Pickering College provides its students with a values-based education which aids the advancement of their confidence, knowledge, skills and social conscience prior to their entry into Higher Education and all that lies beyond.
All of those enrolled have the opportunity to work with teachers to create their own bespoke learning programme, which includes the flexibility to explore whatever issues ignite their imagination. With its small classes and dedicated teaching staff, the school’s diverse community of more than 400 students from all corners of the globe fosters a warm, friendly atmosphere in which each individual feels a strong sense of belonging.
Offering those enrolled the opportunity to discover their potential by developing skills and talents beyond the classroom, the school’s extensive co-curricular programme allows students to grow both intellectually and personally. As each individual broadens their interests and areas of expertise, the programme supports their acquisition of new skills by providing outlets for creativity, self-expression, athleticism and skill-sharing. Options include team sports, figure skating, equestrian activities, music, mountain-biking and radio broadcasting at the school’s unique radio station.
Global Leadership Programme
The school’s comprehensive curriculum equips all students with the skills necessary to succeed as innovative, globally-focussed entrepreneurs in their chosen fields, and to be able to confront today’s complex global issues. Pickering College recently introduced its Global Leadership Programme, which has been carefully designed to build on the school’s longstanding mission and service-orientated approach to education. Main focal points of the Programme include collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking, all of which are integral to success within industry across the globe; students are encouraged to become agents of courageous, ethical and positive change.
Graduates of Pickering College leave the establishment having experienced an exceptional standard of education and developed strong ethical characters. With 100% of graduates achieving acceptance into the post-secondary institution of their choice, there can be little doubt that the College has achieved a reputation for academic excellence worldwide. Leavers progress to study at prominent post-secondary institutions in Canada, the USA and around the world, such as the University of Toronto, McGill University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of St. Andrews (Scotland, UK).
ESL Summer camp
Among the exciting extra-curricular activities available at Pickering College is the unique residential ESL summer camp. Designed for students aged between 12 and 18 years who wish to develop their English language skills and experience Canada in summer, the camp offers numerous academic, athletic, culinary and facilities and events; attendees’ time is divided between classroom-based activities during the day and escorted recreational activities at weekends. Students benefit from small classes of between 12 and 15 students per teacher.