A Family Decision

The decision to have your son or daughter go abroad to study involves much more than simply researching the web and finding websites with pictures of wonderful facilities and smiling faces. Even speaking to family, friends and colleagues about their experiences regarding their children is very useful and helpful, but might not meet the needs of your own son or daughter because each child needs to find “The School” that will allow them to grow and thrive.

Of course each boarding school’s administrator and director can advise and tell you all about their school, but, indeed, there are other schools that might be a better fit for what your son or daughter is looking for in their study abroad program.

Kendall & Associates Educational Consulting can help you with the decision-making process because we known each of the schools that we work with and have the experience, knowledge and unbiased end result to provide you with a selection of schools that will best fit the profile of your son or daughter.

Upper Canada College


Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Three top unique qualities of the school:   

  • Location, Location, Location - right in the centre of Toronto
  • Largest and most competitive athletics program in Canada – 46 athletic programs
  • Leadership development through the “Residential Life Program” where all students are encouraged to act upon high standards of responsibility and leadership and to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects respect for others, different religious backgrounds and each other’s property.

Advanced Placement (AP): IB World School (International Baccalaureate) and OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma)

Special subjects offered: Too many to list; available on line at www.ucc.on.ca
English Second Language Support through the Center for Learning

Languages: French, German, Latin, Spanish, Mandarin, Alternate languages with approval

Computer (courses): Computer Programming, Computer Sciences. School Network, Internet, Laptops are regularly used in science courses.

Arts: Music, Theatre, Dramatic Arts, Film, Literature, Visual Arts

Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Squash, Swimming, Rowing, Cricket, Rugby, Lacrosse, Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Badminton

Extra curricular activities (clubs): Music, Publications, Theatre, Community Service, Green School, More than 50 Clubs from Mountain Biking to Model Parliament

Weekend Activities: Organized weekly program

Grades: 2-12

Teacher-student-ratio: 1:9

Average class size: 18

Boarding-day-student-ratio: 1,100 (100 board)

Number of students: 1,100 (100 board)

Boy-girl-ratio: All boys

Percentage of International students: 15% across total school; 50% of boarding community

Dress code: Buttoned shirt with tie; grey flannels; First Dress on occasion; Spring Dress of golf shirt with khakis

CAN$ 49,265 (pre-IB); CAN$ 51,265 (IB1 and IB2) - School Year: 2011/2012
CAN$ 5,000,- Enrollment fee

Tuition Refund Plan: Yes

Credit card payments allowed: No

Additional costs: Books, uniform - about CAN $1,500, team, and school trip expenses additional; CAN$ 500 technology fee

Summer School: Yes


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