Detailed Program

  • All academic subjects and circus disciplines are taught at the School, alternating between morning and afternoon classes. The schedule includes 20 hours of circus arts practice per week.
  • The student-to-teacher ratio for academic subjects does not exceed 15 pupils per teacher.
  • Teaching modules are employed for certain subjects. For others a combination of one-on-one and group projects, workshops or laboratories is preferred.
  • Student Housing are available.
  • Academic Subjects and Circus Disciplines Open or Close

    Shared Time : Consult the schedule and the list of school subjects taught at the partner schools.

    Fulled Time : The following academic subjects are taught at the School. 

    Secondary Teaching -Cycle 1 

    Academic Subjects in 1st and 2rd Year

    • French
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science and Technology
    • Geography
    • History and Citizenship
    • Ethics and Religious Culture
    • Visual Arts
    • Physical Education and Health


    Circus Arts Disciplines taught during the program:

    • Acting
    • Dance
    • Physical Training
    • Manipulation
    • Balancing
    • Acrobatics
    • Aerials


    Secondary Teaching -Cycle 2 

    Academic Subjects in Year 3

    • French
    • English 
    • Mathematics
    • Science and Technology
    • History and Citizenship
    • Visual Arts
    • Physical Education and Health
    • Personal Orientation Project


    Academic Subjects in Year 4

    • French
    • English
    • Mathematics Culture, Social and Technical option or Natural Science option
    • Science and Technology and/or Sciences and Environment
    • History and Citizenship
    • Ethics and Religious Culture
    • Visual Arts
    • Physical Education and Health


    Academic Subjects in Year 5

    • French
    • English
    • Mathematics Culture, Social and Technical option or Natural Science option
    • Contemporary World
    • Ethics and Religious Culture
    • Visual Arts
    • Physical Education and Health
    • Optional Subject : Cinema / Economics / Chemistry / Physics


    Circus Arts Disciplines taught during the program:

    • Acting
    • Dance
    • Physical Training
    • Manipulation
    • Balancing
    • Acrobatics
    • Aerials
  • School CalendarOpen or Close

    Full Time

    A normal week's schedule comprises a minimum of 45 hours of attendance at the School, including 25 hours of class (academic and theory) and 20 hours of training (physical preparation and circus arts). Academic subjects and the other disciplines are taught alternately in half-day blocks between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

    Special events, like the Annual Show, may require student presence on weekends.

    The program begins with a mandatory two-week session during the month of August. The school calendar spans a period of 10 months.

    • Summer Intensive: August 7 to 18, 2017
    • Fall Session: August 25 to December 15, 2017
    • Winter Session: January 4 to June 22, 2018


    *Schedule subject to change


    Shared Time : see with the partner School.

  • Tuition FeesOpen or Close
    Entrance Exam Participation Fee$50*
    Admission Fee$200*
    Incidental Fee$178*
    Tuition fees$4 275** per year
    Tuition fees for international students 
    (with the exception of French students)
    $7 595** per year

    * Fees in Canadian dollars, subject to change
    ** Payable in two equal payments

    Fees include free access to the sports therapy clinic if needed.

    The National Circus School Foundation offers assistance to students who lack sufficient financial resources through its bursary program.

     
  • Student Services and Financial AssistanceOpen or Close

    Student Services

    The School offers a range of student services such as on campus housing, a library, a bursary program, food services and health services. Find out more about student services.

    Financial Assistance

    Full time Canadian citizens or those who have permanent resident status in Canada are eligible for loan and bursary programs offered by the Ministry of Education of the province in which they officially reside.

    The National Circus School Foundation offers assistance to students who lack sufficient financial resources to pursue professional training at the School no matter what their citizenship. Find out more.


Register for this program

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Next school year begins : 
August 2018

Registration deadlines
December 15, 2017 (Paris)
January 15, 2018 (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver)


2018 Auditions
Paris
January, 2018
(the precise date will be determined later)


Toronto
February, 2018
(the precise date will be determined later)

Vancouver
February, 2018
(the precise date will be determined later)

Montréal
February 24, 2018

DVD Auditions 
(international candidates and those living in remote areas)

 

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