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Upper Canada College Campus

Upper Canada College

200 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1W6, Canada

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Phone:

416-488-1125

Contact:

Dave McBride

Email:

Overview

Co-ed/Gender

Boys

Total Boarding

88

Day Grades

SK-12

Boarding Grades

8-12

Boys Boarding Students

88

Girls Boarding Students

0

Boys Day Students

1082

Girls Day Students

0

Average Class Size

20

Students Who Attend Post-secondary

100%

Average Students per Dorm

44

Number of Dorms

2

Student/Teacher Ratio

8:1

Student Body

1170

Year Founded

1829

Campus Size

35 Acres

School Profile

Upper Canada College was founded in 1829 and is one of North America's foremost boys' schools, offering Senior Kindergarten through university entrance and boarding for 88 students from outside of Toronto. Graduates of UCC — an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with one of the broadest programs in the country — are highly regarded by top universities and post-secondary institutions worldwide. Our global network of alumni includes leaders and innovators in politics, finance, arts, athletics, media and beyond.

The urban boarding experience offered at Upper Canada College is incomparable. Our unique delivery of the IB Diploma Programme gives our grads an edge both in terms of acceptance and success at top universities, and prepares them to meet the needs of global industries worldwide once they enter the workforce. UCC boarding graduates have strong ties to their alma mater and we often hear them say the same thing: "UCC put us ahead of the game."

What's more, there's no better place in the world to live and study than Toronto. Don't take our word for it: in 2019 Toronto was ranked #7 by The Economist as the best city to live in, taking factors such as safety, cost of living, business environment, culture and government stability into consideration. Toronto's reputation as a North American business hub and respect for civil liberties makes it an ideal environment for learning.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

Upper Canada College provides transformational learning experiences that foster the development of head, heart and humanity, and inspire each boy to make a lasting and positive impact on his world.

Our Values

Learning

Learning about oneself and the world is at the heart of a UCC education. Through a rigorous liberal education and programs of personal development, each boy gains an understanding of himself, strong and wide-ranging skills, and knowledge that prepares him for success and responsible citizenship. We strive for excellence and celebrate accomplishment, valuing learning as a journey and not a destination. At UCC, learning is an ongoing pursuit marked by curiosity, collaboration, persistence and openness to feedback. As a community, we model a culture of learning and growth.

Pluralism

A UCC experience is about more than just an appreciation of diversity; it is about celebrating differences, cherishing similarities and giving voice to multiple perspectives. Through an understanding and appreciation of pluralism we create a more inclusive community, and in turn, create a more just society where we work towards the common good.

Service

To honour Sir John Colborne's founding commitment to public purpose, UCC inspires boys to become service-oriented leaders who understand their unique qualities in relationship to others, have humility and empathy, and recognize their ability to positively influence change. At UCC we embrace the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference in our local and global communities.

Community

UCC's culture is characterized by teamwork, collaboration, mutual respect and a fundamental belief in our Vision and Mission. We appreciate and value each individual, fostering strong and trusting relationships throughout our community. We stand by each other, offering support and care, and we foster in our boys the very best characteristics of brotherhood.

Wellbeing

To foster individual and institutional wellbeing, UCC is committed to a learning and working environment that is safe, healthy, meaningful, engaging and supportive. A UCC education equips each boy with the capabilities to develop the knowledge, self-awareness and strengths of character that enable lifelong resilience and allow him to flourish.

Applications & Fees

Application Deadline:

Rolling

Application Fee

$200.00 CND

Domestic 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$61,085.00 CND

International 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$64,585.00 CND

Day Tuition:

$34,885.00 CND

Semester or Term:

Semester

Need-Based Aid:

Offered

Merit Scholarships:

Offered

Payment Plans:

Offered

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Admission & Entrance Test Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Passport
  • Two years of final report cards
Entrance Test Requirements
  • SSAT Test
  • English Proficiency Test if not Studying in an English Language Curriculum

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School Differentiators

Located in the heart of Toronto

The urban boarding experience offered at UCC is incomparable. We[?]re fortunate to be nestled in the heart of Toronto, a world-class city that reflects the diversity of our international boarding community. Taking factors such as safety, culture, pluralism and government stability into consideration, Toronto is an ideal environment for learning. Within a five-minute walk from the College, boarding students have access to our convenient public transit system and all that the city has to offer, including theatres, museums and professional sports centres.

