Upper Canada College is one of the best private Canadian schools for boys. Here you can study on a daily basis or live on campus (boarding, only for high school students) - for children from 5 to 18 years old are accepted:
The school was founded in 1829. Here students are offered one of the most complete and high-quality curriculum in Canada - the International Baccalaureate. Training at UCC is prestigious and profitable: graduates successfully build an international career, quickly find a job after graduation, are free to navigate in modern conditions and easily perceive new trends and innovations.
Separately it is worth mentioning the teaching staff: in total there are 129 teachers, 12 of them are doctors of sciences, and 40 people have a master's degree. 20% of teachers are part of the examination committee of the International Baccalaureate; Gender composition is mixed (half of men, half of women). Teachers strive to educate children in their desire for knowledge, motivate their personal and educational achievements, develop their personal qualities and talents, and reveal their potential.
Separate training helps to form an educational and leisure program, the most suitable for young men, to take into account their requirements and characteristics. At the same time, students of Upper Canada College are not completely isolated: various evenings and events are often organized with students of the neighboring women's school, sports competitions with pupils of other educational institutions.
The college was founded using the Eaton model and still maintains links with the British royal family - this is made possible by the duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, who is part of the management of the college and is its honorary member. Also, the college belongs to the professional organizations of Canadian schools, takes an active part in their activities, exchanges experience with colleagues.
Initial training (kindergarten - 5 class)
Young students study the following list of subjects:
Teachers pay special attention to the development of interdisciplinary communication among children, the sense of coherence between different disciplines, the improvement of the ability to work independently and in a team, the development of creative thinking. At this stage, the main thing is to show the child the value of teaching, to prove that studying can be not only useful, but also interesting. Also, the students develop a careful attitude to nature, the ability to express themselves and effectively organize their time, the skill of awareness of themselves as individuals in a world society.
Average training (grades 6-10)
This stage is divided into several parts:
In the period of the average preparation the following subjects are studied:
In the 8th grade all these subjects are compulsory, in the 9th grade the list of compulsory subjects is reduced to 8 subjects, and each student chooses electives according to his taste:
In the 10th grade pupils choose electives for themselves, they must attend physical education classes and lessons of preliminary courses for IB Diploma. During the period from the 8th to the 12th grade each student must earn 18 mandatory credits (credit units) in general subjects and 12 credits for selected electives. Also, to successfully complete the course of study and receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, you must perform at least 40 hours of community service (11-12 grades).
To receive IB Diploma, you need to pass a study program on three levels of complexity, 3 courses of theory of knowledge of standard complexity, be able to write an extended essay, participate in socially useful, creative or sports activities of the college. The essay here refers to a personal study report, the subject of which is consistent with the course instructor; The theory of knowledge includes the study of methods of cognition, the development of skills of critical and analytical thinking, the ability to ask the right question, to argue their position and defend their point of view.
In order to enter the school, you will need:
To receive IB Diploma, you need to pass a study program on three levels of complexity, 3 courses of theory of knowledge of standard complexity, be able to write an extended essay, participate in socially useful, creative or sports activities of the college. The essay here refers to a personal study report, the subject of which is consistent with the course instructor; The theory of knowledge includes the study of methods of cognition, the development of skills of critical and analytical thinking, the ability to ask the right question, to argue their position and defend their point of view. Students are provided with 6 subject groups, and from each they must choose one course at their own discretion:
Obtaining a diploma is possible for students who have scored at least 24 points out of 45 possible points; Also the results of the course IB are counted in the issuance of the classical certificate of secondary education.
For foreign students, supportive English language courses are organized to help them absorb the curriculum more fully, to adapt more quickly to the educational and cultural conditions of Canada.
Upper Canada College has been inviting children for an unforgettable summer vacation for years, because the school has everything you need for a full-fledged children's holiday - excellent conditions, modern infrastructure and exciting programs. On the pre-school age program, children are waiting for numerous events, taking into account the features of this age period, interesting games, quizzes, parties and sports clubs.
Children are in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, spend time with active activities that are designed to teach them to interact with others, to learn social skills and develop creative abilities.
Upper Canada College creates all conditions for the development of children's creative abilities: the school runs a large number of artistic summer programs, both complex and focused on one kind of art and creativity.
Camp for creative children is a program designed with due regard for age-related features and aimed at giving children the opportunity to express themselves and exercise their abilities through a specially selected program of activities (dances, painting, crafts, theater, music and much more).
The program of activities includes various types of artistic activities that enable them to master the skills of performing arts, where children can get acquainted with the world of visual art and develop social skills. Children will be able to choose one of the creative directions:
Upper Canada College has a developed sports infrastructure and an excellent teaching and coaching staff, which allows the school to hold numerous options for the sports camp.
Sports camp for children - a comprehensive program, in which in an atmosphere of relaxation and fun, children will be able to master the skills for working in a team, develop personal equipment and personal qualities.
Upper Canada College summer camp holiday is an exciting event for every child, full of fun and relaxation, as well as the opportunity to gain fundamental skills in playing a certain sport and develop personal qualities.
Thus, the program “Basketball for children for the summer” is an excellent option for mobile children who want to learn a win-win technique and get the necessary skills.
Sports camps at Upper Canada College are very popular due to the excellent conditions for children's recreation and development; therefore, students from all over the world come here every year.
