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Gifted schools in Montreal

Find the top gifted schools and programs in Montreal.

On this page, we cover private schools in Montreal, Quebec that offer gifted programs and support. This includes gifted schools in downtown Montreal, Old Montreal, Mount Royal, Outremont, Westmount, Anjou, Rigaud, St. Laurent, Pointe-Claire, Hampstead, Lasalle, GriffinTown, Côte-Saint-Paul, Verdun, West Island, South Shore, Nuns Island, and Ville Marie. It also includes schools in Laval, Longueuil, Kirkland, Sherbrooke, and Dollard-des-Ormeaux. We also touch on public schools for gifted children.

For a more complete guide to gifted education, including a discussion of gifted tests and assessments, start with our introductory guide.

Table of contents


  1. List of gifted schools in Montreal

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at gifted schools in Montreal

  4. Compare gifted schools

  5. A primer on gifted education
  6. Further resources


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Private schools are not obligated to support gifted learners with special programs. Many private schools don't — even ones with strong academic reputations. The schools listed on this page, however, do. We organize the schools into groups: dedicated gifted schools, schools with dedicated gifted classes, and schools offering in-class gifted support. Then, in the fourth group, we identify schools that don't offer formal gifted support but have accelerated curricula for all their students.


 
  • Bishop's College School
  • Académie Marie-Claire
  • Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Villa Maria
  • St. George's School of Montreal
  • Trafalgar School For Girls
  • College Bourget
  • The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Kells Academy
  • Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Centennial Academy
  • The Study
  • Lower Canada College
  • College Prep International
  • École la Nouvelle Vague
  • Kuper Academy


These are self-contained gifted schools, where 100% of the students are gifted. Teachers and staff can focus on tailoring the environment to gifted students, without compromise.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Bishop's College School (est. 1836)  

  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 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 an IB World School offering the IB DP and course certificates. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$25,400 to $66,500

College Bourget   

  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school situated between Montreal & Ottawa, that exceeds Quebec curriculum guidelines & ensures our students grow through different spheres: arts, sports, community service & science. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$4,700 to $35,000


These schools have a separate, dedicated class (or classes) where 100% of the students are gifted. These gifted classes can be either full-time or part-time, and exist in parallel to regular, non-gifted classes.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (est. 1905)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
École secondaire francophone privée pour jeunes filles située à Outremont, Qc. Les frais de scolarité sont de 4 500 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$4,950 to $15,400

Kells Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
Kells Academy is a private school in Montreal which offers Kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size is 15 students. We offer boarding facilities & separate Elementary,Middle and High School campuses. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Student-paced$15,300 to $38,000

The Study (est. 1915)  

  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
The Study, a leading all girls'school,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 $21,655

College Prep International (est. 1944)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 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$12,000 to $15,000

École la Nouvelle Vague   

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool 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
Student-paced$10,820 to $11,535

Kuper Academy (est. 1987)  

  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool 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$5,121 to $15,603


These schools offer support for gifted students within the regular classroom. Gifted students stay with regular learners, while receiving special, individualized programming.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Académie Marie-Claire (est. 1995)  

  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
This academically re-known French & English bilingual serves students from Pre-Kg to High School. Class size averages 20 students; tuition ranges from $15,000 to $18,00 . Boarding is available. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$14,094 to $33,000

Villa Maria (est. 1854)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls/Coed)
  • Day school (501 students)
  • Day school (1117 students)
Villa Maria offers programs from grades 7 to 11 in Montreal. Its average class size is 30 to 34 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$5,000 to $5,700

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$18,568 to $22,889

Trafalgar School For Girls (est. 1887)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 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]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$18,000

The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all girls English Catholic high school, has been graduating exceptional leaders. Grade 12 will be offered beginning in 2019-2020. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$16,850 to $55,271

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 is a Tier 1 school for girls in Kindergarten through Grade 11, located in Westmount, Quebec. For every girl who has a mind of her own, we have a school to nurture it. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Accelerated$18,763 to $21,417

Centennial Academy (est. 1998)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
Centennial is the only high school in Quebec that helps students master their learning challenges 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$19,750
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Lower Canada College (est. 1909)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 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$18,695 to $23,845




Our gifted education guide has advice specific to finding gifted programming. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options), we recommend you review our hub on choosing a school as well as expert advice on school-choice. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.

Private school expos

Private school expos are ideal launching pads for your school-finding journey. The Montreal private school expo allows you to speak with 20+ of the leading Montreal private schools — all in one place. Find a gifted school near you.

