There are numerous excellent private schools in Montreal, Quebec. They are listed below.
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Because of its history, Montreal can often feel more European than North American. Home of some of the first settlements in North America, it’s both one of the oldest cities on the continent as well as one of its most progressive, vibrant, and diverse. Proximate to other US and Canadian cities of the eastern seaboard, Montreal is also a jumping off point for a range of exceptional outdoor recreation, including world class ski resorts.
The city is home to six universities and twelve colleges—all concentrated within an 8km radius—which host a population of 248 000 post-secondary students. It’s the highest density of students in North America, and it reflects the city’s values and its cultural tradition. With both Francophone and Anglophone schools, life in Montreal is heavily influenced by its educational institutions, creating a rich intellectual and cultural climate.
Excellence in education is valued, with incentives for both domestic and international students to attend secondary and post-secondary institutions. Because of the provincial CEGEP program, there is a greater integration of public and private institutions, as well as a greater integration between secondary and post-secondary institutions. The result is a unique educational climate that is unlike any other in Canada.
If you are looking for a Montreal private school, be sure that the school is registered with the Ministère de l'Éducation (MELS or the Ministry of Education of Quebec). Get all the facts you can gather about the school's reputation and history. Does it have any warts? What are its main strengths? What does the Ministry of Education think about it?
You can also consult the Fraser Institute report cards, which rank schools according to province and/or categories. That said, be sure to weigh the rankings against your own values and the needs of your child. Then, visit the schools on your short list and ask a lot of questions!
Paying for private school may seem overwhelming. Indeed, beyond the tuition costs, you may also have to buy uniforms, textbooks, fieldtrips, school supplies, and even laptops. But, if you demonstrate financial need, the school itself may help you pay for some or all of these expenses through a bursary. Moreover, if your child is really gifted, he or she may be eligible for a full or partial scholarship. Our site offers much more information on financial aid for private schools. If you apply for grants or loans, you should be sure to do so early or make a note of the deadlines.
You should, furthermore, recognize that neither the province nor the school is your only funding option. In many areas, community support is available. Many corporations and charitable organizations offer grants and scholarships to assist you in meeting your child's private school expenses. We wish you "bonne chance!" in your search for a Montreal private school! Don't forget to consider a boarding school! Learn more about Montreal private and independent schools by clicking on any of the links below.
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Alexander von Humboldt German International School Montreal offers an internationally recognized education from pre-K to Grade 12 with an enrollment of about 300 day students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$4,250 to $9,850||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||4250|
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|
Lower Canada College (est. 1909)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$17,625 to $22,485||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||17625|
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$13,764 to $49,492||MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day||13764|
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|
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|
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|
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|
Kells Academy (est. 1978)
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]
|Student-paced||$16,000 to $34,000||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day||16000|
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|
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|
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|
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|
Centennial Academy (est. 1998)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$18,265 to $18,360||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||9999999999|
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|
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|
Trafalgar School For Girls (est. 1887)
Based in the heart of downtown Montreal, Trafalgar School for Girls is a diverse school community that challenges and inspires girls to love learning, build confidence and shape a better world. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$17,995 to $26,000||MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day Homestay||17995|
The Priory School (est. 1947)
The Priory School offers programs from kindergarten to grade six in Montreal. Its average class size is 12 to 14 students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$14,250 to $15,590||Elementary Coed Day||9999999999|
The Study (est. 1915)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$19,230 to $21,655||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day||19230|
École Socrates-Démosthène provides children with a high-quality trilingual education — French, Greek, and English. 5 locations in Montreal, Laval, South Shore, Roxboro. [View profile]
|$3,700 to $5,000||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||9999999999|