Upper Canada College invites to a golf program:
The Hockey for Teens program is one of the first summer programs for children and one of the most popular due to the excellent conditions for hockey in this educational institution. Upper Canada College has a stunning professional ice arena. Experienced coaches will share the secrets of a successful game, highlight all the rules, help you master the skills of the game and get into the philosophy of teamwork.
Upper Canada College invites all beginners and experienced footballers to spend a week in summer school with benefit and pleasure! The guys are waiting for excellent conditions, modern and high-quality fields, professional coaches, comfortable friendly atmosphere. This is a great opportunity to get a new experience, find new friends, learn valuable skills for an effective game.
As part of this program, young tennis players will be able to gain valuable knowledge and experience from professional coaches who will help achieve results in the shortest possible time. All trainings are conducted on modern tennis courts.
Those who wish to delve into the world of technology and the natural sciences will be able to choose one of the following exciting programs:
As part of any program, children spend at least two hours a day in the open air: children are waiting for fun activities, a wide range of entertainment.
Upper Canada College offers an exciting leadership program on which teens can focus on their strengths and work on themselves.
Leadership school will help teens become more confident, develop social skills. The leadership course is a fascinating training with theory and practice, the format of training is informal discussions and game situations. Training involves:
A total of 88 students from grades 8-12 live on the campus of Upper Canada College, they have 2 comfortable residences: Canadian citizens live with foreign students. Senior pupils can apply for private rooms (12th grade), the rest live in twos, there are also triple rooms (3 rooms in each hostel): the rooms have comfortable beds, work area and wardrobe, in common use there are toilets and showers. Laundresses accept clothes of students of 8-10 classes, and senior pupils can independently use washing and drying machines. The order in the rooms is monitored by the pupils themselves.
Also in the residences are functional kitchens (with kettles, refrigerators and toasters) and cozy common living rooms: here students like to gather with friends, watch TV and listen to music, chat and play board games. Provides access to Wi-Fi, and each student has his own laptop for classes. In dormitories, teachers, teachers and nurses are constantly on duty.
From 19:00 to 21:00 the students are engaged in self-preparation for classes, and from 16:00 to 17:00 are required to participate in extra-curricular activities, various clubs and clubs - you can not stay in the rooms at this time. Leisure and recreational activities also take up most of the weekend - often students join the schoolchildren of their neighboring educational institutions. Children actively engage in cycling and skiing, climbing, watching sports matches and games (baseball, football, basketball), visiting the city and cultural attractions of Toronto.
In a spacious common dining room, meals are organized according to the full board principle, students also have the right to buy food themselves, order food delivery. In the evening, you can prepare a meal on your own in the common kitchen and have a meal with friends.
There are a lot of directions for extracurricular activities. It is worth noting the extraordinary development of the ecological direction: Upper Canada College is engaged in reorganizations for sustainable and useful development, constantly arranges trips of students to a natural educational base: here children of all ages study the environment and acquire useful life skills in the camp. The school is rightly called "green" and is very proud of this title.
There are more than 60 circles, sections and clubs by interests on the campus:
The list of sports and sports is equally extensive - Total of them about 18:
Upper Canada College teams are constantly involved in various games , Matches and contests, develop endurance and strength, maintain a healthy lifestyle - there are up to 45 different teams on the campus.
The institution strives not only to give children a full-fledged, high-quality education, but also to educate a versatile personality, to reveal emotional, physical and creative talents and potential, to form an active civic position.
International Baccalaureate Program is one of the main Curriculum - is divided into three sections: primary and secondary training and the degree course. The results of college graduates averagely 10% higher than the world average - the IB program is considered one of the most effective, productive, balanced and at the same time complex. Students are trained to receive and analyze new information, communicate with like-minded people and exchange experiences, find a common language with a wide variety of people. Graduates are capable of deep productive self-analysis, have an active civic position and are open to new knowledge - this not only helps to enter the chosen university even from among the most prestigious ones, but also serves as an excellent help in life.
Upper Canada College is located in the heart of Toronto, the largest Canadian metropolis - the population of the capital city of Ontario reaches 2.5 million people. The total campus area is 43 acres: Pierson Airport can be reached by transport in 30 minutes, and entertainment, shopping and city infrastructure, attractions and monuments are all located within walking distance.
The total area of the campus is large enough and includes everything necessary for quality education, living and leisure. Pupils in preparatory and senior schools are engaged in different buildings. The sports infrastructure is developed: playing fields and playgrounds, tennis courts, a 25-meter pool, a special ice palace (the arenas correspond to high Olympic standards and NHL requirements), a 400-meter track for running, a football field, and two arenas with inflatable domes that allow Exercise in cold weather or rain.
Pupils are engaged in modern spacious classrooms and scientific laboratories, use computer classes, visit studios for music, vocals and creativity. The school is equipped with assembly and sports halls, fitness centers, has its own recording studio and a cinema laboratory with modern, high-tech equipment. The medical center is constantly working, it is possible to visit local shops and shopping pavilions, to freely use an extensive library and copy center (with a small printing house), there is own theater.
Pupils of the preparatory school are often engaged in a special outdoor area. Also, kids often visit their own garden with special plants, butterflies and birds.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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|private school, boardinghouse|
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.