历史

Southern Ontario Collegiate (SOC) opened its doors in 1980 and has grown greatly since then. While we get more students every year, our focus remains on helping all students reach their potential.

The founders of SOC were themselves international students – University of Toronto graduates – who wanted to make the Canadian educational experience more positive. They created a perfect environment for academic greatness but with a more balanced approach. They use small class sizes, with a low student-to-teacher ratio and a high level of care.


1980

SOC opened its doors to 21 international students. The location was 1289 Upper James Street in Hamilton (now home to Denninger’s Delicatessen). The first years saw students from China, Korea, Cambodia and Vietnam. We focused on ESL to ensure that students learned the English language skills needed to excel in core subjects.

1985

SOC moved to 35 Brant Street in Hamilton (former site of St. Emeric’s School). This space was much larger and had a full-size gym. Student numbers grew quickly and news of SOC’s success began to reach parents around the world.

1999

SOC moved to a new more modern site at 430 York Boulevard, where it continued to prosper.  The strong student population was made up of mostly Chinese students, with about 10% from Nigeria.

2011

SOC moved to our present location at 28 Rebecca Street in the flourishing downtown core of Hamilton. The new location gave the school a full-size gym and a 300-seat auditorium for assemblies, concerts, and drama classes. The school had grown in size and in diversity, with students from many countries.

2015

南安大略学院的所有权在2015年有变更,新校董给学校带来了新的承诺,新的视野以及新的使命,传承学校历史的同时,也着眼于更美好的未来。

Present

SOC is proud to have educated more than 5,000 students from more than 30 countries around the world.  Going forward, we will continue to build and improve on the proud legacy of achievements thus far.

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