, Christ-centered environment enables students to thrive and reach their full potential through a variety of activities. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$7,680 to $15,000||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||7680|
Kuper Academy (est. 1987)
Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$14,349||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||9999999999|