Lower Canada College

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Lower Canada College
Motto Non nobis solum
(Not for ourselves alone)
Established 1861; as LCC, 1909
Type Private
Academic staff
Students 755
Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Campus Main (urban); Rigaud (rural)
Sports teams Lions
Colours Blue and Red         
Mascot LCC Lion
Website www.lcc.ca

Lower Canada College (LCC) of Montreal is an elementary and secondary level private school. The boarding school was founded by the Church of St John the Evangelist in 1861 as St. John's School and changed its name to Lower Canada College in 1909, replacing an older school by that name that was founded in 1847.

LCC offers education from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students graduate from Grade 11, and then have the option of leaving the school and going on to a Pre-University college, unique to the Quebec system, or returning to LCC for the Pre-University year.

The annual fees for attending LCC range from $17,415 to $20,066.

Until recently, LCC was one of the few remaining schools with a covered outdoor ice hockey rink. This has been replaced by a new athletics centre as well as a new arena. In addition to hockey, LCC has been known for fielding strong Lions teams in Canadian football, soccer, basketball and rugby union. LCC's traditional rival in sports and other matters is Selwyn House School.[citation needed]

Once boys-only, LCC is now co-educational, with roughly 40 percent of the population being girls. Girls were first admitted to Grade 12 in 1992 and were phased into the other grades beginning in the 1995-96 school year.


LCC, like many other Commonwealth schools, divides its students into houses. These eight houses are named after alumni. There is also one house specifically for Grade 12 students. They are:

  • Beveridge (Orange)
  • Claxton (Red)
  • Drummond (White)
  • French (Blue)
  • Harper (Green)
  • Heward (Black)
  • Russel (Grey)
  • Woods (Maroon)
  • Webster (Purple, Grade 12 house)

International Baccalaureate[edit]

In 2013, LCC began implementing the International Baccalaureate programme for some students in its grade 11 class. They plan on extending the program to grade 12 in 2014. Currently, there are approximately 25 students in the IB programme.

Notable alumni and former faculty[edit]

Alumni include:

Faculty include:

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