Schools in Montreal

Montreal Private Schools

There are numerous excellent private schools in Montreal, Quebec. This includes 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, and Dollard-des-Ormeaux. These are offered at the elementarymiddle, and high school levels. Read more


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Montreal, Quebec
Rue Sherbrooke/Ave Connaught
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $13,000 to $16,000
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College Prep International 13000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Montreal, Quebec
Atwater/Docteur-Penfield
 
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"Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all-girls English Catholic high school, has been preparing girls to change the world. We offer grades 7 to 12, day school and boarding." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $21,790 to $47,559
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The Sacred Heart School of Montreal 21790 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Day Girls
Montreal, Quebec
Av de Monkland/Boul Cavendish
 
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"Lower Canada College is a gender-inclusive, K-12 university preparatory school, committed to excellence in teaching and learning. It is the only high school in Quebec offering both the IB MYP and DP." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $25,365 to $27,660
  • Day school
  • 890 students
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Lower Canada College 25365 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Montreal, Quebec
Sherbrooke/Atwater
 
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"Students thrive in an inclusive, structured learning environment that provides academic accommodations for all learners. We help students become autonomous, resilient lifelong learners!" —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $21,270
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Centennial Academy 21270 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Rigaud, Quebec
Rue Saint-Pierre/Rue Bourget
 
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"Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school located between Montreal and Ottawa. French and English high school programs are offered. Bourget aims to foster personal autonomy, academic development, and perseverance." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $5,075 to $34,860
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College Bourget 5075 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Montreal (DDO), Quebec
 
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"West Island College offers French and French Immersion programs from grades 7 to 11 in Montreal. It is a leader in innovative teaching methods. The average class size of 24 students." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $15,450
  • Day school
  • 485 students
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West Island College (Montreal) 15450 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Baie-D'Urfé, Montreal, Quebec
rue Victoria/rue Normandy
 
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"The Alexander von Humboldt German International School Montreal is a multilingual (German, English and French), private, co-educational school serving students from preschool to grade 12." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $9,950 to $12,950
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Alexander von Humboldt German International School 9950 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Montreal, Quebec
De Maisonneuve West/Park Row West
 
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"At Kells, flexibility is the key. We develop programs allowing students to work within their comfort zone, which may be above, below or at grade level. The result is students who outperform even their own expectations." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $24,200 to $48,800
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Kells Academy 24200 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Homestay Day Coed
Westmount, Quebec
Mount Pleasant Avenue/Cedar Avenue
 
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"Located in Montreal, QC, Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School offers a bilingual education for girls from K-11. From entrepreneurship to STEM, our unique learning environment empowers girls to lead the way." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 11 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $21,800 to $26,380
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Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School 21800 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
Montreal, Quebec
The Boulevard/Côte-des-Neiges Road
 
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"The Priory School specializes in early childhood education, a place where childhood is cherished, and where meaningful learning takes place in an enriched and nurturing learning environment." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 6 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $20,515 to $22,435
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The Priory School 20515 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Montreal, Quebec
 
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"Our community inspires students to discover joy and passion in their learning, purpose in their lives, and the confidence to express their unique selves in a nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative environment." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 11 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $21,286 to $55,280
  • Day, Homestay
  • 470 students
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St. George's School of Montreal 21286 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
Westmount, Quebec
The Boulevard/Place Braeside
 
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"The Study, founded in 1915, is one of Canada's premier all-girls' schools. Dedicated teachers offer a warm and stimulating bilingual mother-tongue environment from Kindergarten to Grade 11. The World Needs Great Women." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 11 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $26,200 to $29,380
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The Study 26200 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
Laval, Quebec
 
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"NSAL is the only private English high school on Montreal's North Shore. We offer small classroom sizes and an enriched curriculum. We teach not only for school but for life. Certificate of eligibility not required." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $15,400 to $23,850
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North Star Academy 15400 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Kirkland, Quebec
Rue Edmond/Ch Ste-Marie
 
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"Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $2,133 to $18,000
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Kuper Academy 2133 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed

Find out about Montreal private school rankings.

 

September Private School Expo in Montreal

We have covered private schools in Canada since 1998. Every September, parents and students from across Quebec come to the Montreal Private School Expo to meet face-to-face with many day and boarding schools in just one day. Sit in on expert Q&A information seminars, and meet with 30 top-ranked schools. Click here for details and to RSVP.

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. 

Montreal has many different types of private schools to choose from, including: MontessoriboardingChristianCatholicJewishWaldorfpreschool, special needsgifted, high schools, International Baccalaureate, and language immersion schools. Our Kids also hesitantly offers some Montreal school rankings based on specific, verifiable factors including admission rate, cost, age and other factors.

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 shortlist and ask a lot of questions!
 

Child-specific advice on school choice
For child-specific insights on choosing a school, read our guide. We explore how school choices crucially depend on kids' unique traits, such as their mental and academic focussocial tendenciesactivity level, academic interests (such as art and STEM), and other attributes (such as giftednessspecial needslearning disabilities, and social issues).

To customize over 350 school profiles with insights unique to your child's traits, create a child profile through your user account.

 

Money matters

Paying for private school may seem overwhelming. Indeed, beyond the tuition costs, you may also have to buy uniforms, textbooks, field trips, 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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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools in Montreal are there?
There are 14 schools in Montreal that are Our Kids trusted members.

How much is tuition at schools in Montreal?
Tuition fees for schools in Montreal range from $5,075 to $65,828 per year with an average tuition of $22,392 per year.

What’s the largest school?
Of the schools in Montreal, the largest is College Bourget with 2010 students in Grades PS to 12.

Are schools in Montreal good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about schools in Montreal on this page.

Is there a private school expo where I can meet with schools in Montreal?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.

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