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Upper Canada College

School rating 5 / 5 by

200 Lonsdale Road Toronto ON M4V 1W6 Canada
8th to PG
K to PG
Boys only


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UCC's strengths lie in the mix of all aspects of life that the students master. From sports to academics to theatrics to music to community service, UCC makes sure they have the best in everything. Mostly all of UCC has prepared me for the academic rigors of university. I have learnt much from the IB programme (which is taught very well at UCC), and am confident in my future success at Western because of UCC. Teachers at UCC have a way of teaching the material that is beyond what any other school can offer. UCC's teaching philosophy is more of a focused on discussions learning. It is a special environment and helped me understand the material better.

College Counseling

Counseling at UCC was perfect. Everyone I know was put in their 1st 2nd or....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Simply took an entrance exam and a french placement exam. I passed, and was interviewed....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Excellent quality of life. Many different activities to involve myself with. Very large campus, with a mix between conservative, liberal, and progressive students. But everyone is out to help each other. UCC had a fine approach to discipline. If needed, discipline at UCC was fair and just....

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