Admission

The ideal candidate wishes to forge a career as a circus artist and, towards that end, is fully prepared to pursue artistic and technical training.

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    The ideal candidate wishes to forge a career as a circus artist and, towards that end, is fully prepared to pursue artistic and technical training.

    The candidate:

    • has completed primary school and may have already begun secondary studies and is in good academic standing

    • must have previousily engaged in preparatory training in circus arts or dance or practiced an acrobatic discipline with artistic character, such as artistic or rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, diving, figure skating, etc, or a martial art, over a prolonged period of time.

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

    • exhibits autonomy, determination, discipline and creativity.

    Although French is the language of instruction for both academic subjects and circus art training, the School's French immersion program helps integrate Canadian students who have not previously attended a French-language School. A student who is entitled to instruction in the English-language in Quebec may chose to take English as a first language course.

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    Entrance Exam Participation Fee$55*
    Admission Fee$225*
    Incidental Fee$225**
    Tuition Fees$4 450** per year
    Tuition Fees for International Students 
    (with the exception of French students)
    $8 450** per year
    Insurance Fees for International Students
    (with the exception of French students)
    $850* per year

    * Fees in Canadian dollars, subject to change
    ** Payable in two 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 grants program.

     
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    Admission requirements
     

    • Excellent health (medical certificate may be required)

    • Successful completion of entrance examination

    • For Canadian residents of other provinces than Quebec, a proof of accident and health insurance is required.

    • For foreign residents, present a Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ) and a license for studies (these are not required for doing the Entrance Exam)

    The applicant must pay the $55 non-refundable fees for participation in the entrance examination. The following documents will be required*: 

    • One passport-sized photo (JPEG format) 
    • Copy of your birth certificate both parents first and last names’ 
    • Copy of any certificate or transcript relating to an artistic training or competitive sports practice 
    • Copy of transcript establishing the last two successful year of schooling

    *All documents in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a translation. 

     

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    Make sure that all required documents are attached to your application. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for the entrance exam. 

    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 more information about the admission, see our admission policy (French only)

    For further information about the admission and the registration for the entrance exam, please contact us: [email protected]

     

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    Due to the actual pandemic of COVID-19, the multiple travel restrictions and sanitary measures in place, the National Circus School has decided to cancel all in-person auditions for the winter of 2021. 

    Exceptionally this year, participation in the entrance exam will be entirely online and a video must be submitted. 

    The purpose of the tests is to evaluate the candidate's potential and his or her ability to acquire the competencies required by the program and to achieve the standards within the prescribed time frame.  

    The deadline to register for the entrance exam is January 15, 2021

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    If your application meets the admission criteria, you will receive an invitation to participate in the entrance exam as well as our preparation guide to accompany you step by step in creating your video. 

     

Language of study : Although French is the language of instruction for both academic subjects and circus art training, the School's French immersion program helps integrate Canadian students who have not previously attended a French-language School. A student who is entitled to instruction in the English-language in Quebec may chose to take English as a first language course. 

A student who has already started high school may enter the program at any level.

Frequently asked questions about the Circus & High School program


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Deadline: January 15, 2021