Canadian Independent College (CIC) represents excellence in preparing students for entrance into innovative Universities and Colleges throughout the world. Our well- qualified staff and administration are committed to academic excellence and caring for the health and well being of each student. Students are assisted with balancing academic, extracurricular and social pursuits within a disciplined and nurturing environment. The mission of Canadian Independent College (CIC) is to promote excellence and integrity in learning in all its forms; to develop the intellectual, ethical, emotional, social, and physical capabilities of each individual.
The mission of Canadian Independent College is to promote excellence and integrity in learning in all its forms; to develop the intellectual, ethical, emotional, and physical capabilities of each individual. Our students will meet the challenges of today and the future, thus enriching the global community.
Canadian Independent College continues to be organized around a quad semester system with entry points in: September, January, April, and July. By the end of grade 10, students will have completed 16 of 18 compulsory courses required by the Ministry of Education for graduation purposes. These courses are taught at a level that will enable students to complete OSSD standards.
By the end of the Grade 12 year, students will have been able to complete the 30 credits required. Coupled with the completion of 40 hours of community involvement and successfully passing the required Ontario Secondary School Literacy test, students will be qualified for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Students who have completed an OSSD with at least six (6) acceptable prerequisite credits at the 4U/4M (Pre – University) are eligible for direct admission to universities or colleges worldwide.
The Pre-University program at Canadian Independent College is an excellent and cost effective program for international students seeking university and college placements outside of their country of origin. In order to prepare our students for their post secondary studies, we have integrated an online learning platform into our program. Students LOVE it! As an internet and traditional academic school we find purpose, passion, and meaning educating young minds.
Pre-University programs are essential for most international students. Our intense transition year experience allows students to adapt to a more comprehensive style of learning while living in a disciplined and nurturing environment. That is why we have a 100% post secondary placement record.
Just a few reasons why it is awesome to be a Canadian Independent College student:
At Canadian Independent College it’s cool to be smart. We pride ourselves in cultivating an environment where a student’s focus to achieve is admired not ridiculed. In many schools, students who want to learn and who are “smart” are branded as nerds or become the butt of jokes in school. At CIC Waterloo it is cool to be smart.
At our private high school we focus on getting you to the university of your choice. Your personal maturation and development is key in reaching your academic goals. We focus on your best attributes to help you gain a better understanding of who you are, and what you can become.
At CIC Waterloo we provide small and personable classroom learning environments. You are a person not just a number; you are part of an enriched learning community with an average class size of 15 students.
Our dedicated teachers are highly qualified to teach in their respective subject areas. Our teachers are all certified by the Ontario College of Teachers and the Ontario Ministry of Education.
You will have a personal counseling session with the guidance and counseling staff; we take each students personal goals and objectives as part of the overall school objective.
You will have more freedom to explore your future career and the community at large. CIC Waterloo provides you the opportunities to grow mentally, spiritually, and ethically in the safe and secure community of Waterloo.
CIC is a very special school that provides a rich, nurturing and caring environment that has brought out the best in me and allowed me to truly thrive. My university admission was a breeze.
The small class size, the high staff-to-student ratio, the respectful atmosphere, and above all, the unwavering dedication was what makes CIC special.
Ample access to technology, a high teacher to student ratio, and caring engaged teachers helped me to gain admission to veterinary school after CIC.
Since my very first day at CIC, I felt welcomed, accepted, and loved. Every morning I see the smiling teachers and staff.
What I like best about CIC is most definitely the education that I received.
High academics have always been important to me and it didn’t take long to realize that this school was right fit for me.
You want to get into a great university come study at CIC, the entire admission process is handled by the school.
I came to Canada not knowing anybody, the school and residence staff made me feel at home right away. My university placement was surprisingly easy.
My overall experience at CIC was fantastic, especially all the new life long friends I made. I got offers to all the universities I applied to.
The teaching staff were very helpful and made my learning experience fun. I can get lost in public school easily, not at CIC with small class size and attention to school needs.
My teachers at CIC did a great job, not only presenting the material, but also teaching it. Got my university offers early spring.
Arriving at CIC for the first time you feel at home not because of all the cold snow, but because of the caring and warm environment.
I got early university admission in March, thanks to the wonderful job of the guidance office
Thanks to the school, my university admission was the easiest thing I ever went through in high school.
Getting all my early universities offers was a great relief, couldn’t have done it without everyone at CIC.
I love the school because I have many nice teachers and a principal who helped me get into my dream university.
Because of my older brother’s wonderful experience at CIC Waterloo my parents sent me to CIC in grade 10. CIC was one of the best experiences in my life. I got into my dream program at McGill University.
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