Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute (Gr 09 - 12)
Peace Through Understanding
Lester B. Pearson C.I. is a full service school in a multicultural neighbourhood with students coming from 56 different countries, speaking 42 languages, and practicing 17 different religions. We promote appreciation of diversity as inspired by our motto, "Peace through Understanding", taken from the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize speech by our former Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson. We pride ourselves in offering a full range of programs to students of all levels as well as an extensive co-curricular program which provides many opportunities for student leadership and personal growth. Our school's specialization in Health & Wellness links various curriculum areas to Health Care and features a Specialized High Skills Major.Read more
Specialist High Skills Major - Health and Wellness
The Health and Wellness Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) allows students to acquire technical knowledge and skills that will assist them in entering a future career of their choice. Pearson students will receive recognition on their high school diploma and a set of industry-recognized certification. This program is recognized by colleges, universities, and employers, giving our students a head start in life.
Pre & Advanced Placement (AP)
Co-operative Education & OYAP
Now more than ever before students can test drive the career of their choice by taking Co-op courses, the Health and Wellness SHSM, or OYAP to enhance their learning.
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) allows students to earn trade apprenticeship hours in their chosen field while earning Co-op credits at the same time.
Dual Credit Courses
If you want to earn a college credit while in high school, you are a perfect candidate for the dual credit program. Pearson is partnered with several colleges in Toronto to offer college courses absolutely free. Upon successful completion of the course, you can receive two high school credits and one college credit.