Lower Canada College
|Motto||Non nobis solum
(Not for ourselves alone)
|Location||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Campus||Main (urban); Rigaud (rural)|
|Colours||Blue, Red, grey, gold|
Lower Canada College (LCC), located in Montreal, Quebec, is an elementary and secondary level private school. The school 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.
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.
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 This has been replaced by a new athletics centre as well as a new arena.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.
The annual fees for attending LCC range from $17,415 to $20,066.
Lower Canada College was opened on Royal Avenue by Dr. Charles Fosbery on September 20, 1909. LCC can trace its roots to 1861 when the boarding school St. John's School was started by the Church of St John the Evangelist.
- Beveridge (Orange)
- Claxton (Red)
- Drummond (White)
- French (Blue)
- Harper (Green)
- Heward (Black)
- Russel (Grey)
- Woods (Maroon)
- Webster (Purple, Grade 12 house)
It is an annual tradition for the eight houses to engage in "Shourawe", a spirited day dedicated to house competitions such as Tug of war. Prior to 2008, this day was known as "House Wars". However, the barbaric etymology of the term evoked backlash and pressure from parents, causing LCC to reconfigure the letters into a less belligerent anagram. Conversely, the Tug of war event has yet to be renamed as a politically correct euphemism.
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.
As of 2013[update] LCC receives subsidies from the provincial government and therefore abides by the French Language Charter, restricting enrolment of students to eligible parties specified in the charter.
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Notable alumni and former faculty
- W. David Angus
- Alex Anthopoulos
- René Balcer
- Peter Behrens
- Willard Boyle
- Brooke Claxton
- Wade Davis
- Arnold Davidson Dunton
- Peter Donolo
- George Ignatieff
- Lou Marinoff
- Pierre McGuire
- Stuart McLean
- Gordon Nixon
- Greg Rusedski
- Bernard Shapiro
- Harold Tafler Shapiro
- Todd van der Heyden
- Patrick Watson
- Nirra Fields
- Lance Stroll
- "Our History, Lower Canada College". Lower Canada College. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
- Valiante, Guiseppe. "Quebec's English private schools say admission rules limit access" (Archive). CBC. April 30, 2015. Retrieved on April 23, 2016.