International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student in Canada. Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school, but space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English or French. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools. Schools often provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the International Baccalaureate (IB). Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but may offer high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular activities. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.
The IB program is offered by a number of private schools. It is taught under the supervision of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. All students study languages, social science, experimental science, mathematics and arts.
The Council of International Schools (CoIS) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools. Western Boarding School Association is an association of 38 college preparatory schools in the western USA and Canada.
College Ste, Anne de Lachine (CSA)
Address: 1280 Boulevard Saint Joseph
Lachine, QC H8S 2M8, Canada
Tel: (514) 637-4616
Prestigious French-language private high school (école secondaire). Holds the défiMonde program, an international program for students with humanitarian values and who are engaged in their community.
Alexander von Humboldt School
Address: 216, rue Victoria
Baie d'Urfé (Québec) H9X 2H9 Canada
Tel: (514) 457-2886
Tuition: $6,150 - 8,800 per year
Alexander-von-Humboldt-School is a trilingual (German, English, French) independent international school. Founded in 1980, it satisfies both German as well as Québec education requirements. According to the curriculum, students attend mandatory courses in natural sciences, social sciences and arts, resulting in a balanced and integral general education. The main language of instruction is German. The Québec Secondary School Diploma may be obtained at the end of Grade 11 and the German International Baccalaureate (Abitur) at the end of Grade 12.
College International Marie de France (CIMF)
Address: 4635 Queen Mary
Montréal, Québec, H3W 1W3 Canada
Tel: 514 737 1177
A non-denomination French language, co-ed school founded in 1939. CIMF educates over 1,800 students from maternelle (age 4) to collégial. CIMF is a member of AEFE and follows the curricula from the Ministry of Education of Québec and the Ministry of Education of France. Successful graduates receive a Diplôme National du Brevet des Collèges (France), Québec Secondary School Diploma, and French Baccalaureat. Financial assistance, tuition refunds, and scholarships are available for eligible French and non-French families.
Collège Stanislas Montréal
Address: 780 Dollard
Outremont, Québec H2V 3G5, Canada
Exclusive French language private school for boys and girls aged 4 to 18 years. It was founded in 1938 by Raoul Dandurand as a Roman Catholic subsidiary of the renowned Collège Stanislas de Paris in Paris, France.
Bishops' College School
Address: 80 Moulton Hill Road, PO Box 5001
Succursale Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, Québec, J1M 1Z8 Canada
Tel: 819 566 0227
Tuition: $15,340-$48,380/year + one-time $750-$4,000 enrollment fee
A culturally diverse, bilingual, independent boarding and day school for grades seven through pre-university (12). Founded in 1836, the school provides Advanced Placement programs, and an ESL program for international students.
Address: 2171 Boulevard Maurice
St. Jerome, Québec, J7Y 4M7 Canada
Tel: 450 431 3733
Académie Lafontaine offers classes to students from kindergarten to pre-university. While primarily a French school, Académie Lafontaine also offers instruction to children in English as a second language, beginning in kindergarten. Académie Lafontaine offers International Baccalaureate diplomas to successful secondary students.
Loyola High School
Address: 7272 Sherbrooke St. W.
Québec H4B 1R2 Canada
Tel: 1 4 861 101
Loyola High School is a Jesuit, Catholic boys high school with a university preparatory program. Primary instruction is in English
College de l'Assomption
Address: 270, Boulevard de l'Ange Gardien
L'Assomption 1R7 J5W Canada
Tel: (450)5 895 621
This school was founded in 1832. The school is part of a corporation controlled by the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Archdiocese of Montréal.
Address: 4699 Westmount Avenue
Westmount H3Y 1X5
Tel: 5144 815 581
Roslyn School provides bilingual education and a French Immersion School from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The school has a mandatory dress code.
Miss Edgar´s and Miss Cramp´s School (ECS)
Address: 525 Mount Pleasant
Westmount, Montréal H3Y 3H6
Tel: (514)9 356 357
Founded in 1909, ECS is an independent, non-denominational girls's day school. It provides classes from Kindergarten to Grade 11. ECS houses three school divisions under one roof:
French-immersion Junior School for girls in Kindergarten to Grade 5
Middle School for girls in Grades 6, 7, and 8
Senior School for girls in Grades 9, 10, and 11.
Greenfield Park International Primary School
Address: 776 Campbell, Greenfield Park
Greenfield Park J4V 1Y7
Tel: 4 506 720 042
Greenfield Park Primary International School is a public schools that provides a multi cultural environment. It offers the IBO program.
Children's World Academy (CWA)
Address: Menard, LaSalle Montr al, CA H8N 1J4
Tel: 5 145 952 043
Children's World Academy is a public co-educational English elementary school Kindergarten to Level 6. It is fully accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP).