Signature Programs and Projects
Bringing Learning to Life
We have developed a series of unique programs and projects that provide students with further opportunities to explore and discover their true potential.
Welcome Trip & Orientation Week (Grade 7)
The two-day overnight experience trip sets the tone for the grade 7 year, as it is the initial opportunity for students, advisors and teachers to get to know one another. For many LCC students, it is one of the most lasting memories of their high school experience. When the students return to school, they go through a week-long program of social, technological and academic activities that introduce them to the life and expectations of the school.
History Night (Grade 8)
This history project integrates the skills acquired during the Middle School years and is designed to foster research skills and the ability to analyze and explain how one person can affect change in society. The cross-curricular project culminates in a presentation of their chosen historical character in front of peers, family and guests, and combines presentation skills and information technology.
CSI & Science Fair (Grade 9)
Students learn to apply the scientific method to a real-world problem — a mock murder at the school! Experts teach students about their areas of forensic science. All the while, students further develop research, presentation and information and communication technology (ICT) skills as part of the science fair component. This is problem solving at its best!
Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) (Grade 10)
In partnership with the Toskan Casale Foundation, YPI is a year-long collaborative service project with a local grassroots organization, integrating English, French, information and communication technology (ICT) and ethics. Students truly learn the meaning of Non Nobis Solum and volunteerism while honing their bilingual writing, presentation and multimedia skills.
Every year a group of students works on organizing an LCC-hosted annual youth conference committed to engaging students and providing a forum to discuss relevant world issues. Senior high school students from across Quebec are given a chance to interact with each other as well as prominent speakers and panelists from across North America.
LCC READS (GRADES 7 - 11)
A 13-year LCC tradition, the LCC Reads committee, made up of students, faculty and staff, reads a selection of nominated novels and then chooses from among them to identify a summer read common to the entire school community. We have been fortunate to have had many of the authors visit the school and speak to students, parents and faculty.
Thanks to the generosity of those who contributed to the annual giving campaign, the LCC Reads More program provides further opportunity for our students to learn from authors and illustrators in support of our students' growth in literacy.
Academic Advising (Grades 7 - 11)
Students receive ongoing support and guidance to help map out their future path. The goal is to support them in identifying their “fit criteria” so that they can define and reach their educational, career and life goals. Our three academic advisors provide a wealth of information on CEGEP and university options, application strategies, summer opportunities and career possibilities, and offer ongoing support and guidance on an individual basis and during times in the schedule specifically dedicated to advising. Activities such as the Career Speaker Series and information sessions with university and CEGEP admission representatives are organized throughout the year.
An optional after-school activity focused on university preparation and application processes. In addition to providing step-by-step instructions on how to prepare university applications for the US, Canada and the UK, students also learn about different academic programs and university choices from post-secondary institutions around the world. Representatives from a range of universities are invited to work with students providing insight into how to best prepare their application for admission review.
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) (Grades 7-10)
The MYP is a framework that uses a variety of teaching strategies and styles to help students understand the connections between their studies and the real world and become lifelong learners. It is not a curriculum with prescribed subjects. Rather, the principles of the MYP – encouraging students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers – are integrated into the daily curriculum. These principles are fully aligned with LCC’s mission and vision.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)(Grade 11 & Pre-U)
LCC is the only English high school in Montreal offering the two-year IB Diploma Programme to students in grades 11 and 12. The programme, where the focus is on an academically challenging, international education, positions students for direct entrance to university anywhere in the world. Its mission and philosophy are entirely in line with LCC’s mission of fully developing students in mind, body, and heart, and preparing them for success and leadership in a sustainable global society.
LEARNING ENRICHMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (LEAD)
The role of the Learning Enrichment and Development (LEAD) Centre is to enable and support the diverse learners in LCC’s community. LEAD promotes research-based educational practices in collaboration with LCC teachers at all levels.
ROUND SQUARE MEMBERSHIP
LCC is the only school in Montreal to be a member of Round Square. With a membership of almost 180 leading schools around the world, Round Square provides students with leadership, service and global education opportunities. Round Square schools are characterized by a shared belief in an approach to education based on six IDEALS - Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
Design and Innovation
Students learn to prototype and design their own concepts and are introduced to various techniques and materials. Rapid prototyping practices teach them how to make almost anything while learning about some of today’s most innovative concepts. Students explore their own interests and choose the tools required for their individual streams of design and innovation. They also learn how to document and communicate their process.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a self-development, non-competitive, voluntary program for young people aged 14-25 which encourages the development of life skills, initiative, personal discovery, self-reliance, perseverance, leadership, responsibility to oneself, and service to community.
Certificate of Sustainable Global Leadership (Grade 11)
The Certificate of Sustainable Global Leadership is an initiative to recognize students who have made environmental and global learning a significant priority through their Senior School career. Students voluntarily indicate their wish to be considered for the certificate at the beginning of their grade 11 year and must fulfill a defined set of requirements.