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Schools in Montreal

Montreal Private Schools

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There are numerous excellent private schools in Montreal, Quebec. They are listed below.

We have covered private schools in Canada for almost 20 years, now. Every September, our Montreal Private School Expo allows you to meet face-to-face with  many different types of schools, including MontessoriboardingChristianCatholicWaldorfpreschool, special needs, gifted, and language immersion schools.

Learning in Montreal

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. 

Find the Best Private School for Your Family in Montreal

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!

Money matters

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 (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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    The Study (est. 1915)

    • Westmount, Quebec
    • K to 11 Girls
    • Day school (370 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$18,415 to $20,735Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day18415

    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$15,875MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day Homestay15875

    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

    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 eleven. Its average class size range from 12 to 18 Students [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$11,500 to $12,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay11500

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    École Montessori International de Montréal

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (130 students)
    Anchored in the community for over 20 years, É.M.i.M`s mission is to awaken each child`s potential. É.M.i.M is a trilingual Montessori environment and we encourage a child's eagerness to discover. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Standard-enriched$8,400Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day8400

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