Upper Canada College (UCC), located in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a private elementary and secondary school for boys between Senior Kindergarten and Grade Twelve, operating under the International Baccalaureate program. The secondary school segment is divided into ten houses; eight are for day students and the remaining two exclusively for boarders. The college also owns and operates a campus in Norval, Ontario, for outdoor education.
Founded in 1829 by Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada Sir John Colborne, UCC is the oldest independent school in the province of Ontario, the third oldest in the country, and is described as one of Canada's most prestigious preparatory schools, having many of Canada's most powerful and wealthy as graduates. Modelled on the British public schools, throughout the first part of its history the college both influenced and was influenced by government and maintained a reputation as a Tory bastion from its founding. However, UCC is today fully independent and the student and faculty populations are diverse in terms of cultural and economic backgrounds. A link to Canada's royal family is maintained through Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is the college's Official Visitor and a member of the Board of Governors.
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... some graduates from the Ojibway peoples of Upper Canada having gone on to study at Dartmouth College and Harvard University ... a pretty narrow, close-minded, little Victorian town and Upper Canada College reflected that reality." At the same time, Peter C ... Michael Ignatieff, who was a student at the College from 1959 to 1965 stated "The UCC culture in my time was basically Tory, Anglican and fantastically patrician.. ...
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