Parents and kids who focus on school rankings must proceed with caution. Any rankings list always provides a very narrow measure of schools' performance. No list can tell all Montreal parents what is the "best school" for their child or family. The great variety among Montreal private schools tells you that there are schools that excel in many different facets. Across our site, we present information and tools that help families make a decision focused on what is right for their child. It's all about finding the right fit, and a school search should be a long, deeply considered process.
Below, we look at some private school rankings in Montreal. We present this data tentatively, intended as a nominally helpful resource for parents, to expose people to choices they may be unfamiliar with, or just to appease curiosity. We have much more information on making the right school choice in our advice guide, and urge parents to choose the best school for their children based on many factors that go deep beneath superficial considerations like school rankings. Ranking lists should be a very minor part (if at all) of your family's school decision process. Read our fuller look at the proper skepticism parents should have for school rankings or download our ebook on how to find the best school.
At our school expos and in other interactions with parents, we often get asked for rankings, and we recognize that lists like these can be discretely helpful. Parents may use the Montreal school rankings below to get an overview of where schools fit into a bigger picture, or to find schools that match their values. We offer these as one small part of what should be a comprehensive research process.
Low admission rates would seem to indicate that the Montreal private school you're considering is difficult to get into. In turn, this would seem to indicate that that school has a strong reputation, and must be in high demand from parents. That said, this is a very simplified measure. Some schools have better marketing or limited facilities; various factors can affect a school's ability to accept applicants. A school's low admission rate is certainly no indication that it will be the best fit for your child(ren).
This list may be helpful to parents to understand your chances of getting into the schools here. And of course, there are many excellent private schools throughout Montreal with high acceptance rates.
|1||Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School||Westmount, QC||K to 11||49%|
|2||Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie||Montreal, QC||7 to 11||50%|
|3||Priory School||Montreal, QC||K to 6||75%|
|4||Alexander von Humboldt German International School||Baie-D'Urfé, Montreal, QC||PS to 12||80%|
|5||North Star Academy||Laval, QC||7 to 12||86%|
Some parents may believe that a private school's tuition is a relative measure of how good that school is. This is suitably over-simplified, of course. Many excellent private schools in Montreal are very reasonably priced. However, for interest's sake, we present a list of the city's ten most expensive private schools below.
|1||Study||Westmount, QC||K to 11||$20,140 to $22,675|
|2||Selwyn House School||Westmount, QC||K to 11||$17,500 to $22,500|
|3||Lower Canada College||Montreal, QC||K to 12||$17,625 to $22,485|
|4||Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School||Westmount, QC||K to 11||$18,764 to $21,417|
|5||St. George's School of Montreal||Montreal, QC||K to 11||$17,390 to $21,217|
|6||Centennial Academy||Montreal, QC||7 to 11||$19,750|
|7||Trafalgar School For Girls||Montreal, QC||7 to 11||$17,995|
|8||Priory School||Montreal, QC||K to 6||$16,475 to $17,920|
|9||Académie Marie-Claire||Kirkland, QC||PS to 11||$14,094 to $16,910|
|10||Sacred Heart School of Montreal||Montreal, QC||7 to 11||$16,795|
Here is a brief look at private schools in the city of Montreal, ranked by founding date. The date of establishment may be an important indicator of prestige to some parents, but this is one simple aspect of any school. We urge you to consider many different aspects in the school choice process.
|1||Sacred Heart School of Montreal||Montreal, QC||7 to 11||1861|
|2||Trafalgar School For Girls||Montreal, QC||7 to 11||1887|
|3||Selwyn House School||Westmount, QC||K to 11||1901|
|4||Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie||Montreal, QC||7 to 11||1905|
|5||Lower Canada College||Montreal, QC||K to 12||1909|
|6||Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School||Westmount, QC||K to 11||1909|
|7||Study||Westmount, QC||K to 11||1915|
|8||St. George's School of Montreal||Montreal, QC||K to 11||1930|
|9||College Prep International||Montreal, QC||5 to 12||1944|
|10||Priory School||Montreal, QC||K to 6||1947|
Below, we hesitantly offer a ranked list of Montreal private schools that have produced the most notable alumni. Our measure of this is whether alumni have been granted a Wikipedia page. All ranking lists have limitations, as does this one. We urge parents to engage in a deep research process that eschews external rankings or ratings, as they choose the right school for their child(ren).
|1||Study||Westmount, QC||K to 11||8|
|2||Selwyn House School||Westmount, QC||K to 11||6|
|3||West Island College (Montreal)||Montreal (DDO), QC||7 to 11||4|
|4||Kuper Academy||Kirkland, QC||PS to 11||2|
|5||Sacred Heart School of Montreal||Montreal, QC||7 to 11||2|
|6||Lower Canada College||Montreal, QC||K to 12||2|
|7||Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie||Montreal, QC||7 to 11||2|