With access to six universities and twelve junior colleges in an 8 kilometre (5 mi) radius, Montreal, Quebec (Canada) has the highest proportion of post-secondary students of all major cities in North America. This represents roughly 248,000 post-secondary students, one of the largest numbers in the world.

Université de Montréal

Urban francophone universities

Urban anglophone universities

Suburban universities


High school graduates who wish to go on to university must first complete two years of college (as an alternative, some students spend two years in American prep school)

Dawson College
Dawson College

Primary and secondary schools

Currently 17 school districts are secular and based on linguistic communities:

Prior to 1998 school districts were formed on religious lines, with the school boards having both Francophone and Anglophone schools:

Montreal also has French-language and English-language private schools. Anglophone private schools receiving subsidies from the provincial government must abide by the French Language Charter and restrict enrollment of students to eligible parties.[5]

Miscellaneous education

The Montreal Hoshuko School, a Japanese language supplemental school, holds its classes at the Trafalgar School for Girls.[6]

The Chinese language supplemental school JiaHua School of Montreal (French: École JiaHua de Montréal, simplified Chinese: 佳华学校; traditional Chinese: 佳華學校; pinyin: Jiā Huá Xuéxiào) operates in Montreal. As of 2004 it has 800 students, who attend francophone and anglophone day schools, and 51 teachers. It offers mathematics, French, and English remedial classes in addition to Chinese classes. Most of the teachers are parents who have university degrees; they volunteer at the school.[7]

See also


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  2. ^ "Campus Maps", "McGill University". Accessed May 17, 2008.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-27. Retrieved 2014-04-27.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.tav.ca
  5. ^ Valiante, Giuseppe. "Quebec's English private schools say admission rules limit access" (Archive). CBC. April 30, 2015. Retrieved on April 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "所在地 Archived 2015-02-11 at the Wayback Machine." Montreal Hoshuko School. Retrieved on March 30, 2014. "【住所】 3495 Simpson, Montréal, Québec H3G 2J7 c/o Trafalgar School for Girls"
  7. ^ Leon, Rocky. "Learning their mother tongue: Thousands takes classes in Montreal. Community-based groups strive to preserve Chinese culture in sea of English and French." The Gazette.January 18, 2004 Sunday Final Edition. News: Faces of Montreal; Pg. A9. Available on LexisNexis.