The IB continuum of education, designed for ages three to 19, is unique because of its academic and personal rigour. It challenges students to excel in their studies and personal growth. It aims to inspire a quest for learning throughout life that’s marked by enthusiasm and empathy. It helps develop well-rounded students with character who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind; are confident in their own identities; make ethical decisions; join others in celebrating our common humanity; and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.
UCC adopted the IB Diploma Program over 20 years ago, followed by the Primary Years Program more than a decade ago. Our students are already reaping the benefits of many features of the highly regarded Middle Years Program, and we are taking steps to have the IB Organization authorize the MYP at UCC.
Students in Senior Kindergarten through Grade 5 study the IB Primary Years Program, which prepares them to become active, caring, lifelong learners. The program focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond his classroom. Learn more about the PYP @ UCC.
The MYP is the perfect bridge between our Primary Years Program and the Diploma Program. We are phasing in the MYP, at both our Preparatory School and the Upper School, for students in Grades 6 through 10. Learn more about the MYP @ UCC.
If you’re looking for a diploma program to distinguish you from the pack, look no further! Internationally recognized and respected by university admissions departments, the IB Diploma is the “gold card” to enhanced post-secondary opportunities. Students undertake the program in their final two years at our Upper School. Upon successful completion of the academic program, graduates are awarded both the IB Diploma and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). To learn more, follow the links at right or visit our Upper School pages.