Lower Canada College

Lower Canada College

name = Lower Canada College

motto = Non nobis solum
("Not for ourselves alone")
established = 1861; as LCC, 1909
type = Independent
religion = None
faculty = 65
headmaster = Christopher J. Shannon
students = 755
city = Montreal
province = Quebec
country = Canada
campus = Main (urban); Rigaud (rural)
colours = Blue, red
mascot = LCC Lion
free_label = Sports teams
free = Lions
website = http://www.lcc.ca/

Lower Canada College (LCC) of Montreal is an elementary and secondary level private school. The college was founded 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 CEGEP, which is the university preparatory system in Quebec, or returning to LCC for the Pre-University 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 This has been replaced by a new athletics centre as well as a new arena.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.

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 in to the other grades beginning in the 1995-96 school year.

LCC has also increasingly become a bilingual institution, with courses taught in both French and English.


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)

Notable alumni

Examples include:
*Douglas White Ambridge
*W. David Angus
*Gordon Nixon
*Peter Behrens
*Willard Boyle
*Brian Brooke Claxton
*Arnold Davidson Dunton
*Gordon Neil Fisher
*George Ignatieff
*Pierre McGuire
*Greg Rusedski
*Bernard Shapiro
*Harold Tafler Shapiro
*Patrick Watson
*Lorne Webster

Renowned faculty

Examples include:

*Berkley E. Chadwick
*David Lidov
*Hugh MacLennan
*F. R. Scott

External links

* [http://www.lcc.ca/ Lower Canada College website]
* [http://www.topprivateschools.ca/school.asp?school_id=39 Lower Canada College] Profile By TopPrivateSchools.ca

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