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School system comparison

The Quebec school system

Many reasons make the Quebec school system an advantageous structure for all involved:  

  • The school network is secular and includes French and English establishments, both public and private. 
  • The school system includes four levels of teaching: primary school (including preschool), secondary school, college (Cégep) and university. 
  • Primary and secondary education is free within the public system. 
  • School is compulsory for all children aged 6 to 16. 

We know that it can be difficult to understand a different school system than the one we are used to, which is why we have prepared comparison tables to help explain the various education levels in Quebec.  

School system comparison  

To compare the Quebec school system with your country of origin, select the table that matches your situation! 

If you have questions regarding admission eligibility, do not hesitate to contact your chosen educational establishment directly! 

Please note: These tables are for information purposes only. 

For more information about the Quebec school system, visit those links:  


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