Montreal - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

They seem okay. - Aug 2020

We have one child in middle school. There is no "American school" here, but here are several excellent private schools to choose from. Most, if not all, the expats I know are quite satisfied with them. Are they all perfect? No. And you want to look into each one, in terms of relative strengths/weaknesses vis-a-vis academics, sports, competitive culture, etc. - Aug 2012

The schools think they are pretty great - but in our experience they lacked academically compared to the US.There appeared to be one or two that were of a higher standard, but entry is very competitive, and applications must be put in by spring for the next year. ECS and LCC seemed to be very good schools and worth getting into. If you have a kindergarten-aged kid -- you might think about going to one of the English-language public schools. Two in Westmount were actually considered better than the private schools. I say kindergarten-aged because by second grade they are immersed in a French-English split and if your kid doesn't already speak French by then they could drown awhile. - Sep 2009

No personal experience, but all my friends tell me they go out of pocket significantly buying uniforms, school trips, etc. - Jan 2009

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