Académie Marie-Claire

Académie Vaudrin Academy

Akiva School

Alexander von Humboldt German International School

Bishop’s College School

Centennial Academy

College Prep International

Collège François-Delaplace

Collège Rivier

Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School (ECS)

École Bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion

École la Nouvelle Vague

École Montessori International de Montréal

Herzliah High School

JPPS-Bialik School

Kells Academy

Kuper Academy

Lower Canada College

Loyola High School

Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

Selwyn House School

Solomon Schechter Academy

St. George’s School of Montreal

Stanstead College

The Priory School

The Sacred Heart School of Montreal

The Study

Trafalgar School for Girls

Vanguard School

Villa Maria

West Island College (Montreal)

Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School 

525 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Westmount, Quebec, H3Y 3H6

  • Progressive, French Immersion
  • Day: K – 11 | 325 (Girls)
  • Tuition: $19,150 – 20,440
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St. George’s School of Montreal

3100 The Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H3Y 1R9, Canada

Académie Lavalloiseacademie lavalloise | schooladvice profile

5290, boul. Laurentides, Auteuil, Laval, Quebec, H7K 2J8

Académie Marie-ClaireAcadémie Marie-Claire

18190 Boulevard Elkas, Kirkland, Quebec, H9J 3Y4

  • Liberal Arts, French Immersion
  • Day: PS – 6 | 320 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $11,850 – $12,500
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Académie Vaudrin Academy

1255 Emile-Bouchard, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, J7V 0B7, Canada

  • Progressive, Montessori, Gifted/ Special Needs Support, French Immersion
  • Day: PS – 6 | 120 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $8,900
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Akiva Schoolakiva

450 Kensington, Westmount Montreal, Quebec, H3Y 3A2

Alexander von Humboldt German International School

216, rue Victoria, Baie d’Urfé, Montreal, Quebec, H9X 2H9

  • Traditional, German Language
  • Day: PS – 12 | 300 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $4,250 – $9,850
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Bishop’s College School

80 chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z8

  • Traditional, International Baccalaureate
  • Day: 7 – 12 | 60 (Coed)
  • Boarding: 7 – 12 | 190 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $18,200 – $55,800
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Centennial Academy

3641, avenue Prud’homme, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3H6

  • Traditional, Special Needs
  • Day: 7 – 11 | 200 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $18,265 – 18,360
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Collège François-Delaplace

365 Rue Compton E, Waterville, QC J0B 3H0

  • Traditional, French Immersion, Faith Based
  • Boarding: 7 – 12 | 200 (Girls)
  • Tuition:$ 7,950 – 30,300
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College Prep InternationalCollege Prep Logo

7475 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1S3

  • Traditional, French Immersion, Special Needs / Gifted Support
  • Day: 5 – 11 | 120 (Coed)
  • Home Stay: 5 – 11 | Varies
  • Tuition: $11,000 – 12,500
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Collège Rivier

343, St-Jacques Nord, Coaticook, Quebec, J1A 2R2

  • French Language, Traditional, Gifted/Special Needs Support
  • Day: 7 – 11 | Varies (Coed)
  • Boarding: 7 – 11 | Varies
  • Tuition: $2,985 – 22,500
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Duclair AcademyDuclair Academy school profile

8305 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1G5, Canada

  • Academic, Sports Focused
  • Day: 1 – 11 | Varies (Coed)
  • Tuition: $21,000 – 42,000
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École la Nouvelle Vagueecole nouvell vague

938 St-Maurice Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 1L7

École Montessori International de MontréalEMiM

10025 boul. de l’Acadie, Montreal, Quebec, H4N 2S1

École Bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion

1775 Decarie Boulevard,St-Laurent, QC H4L 3N5

École Socrates-Démosthène

5777 Av Wilderton, Montreal, Quebec, H3S 2K8
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Emmanuel Christian SchoolEmmanuel Christian Academy | Logo SchoolAdvice Profile

4698 Boul. St. Jean , Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec, H9H 4S5

  • Liberal Arts, University Prep, English Eligibility Certificate NOT required.
  • Day: K – 11 | 300
  • Tuition: $7,700 – $15,000
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Herzliah High School

4840 St. Kevin, Montréal, Quebec H3W lP2

  • Academic, University Prep, Faith Based
  • Day: 7 – 11 | Varies | (Coed)
  • Tuition: $11,130
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JPPS-Bialik School

6500 Chemin Kildare, Côte Saint-Luc, QC H4W 3B8

  • Academic, International Baccalaureate
  • Day: K – 11 | 450 | (Coed)
  • Tuition: $8,600 – 12,500
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Kells AcademyKells Logo

6865 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O Montréal, QC H4B 1T1

  • Traditional
  • Day: K – 11 |  250 (Coed)
  • Boarding 5 -11 | 50 (All Boys)
  • Tuition: $15,250
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Kuper AcademyKuper Academy

2975 Edmond, Kirkland, Quebec, H9H 5K5

Lower Canada College

4090 Royal Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 2M5

  • Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
  • Day: K – 12 Varies |  775 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $17,195 – 22,000
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Loyola High School

7272 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R2

  • Traditional, University Prep, Faith Based
  • Day: 7 – 11 |  750 (Boys)
  • Tuition: $9,000
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North Star AcademyNorth Star Academy Profile - SchoolAdvice

950 Élodie-Boucher, Laval, Quebec, H7W 0C6

  • Traditional, University Prep, English Eligibility NOT required.
  • Day: 7 – 12 |  150 (Coed)
  • Boarding: Varies (9 – 12)
  • Tuition: $6,000 – 31,500
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Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
St. Nom-de-Marie

628, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 2C5,

  • Liberal Arts,  International Baccalaureate (MYP), Art Focused, French Instruction
  • Day/Boarding: 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Tuition: $ 4,000 – 9,150
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Selwyn House School

