Upper Canada College

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. The urban boarding experience offered at UCC is incomparable. Our unique delivery of the IB Diploma Programs 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.

General Information
Year Founded1829
Type of the SchoolBoys only
Location of the School

Toronto, Canada

School Area16 hectares
Programs of study
Academic ProgramsIB Diploma
Extra Curricular

18 sports with teams, over 60 co-curricular clubs

Boarding Tuitions (Per Academic Year)$200 application fee$5,000 one-time registration fee$61,000 to $64,205 CAD tuition with various payment plansincluding monthly installments (2018-2019)
Boarding Tuitions Fees includeTuition covers all costs associated with the program with exceptions as noted below.
Boarding Tuitions Fees does not includeIncidental charges for boarding students range from $3,000 for standard charges to $4,500 if the family does not have health insurance or a legal guardian in place at time of enrolment. Standard charges include: Books; Laptop Lease; Uniform; School supplies; Class trips; Field trips; Yearbook and other publications; House Activity Fee; ESL instruction as needed
Teaching Environment
Total number of students (Day & Boarding)1160 (410 at Lower School, 750 at Upper School)
Total number of Boarding Students88
How many different nationalities24
Teacher-Student Ratio1:8
Language courses offeredFrench, Spanish, Mandarin; other languages available at an additional cost
Main Language of instructionEnglish
Age of entry to schoolBoarding entry begins at Year 8
Age of entry to Boarding houses13
Grades offered by schoolSenior Kindergarten to Year 12
Full BoardingYes
Day studentsNo
English language Requirements
Minimum Score in IELTS/TOEFLStudents must write the SSAT entrance test as part of the admission process; no minimum score is required
If the student doesn’t have IELTS/ TOEFLIf the SSAT is not offered in the student’s area other testing arrangements can be made
English Language Preparatory CoursesNo
Accommodations & Foods
Type of Rooms availableDouble rooms for most boarding studentsSome Single rooms available in Year 11 and 12
Foods Extra Options-
Achievements & Accreditations
Accredited and Member ofIB, CAIS, TABS
Honors and PrizesUCC graduates average 2 points higher than the world average in IB Diploma scores and not only gain admission at top schools but also thrive there.
Sport Championships

Upper Canada College has won the Canadian independent school national soccer championship twice in the last three years. UCC regularly wins local championships in swimming, badminton, cross-country, football, lacrosse, rowing and many more.

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