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Special needs schools in Quebec

Find Quebec special needs schools listed below

What are special needs schools in Quebec and who are they for? 

Whether your child requires more focused support at school or just a little extra support, a Quebec special needs school can provide assistance for a range of physical disabilities, communication behaviors, or cognitive disorders. School environments such as these either have programs that are integrated or commit their entire curriculum to nurturing your child’s potential and encouraging their interests. Read more


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List of dedicated Quebec special needs schools


These are dedicated special needs schools in Quebec, where 100% of the students have special needs. They provide full-time special needs support for all students in the school, through accommodations, modifications, and remediations.

 
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  • Montreal, Quebec
    Prud'homme/Boulevard Décarie
  • 7 to 11 Coed
  • $19,750

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. Montreal Expo Exhibitor

  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
Centennial Academy 19750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Asperger's Syndrome Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
  • Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec
    Rte 170/Rte 169
  • 7 to 11 Coed
  • $2,980 to $28,570

SMRC is a coed day and boarding high school in French Canada with a warm & relaxed natural campus, modern rooms, enrichment & support, technology enhanced classrooms & labs, 8 cultural & sports programs, 20+ activities

  • Homestay/Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Physical
Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé 2980 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Boarding Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Asperger's Syndrome Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

List of other (non-dedicated) Quebec schools with special needs support


These Quebec schools offer special needs support to a segment of students through a wide range of placements. Environments offered may include dedicated, integrated, and withdrawal special needs classes, as well as regular classes with resource support and in-class adaptations.

 
 
  • Montreal, Quebec
    Rue Sherbrooke/Ave Connaught
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • $12,000 to $15,000

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

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Physical
College Prep International 12000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed Blindness Deafness
  • Kirkland, Quebec
    Boul Elkas/Rue Houde
  • PS to 11 Coed
  • $14,094 to $33,000

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. Montreal Expo Exhibitor

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
Académie Marie-Claire 14094 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Autism Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Autism ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $25,000 to $66,100

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.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
Bishop's College School 25000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability

The Study  

  • Westmount, Quebec
    The Boulevard/Place Breaside
  • K to 11 Girls
  • $19,230 to $21,655

The Study, founded in 1915, is one of Canada's premier all-girls' school. Dedicated teachers offer a warm and stimulating bilingual mother-tongue environment from kindergarten to grade 11. The World Needs Great Women. Montreal Expo Exhibitor

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
The Study 19230 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Asperger's Syndrome
  • Montreal, Quebec
    Av de Monkland/Boul Cavendish
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $18,695 to $23,845

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. Montreal Expo Exhibitor

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning disabilities
Lower Canada College 18695 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder ADHD (moderate to severe) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
  • Laval, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $12,700 to $30,200

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. Montreal Expo Exhibitor

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
North Star Academy 12700 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed Asperger's Syndrome Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
  • Montreal, Quebec
    Atwater/Docteur-Penfield
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • $16,850 to $55,271

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.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal 16850 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Day Girls ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Asperger's Syndrome Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Blindness Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
  • Montreal, Quebec
    chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine/Avenue Claude Champagne
  • 7 to 11 Girls
  • $4,950 to $15,400

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning disabilities
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie 4950 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety

Benefits of your child attending a Quebec special needs school

Teachers in mainstream classrooms often have the difficult responsibility of trying to cater to each child’s different learning style in a large classroom and that can be especially hard for children with special needs. They are thus less likely to receive the specific support they need to be successful.

In special needs schools in Quebec, teachers are able to focus on each student in smaller classroom settings. They can thus hone in on their individual needs and adapt their instruction throughout the year to help children with their strengths and weaknesses. They’re also able to offer before- and after-care, with the unique addition of extracurricular activities, to further your child’s learning and stimulate their growth and independence in new ways.

Learn about the pros and cons of special needs schools.

Types of Quebec special needs schools

Special needs schools in Quebec offer a mix of day and boarding programs and single-sex or coed options, with special needs support for Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, dyslexia, intellectual disability, and other learning differences. Many have ESL programs among their instructed languages and provide tutoring or after school help, as well as learning study assistance. This includes schools in Montreal, Sherbrooke, Kirkland, Laval, and Longueuil.

They also have a variety of courses and programs available including music, acting, photography, robotics, natural sciences, moral development, and other academic and social clubs as well as sports.

How to pay for a special needs education in Quebec

If your child has special needs, your family may be able to qualify for a medical tax break at a school in Quebec. Many extended insurance plans will also cover initial psychological assessments at special needs schools and there are a number of scholarships or bursaries available to help assist with fees.  

Discover other ways to cover private school tuition with 18 Tips to Paying for Private School. Learn about how much special needs schools cost.

Choosing the right special needs school for your child

Find the right special needs school in Quebec by taking the time to understand your child and what type of learner they are. That will help you figure out what kind of environment might support them best and any additional support they will need.

Creating lists with your family’s priorities is one of the best ways to decide what’s most important for your child. Start researching early by exploring school websites, contacting them to request information packages, or visiting school fairs, like the annual Our Kids private school expo in Montreal. Taking a tour of the school or going to an open house is one of the best ways to learn more about what the school has to offer and whether they might be a good fit. 

Get more information on choosing the right special needs school with our guide. You can also read our step-by-step guide to choosing a private school.  

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