Top Tier Status
Achieving Top Tier” status as a school of excellence is indicative of the effort, attitude and character of the students who attend Unionville College. To reach this laudable height, a school must have a clear vision of where it wants to be and how its actions may benefit children. UC has such a vision. The school’s blueprint for success is, in reality, quite simple, “to tailor programmes and their delivery to meet the needs of every learner.” By personalizing educational experiences and developing quality programmes that are well balanced, UC is able to set the climate for high achievement, maintain high expectations and cause student success to be the norm. We are proud of the commendable national achievements of our students. We remain proud of the high calibre of our faculty.”
Mrs. R. Remtulla, Director of Education
Building Future Decision Makers
Canadian and Ontario private school rankings have consistently upheld the outstanding position of Unionville College across all parameters.
We believe that independent, external measures of school and student success are very important because they:
- Help schools to refine what they do well
- Encourage schools to improve in areas that may need further development
- Lend legitimacy to current academic practices
- Affirm the perceptions of student learning and student achievement
- Provide a focus on degrees of student achievement
One such instrument is the Canadian Achievement Test (CAT – 4). The Canadian Achievement Test (CAT – 4) is a national battery of academic tests which provides very specific measures of student achievement at assigned grade levels. UC uses this test as one indicator of how well we are developing and delivering programmes to children and how well they are achieving within the Ontario Curriculum. In part, it also guides our enrichment programme development and delivery because these advanced learning opportunities capitalize on each student’s strengths and interests. Students at Unionville College are compared with over 48,000 elementary students across Canada. UC receives a school ranking by grade level, which specifies where our students’ achievement levels lie, when compared to other same grade Canadian students. A cursory glance at the 2013 grade data charts reveals that UC students in every single grade have again exceeded the Canadian academic achievement norm in every category measured by this national assessment over the past 10+ years.