95, chemin Côte St. Antoine, Westmount, Quebec, H3Y 2H8

Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergésmrc school profile logo

1569 Rte 169, Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec, G8G 1A8

  • Traditional
  • Day: 7 – 11 |  275 (Coed)
  • Boarding: 7 – 11 | Varies (Coed)
  • Tuition: $4,000 – 26,000
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Solomon Schechter Academy

5555 Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Luc, Montréal, QC H3X 2C9

Stanstead College

450 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec, J0B 3E0

  • Traditional
  • Day: 7 – 12 | 60 (Coed)
  • Boarding: 7 – 12 | 160 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $20,400 – 59,000
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The Priory School

3120 The Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H3Y 1R9

The Sacred Heart School of Montreal

3635 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1Y4, Canada

  • Traditional, Faith Based, Special Needs Support
  • Day: 7 – 11 | 230 (Girls)
  • Tuition: $13,765
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The StudyThe Study Montreal

3233 The Boulevard, Westmount, Quebec, H3Y 1S4

  • Traditional, Bilingual, English Eligibility NOT Required
  • Day: K – 11 | 365 (Girls)
  • Tuition: $19,765 – 22,000
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Trafalgar School for GirlsTrafalgar School for Girls

3495 Simpson Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2J7

  • Liberal Arts
  • Day: 7 – 11 | 140 (Girls)
  • Home Stay 7 – 11 | Varies
  • Tuition: $15,875
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Vanguard School

5935 chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1C3

  • Special Needs Support, French / English Program
  • Day: 1 – 11 | 275 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $150
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Villa Maria
Villa Maria

4245 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3K4

West Island College

851 Tecumseh, Montreal (DDO), Quebec, H9B 2L2

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French is the first language of over 80% of the population of Québec. The proportion of Quebeckers who say they know French is even higher, at 90%. In addition to being the language of everyday life in most regions of Québec, French is the language of instruction.

The Charter of the French language states that all children must be educated in French until the end of their secondary studies, whether in a public school or a subsidized private school.

However, the Charter does provide for certain special cases where children are permitted to pursue their preschool, elementary and secondary school education in English at English-language public schools or subsidized private schools.

Some Independent Schools in Quebec do not accept the Provincial subsidy grant from the Ministry of Education and thus are able to accept students who do not comply with eligibility regulations. – SchoolAdvice

Quebec Independent Schools

The Ministère de l’éducation, de l’enseignement supérieur (MEESR) processes applications for eligibility for instruction in English.

  • Who is eligible to attend English school…
  • Under the Charter of the French language, children in the following three situations are eligible :
    • children who are residing in Québec permanently and who qualify for a certificate of eligibility for instruction in English
    • children who are residing in Québec permanently and who are entitled to receive instruction in English under a special authorization
    • children who are living in Québec temporarily and who qualify for a temporary authorization to receive instruction in English
  • Who may obtain a certificate of eligibility?
  • A certificate of eligibility is generally issued to children :
    • who have received the major part of their elementary or secondary school instruction in English in Canada;
    • whose brother or sister did the major part of his or her elementary or secondary studies in English in Canada;
    • whose father or mother did the major part of his or her elementary studies in English in Canada;
    • whose father or mother attended school in Québec after August 26, 1977, and could have been declared eligible for instruction in English at that time

    In the first two cases, the father or mother of the child must be a Canadian citizen. In the third case, the parent who studied in Canada must be a Canadian citizen.

    These are the most common situations that allow a child to receive instruction in English.

    A declaration of eligibility for instruction in English issued under sections 73, 76 or 86.1 of the Charter of the French language is permanent; in other words, it does not expire.

    In addition, even if they do all their studies in French, children declared eligible to receive instruction in English under section 73, 76 or 86.1 are deemed to have received instruction in English and therefore may pass this right down to their children.

    Lastly, when a child is declared eligible to receive instruction in English, his or her brothers and sisters may also be declared eligible.

  • Who may receive instruction in English under special authorization?
    • children with serious learning disabilities as defined in the government regulation under section 81 of the Charter 
    • children admitted to receive instruction in English by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports by reason of a serious family or humanitarian situation, following a recommendation to this effect by the examining committee, and after an assessment by a person designated by the Minister stating that the child’s situation is not covered under any provision of the Charter
  • Who may receive temporary authorization?
  • Children who may receive temporary authorization to receive their instruction in English fall into three categories :First, the dependent children of persons living in Québec temporarily to study or work, including:
    • the dependent children of foreign nationals who hold a Québec certificate of acceptance or an employment authorization or a student authorization issued in accordance with the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, or who are exempted from holding such a certificate or authorization under a statute applicable in Québec
    • the dependent children of Canadian citizens or permanent residents domiciled in another Canadian province or territory of Canada who are temporarily living in Québec to study or work

    Second, the dependent children of persons who are not Canadian citizens and who are posted in Québec temporarily as representatives or officers of a country other than Canada or of an international organization.

    Last, the dependent children of members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are posted in Québec temporarily.

    When a child is granted a temporary authorization to receive instruction in English, this is valid for the period of validity of the immigration document issued to the parent or child, or for the duration of their temporary stay, as stated in a sworn declaration. This stay can be for a maximum of three (3) years and expires on June 30 of the school year in which the temporary stay of the parent or child ends.

    A temporary authorization to receive instruction in English may be renewed provided that the applicant still meets the same criteria as in his or her first application.

    However, temporary authorization cannot be granted to the children of foreign nationals who are claiming refugee status for themselves or their children, or of foreign nationals who choose to settle in Québec on a permanent basis and obtain a Québec selection certificate. If an authorization has already been granted, it expires on June 30 of the school year in which the selection certificate is issued.

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