Reviews of Upper Canada College

Toronto, ON  |  Grades SK - 12  |  Shortlist


Topic: Teaching

Will Huang - Student   (Jan 23, 2018)

The greatest privilege of attending UCC is the teachers because they provide you with such a special educational experience that you will never forget. Every teacher has certain tendencies and interests that always keep me engaged. I find that all the teachers are very passionate about their subject and will adapt to the students to achieve their learning goal for the day. The teachers all have different personalities and I often remember them as knowledgeable, and humorous. The teachers will always be available for students who have personalized questions. I think that the most important aspect of teaching at UCC is the relationship between teacher and student. The teachers provide a learning environment where a student can be comfortable and friendly but the relationship remains appropriate to a classroom environment. I feel this is significant because it allows passive learners to step out of their comfort zone and engage in the lesson being taught.

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Julia Pantalone - Parent   (Feb 23, 2018)

In our 6 years at the college we have had fantastic teachers. The class teachers know your son inside and out from very early on and work hard to bring out the best in your son and support any areas he may need to improve. They are experts in how boys learn best, from physically measuring around the classroom to completing math problems in teams racing to be the first team to complete. Teachers are passionate with the boys and do their best to promote enthusiasm and a love of learning within the boys. Individualized learning is key and boys will break out into smaller groups or may work one on one with teachers. Reports are detailed, and often include specific examples from their work or learning. Teachers provide regular updates both in the weekly school communication and also through direct emails and on line portfolios. The boys are encouraged to reach their full potential and well supported not only by their individual teacher but through the Centre for Learning.

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Pierre Pong - Parent   (Oct 10, 2019)

We are very happy with the quality of instruction. The teachers are amazing, each of them! They are the heroes who make a big difference. Every teacher has his/her charm, rich background, and a caring heart, that makes us feel our kids are so fortunate! Yes, the teachers are very passionate and knowledgeable about their subject. They are very energetic and responsible. When I visited the outdoor classroom, I strongly felt that it was the teachers, their energy their enthusiasm that make the education fun and lasting. They communicate effectively and provide constructive feedback: their communication is also clear and to the point, they observe each student well, make individual plans to develop each student to his best. There is an agenda to communicate with on a daily basis for both teachers and parents to sign off every day from SK to grade 5. I feel that my child receives both challenges and the support that he requires. School also provides advanced classes for smaller group who needs more challenges.

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