Fast Facts & FAQ

  • Private, co-ed English school
  • Residential and day school
  • Grades: Kindergarten to 11
  • Students do not require the Certificate of Eligibility for English instruction to attend
  • Average Class size: 15
  • Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
  • iPad program Grades 7-10
  • Accreditations: Fully accredited and recognized by MELS (Ministere de l'Education, du Loisir et du Sport)
  • After school coaching, tutoring, homework program/study hall
  • We are located in Notre Dame de Grace, 10 minutes from downtown Montreal by car
  • Close to all public transportation - bus (105, 162), metro (Vendome, Villa Maria) and train (Dorion/Rigaud, Blainville/ lines)
  • Private bus service from the West Island, Hampstead, T.M.R., downtown (Atwater area), and Westmount.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What sports are offered at Kells Academy?
Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of team (GMAA) and individual sports. Soccer, rugby, basketball, badminton, cross-country running, and rock climbing are a few examples of what our comprehensive sports program has to offer.
Is it possible to take extra ESL (English as a Second Language) classes?
Yes, we have highly qualified educators who are available to provide extra language training classes to students. Supplementary fees are charged for additional instruction.
What French language instruction options are available?
Two or three levels of French are offered at each grade. Students are placed in the appropriate level according to their ability and this allows them to learn within their own competency level.
Enriched FSL is also offered to those students who qualify.
Is there an entrance exam?
We schedule placement testing and class visits for new students. An interview and a reference form are mandatory components of the application process. Interviews for international students are arranged via Facetime or Skype.
What extra-curricular activities are offered at Kells?
Some activities offered include: school newspaper, debate club, art club, garage band, basketball, soccer, track and field, and book club.