Upper School Academics
The Upper School’s outstanding liberal arts curriculum prepares students for the challenges of post-secondary study and ignites their curiosity and love of learning. UCC’s dedicated and passionate faculty encourage students not only to acquire subject-specific knowledge and skills, but also to develop the creative and critical thinking skills and the sense of self-confidence and knowledge of themselves as learners that will prepare them to embark on a rewarding lifelong journey. UCC’s extensive range of student supports, excellent facilities, the application of new technology in many courses, and strong integration between academics and a vibrant co-curricular program, enhance this rich academic program.
All students undertake the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in the final two years of the Upper School. With its academic breadth, depth and rigour, commitment to “structured inquiry” and experiential learning, the IB curriculum educates the whole student and develops a high capacity for research, problem-solving, communication and collaboration. Universities around the world recognize that IB graduates are well prepared and research confirms that completion of the IB program is a predictor of success in university study.
Download this document for an at-a-glance guide to why universities regard IB students so highly.
Follow the menu on the left to learn more about UCC’s two diplomas (students enrolled in the Upper School program also complete the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma) and our approach to academic counselling and support.
Detailed and up-to-date information on diploma requirements, UCC’s academic policies and procedures, available courses of study and course descriptions can be found in our 2017-2018 Academic Program Guide and 2018-2019 Academic Program Guide.