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Lower Canada College

Lower Canada College

4090, avenue Royal, Montréal QC, H4A 2M5, Canada

+1 514 482 9916



Lower Canada College
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1909
Status Private
Headmaster Mr. Christopher Shannon
Date Appointed July 2005
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 5-17
Number of pupils 805
Day fees per annum CAD$18,695 - CAD$23,845
Average Class Size 18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:11
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Lisa Currie
Associations NAIS, Round Square, CAIS, DofE

Founded in 1909, Lower Canada College (LCC) is a selective, independent, university-preparatory day school for girls and boys in kindergarten through grade 12. Montreal's leading global school, LCC has a rich history, an inspiring team of faculty, and a diverse and highly motivated student body. With a challenging academic programme and extensive co-curricular offerings that include athletics, arts, design, service, debating and leadership, our focus is on fully developing the mind, body, and heart of every student.

Located in in the heart of Montreal's Monkland Village, LCC's seven-acre campus includes two libraries, a dining room, four gymnasia and a fitness room, an indoor arena, two playing fields, a Fab Lab, and two auditoriums. The school also features band practice facilities, a black box theatre, and three art rooms.

The school enrolment is 805, with a student/ teacher ratio of 12:1. The student body is diverse, representing over 41 nationalities, with 23% of the students speaking a language other than English as their mother tongue. One hundred percent of graduates continue their education at college or university. Twenty-two percent of students in grades 7-12 receive a financial award.

In addition to being a recognized International Baccalaureate World School, LCC is sanctioned by the Quebec Ministry of Education (Ministère de l'Éducation, et de l'Enseignement supérieur), and is a member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Round Square, and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Programme.

In March 2013, LCC became an authorized International Baccalaureate World School, offering the Diploma Programme (IBDP). Prior to becoming an IB World School, LCC was already offering a long-standing pre-university year option (corresponding to grade 12 in North America), with graduates going on to pursue their studies at top universities and colleges worldwide.