PHONE NUMBER: (416) 396-5892

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12

Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement

Lester B. Pearson C.I. is a full service school  with students representing 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  and  Construction and Design links various curriculum areas to sector specific Specialized High Skills Major.

We offer a myriad of possibilities in the computer and technical skills areas.
Communication Technology – multimedia studies and web design
Technical Design
Construction Technology
Fashion Design
Computer Programming
Auto Mechanics
Robotics/Computer Hardware
Health Care Technology

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 in medicine, health or education. 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.

More Information About Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute

Pre & Advanced Placement (AP)

Our AP program is recognized by universities in both Canada and the United States. Students can earn advanced standing at university in Mathematics and the Sciences through our AP Calculus and Physics courses.  Be challenged by our enriched (pre-AP) English, Math, and Science courses.

Co-operative Education & OYAP

Now more than ever before students can test drive the career of their choice by taking Co-op courses with the option of OYAP to enhance their learning.  The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) allows students to earn trade apprenticeship hours for free in their chosen field while earning Co-op credits at the same time.

Dual Credit Courses

Pearson is partnered with several colleges in Toronto to offer college courses absolutely free through our Dual Credit program. Upon successful completion of the course, students can receive two high school credits and one college credit.

Tutoring Programs and School Support

The Peer Tutor program pairs students with a peer tutor trained through 'Licence to Learn'.  Imani is another tutoring program offered by University of Toronto.  Pearson also has a Language Lab, Focus on Success program, Continuous Intake Co-op, and Credit Recovery.  The Malvern Family Resource Centre offers support for our students and their families.

Unity Charity has partnered with our school to offer leadership and positive character building through the areas of spoken word, graffiti art, break dancing, and beat boxing.  Trinity Theater provides peer-mediation support and workshops to our students as well.

Additional Features

  • Full Service School
  • Community Partnerships
  • Leadership Development Programs
  • SHSM Program in Health and Wellness
  • Extra-curricular activities (20+)
  • Variety of Sports teams (20+)
  • Vibrant and Strong School Council
  • Expanding Technology Program

Student Life - Where You Belong


Pearson has a vibrant tradition of co-curricular programs, allowing students to explore their interests and enhance their skills and talents as well as broaden their interactions with other students and staff.
Leadership opportunities include the Students’ Administrative Council, Peer Leadership Network, Unity Leadership, YMCA Leadership Development Program, Yearbook Committee, Prefects, Athletic Council, Super Council, and Trinity Theatre.  We have over 70 competitive athletic teams, clubs and intramural activities for everyone. Dramatic productions are flourishing including an annual exciting school play. 
Students play a vital role in organizing and participating in the many assemblies and events we celebrate at Pearson, such as Remembrance Day, Black History Month, International Night, Mayfair, Semi Formal, Prom and so much more.
In addition, there are opportunities to become involved in larger global issues through Free the Children and World Vision, which conduct campaigns to raise funds and awareness, such as the 30 Hour Famine.  
It is through being involved in our school and community that we uphold our motto – Peace through Understanding.


Pearson reaches the whole student. A strong academic program is enhanced by equally strong co-curriculars.  Students can participate in athletics, leadership development, and interest clubs. We offer a wide range of options to explore: Arts, Technology, Business, Social Sciences, Physical Education, etc.
Reaching the whole student means that we are constantly looking for ways to support and meet student needs and interests. Our Co-operative Education program includes both two and four credit programs. We have partnerships with colleges to offer post secondary credits.  Our Specialist High Skills Major in Health & Wellness is a program unique to the Northeast region of the TDSB. 


Pearson has been selected to become a Full Service school, welcoming community groups to use this facility in non-school hours.  Pearson has fostered partnerships and connections with community organizations and businesses such as the Malvern Family Resource Centre, YMCA Employer Services, Newcomer Youth Services, Taibu Community Health, and the Malvern Public Library.
We are assisted by a strong School Advisory Council that meets each month. The focus of these meetings are to improve communication between parents and the school community.  Parents are eager to work together to fundraise for student scholarships.  Our own teachers raise funds as well for the same purpose.  We acknowledge our student success with our Commencement Ceremonies, Recognition Assemblies and Student of the Month awards during Staff Meetings.