Choosing the right school for your child

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Parents today are looking for a school that provides an individualized approach to teaching and learning. It is critical that a school fosters an educational environment grounded in excellent teaching practices and provides students with varied, exceptional and meaningful learning opportunities through curricular and co-curricular programs, social involvement, leadership, and building strong connections to the school community.

Parents expect that a school will not only prepare their child for post-secondary studies but for life. At Pickering College, we provide an education that focuses on academic excellence, character development, and physical activity while preparing our students to be contributing citizens of society and leaders in the 21st century.

The school community plays a critical role in shaping the values and morals of your child by providing an environment that is supportive, challenging and caring. When choosing the right school for your child, it is essential that you consider the core values and principles each school embodies.

The enduring values at Pickering College, compassion, community, integrity, respect and responsibility reflect our Quaker founding and guide our daily actions, behaviour, attitude, relationships and decision-making.   At Pickering College, we believe that there is goodness and potential in all people. Students learn to recognize the potential in themselves and their responsibility towards others, within the school and beyond. By providing a supportive and compassionate school community, students are encouraged to always challenge themselves and to have the moral courage to make ethical decisions in order to create a better world. Students are inspired to reach beyond what they thought possible of and for themselves.  Pickering College students truly believe that the future is theirs to create by modeling active engagement in the community and leading by example.

If this is the education that you desire for your child, contact Pickering College today. We would be happy to provide you with more information and a tour of the school. Visit or call 905-895-1700.