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FAQ

What is the school's total enrolment?

Junior School: 252
Middle School: 187
Senior School: 288
Pre-University: 58

Total: 785

What is the average class size?

Kindergarten: 12
Grade 1-3: 18
Grade 4-6: 21
Grade 7 – 11: 22
Pre-University: 15

When was LCC founded?

LCC's origins date back to 1861. The school has been situated at its Royal Avenue address since 1909.

In 2009, we celebrated our Centenary on Royal Avenue.

Learn more.

When did LCC become fully coeducational?

This is our twenty-first year as a fully coeducational school. The Pre-University program became fully coeducational in 1992.

For the 2015-2016 school year, girls represented 42% of the school's population.

When should I apply?

The LCC Admissions Office accepts applications throughout the year, up to one year prior to the intended year of entry.

For further details visit the Apply section.

How will my child's file be evaluated?

There are a number of criteria that are considered when evaluating a student’s file:

Kindergarten

  • Small group assessment to determine readiness for the program
  • Confidential school report form (if available)
  • Past report cards (if available)

Grades 1 - 4

  • Individual assessment to determine readiness for the program
  • Confidential school report form (if available)
  • Past report cards

Grades 5 - 11

  • Individual assessment
  • Interview
  • Student profile
  • Confidential school report form (if available)
  • Past report cards

Pre-University

  • Interview
  • Student profile
  • Confidential school report form
  • Past report cards
  • MEES results (if applicable)
  • Personal statement

Are scholarships and financial aid available?

The school is pleased to offer financial aid to qualified students entering grades 7-12 who have demonstrated need.

We also provide merit-based scholarships at a variety of levels.

Learn more

I am an international student. How do I pay my tuition and fees?

To pay your tuition and fees we recommend using GlobalPay for Students. This option allows you to make your payments using bank-to-bank transfers in the currency of your choice in an efficient and inexpensive manner. Learn more.

How large is the school's campus?

The school's campus is situated on seven acres of land and is made up of five buildings: Main Building, Webster Learning Activity Centre, The Assaly Arts Centre, Barclay House (kindergarten), and the McBroom Building.

In May 2008, LCC officially opened its Chamandy Arena, a beautiful, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly, indoor facility, located at the rear of the Webster Learning Activity Centre. The arena offers views of the ice, double gymnasia and the playing fields. The facility also houses athletic therapy rooms and team rooms for our fall and spring teams.

The Assaly Arts Centre, our newest facility, opened in January 2014. Gold LEED certified, this project completes our campus with music, math and visual arts wings, a black box drama room and student activity centre. The 540-seat Saputo Auditorium is the ideal space for weekly assemblies, guest speakers, music concerts and dramatic productions.

What kind of facilities does the school have to offer?

  • Completely renovated science wing
  • Four gymnasia
  • Weight-training room
  • Dance/multi-purpose room
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Two libraries
  • Two auditoriums (184 and 540 seats)
  • Technology centre (including a media lab and three state-of-the-art computer labs)
  • State-of-the-art, eco-friendly indoor arena
  • Two full playing fields
  • School store
  • Three art rooms
  • Art gallery
  • Dining room
  • Junior School music room
  • Junior School science and creativity centre
  • Separate kindergarten building
  • Concert band rehearsal room, recording studio, music practice room and green room
  • Black box drama classroom
  • Student activity centre and lounge

What French language instruction options are available to my child?

The Junior School program is fully bilingual with the exception of the kindergarten program, where students receive 70% of instruction in French and the balance in English.

Middle School students follow one of three French program options: français de base, enrichi or acceléré. Placement in each level depends on entrance test results and past academic records. Science, geography and history are also offered in French at the Middle School level in order to augment language skills.

Senior School students are placed in one of three French program options: français de base, français enrichi or français acceléré. History is offered in French to select grade 9 students.

How will my child be prepared to make post-secondary choices?

Post-secondary, individual advising begins with LCC's university advisor in grade 9. The university advisor maintains an extensive and current library of post-secondary option resources. This resource centre, which houses catalogues, view books, pamphlets, and an assortment of guidebooks, is always open to our students. A wide variety of North American university representatives visit LCC annually.

