Peter C. Sturrup, Headmaster
Pickering College is a very special place. Founded in 1842, we are a place that has a tradition of academic excellence based on almost 175 years of pioneering and original teaching and learning. Yet we are also a place that has a compelling and exciting future guided by a focus on innovation and creativity in a global context. It is this strong foundation and clear vision that allow us to prepare our students to be citizens and leaders in the 21st century.
Throughout this profile, you will learn about the school and the programs we offer in a co-educational setting, that welcomes day students from our local communities (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12) and international students from around the world (Grades 7 to 12).
I think what will really strike you is the degree to which students and teachers work together to create the learning experience. Our school is successful, and has always been successful, because our teachers create a caring, compassionate, safe yet challenging environment in which our students feel empowered to take risks and are encouraged to lead. Truly, we are a school unlike any other.
If you are looking for a deeper educational experience for your child – an experience that sees and inspires the unique inner potential of every student – then I encourage you to start here. If you are looking for a broader educational experience for your child that uncovers all aspects of their unique talents and gifts – academic, artistic, athletic and altruistic – then I encourage you to proceed through these pages. And, if you are looking
for a richer educational experience – focusing on values, character, leadership and creating the future – then I encourage you to come to Pickering College, visit and understand for yourself why our school is so extraordinary.
Peter C. Sturrup