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Private English schools in Montreal

Private English schools in Montreal

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English  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.



Who's eligible to study at an English private school in Quebec?

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. 

The certificate of eligibility for English school in Quebec

English students who want English instruction in Quebec may receive a certificate of eligibility if they fit into one of the following categories:

  • They have already had most of the elementary or secondary education in English in Canada
  • They have a brother or sister who had English schooling for most of his or her elementary education
  • Their father or mother attended any English school in Canada for most of their elementary studies
  • Their father or mother received a certificate of eligibility to acquire English language schooling in Quebec since August 26, 1977.

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.

Special authorization for English only schooling

There are two broad categories for children who may receive instruction in English.

  • Children with learning disabilities as defined by Quebec's Charter of the French language, under section 81.
  • Children admitted to receive instruction based on a critical family or humanitarian reason, as determined by Quebec's Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports.

Temporary authorization

There are several cases where temporary authorization for English language instruction can be gained. These instances include:

  • Dependent children of persons living in Quebec temporarily to study or work.
  • Dependent children of those who are not citizens of Canada but are posted in Quebec temporarily as representatives or officers of another country or international body.
  • Dependent children of any members of the Canadian Armed Forces posted temporarily in the province of Quebec.

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.

Below, find English schools in Montreal and Quebec. This includes English schools in downtown Montreal, Old Montreal, Mount Royal, Outremont, Westmount, Anjou, Rigaud, St. Laurent, Hampstead, Lasalle, GriffinTown, West Island, South Shore, Nuns Island, and Ville Marie. It also includes schools in Laval, Longueuil, and Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Click on a school profile to learn all about a school.

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List of Private English schools in Montreal

 
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Emmanuel Christian School (est. 1975)  

  • Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec
  • K to 11 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
$7,780 to $15,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7780

West Island College (Montreal) (est. 1974)  

  • Montreal (DDO), Quebec
  • 7 to 11 Coed
  • Day school (400 students)
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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Traditional
$12,265


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12265

Selwyn House School (est. 1901)  

  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 Boys
  • Day school (545 students)
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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Traditional
$18,350 to $23,900


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys 18350

École la Nouvelle Vague   

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school
The bilingual French and English curriculum of Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Ministry of Education accredited program. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Traditional
$10,820 to $11,535


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 10820

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 4 500 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$4,500 to $10,700


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 4500

Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School (est. 1909)  

  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 Girls
  • Day school (320 students)
Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School is a Tier 1 school for girls in Kindergarten through Grade 11, located in Westmount, Quebec. For every girl who has a mind of her own, we have a school to nurture it. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Progressive
$18,764 to $21,417


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 18764

Villa Maria (est. 1854)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 Coed/Girls
  • Day school (1117 students)
  • Day school (501 students)
Villa Maria offers programs from grades 7 to 11 in Montreal. Its average class size is 30 to 34 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$5,000 to $5,700


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed Girls 5000

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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Traditional
$5,121 to $14,640


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5121

Académie Vaudrin Academy (est. 2005)  

  • Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
Vaudrin Academy offers innovative and trilingual education based on neuroscience which is unique in the world. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
$5,568 to $11,832


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 5568

College Prep International (est. 1944)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 11 Coed
  • Day school (125 students)
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]
  • Traditional
$12,000 to $15,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12000

Académie Marie-Claire   

  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (390 students)
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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Liberal Arts
$11,850 to $12,528


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 11850

St. George's School of Montreal (est. 1930)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 Coed
  • Day school (460 students)
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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Progressive
$18,204 to $22,440


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18204

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