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Quebec has the highest proportion of children attending private schools in North America. Seventeen percent of high school students attend private schools, a figure that is even higher in urban areas, such as Montreal, where 30% of high school students attend private school.

There are numerous types of private school and preschool in Quebec, including boarding, day, language immersion, gifted, boys, girls, and special needs. And some of these schools offer a unique curriculum, such as Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and IB schools.

One reason is cultural, based in the traditions and the values of the population. Another is because the province provides subsidies to schools based on enrolment. That support is reflected in the quality of the schools found within the province. It has also encouraged the growth of a student population that is one of the most varied in North America and the world, drawing from a broad swath of the socio-economic, academic, and cultural spectra.

The official language of Quebec is French, and Quebec is also the only province in Canada that has just one official language. In other provinces, students can study in either of the country’s official languages—English and French—though authentic French-language instruction is limited and, for the most part, schools operate within an anglophone cultural context to which French instruction is ancillary.

In Quebec, the opposite is true: most schools provide instruction in French, and English language instruction is limited and ancillary within the public education system. As such, the private schools in Quebec comprise some academic opportunities unique in North America, including that of living and studying in an authentic French cultural and linguistic context. Many families are drawn to schools in Quebec for precisely that reason.

September Private School Expo - Montreal

Families in the Montreal area are invited to attend the annual Our Kids Private School Expo in Montreal to meet with local day schools. The Expo is also a great opportunity for students considering a boarding school in other areas of Quebec, Canada, the USA or Europe to get a real sense of the environment and culture of each school.

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    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

    Alexander von Humboldt German International School (est. 1980)  

    • Baie d'Urfé, Montreal, Quebec
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$4,250 to $9,850Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day4250

    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

    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]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$17,390 to $21,217Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay17390

    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$12,080MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day12080

    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

    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]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$11,850 to $12,528Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    Collège François-Delaplace (est. 1963)  

    • Waterville, Quebec
    • 7 to 12 Girls
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    COLLÈGE FRANÇOIS-DELAPLACE is a private Traditional / academic boarding school in Waterville, Quebec. The school offers programs for grades 7 to 12 with enrolment of 200 boarding students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$7,950 to $30,300MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding7950

    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
    Standard-enriched$7,680 to $15,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day7680

    Academie Lavalloise   

    • Laval, Quebec
    • K to 6 Coed
    • Day school (250 students)
    Académie Lavalloise's primary objective is to provide students with an enriched bilingual education within a calm & supportive environment. Students flourish both academically and socially. Busing available. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$6,900Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    College Prep International (est. 1944)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 5 to 11 Coed
    • Day school (120 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
    Standard-enriched$350/course to $12,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay350

    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

    The Priory School (est. 1947)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • K to 6 Coed
    • Day school (165 students)
    The Priory School offers programs from kindergarten to grade six in Montreal. Its average class size is 12 to 14 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$14,250 to $15,590Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    Selwyn House School (est. 1901)  

    • Westmount, Quebec
    • K to 11 Boys
    • Day school (540 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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$17,500 to $22,500Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Day17500

    Trafalgar School For Girls (est. 1887)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Girls
    • Day school (140 students)
    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]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$17,995 to $26,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day Homestay17995

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    North Star Academy   

    • Laval, Quebec
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    • Boarding school
    North Star Academy Laval is the only private English high school in Laval. We offer small classroom sizes for individualized attention. We teach not only for school but for life! Certificate of eligibility not required. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$6,000 to $31,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day6000

    École Socrates-Démosthène   

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • PS to 11 Coed
    • Day school (1300 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    $3,700 to $5,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    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 offers programs from kindergarten to grade 11 in Westmount, Quebec. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Accelerated$17,095 to $19,570Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day9999999999

    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]
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$11,000 to $12,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

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