Parent discussion forum

Word-of-mouth is another powerful tool in your school-finding arsenal. The Our Kids parent discussion forum allows you to discuss your options and debate topics about gifted education. You can use our community of parents, educational experts, alumni, and school officials to help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

Upcoming open house events

Attending open houses is a great way to learn more about a school and get a feel for the environment. For some general advice on open house visits, go here. For questions to ask that are specific to gifted programs, check out our main gifted education guide.


School nameDateLocation
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • September 21, 2019 10:00 amPensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
    628, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Montreal Quebec H2V 2C5
    Kuper Academy
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • September 25, 2019 9:00 amKuper Academy
    2975 Edmond Kirkland Quebec H9H 5K5
    Académie Marie-Claire
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
  • $14,094 to $33,000
  • September 29, 2019 2:00 pmAcadémie Marie-Claire
    18190 Boulevard Elkas Kirkland Quebec H9J 3Y4
    Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • October 26, 2019 10:00 amCentennial Academy
    Mackay Center Building, 3500 Decarie Blvd. (entrance on Prud'homme Street) Montreal Quebec H4A 3J3



    Broadly speaking, the cost of gifted schools in Montreal reflects private school tuition in general. Private schools can range from $5,000 to over $30,000 per year for day students.

    There are quite a few affordable private schools for gifted kids. Inexpensive schools can often provide an excellent education by focusing on the classroom basics. You don't need to spend a fortune on bells and whistles: the key is getting your child individualized support. Having said that, the pricier schools will tend to provide a wider breadth of in-class and extracurricular opportunities. They will also tend to be larger and more established. Nonetheless, for most schools, the largest operating expense is usually teacher salaries.

    Many schools offer financial aid (also known as "bursaries", "tuition relief", or "tuition assistance") and scholarships. Financial aid is needs-based, while scholarships are given for some measure of merit (whether it be academic, athletic, or something else). You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated guide. Generally speaking, the larger and more expensive private schools provide the most aid. Even comfortable middle-class families can be eligible to receive aid, so don't be afraid to ask a school about it—whatever your financial situation.

    Below you'll find the range of costs at Montreal private schools with gifted programms:


     
    Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • $18,200 to $22,90040%7 - 12
    Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • $4,9507 - 11
    St. George's School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $17,390 to $21,217
  • $17,390 to $21,217
    Trafalgar School For Girls
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $17,995 to $26,000
  • $17,995 to $26,00020%7 - 11
    The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • $16,795 to $35,69425%7 - 11$5,900
    Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $18,764 to $21,417
  • $18,764 to $21,41716%6 - 11
    Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • $19,7507 - 11$7,000
    The Study
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
  • $20,140 to $22,675
  • $20,140 to $22,67515%
    Lower Canada College
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $17,625 to $22,485
  • $17,625 to $22,48514%7 - 12
    College Prep International
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $12,500 to $13,500
  • $12,500 to $13,5001%5 - 11




     Legend:

    DS: Dedicated gifted schools
    DC: Dedicated gifted classes
    SE: Subject-enrichment
    CC: Curriculum compacting
    IS: Guided independent study
    CL: Cyber-learning
    AC: Accelerated pace
    LI: Language immersion
    AP: Advanced Placement
    IB: International Baccalaureate
    SN: Special needs and LD support
     
     DSDCSECCISCLACLIAPIBSN
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • Académie Marie-Claire
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
  • $14,094 to $33,000
  • Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • Villa Maria
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls/Coed)
  • Day school (501 students)
  • Day school (1117 students)
  • $4,175 to $4,175
  • St. George's School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $17,390 to $21,217
  • Trafalgar School For Girls
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $17,995 to $26,000
  • College Bourget
  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • Kells Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $16,000 to $34,000
  • Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $18,764 to $21,417
  • Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • The Study
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
  • $20,140 to $22,675
  • Lower Canada College
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $17,625 to $22,485
  • College Prep International
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $12,500 to $13,500
  • École la Nouvelle Vague
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,820 to $11,535
  • Kuper Academy
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)




