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Grade 7 to 8

Transitioning from elementary to secondary school is a significant milestone for students, and one that presents unique opportunities. It is a time to explore and discover new things. By focusing on the individual learning needs of our students, the Middle School experience will help them to develop independence and a strong foundation that will prepare them for Senior School and beyond. We will work collaboratively with you during the admissions process to determine the best educational choice for your child. To do so, we gather as much information about the student as we can, to ensure mutual understanding and informed decisions.

Please review the information below and feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions or need assistance.

Campus Visit

You are welcome to visit us during one of our open house events. Families who are unable to attend are invited to contact the Admissions Office (514-482-0951) to schedule a private visit and information session.

Apply

Please complete the online application. Supporting documents (as indicated on the application) should be uploaded to the form or can be sent by email or mail to:

Lower Canada College
4090, avenue Royal
Montréal (QC) H4A 2M5

Application Checklist

  • A completed application form
  • A photo of the applicant (please write applicant's name on back of photo)
  • A completed student profile form (grades 7–8)
  • A confidential report form (where schools comply)
  • Current year and previous year-end report cards
  • Admission test
  • Eligibility certificate
  • Applicants born in Canada: an original birth certificate (brought to the Admissions Office meeting for certification) or three certified copies of the long form birth certificate. Both parents’ names must appear.
  • Applicants born outside of Canada: an original birth certificate (brought to the Admissions Office meeting for certification) or three certified copies of the long form birth certificate. Both parents’ names must appear. Also include proof of student's or parent's Canadian citizenship. If the applicant or both parents do not possess Canadian citizenship, Canadian immigration documents must be provided.
  • A non-refundable processing and evaluation fee of $50, payable by cash (receipt provided), cheque or money order to Lower Canada College, or by wire transfer (from a financial institution outside Canada only).

Testing

The entrance test for grade 7 (Common Admission Test or CAT) is shared amongst seven QAIS schools. Tests are administered at an independent test centre (Marianopolis College in Montreal). Applicants must register in advance with Brisson Legris (fee of $90).

The entrance test for grade 8 takes place Lower Canada College. The Admissions Office will make alternate arrangements for students who are unable to write the admissions test on site. Contact the LCC Admissions Office for further details.

When to Apply

We accept applications year-round. Admission to these grades is conducted on a rolling basis.

The best time to apply to grade 7 is in the fall.

Note that first-round grade 7 admission decisions will be announced on Friday, November 9, 2018.

Evaluating the Application

There are a number of criteria that are considered when evaluating a student’s file:

  • Individual assessment
  • Interview
  • Student profile
  • Confidential school report form (if available)
  • Past report cards

Note that first-round grade 7 admission decisions will be announced on Friday, November 9, 2018.

International Students

In addition to the requirements for the entry grade, international students must also:

  • Demonstrate their English language proficiency by completing one of the following tests as part of the admissions process:
    • TOEFL: 90 for iBT TOEFL, 500 for paper-based TOEFL
    • IELTS: 6-6.5
    • CAEL: 70
  • Provide immigration documents (these can be supplied at the admission office meeting)
  • Provide a certified translation of report cards
  • Provide the Admissions Office with additional information about the curriculum in their current school (as needed)

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