Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute

Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute

Infobox Education in Canada
name= Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute

motto= Peace Through Understanding
streetaddress= 150 Tapscott Road
city= Scarborough
province= Ontario
postalcode= M1B 2L2
coordinates= coord|43|48|11|N|79|13|33|W|region:CA-ON_type:landmark|display=inline,title
areacode= 416
phone= 396-5892
fax= 396-5937
email= LesterBPearson.CI@tdsb.on.ca
url= [http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/lesterbpearson/ Official web site] , [http://www.pearsonci.com Student web portal]
schoolnumber= 922498
schoolboard= Toronto District School Board
affiliation= Secular
superintendent=Uton Robinson
trustee= Shaun Chen
principal= Peter Paulseth
viceprincipal= Mr. Jean-Paul Mongrain, TBA, TBA
schooltype= High school
grades= 9-12
language= English
colours= Black, white, silver, and orange
enrollment= 1100
lastupdate= June 24, 2006

Lester B. Pearson C.I (LBP) is a public high school in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; which teaches grades 9 through 12. 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.

pecial programs

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. Beginning in the school year 2006-2007, it will also offer Advanced Placement courses in calculus, chemistry and biology. Pearson offers the Nighana program where there is an emphasis on Afro-Canadian history and literature.

External links

* [http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/lesterbpearson/ Official web site of Lester B. Pearson C.I]
* [http://www.pearsonci.com Student web portal of Lester B. Pearson C.I]
* [http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ Toronto District School Board homepage]

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