Southern Ontario Collegiate (SOC) is one of Canada’s premier high schools for international students.

Since 1980, we have provided exceptional education to students from more than 30 countries. They benefit from the close guidance, personalized learning and high standards set in our disciplined, warm community.

SOC maintains a strong academic environment tailored to individual strengths and university expectations.  98% of our students gain admission to top universities in Canada, the USA and beyond.

While some new students arrive nervous and unsure of what lies ahead, they leave as confident, competent young adults, ready to begin the next phase of their academic journey.

We are proud to be the springboard that launches these young people to further education and future career success.

We help every child develop their innate talents and abilities

“I came to SOC in February, so I arrived really late in the school year. Settling down was easier than I expected because everyone really cared about your wellbeing. The teachers were willing to help with extra classes and notes I had missed. Ms. Currie advised me on courses I needed to do and walked me through all the university applications. I am headed to Carleton University, to study Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Eventually, I hope to be a doctor. I will always be grateful to SOC.”

Madeena Ahmed, 18, Graduated  June 2018

“School staff here is very friendly and always try their best to help us. We have many courses here to choose from and we can select based on our own interest and future study area. We have many interesting events and activities like movie night, outdoor excursion, university visits and school trips. I have made friends from many different countries. I like my life here and I would also recommend SOC for your future study in Canada.”

Mia Phan, Age 17, Grade 11

We prepare students for the demands of higher education and the workforce

“SOC was a very close-knit school where I made lifelong friends. Also, the teachers were really invested in you. Their attitude was always, “what we can do to help you get where you want to go?”. Thanks to SOC, my friends and I all got into great universities. I graduated with a Nursing degree from McMaster University and was the featured speaker at the 2016 Pinning Ceremony - like the valedictorian of my class.”

Demi Atilade, 23, Registered Nurse, Hamilton General Hospital, Ontario

Discerning parents choose SOC

At SOC, they give parents the ability to monitor their child’s performance and behaviour online. They take very good care of the kids. Also, the teaching is excellent. My son, who used to struggle with maths, ended up tutoring other students in calculus! I will recommend SOC any day, any time, to any child, from any country.”

Mr. Charles Idusogie, Parent

Our Size is Our Strength

Although the student population is growing, our vision is to remain a small school.

Individualized Learning

At SOC, we pay attention to the individual.

Extraordinary Care

We care for your children from the moment they arrive at Southern Ontario Collegiate to long after they leave.

Academic Achievement

98% of SOC students enter top-rated universities in Canada and beyond.