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.
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.
English students who want English instruction in Quebec may receive a certificate of eligibility if they fit into one of the following categories:
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.
There are two broad categories for children who may receive instruction in English.
There are several cases where temporary authorization for English language instruction can be gained. These instances include:
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, Pointe-Claire, Hampstead, Côte-Saint-Paul, Verdun, Lasalle, GriffinTown, West Island, South Shore, Nuns Island, and Ville Marie. It also includes schools in Laval, Longueuil, Kirkland, and Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Click on a school profile to learn all about a school.
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed||12265|
|$16,795 to $52,814
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls||16795|
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]
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed||18950|
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]
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Girls||18000|
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]
|$18,150 to $23,150
||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed||18150|
|$5,568 to $11,832
||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed||5568|
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]
|$14,550 to $37,000
||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed||14550|
|$5,000 to $5,700
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Girls Coed||5000|
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]
|$18,204 to $22,440
||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed||18204|
|$16,475 to $17,920
|Elementary Day Coed||16475|
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]
|$12,400 to $27,400
|MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed||12400|
|$10,820 to $11,535
||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed||10820|
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]
|$12,500 to $13,500
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed||12500|