Founded in 1829, Upper Canada College enjoys a reputation as one of North America’s great independent schools. UCC alumni include renowned politicians, scholars, business leaders, artists and Olympians. UCC’s main campus is in the heart of Toronto, a beautiful, safe city that proudly promotes itself as one of the world’s most ethnically diverse. The school comprises 1,160 students in Senior Kindergarten through Grade 12 (IB2) with Boarding from Grade 8. Our campus blends heritage architecture with unsurpassed facilities, including a double-pad hockey arena, two large libraries, modern science and technology labs and the Norval Outdoor School, UCC’s 400-acre nature sanctuary, located rurally 50 kilometres northwest of Toronto. UCC is committed to offering “big school” opportunities and facilities combined with a “small school” approach to individualized learning. UCC blends the best of its long-standing traditions with the best of innovation in education and society. Within our diverse community of learners, we help individual personalities develop their unique passions, be it history, jazz or sports. Students have opportunities to develop personal strengths through both international service trips and local community initiatives. Our graduates receive both the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.


Contact: Chantal Kenny
Phone: 416-488-1125 ext.4062
Toll Free:
Fax: 416-484-8618
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Fee: $200
International Application Fee: $200


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Campus Life

UCC is located on 16 hectares in the heart of Toronto, one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Our school boasts a number of athletic and creative facilities, including the Norval Outdoor School, a dual pad arena complex, theatres and athletic training centre.

Our graduates receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. 

UCC's IB program is one of Canada's broadest with scores almost 10% higher than the world average. Our grads are highly regarded by post-secondary institutions worldwide. The UCC global network of 8,000 alumni includes leaders and innovators in politics, finance, arts, athletics, media and beyond.

UCC seeks to admit well-rounded individuals who stand out from the crowd through academic performance, involvement in extra-curricular activities and a natural aptitude for the arts, athletics, etc. In other words, we want (and attract) the best boys from across North America and around the world.

Dorm Life

Department Director: Andrew Turner
Average Students Per Dorm: 44
No. of Boys Dorms: 2
Dress Code: Uniform

Student Life

We know choosing the right residential program requires much research and deliberation. The goal is to find a place where you can learn and live in a supportive academic community and we're here to assist every step of the way. 

We are committed to providing students with a safe and rewarding experience. As expected, many students required assistance as they adjust. Our Residential House Advisers are sensitive to new students' needs as they make this transition. With a staff ratio of 1:5, advisers and faculty provide the direction and encouragement students need to achieve their goals and dreams. Our two residences are home to actors, athletes, musicians, debaters and scholars from across North America and around the globe.

Within a five minute walk, boarders have access to our convenient public transit system. We're fortunate to be nestled in the heart of Toronto. Our city reflects the diversity of our international boarding community. 

Weekends are a time to have fun and there is a huge array of options in a city as big and diverse as Toronto. Our weekend program offers a variety of cultural, educational and recreational programs. Opportunities include bike tours, rock climbing, a winter ski program, movies, museums, theatre and sporting events. Near the College are several independent girls' schools that often join us.

Dorm Amenities
  • Snack Room (available no charge, 24 hours)
  • Game Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Wireless Internet
  • Two indoor hockey arenas; Two indoor tennis courts
  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Football Field
  • Indoor Pool
  • Technology Center
  • All-weather Track
  • Volleyball Court(s)
Clubs & Organizations
  • Chess Club
  • Classics Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing
  • Food Council
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Future Bus. Leaders of Am.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Clubs
  • Investment Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • Science Bowl
  • Sexualities Club
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Theater
  • TV Station
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook

Arts & Athletics

UCC has robust arts and athletics programs, with leading-edge facilities and celebrated alumni.

Arts Department Director: Judith Macdonell
Athletics Department Director: Brent Mackay

Interscholastic Sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Recreational Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Bowling
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Power Lifting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Audiovisual Club
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater


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