KELLS - High School NEW! Kells Academy has opened a small residence for international students. Housing
KELLS - High School NEW! Kells Academy has opened a small residence for international students. Housing
KELLS - High School NEW! Kells Academy has opened a small residence for international students. Housing

KELLS - High School NEW! Kells Academy has opened a small residence for international students. Housing

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    KELLS ACADEMY • MONTREAL, QUEBEC >> Gateway: Montreal • Situated in West-Montreal, close to Université Concordia- Loyola • 15 minutes from downtown Montréal • Founded in 1978 • 180 students in High School • approx. 50-60% international students • 100% graduates attend CEGEP (intermediary 2-yr programme in Quebec between High

    School and University)

    Grade levels Grades 7- 11 (Forms I-V) Ages: 12-16 Grade 12 (age 17) may be possible - partially online using Ontario curriculum

    Programme FY LINEAR SCHOOL Full Year: September to June Partial year study possible without credit Courses follow a full-year curriculum. Students who are accepted for a half-year attendance may receive a progress report but not a transcript as they will not complete the entire course.

    Campus located in West-Montreal

    Accommodation H


    Homestay with a local Canadian family (English or English-French bilingual available) 3 meals daily NEW! Limited space in new residence. Early application required

    Average Class Size 15 students / 8:1 student to teacher ratio

    ESL  Comprehensive programme at all levels FSL is second language study, not immersion

    IB / AP  Not available

    Laptop programme  iPad program grades 7-10

    Medical Insurance  Available through the school, CISS MLI MLI or independently

    Sports & social clubs  Participation is encouraged

    School uniforms

     mandatory - purchase through LOFT, in advance of arrival - parents to create online profile

    School Breaks 6 long weekend breaks per year, including: - Winter/Christ Break (approx. 2 weeks) - Spring/March Break (approx. 2 weeks)

    Special features • Bilingual (French/English) environment • Private bus service available (optional) • After-school tutoring available


    WE OPEN MINDS. Kells Academy believes that every student has a contribution to make to this world. It is their mission to develop, encourage and provide students with an opportunity to grow. In doing so, young people are prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. This private school remains committed to understanding and celebrating the uniqueness of every student. It emphasizes each student’s unique path to growth and development through individualized student programmes and small class sizes. Kells offers a diversity of learning approaches while seeking to open the hearts and minds of its students. Kells Academy is an education for life.


    • Grade 7-11 - Forms I-V applicants only (up to age 16)

    • Grade 12 may be possible - partially online per Ontario curriculum

    • CISS MLI application including transcripts

    • All levels of English accepted



    Mont Tremblant

    Lake Ontario

    St. Lawrence Seaway

    Maine (USA)

    Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

    Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

    Parc national du Gatineau

    Parc national de la Mauricie

    Mont Sainte-Anne

    Massif du Sud

    Mont Blanc Mont Gabriel

    Mont Avila

    Mont Tremblant Ski Resort



    HOMESTAY Each student is placed with a local Montréal host family. English or bilingual speaking families are possible.

    Students in homestay are guaranteed: • A friendly, welcoming family who treat the student as a member of their family • A private room with a bed, dresser, closet and work space

    Students in homestay are expected to: • Treat their host family with respect and act as part of the family • Obey the family rules, especially with respect to curfew • Keep their room and living space tidy and voluntarily help with reasonable household chores • Respect the host family’s privacy • Respect any cultural differences

    RESIDENCE NEW! Kells Academy has opened a small residence for international students. Housing just 40 students, rooms are shared by a maximum of two students; boys and girls are accommodated separately. Each room is equipped with single beds, desks, lamps, dressers and closet space. residence is fully supervised, and students receive 3 meals daily.

    ACADEMIC CURRICULUM High School A versatile and challenging academic curriculum allows students to build on the course of study encompassing 6-7 courses per year that best suit their individual interests and future plans. Students are integrated into a programme of Intermediate and Advanced Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science. Courses are geared toward graduation with a Québec High School Diploma.

    The Ministry of Education in the Québec School System is designed to finish at the end of Grade 11 (Form V). Grade 12 study programme may be possible. This is a teacher supported online programme, following the Ontario curriculum.

    COMPUTERS / LAPTOPS laptop:  supplied Kells Academy is leading the surrounding region in the integration of technology into the classroom. The school requires all students in grades 7-10 to be on the iPad© program, and many classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards©. With a significant investment in education technology and infrastructure, students are exposed and trained to utilize technology as a tool and resource in order to enhance their learning.

    ESL/FSL At Kells Academy, students begin with an individual assessment which is used for appropriate grade level and course placement. Teachers help students adapt to the new languages and culture as they prepare for academic success. Individual tutorials are offered after-school, as are courses in the fundamentals of conversational English or French. The ESL/FSL programme is designed with the needs of each individual student’s levels and capabilities.

    SPORTS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES participation: encouraged Participation in sports and extra-curricular activities is an encouraged component of the academic life. Each term students have the option to choose a physical or social activity and may choose either competitive sports or an intramural programme.


    Badminton Basketball

    Dance Floor Hockey

    Rugby Soccer

    Tennis Track & Field Ultimate (Frisbee)

    Social Activities / The Arts

    Concert Band Debate Club E-book Club

    Homework Supervision (M-Th) Film/Movie Club Green Committee

    Math Club Multicultural Club Peer Mediation Public Speaking Team

    School Newspaper Science Club Student Council Yearbook






    • Sport field • Gymnasium • Lunch cafeteria serving hot lunches • Music room • Art room • Science labs

    • Computer lab • Computers and SMARTboards in the classrooms • Library • Conference room