- Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute
Infobox Education in Canada
name= Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute
motto= Peace Through Understanding
streetaddress= 150 Tapscott Road
postalcode= M1B 2L2
url= [http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/lesterbpearson/ Official web site] , [http://www.pearsonci.com Student web portal]
Toronto District School Board
trustee= Shaun Chen
principal= Peter Paulseth
viceprincipal= Mr. Jean-Paul Mongrain, TBA, TBA
schooltype= High school
colours= Black, white, silver, and orange
June 24, 2006
Lester B. Pearson C.I (LBP) is a public
high schoolin Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; which teaches grades 9 through 12. LBP is located at 150 Tapscott Road. It is located across from Malvern Town Centreand 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 Prizespeech 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.
The school has partnered with the
University of Torontoand 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 Placementcourses in calculus, chemistry and biology. Pearson offers the Nighana program where there is an emphasis on Afro-Canadian history and literature.
* [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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