Vast array of weekend and co-ed activities

We provide a vast array of planned weekend activities, including co-ed events with students of local girls' schools. In class and beyond, activities are designed to support the boys in their learning journeys.

Some sample weekend activities:

  • International Restaurants
  • Bike Tours
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Paintball
  • Amusement Park
  • Winter Skiing
  • Blue Jays Baseball
  • Raptors Basketball
  • Maple Leafs Hockey
  • TFC Soccer
  • Argonauts Football
  • Rock Climbing
  • Live Theatre
  • Norval Team Building
A tight-knit and caring community

With only 88 boys from 26 different countries in a school population of 1,170, our boarders form a tight-knit community they call a "brotherhood." Together, and with the support of a caring team of education and health experts, they enjoy safe and rewarding residential experience. Our boarding staff-to-student ratio is 1:5. We have advisers and faculty who ensure that our boarding students develop the knowledge, self-awareness and strength of character that will help them succeed. We also have committed Health Centre staff to provide medical care, assessment, emergency treatment and personal counselling. With full-time registered nurses, a psychologist and school counsellors, UCC keeps the development needs of adolescent boys foremost in mind. Boys have access to a local, on-call family physician, and UCC is a short drive to world-renowned hospitals, including the Hospital for Sick Children.

Programs

International Baccalaureate:

Offered
Program Details:

IB Diploma is Mandatory

Top Post-secondary Destinations

  • University of Toronto
  • Western University
  • Queen's University
  • University of Cambridge UK
  • University of Oxford UK
  • Columbia University NY
  • Cornell University NY
  • Duke University NC
  • Harvard University MA
  • Princeton University NJ

Accreditiations

  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
  • Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario
  • The Association of Boarding Schools
  • International Baccalaureate 

Community Service & Trips

Community service clubs include Horizons, Peer Tutoring, Helping Hands, etc.

School trips include International Service Trips to destinations such as Iqaluit, Costa Rica, Peru, etc. and co-curricular travel to competitions across North America (band, MUN, athletics, etc.)

Summer Programs

A co-ed summer English enrichment experience for local and international students in the heart of Toronto, Canada, Upper Canada College Summer Life is a co-ed summer-in-residence program for both local and international students aged 10 to 16. The energetic and cosmopolitan backdrop of Toronto provides numerous enrichment opportunities for ourcampers. The program comprises three sections: Juniors (ages 10-11), Intermediates (ages 12-13) and Leadership (ages 14-16). Campers in the Junior and Intermediate divisions will choose from a wide variety of one-week day camps, with the option of selecting three or four diverse camp options to experience within their time with our 3 or 4-week programs. Our Leadership campers participate in UCC's leadership-in-training program, which incorporates a team-centred approach to initiative, volunteerism and mentorship. In summer 2020, the UCC Summer Life program will be introducing a 4-week Summer Life program option, as well as continuing our highly successful Norval Exchange overnight 1-week camping trip and Day Student options!

https://www.ucc.on.ca/summer/summer-life

UCC Summer Life Boarding3-Week Option:

  • $4,995.00 plus HST    4-Week Option: $5,995.00 plus HST

Summer Life Norval Exchange3-Week Option:

  • $5,495.00 plus HST    4-Week Option: $6,495.00 plus HST

Summer Life Day Student3-Week Option:

  • $3,995.00 plus HST    4-Week Option: $4,995.00 plus HST

Contact UCC Summer Life: summerlife@ucc.on.ca 416-488-1125 ext. 2253

Academics

  • Design
  • Laptop Program (Gr. 7-12)
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Education
  • Robotics
  • Theory of Knowledge

Co-Curriculars

  • Astronomy Club
  • Amnesty International Club
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Chess Club
  • Classics Club
  • Computer Club
  • Community Service
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Drama Club
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Foreign Language Club
  • French Club
  • Future Business Leaders
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • International Club
  • International Service Club
  • Investment Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Lacrosse
  • Leadership Program
  • Mandarin Club
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Outdoor Education
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Robotics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Swimming
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Table Tennis
  • Tech Crew
  • Tennis
  • Theatre
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Weekday and Weekend Planned Activities
  • Woodworking Club

Campus

  • Artificial Turf Field
  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • DECA
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Football Field
  • Health Centre
  • Hockey Rink
  • Ice Hockey Training Facility
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Newly Renovated
  • Pool
  • Rowing Facility
  • Soccer and Sports Fields
  • Student Life Centre
  • Technology Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Varsity Strength & Conditioning Centre
  • Weight Room
  • Wireless Internet