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Canada's Top 20 High Schools 2017


Based on percent estimate matriculation to McGill, Queen's, Univ. of Toronto and Ivy League¹

¹Ivy League = Harvard Yale Princeton Cornell Columbia Brown UPenn Dartmouth

Rank High Schools McGill Queens
Toronto Placement
Ivy League
MIT Stanford Placement
¹MQT = McGill University, Queen's University and the University of Toronto
1 42% 3%
1 40% 5%
There was still a strong enough push to aim for high grades and not to settle until one was achieving as much success as possible.McGill student
Havergal College graduate
3 41% 2%
4 39% 4%
5 38% 2%

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They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted…

Students at Groton tend to be either very smart, very rich, or both (because some people just seem to have it all)…

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Groton School

Lawrenceville prepared me well for college- both academically and emotionally. At Princeton, I think a lot of people feel lost because they've never really had failure before but Lawrenceville gave me a healthy dose of it…

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Lawrenceville School

Andover is more interested in graduating people who will contribute to society than they are in graduating glorified test-taking machines, and how you carry yourself in your interview is a great indicator…

Columbia student

Phillips Academy Andover

At Eton, while you are taught to tick the boxes, this is merely a preliminary measure: the emphasis is…

Oxford student

Eton College

Compared to public schools and most other private schools, college counseling at Choate is…

Harvard student

Choate Rosemary Hall

Rigorous academic training for entrance to top-level academic universities. This can be both good and bad…

Oxford student

Perse School Cambridge

I had an outside college counselor assist me…because I felt that the Dalton counselor and I did not get along…

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Dalton School

Advantage of being taught at Westminster was that the teachers were very aware of any changes in the syllabus for exams, due to the fact that many of them…

Teaching is not geared simply to passing public exams but to cultivating intellect. I think this was a great help when it came to applying to Oxford.…

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Winchester College

College counselors are very well connected and have relationships with admissions officers at…

Extraordinarily successful college counseling program. Huge percentages of students attend Ivy League…

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Trinity School

Really improved is with their practice interviews: many of the teachers have Oxbridge…

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Manchester Grammar School

Horace Mann is on par with any high school in the county, and possibly the world, in terms of high school education…

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Includes McGill University, Queen's University, University of Toronto, Ivy League, plus MIT and Stanford matriculation (estimate) ranking of college preparatory secondary schools in Canada, plus individual school profiles and reviews. ¹MQT = McGill University, Queen's University and the University of Toronto
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