About High School

UMCA is a privately-owned secondary school aiming to give students an innovative and personalized chance at learning! We are an Ontario Ministry of Education-inspected and credited secondary school that goes beyond the provincial expectations of learning.

For students that are wondering about their future in a university or college program, UMCA Rich Tree Academy offers you the opportunity to expand on your learning skills. We offer small class sizes, individualized attention, and both virtual and in-person courses. Our students have access to the Schwartz Reisman Center where they can pair extracurricular athletics with their academic needs.

We also offer courses for part-time students who are looking to expand their academic excellence. At UMCA, our priority is making sure that our students are learning to their full potential by having teachers that are OCT-qualified in their teaching fields. For the past 18 years we have had over 250 students graduate from our school and go onwards to successful undergraduate and graduate programs at over 15 Canadian universities.

Graduation Requirement

18 Compulsory Credits

In order to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, a student must earn 30 credits, 18 of which are compulsory. These credits are evenly spaced out amongst four years and allow you to explore elective credits as per your interest.


The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. All students across the province write this test on the same date, usually in late March each year.

40 Community Hours

The community involvement requirement is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop awareness and understanding about civic responsibility. They can actively participate in supporting and strengthening their communities. It also provides the opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and possible career opportunities. Students can start accumulating hours in the summer before entering Grade 9.

Our UMCA High School Program

UMCA Rich Tree Academy is dedicated to the principle of academic excellence. Our school’s long tradition of commitment to the pursuit of excellence in learning, and to the unwavering support of the development of each child’s fullest potential, continues as we prepare all students for the challenges of the 21st century.

  • In-Person And Virtual Courses Available

    In-Person And Virtual Courses Available

    With today’s dynamic climate, we have adjusted our course offerings to meet the safety needs of our students!

  • Semestered System

    Semestered System

    UMCA operates on a semester system, starting the first semester in September and the second semester in February and a summer term in July.

  • 4-6 Courses A Day

    4-6 Courses A Day

    Students have the flexibility to build a schedule that fits their academic requirements. We offer many courses that will help students succeed in their school year.

  • Internal Community Involvement Opportunities

    Internal Community Involvement Opportunities

    Our high school students have various opportunities where they can earn their volunteer hours. Talk to our Principal about more info!

  • Access To The Swimming Pool, Fitness Center

    Access To The Schwartz Reisman Center Facilities (Swimming Pool, Fitness Center)

    Want to get a quick workout in between classes? UMCA students have access to all of our campus facilities with special membership options.

  • Specialized University Preparation Sessions And Workshops

    Specialized University Preparation Sessions And Workshops

    Take advantage of our individualized university preparation workshops that help you apply to university without any hassle!

  • Financial And Merit-Based Scholarships

    Financial And Merit-Based Scholarships

    Coming Soon!

  • University Admissions And Requirements

    Professional Guidance To Help With Course Selection, University Admissions And Requirements

    Speak with our High School department to decide which post-secondary option is right for you!

  • Summer, Evening And Weekend Courses Available

    Summer, Evening And Weekend Courses Available

    Have a specific time of day that fits your style better? Talk to our High School admissions department for more info!

Our Alumni

At UMCA we have over 250 graduates that have gained admission to the most exclusive university programs in the province and country. Our reputation with the universities, as verified by the Ministry inspectors are very high. The school’s 17 years of history and growing student population is a testament to the values and principles that have cultivated nearly a generation of students to academic and professional studies.

Through our innovative curriculum design, we are able to empower our graduates to be successful as they pursue post-secondary education. 99% of our graduated gain admission into their program of choice, and over 90% receive entrance scholarship. We have a proven track record of ensuring a quality educational experience.

York University


UMCA Graduates

Ryerson University


UMCA Graduates

Schulich University


UMCA Graduates

Western University Canada


UMCA Graduates

Guelph University


UMCA Graduates

Waterloo University


UMCA Graduates

Queens University


UMCA Graduates

Laurier Inspiring Lives University


UMCA Graduates

McMaster University


UMCA Graduates

University of Toronto


UMCA Graduates

Laurentian University


UMCA Graduates

Other Universities


UMCA Graduates

Curriculum For more information please click here.


UMCA reserves the right to alter the curriculum to fit the requirements of our enriched program. The school reserves the right to cancel a course if student enrolment is low. Secure your spots in advance for optimal preparation.


Students must complete 18 compulsory credits to graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Our students also complete 40 community hours and successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Find more information about the graduation requirements here.

Take A Tour

We welcome your child and you to take a tour of our school to experience first-hand the sense of community, the enthusiasm and involvement of our students in learning, and the dedication of our teaching team.

International Programs

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