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School Structure

“Students First.” At the very heart of LCC’s philosophy is the creation of an atmosphere in which each individual child can thrive. Since students of different age groups have their own abilities and needs, LCC is divided into four distinct programs, each designed to be appropriate for their academic, social, emotional and physical development.

Our division directors and grade coordinators take a personal interest in the progress of every child. Led by our deputy head, the directors of academics and student life coordinate all programs, ensuring strategic development from year to year and through the many transitions that students make from Junior School through graduation. Finally, the headmaster oversees the entire school organization. This well-balanced organizational network provides the structure that allows teachers to focus entirely on the needs of their students.

Junior School: K-Grade 6

From their first days at LCC, our youngest students are welcomed into an atmosphere where the love of learning is woven into every part of the program. Supported and guided by a dedicated team of exceptional teachers, children in the elementary grades develop the confidence that will help them reach their full potential in mind, body, and heart. With their infectious energy, Junior School students form deep bonds with their teachers and peers while learning the values of respect, trust and responsibility that are such a crucial part of the LCC experience.

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Middle School: Grades 7-8

Grade 7 marks the beginning of the IB Middle Years Programme, for which we are currently seeking authorization. The children in grades 7 and 8 are living through a unique period in their lives: a time of great physical, emotional and intellectual change. The LCC Middle School program is designed especially to bridge the gap between Junior and Senior School, to give these 12- to 14-year-old boys and girls an environment that strikes a balance between a warm support system and the need for self-reliance and mature organizational habits.

Combining academic and co-curricular pursuits, and with a House Advisory program designed to ensure that each student’s growth and development is monitored every step of the way, Middle School is a rewarding time of expanding intellectual boundaries and a growing sense of responsibility.

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Senior School: Grades 9-11

LCC’s Senior School is a rich environment, with academic challenge and accomplishment and community, athletic and social activity. Grade 9, 10 and 11 students know that they are preparing for their future studies and to be passionate and engaged members of society.

Encouraged to develop critical thinking skills and academic independence, students continue to benefit from support from their teachers and their advisor, with whom they meet daily. As they move towards graduation, Senior School students are exposed to greater academic rigour and wider choice in their areas of study. Meanwhile, they are expected to be deeply involved in the life of the school: there are many opportunities to participate in international exchanges and service trips, leadership, clubs and activities, athletics and the arts. Students are also expected to give back to the community through LCC’s service program.

Students in grade 9 and 10 continue with the IB Middle Years Programme (for which we are currently seeking authorization), while grade 11 students have the option to pursue year 1 of the IB Diploma Programme.

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Pre-University: Grade 12

For high school graduates from Quebec and elsewhere, LCC’s Pre-University program (grade 12) is a one-year, university-preparatory bridge to universities worldwide and a great alternative to the CEGEP system.

Students entering Pre-U have the option to complete the full IB Diploma, follow the grade 12 program, or combine the two options. 

Students entering Pre-U have already made the decision to attend university, and our program will give them the tools they need to flourish at the highest levels. LCC Pre-U graduates have consistently gone on to find academic and personal success in universities in Quebec, across Canada, in the United States and overseas.

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