Competitions

Every year, TOPS students are required to participate in a variety of math competitions, including Waterloo’s Pascal (Gr.9), Cayley (Gr.10), and Fermat Contest (Gr.11). This is done to provide an opportunity for students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability. Waterloo’s free response questions are also mandatory for TOPS students. These include the Fryer (Gr.9), Galois (Gr.10), and Hypatia (Gr. 11) Contest. Grade 12s are encouraged to participate in the Euclid, another one of Waterloo’s contests. This contest is also open to junior students.

Apart from the mandatory contests, students often opt to participate in the COMC, CSMC, or CIMC.

The school also supports a number of national competitions in physics, biology and computer science.

MGCI is an Advanced Placement testing centre. With the exception of Studio Arts, every available exam is available at the school. Students who want to go the extra mile and challenge themselves often write these exams. In the last few years, we have hosted ~220 exams annually.

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