Where do I purchase textbooks for my child?

The school outsources the purchasing of textbooks, workbooks and soft-cover books to Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE). Parents are asked to order the books they need online.

What type of co-curricular programming is available?

Our school offers a wide range of co-curricular programming to students of all ages.

Athletics

  • Cross-country running
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Jiu-jitsu
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Baseball
  • Hockey
  • Yoga
  • Badminton

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Art

Leadership and Service

  • Student Council
  • Junior, Middle School and Graduate Pride
  • Round Square
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • House system

Clubs

  • Model UN
  • Debating
  • Destiny Quebec
  • Design and Innovation
  • Lion productions
  • Math competitions
  • The Wire
  • Robotics
  • Yearbook

Does my child have to participate in co-curricular programming?

The co-curricular program is designed to enhance the child's learning experience and is an inherent part of the school's educational philosophy. LCC does expect each child to make a contribution to the school community but in no way obligates him or her to participate in every program. Our goal is to see every child take on new challenges and experiences while maintaining a balance between academic, social and extra-curricular responsibilities.

What is the school uniform and what kind of costs can I anticipate?

GirlsBoys
LCC blazer
LCC cardigan (kindergarten only)
LCC tunic (Junior School)
LCC culottes (Junior School - optional)
LCC kilt (Middle and Senior School)
LCC tie
LCC shirt
Navy socks or tights
LCC sweater or vest (optional)

LCC blazer
LCC cardigan (kindergarten only)
LCC trousers
LCC flannel shorts (Junior School - optional)
LCC shirt
LCC tie
Grey socks
LCC sweater or vest (optional)


All items are purchased through the LCC Store. Prices vary according to the age and gender of the child, as well as quantities purchased. The approximate cost of one of every item, including the gym uniform, is:

  • Kindergarten girls: $400
  • Kindergarten boys: $300
  • Junior School girls: $500
  • Junior School boys: $400
  • Middle and Senior School girls: $550
  • Senior School boys: $450

How does the LCC house system work?

Building upon past traditions, and incorporating our advisory groups, the house system is designed to promote and reward student participation at all levels. All students from Junior School to Pre-University are involved in inter-house competitions covering the full range of LCC activities: academics, athletics, arts/cultural activities, and community service. Membership in houses fosters school spirit, a real sense of belonging, mentoring opportunities, and closer personal relationships with students in higher or lower grades.

What kinds of travel opportunities are available to my child?

LCC offers a variety of experience trips and leadership and cultural opportunities to its students.

Does LCC offer an after-school daycare program?

Yes. LCC has an extended day program that is supervised by a qualified educator. The program runs from the end of the school day until 6 pm and parents can register for regular or occasional service.

There is an additional cost for this service.

Is there an after-school activity program available?

The Junior School offers an optional after-school activity program every term. Activities are planned to reflect the interests of both the students and parents and run from Monday to Thursday, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

There is an additional cost for this program.

Can parents be involved in the school's community?

Parents are important partners in the educational process and we welcome your involvement. More than 150 parents volunteer on an annual basis as part of the LCC Parents' Association (LCCPA).

Throughout any school year, parents can be found helping out as class parents, serving as members of the LCCPA executive, working in the library, judging competitions, offering professional expertise, or volunteering in the LCC Store and at special events.

Are counselling services available?

There are two professional school counsellors on staff. Students can contact them in confidence at any time.

Is there a nurse on site?

A full-time nurse is available to students throughout the day.

Learn more about student health and wellness.

Does LCC offer a bus service?

There is a West Island bus service with pick-up points at Fairview Shopping Centre and the Beaconsfield Shopping Centre.

There is an additional cost for this service and arrangements must be made directly with the bus company.

What food services are provided?

Food services at LCC include nutritious snacks and lunches. The three-week, rotating menu is reviewed annually by the catering company’s nutritionist. With the exception of Pre-University students, the snack and meal programs are compulsory.

Students from K-11 are not permitted to leave the school for lunch or to bring their own lunch to school. Any special arrangements owing to specific medical issues will require a doctor’s request in writing, as well as a special consultation with the nurse, division director and assistant head.

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