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Pre-University (12)

Ready for University. Ready for Life.

LCC offers Montreal's longest-standing Pre-University: Grade 12 Program, with an enriched curriculum and personalized academic counselling. The quality and scope of the one-year program not only provides sound preparation for university entrance, it fosters responsibility, perseverance and leadership that will serve the Pre-U graduate throughout university and into professional life. During this transitional year to university, we focus on the full development of every student. In particular, we recognize our students’ growing desire for independence and self-reliance, which is complemented by the school’s structure and support.

Small class sizes ensure that students participate actively in the learning process and gain invaluable feedback on their work. In this intimate learning environment, students become partners in the educational process and are encouraged to debate, discuss and challenge conventional thinking. Teachers engage, motivate and encourage them to help develop their understanding of key concepts and reach their academic potential.

Fast Facts

The Class of 2021 submitted 410 applications to universities in Canada, the United States, and around the world, with the majority of students receiving offers of admission at more than 75% of the universities to which they applied.

Fast Facts

Thirty-two students from the Class of 2021 chose to attend university in Canada.

Fast Facts

More than 65% of Pre-U students from the Class of 2021 were offered a variety of scholarships and bursaries from universities in Canada and the US, ranging from $500 annually to more than $50,000 (USD) over four years.

Fast Facts

Of the 57 students in the Pre-U Class of 2021, 25 graduated with High Honours (90% plus) and 19 with Honours (85% plus).

Course Offerings 

With guidance from Academic Advisors, students choose English plus five courses from an array of options. They benefit from personalized university counselling, and their progress is monitored to ensure that their options meet the entrance requirements of their chosen university.

Technology used in the classroom helps students develop a set of skills that are critical for post-secondary study and their professional life. 

Pre-U: Grade 12 Course Options (students must select five options, plus English):

IBDP Year 2

English A: Language & Literature (SL/HL)

French B (SL/HL)
French ab initio

Math A&A (SL/HL)

Physics (SL/HL)

Chemistry (SL/HL)

Biology (SL/HL)

Economics (SL/HL)

History (HL)

Global Politics (SL/HL)

Business Management (SL/HL)

Film Studies (SL/HL)

Visual Art (SL/HL)

Grade 12



Calculus & Vectors
AP Calculus AB
Mathematics of Data Management

Advanced Physics 
Advanced Chemistry
Environmental System & Societies
Introduction to Kinesiology 

Global Politics
AP Psychology  

Communications Technology 

Visual Art

LCC is an excellent learning environment. The Pre-U program was challenging yet rewarding, the student life was inclusive and the faculty and counsellors are truly caring. As a new student to Montreal, I had to learn to navigate a different education system, as well as a challenging course load, but the tight-knit community and academic advisors made the year a great success. Thank you, LCC, for helping me to prepare for the next part of my journey.

Kaine Melome (Pre-U ’20)

Pre-U Viewbook