Private schools in Montreal offer a wide range of educational options both in English and French. The registration process starts a year in advance in the fall. Open-houses, where parents may visit the schools and apply for their children's admission, are typically in October and November. Test dates occur later; information is given during the open-house events.
Directory of private schools (mostly French): Fédération des établissements privés (FEEP)
Directory of private English schools: Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS)
Non-Subsidized English Schools
Non-subsidized schools receive no funding from the Government of Quebec. This allows them to teach in English without requesting a Certificate of Eligibility to Study in English. Some schools are non-subsidized at the elementary school level, but subsidized at the high school level. In these schools, a Certificate of Eligibility to Study in English will be required for a child to enter high school, even if the child has completed elementary school in the non-subsidized section.
Non-Subsidized English Schools (Elementary & High School)
The schools listed below have elementary and high schools. A Certificate of Eligibility to Study in English in QC will not be required for admission at any of them:
The Study (All girls)
Selwyn House (All boys)
Alexander Von Humboldt (German school)
North Star Academy (High School only)
Non-Subsidized English Schools (Elementary Only)
The schools listed below have elementary and high schools, with the exception of The Priory. A Certificate of Eligibility to Study in English in QC will not be required for admissions at the elementary level, but will be required for admission to high school:
The Priory (Elementary only)
Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's (All girls)