At Canada’s top high schools, students study amongst peers with similar aspirations to gain admission to prestigious universities around the world. This creates an environment where students push one another to succeed and challenge themselves academically and beyond. Some schools even enable students to concurrently enroll in classes at nearby universities, giving students a taste of what will be demanded of them upon graduation.
Many schools boast a student acceptance rate of 100% to four-year universities, with most students gaining admission to their top-choice universities. Graduates often continue on to colleges and universities in Canada (such as McGill, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Toronto , the US (including Ivy Leagues universities) and worldwide.
Programs Preparing Students for University
St. George’s School (Vancouver, British Columbia) offers 20 different Advanced Placement (AP) courses: university-level high school classes that provide students with advanced-standing at many US and Canadian universities. Students are then able to focus more specifically on areas of interest and finish their degree requirements sooner. AP courses are also offered in English and math at Trafalgar Castle School (Whitby, Ontario).
At Lower Canada College (LLC) (Montréal, Québec), students may pursue the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) - an internationally-recognized course of instruction that opens doors to university pathways around the world. LCC is the only English high school in Quebec to offer an IB Diploma Programme.
A university pathway option for internationally minded students is the French Baccalaureate (FB) program, which qualifies students for university in France and internationally. In the province of Alberta, students at Lycée Louis Pasteur (Calgary, Alberta) are given the option to pursue a French Baccalaureate diploma or a traditional Canadian high school diploma.
Canada places an enormous emphasis on education. No matter which top high school your child attends, preparation for university will be a top priority.