Reviews of Upper Canada College

Toronto, ON  |  Grades SK - 12  |  Shortlist


Topic: School Leadership

Will Huang - Student   (Jan 23, 2018)

Throughout my time at UCC I have developed an immense amount of respect in the school leaders. Not only do they fulfill our expectation in their roles at the school but they surpass that bar. The headmasters, deans, and counsellors all exceed our expectations by doing the little things that make your day better. For example, during our advising periods our headmaster sends out topics for discussion that are very thoughtful about mental health and world issues. At the College students may misplace their belongings throughout the large building and students email our dean of students their lost item so that the email can be forwarded to the entire school. Once a month now it has become a tradition for our dean to send an email titled 'Character Spotlight' which lists all the boys that have found and returned these misplaced items to their owners. I think that the school leadership at the College is unmatched and will always be unique.

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Julia Pantalone - Parent   (Feb 23, 2018)

The leadership at UCC is wonderful. What stands out about the school leadership is how approachable the members of the leadership team are, and how well they communicate both positive and negative issues with parents. They are welcoming from the start and host several events in order to make themselves available to parents for questions and conversation. They attend parent organization meetings to provide updates on what is going on in the school and receive and respond to feedback. In my personal experience, feedback was immediately addressed, in an appropriate manner. They provide a positive school environment by discussing issues at assemblies and engaging and encouraging the boys to work harder to create a positive experience for everyone.

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Pierre Pong - Parent   (Oct 10, 2019)

The school reviewed strategic direction last year, incorporating inputs and consultations from industry experts and parents. It was a long well-planned inclusive process, to refresh school strategy that will be supported by all stakeholders. They respond to problems appropriately. Our principle talked to an adult in-person who, a stranger to our school, was not using the right language in sports. They handle discipline issues fairly, timely and judiciously. Majority discipline issues were handle on the same day. On heavy snow days last academic year, school considered well to open or close and communicated to parents by email, text message, and voice message.

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