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Upper Canada College (UCC) is a private Lower and high school for boys in Toronto, Canada. Students between senior kindergarten and grade twelve study under the International Baccalaureate program.
Founded in 1829, UCC is the oldest independent school in the province of Ontario, and the third oldest in the country. It is described as the most prestigious preparatory school in Canada, having many of Canada's most powerful and wealthy as graduates. Modelled on the British public school system, 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. Today, UCC is fully independent and the student and faculty populations are more diverse in terms of cultural and economic backgrounds. A link to the 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.