Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute
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|Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute|
Peace Through Understanding
|150 Tapscott Road
Malvern, Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario, M1B 2L2
|School type||High school|
|School board||Toronto District School Board
(Scarborough Board of Education)
|Area trustee||Shaun Chen|
|School number||4134 / 922498|
|Vice principal||Lucille Cross Dagg
|Colour(s)||Black, white, silver and orange|
|Team name||Pearson Bengals|
|Last updated: June 24, 2006|
Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute (LBP, Lester B. Pearson CI, LBPCI, or Pearson) is a public high school in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; which teaches grades 9 through 12 under the sanction of the Scarborough Board of Education since 1978. The school now operates under the auspices of the Toronto District School Board.
The LBP is located at 150 Tapscott Road. It is located across from Malvern Town Centre and can be easily accessed by various TTC bus routes. LBP is a school with a multicultural group of students coming from 56 different countries, speaking 42 languages, and practicing 17 different religions. The school attempts to promote appreciation of diversity as inspired by its motto, "Peace through Understanding" taken from the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize speech by Lester B. Pearson. Students and parents place a high priority on education and employability skills. A comprehensive career exploration program assists students in making informed post-secondary decisions.
The Pearson School crest
The stylized human figures in the outside circle have outstretched arms, symbolizing understanding among the nations of the world. The circular shape represents the world, and contains the dove of peace and Canada’s maple leaf.
- Advanced placement credits in grade 12 math, chemistry and biology
- Enriched classes in math and science from grades 9-11, and English in grades 10 and 11
- The 'STEPS' program offers an additional university credit
- Specialized high skills major for health and wellness
- Two and four credit co-op; dual credits that also grant college credits
- Nighana program: Afrocentric focus in grades 9 and 10
- Extensive co-curricular and athletic activities, with a wide range of teams, intramural tournaments, clubs, special events and leadership opportunities
- Numerous student success strategies
Specialist high skills major - health and wellness
Lester B. Pearson's newest program is the health and wellness specialist high skills major (SHSM). It is a new initiative from the Ministry of Education. This program would allow 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.
The school has partnered with the University of Toronto and offer a full sociology credit taught by a university professor at Pearson. Successful students receive a university credit that can be used at any university, as well as two high school credits. The music program has also been reinstated. It also offers advanced placement courses in calculus, chemistry and biology. Pearson offers the Nighana program where there is an emphasis on Afro-Canadian history and literature.
Pre- and advanced placement (AP)
The AP program of Pearson is recognized by universities in both Canada and the United States. One can earn advanced standing at university in mathematics and science through their AP calculus, chemistry and biology courses. Enriched (pre-AP) math and science credits are also available in grades 9, 10 and 11, as well as English beginning from grade 10.