  •  
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • 1836100%252
    Académie Marie-Claire
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
  • $14,094 to $33,000
  • 1995$090%42128
    Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • 190550%1210242
    Villa Maria
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls/Coed)
  • Day school (501 students)
  • Day school (1117 students)
  • $4,175 to $4,175
  • 1854100%1618
    St. George's School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $17,390 to $21,217
  • 193046038
    Trafalgar School For Girls
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $17,995 to $26,000
  • 1887240
    College Bourget
  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • 1550
    The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • 186124850
    Kells Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $16,000 to $34,000
  • 197895%440
    Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $18,764 to $21,417
  • 190949%32027
    Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • 199895%21543
    The Study
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
  • $20,140 to $22,675
  • 1915$10,000,00038532
    Lower Canada College
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $17,625 to $22,485
  • 190980062
    College Prep International
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $12,500 to $13,500
  • 1944100%12516
    École la Nouvelle Vague
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,820 to $11,535
  • 0
    Kuper Academy
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • 1987100%950




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
    Académie Marie-Claire
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
  • $14,094 to $33,000
  • Liberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous18 to 25Full-time Dedicated ClassLight integration
    Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • Liberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous33Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
    Villa Maria
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls/Coed)
  • Day school (501 students)
  • Day school (1117 students)
  • $4,175 to $4,175
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive30 to 34Indirect SupportHeavy integration
    St. George's School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $17,390 to $21,217
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 20No support
    Trafalgar School For Girls
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $17,995 to $26,000
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20No support
    College Bourget
  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportiveSpecial needs school
    The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous14 to 18Resource AssistanceMedium integration
    Kells Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $16,000 to $34,000
  • TraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18No supportHeavy integration
    Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $18,764 to $21,417
  • ProgressiveAcceleratedRigorous12 to 18No support
    Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportiveSpecial needs schoolMedium integration
    The Study
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
  • $20,140 to $22,675
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 20Resource Assistance
    Lower Canada College
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $17,625 to $22,485
  • Liberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous18 to 22Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
    College Prep International
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $12,500 to $13,500
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18Indirect SupportLight integration
    École la Nouvelle Vague
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,820 to $11,535
  • TraditionalStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
    Kuper Academy
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous9 to 22No supportMedium integration





     Legend:

     ADHD

    Learning disorders:
     Dyslexia
     Auditory processing disorder
     Dyscalculia
     Dysgraphia
     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
     Visual motor deficit
    Development disorders:
     Autism
     Asperger's

    Behavioural and emotional:
     Troubled teens
     Depression
     Suicidal
     Substance abuse
     Oppositional defiant disorder
    Physical:
     Dyspraxia
     Blindness
     Deafness
     Cystic fibrosis
     Multiple physical
     
     
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • Académie Marie-Claire
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
  • $14,094 to $33,000
  • Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • Villa Maria
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls/Coed)
  • Day school (501 students)
  • Day school (1117 students)
  • $4,175 to $4,175
  • St. George's School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $17,390 to $21,217
  • Trafalgar School For Girls
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $17,995 to $26,000
  • College Bourget
  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • Kells Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $16,000 to $34,000
  • Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $18,764 to $21,417
  • Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • The Study
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
  • $20,140 to $22,675
  • Lower Canada College
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $17,625 to $22,485
  • College Prep International
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $12,500 to $13,500
  • École la Nouvelle Vague
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,820 to $11,535
  • Kuper Academy
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)




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     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    7 - 12100%
    Académie Marie-Claire
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
  • $14,094 to $33,000
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    1 - 1190%Sep 29, 2019
    Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • Day: Oct 1, 2019
    Boarding: Oct 1, 2019
    50%Sep 21, 2019
    Villa Maria
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls/Coed)
  • Day school (501 students)
  • Day school (1117 students)
  • $4,175 to $4,175
  • 100%
    St. George's School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $17,390 to $21,217
  • Day: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    K - 11
    Trafalgar School For Girls
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $17,995 to $26,000
  • Day: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    7 - 11
    College Bourget
  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    7 - 11
    Kells Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $16,000 to $34,000
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    K - 1195%
    Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $18,764 to $21,417
  • Day: rollingK - 1149%
    Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • Day: rolling7 - 1195%Oct 26, 2019
    The Study
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
  • $20,140 to $22,675
  • Day: rollingK - 11
    Lower Canada College
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $17,625 to $22,485
  • Day: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    5 - 12
    College Prep International
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $12,500 to $13,500
  • Day: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    5 - 12100%
    École la Nouvelle Vague
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,820 to $11,535
  • Day: rolling
    Kuper Academy
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: Dec 31, 1969
    Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
    K - 11100%Sep 25, 2019




