Lester B. Pearson High School stresses the development of the whole person. This includes the moral, intellectual, physical, emotional, aesthetic, social and cultural development of the individual. We aim to produce a bilingual, socially-conscious graduate aware of civic duties and responsibilities. Our students will be prepared to continue their studies in the various paths open to them or enter the workplace. Some may choose to follow professional programs offered in our network of high schools or private institutions; others will qualify for CEGEP career programs or CEGEP pre-university courses. Our ultimate goal is to prepare each student to make a significant contribution to society through his/her chosen path.
Our commitment to academic success
Lester B. Pearson High School offers a variety of programs to meet the individual needs of its students. Through regular academic programs, special education or enriched programs, our students are educated, socialized and qualified to continue their studies or enter the work force. Every student's exit portfolio should include a mastery of the basic skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and learning.Our students are also provided with opportunities to develop skills in the information and communication technologies. A full course of studies is carried by each student in keeping with academic ability. The academic goal for all students is that they meet the requirements of the Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Our programs are designed to challenge each student to fulfill his or her potential.
Students requiring greater academic assistance and remedial help are directed to the Special Education program, which provides small class settings and more individual attention.Students more academically gifted can follow an Honors or Advanced Science Program, which accelerates students in math and science and allows them to graduate with physics and chemistry credits and, in some cases, a pre-calculus course.
Students with strengths in English, French, mathematics and physical education are encouraged to register for the enriched courses in these areas.
A multi-media course is also offered to students at the Secondary V level.
Our student community - partners in success
Lester B. Pearson High School students are expected to be active partners in their own learning. It is their responsibility to participate appropriately in the classroom, to complete required assignments and to seek help from teachers and other resources when they are experiencing academic difficulty.We're a school which welcomes students of all religious faiths. Our students are expected to follow the Golden Rule at all times. Students are required to respect themselves and to act responsibly towards all members of the school community. They are also required to show respect for their environment both within the school and in the neighbourhood.
The Student Council Executive, whose members are elected by its peers, plays a very active role in our school's life. These students are required to represent the student body and the school in a variety of venues. All candidates for executive positions must meet academic requirements and demonstrate good interpersonal skills. Student Council executives must show leadership in the academic, social, cultural, sports and moral domains.
Parent and school cooperation
Parents and staff of the school have very important roles to play in the educational success of the students.Parents are kept informed of their child's academic progress and social development. They share a responsibility with the school staff in managing homework.It is also their responsibility to assist the school in establishing a calm teaching and learning environment for all students by helping to resolve any challenges or conflicts that arise as a result of their child's conduct.
Social awareness - teaching to care
In keeping with our goal of producing socially-conscious graduates, Lester B. Pearson High School provides an extensive program of events to encourage the students to show generosity and concern for those less fortunate.
The event that makes Lester B. Pearson truly unique is the Terry Fox Walk-a-thon. Students and staff organize a 10-km walk through the streets of Montreal North to keep alive Terry Fox's dream to find a cure for cancer.
The committed participation of the Lester B. Pearson community since 1981 has raised significant amounts of money for this cause. Lester B. Pearson High School is the secondary school which has raised the most money for cancer research in Canada.
The success of Lester B. Pearson High School is the result of the cooperative effort of students, parents and staff.