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“Students come first at Lower Canada College.” That is how our LCC mission statement adopted in October 2002 actually begins. It seems obvious enough, but what makes LCC truly unique is the clarity of our focus on engaging students.
We are committed to promoting the fullest development of our students in mind, body and heart. While deeply rooted in past traditions, our goal today is to produce well-rounded, socially responsible, independent thinkers through an academically challenging and balanced curricular programme in academics, athletics, and the arts.
With a history dating back to 1861, LCC is recognized as one of Canada’s leading coeducational independent day schools. With 745 students from kindergarten to Grade 12/Pre-University Year, we offer challenging academics and an extraordinary range of programmes suited to the needs and interests of most students. The LCC of today is also a university preparatory school committed to advancing bilingual education, to instilling a spirit of Non Nobis Solum/Not for Ourselves Alone, and to preparing students for success in the 21st century.
Accreditations and Affiliations
Lower Canada College is incorporated and registered as a non-profit organization. It is recognized as a grant-taking private school, at the high school level, by the Ministry of Education of Quebec.
All students write the Quebec High School Leaving Examinations and work toward earning their High School Leaving Certificate issued by the Quebec government. LCC also awards its own graduating certificate to students in grade 11 and the Pre-University Year programme.
Lower Canada College is a member of:
Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Canadian Educational Standards Institute (CESI)
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme
Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)