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • Académie Marie-Claire
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
  • $14,094 to $33,000
  • 85%85%85%85%85%85%
    Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • 50%
    Villa Maria
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls/Coed)
  • Day school (501 students)
  • Day school (1117 students)
  • $4,175 to $4,175
  • St. George's School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $17,390 to $21,217
  • 74%79%
    Trafalgar School For Girls
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $17,995 to $26,000
  • College Bourget
  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • Kells Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $16,000 to $34,000
  • 90%90%90%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $18,764 to $21,417
  • Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • 95%95%95%95%95%
    The Study
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
  • $20,140 to $22,675
  • Lower Canada College
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $17,625 to $22,485
  • College Prep International
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $12,500 to $13,500
  • 100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    École la Nouvelle Vague
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,820 to $11,535
  • Kuper Academy
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • 90%90%80%80%80%80%80%70%70%75%75%75%50%30%




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • 90%
    College Bourget
  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • Kells Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $16,000 to $34,000
  • 95%95%95%95%95%95%95%




     
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Académie Marie-Claire
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
  • $14,094 to $33,000
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Villa Maria
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls/Coed)
  • Day school (501 students)
  • Day school (1117 students)
  • $4,175 to $4,175
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    St. George's School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $17,390 to $21,217
  • Trafalgar School For Girls
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $17,995 to $26,000
  • College Bourget
  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Kells Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $16,000 to $34,000
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $18,764 to $21,417
  • Equal Balance
    Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • Traditional MathInquiryTraditionalPragmatismEqual BalanceCreative
    The Study
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
  • $20,140 to $22,675
  • Lower Canada College
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $17,625 to $22,485
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    College Prep International
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $12,500 to $13,500
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    École la Nouvelle Vague
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,820 to $11,535
  • Equal Balance
    Kuper Academy
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance




     
     
    Student council
    School newspaper
    Yearbook
    Radio club
    Photograph club
    Art club
    Choir
    Band
    Dance club
    Yoga club
    Drama club
    Debate club
    Chess club
    Math club
    Science club
    Robotics club
    Computer club
    Environmental club
    Outdoor club
    Community service
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • Académie Marie-Claire
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
  • $14,094 to $33,000
  • Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • Villa Maria
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls/Coed)
  • Day school (501 students)
  • Day school (1117 students)
  • $4,175 to $4,175
  • St. George's School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $17,390 to $21,217
  • Trafalgar School For Girls
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $17,995 to $26,000
  • College Bourget
  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • Kells Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $16,000 to $34,000
  • Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $18,764 to $21,417
  • Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • The Study
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
  • $20,140 to $22,675
  • Lower Canada College
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $17,625 to $22,485
  • College Prep International
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $12,500 to $13,500
  • École la Nouvelle Vague
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,820 to $11,535
  • Kuper Academy
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)




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    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    Bishop's College School
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (210 students)
  • Day school (42 students)
  • $18,200 to $55,800
  • Académie Marie-Claire
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (421 students)
  • $14,094 to $33,000
  • Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • $4,950 to $11,350
  • Villa Maria
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls/Coed)
  • Day school (501 students)
  • Day school (1117 students)
  • $4,175 to $4,175
  • St. George's School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $17,390 to $21,217
  • Trafalgar School For Girls
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $17,995 to $26,000
  • College Bourget
  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $16,795 to $52,814
  • Kells Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $16,000 to $34,000
  • Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $18,764 to $21,417
  • Centennial Academy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (215 students)
  • $19,750 to $19,750
  • The Study
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Girls)
  • Day school (385 students)
  • $20,140 to $22,675
  • Lower Canada College
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $17,625 to $22,485
  • College Prep International
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $12,500 to $13,500
  • École la Nouvelle Vague
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,820 to $11,535
  • Kuper Academy
  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • Preschool to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)




  • Make no mistake: gifted kids have different needs than typical students. These learners are often so advanced in their intellectual abilities that they are outliers in the classroom: a normal curriculum and approach won't be enough. When these students don't receive the custom support they need, they can disengage from school -- and even become depressed.

    If you know or suspect your child is gifted, you're faced with the following questions:

    You can also consider unique options, like language immersion programs, International Baccalaureate programs, advanced placement courses (for older students), special needs schools, and Montessori schools.

    If you're still grappling with these questions, start with our introductory guide to gifted education. Once you're versed in the fundamentals, revisit this page to explore your specific school options in Montreal area.

    Private school policies

    Private schools are not required by law to provide support for gifted children—and many don't. On the other hand, some private schools are able to offer highly individualized programs for gifted learners. The term "buyer beware" definitely applies here: it's up to you to make sure schools are properly set up for gifted learners. The list of private schools on this page (above) is a good place to start your search.












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