Academics

Future-building starts here

Our students experience a rigorous, liberal education in an exceptional day school and boarding environment.
UCC’s academic journey, from Senior Kindergarten to Year 12, is delivered through the full continuum of International Baccalaureate Programmes, globally recognized as the gold standard for university preparation.

Students graduate with both the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

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  • Exceptional IB Programme delivery

    Building on our leadership in boys’ learning and International Baccalaureate education, we are completing the candidacy phase of the IB Middle Years Programme, with the goal of becoming North America’s first boys’ IB Continuum World School. It’s our firm intention to be regarded as a model of best practice in the delivery of IB programming.
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  • Supportive learning community

    A robust system of academic support awaits each boy, empowering him to meet the challenges of the academic program and to reach his full potential.

    Our large network of dedicated professionals including faculty at the renowned Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning. 
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  • Diploma that opens doors

    While transformational learning is the hallmark of a UCC education, the proof of its success is how our boys take their experience forward. Not only do our graduates regularly gain admission to the post-secondary schools of their choice—they thrive there, many receiving scholarships and university credit for advanced courses.
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*Upper Canada College is an authorized IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) school. This school is currently a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. They share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education. Only schools authorized by the IB can offer any of these three academic programs. Candidate status gives no guarantee authorization will be granted.

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  • Julia Kinnear

    Academic Dean

    Welcome Message

    At Upper Canada College, we provide transformational learning experiences founded in an inquiry-based, concept-driven approach to education. We start by generating questions around universal themes, to spark boys' natural curiosity and broaden their thinking. We then explore ideas and issues raised by these lines of inquiry across school subjects, guiding students to make connections between their school work and the real world, both locally and globally.
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