Private Schools

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 French schools: Fédération des établissements privés (FEEP)

Directory of private English schools: Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS)


Non-Subsidized English Schools

Non-ssubsidized 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 from Elementary to High School

A Certificate of Eligibility to Study in English in Quebec will not be required for admission to the following schools:

The Study (All girls)

College Prep International 

Kuper Academy

Kells Academy

Alexander Von Humboldt

Greaves Adventist Academy

North Star Academy (High School only)


Non-Subsidized English Elementary Schools

(Subsidized in High School)

A Certificate of Eligibility to Study in English in Quebec will not be required for admission at the elementary level in the following schools, but will be required at the high school level:




The Priory

Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's


St. Georges


Selwyn House

Lower Canada College



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