Classes start in September but applications will be accepted at any time during the school year. 

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    Fees 2018-2019

    Entrance Exam Participation Fee


    Admission Fee


    Incidental Fee


    Tuition (payable in two payments)

    $2 160 per year*

    Fees 2019-2020

    Entrance Exam Participation Fee


    Admission Fee


    Incidental Fee


    Tuition (payable in two payments)

    $2 180 per year*

    * Fees in Canadian dollars, subject to change

    The incidental fees includes free access to the sports therapy clinic.

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    Admission requirements

    • Excellent health (medical certificate may be required)

    • Successful completion of entrance examination

    • Completion of primary studies and successful completion of all levels preceding that to which the candidate wishes entry

    • Good academic standing

    PLEASE NOTE : to register online, you must have all the following documents, scanned :

    - One passport-sized photograph (JPEG)
    - A legible copy of birth certificate*
    - A legible copy of any certificates or transcripts confirming participation in an artistic or sports-related pursuit, relevant to School requirements*
    - A legible copy of the most recent report card of the current school year

    Complete your application form online in order to participate in the Entrance Examination and make sure to have all the required documents prepared in advance.
    The applicant must pay the $50 non-refundable fees for participation in the entrance examination. 



    For more information on the admissions policy, see this document. (French only)

    N.B. An incomplete request will be returned to the candidate who consequently will not be admitted to the entrance exam.

    * Only legible copies of all documents are to be provided with the application. Candidates officially accepted into one of the programs must provide certified copies or originals of each document (originals will be returned to candidates via post).

    For further information about the admission and the registration for the entrance examination, please contact us : 

    Tel : 514 982-0859 / Toll free in Canada : 1 800 267-0859
    Fax : 514 982-6025
    Email : 

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    The ideal candidate wishes to pursue the full advanced training necessary to become a circus artist.
    In order to achieve this goal, students must commit to an intensive preparatory training, in addition to primary or secondary studies.

    The candidate:

    • is 9 to 17 years old

    • demonstrates proficiency in the circus arts, dance, a martial art or acrobatic sport with an artistic component, such as artistic or rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, diving, figure skating, etc.

    • has developed physical and psychomotor skills such as coordination, spatial orientation, flexibility and body awareness and is in excellent health

    • is enrolled in another local primary or secondary school

    • is available evenings during the week and on Saturdays, is able to manage spare and travel time effectively

    • demonstrates determination, discipline and creativity

  • Entrance ExamOpen or Close

    Classes start in September but applications will be accepted at any time during the school year. Contact Caroline Pineault to register or for information.

    The purpose of the test is to evaluate a candidate's potential and talent, and his or her capacity to acquire the skills at the level required by the program within the prescribed time. Only candidates who have registered for the Entrance Exam and have received written confirmation from the School will be allowed to take the exam. Candidates must be available for the entire duration of the audition.

    For a full description of the Entrance Examination requirements and steps, please consult the document : Entrance Examination Description Sheet

    Evaluation at any time

    A candidate demonstrating the required skills can be integrated at any time in the School's preparatory program. For the timeshare program an assessment may also be made before the request to the partner school. For more information on registration steps please contact the program coordinator: Caroline Pineault (514) 982-0859 ext 265 or Caroline Pineault.

    Application for admission and participation in Entrance examination 

    Completed forms must be saved on the School's online registration system (PFS.00)



    Candidates who have made their application for admission and received a written invitation from the School are allowed to take the Entrance exam. 

    Candidates must be available for the full duration of the Entrance exam.

    Participation to the Entrance Exam Via Video

    A candidate who has a valid reason (distance, health, family reasons, school refused permission, confidentiality concerns, etc.) may be exempted from being physically present at the Entrance Examination. In such a case, the application must be saved before January 15 and accompanied by a video with content that meets the exam requirements. The candidate must explain his or her absence by completing the Participation Via Video Form. Each application and the information therein will be treated as strictly confidential. For more information, applicants should refer to the Participation Via Video document.

  • Canadian Pre-Selection TourOpen or Close

    In the fall, the École nationale de cirque (National Circus School) will embark on a pre-selection tour in a cross-Canada quest for talented young people between the ages of 9 and 17. There will be stops in close to 12 cities coast-to-coast.

    The pre-selection tour is an opportunity for young people to have their potential evaluated and to meet the School's teachers, while also learning more about the programs and the life of a circus artist. For the list of cities visited and to register


For further information you can contact Caroline Pineault ext. 265

Frequently asked questions about the Preparatory Program.

Register for this program


Fall semester :
August 31th to December 15th, 2018

Winter semester :
January 7th to June 15th, 2019

Registration all year long!