Pickering College

About Us

Founded in 1842, Pickering College is an independent boarding (Grades 7 to 12) and day (Kindergarten to Grade 12) school for boys and girls in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Our programs offer unique opportunities in academics, arts, athletics, global leadership development and community service.

  • 100% university placement at top universities in Canada and around the world
  • Dedicated and caring teachers who are specialists in their field
  • Challenging and engaging academic curriculum
  • Full recreational and competitive co-curricular program
  • Safe and supportive nurturing environment
  • Dynamic residential program
  • Small class sizes and personalized attention at every grade

Boarding entrance scholarships available!

Pickering College is building future global leaders by providing a values-based education that helps students to develop the confidence, knowledge, skills and social conscience to prepare them for university and for life.

The school offers students a very personalized learning experience, with the flexibility to explore what ignites their imagination. With its small class sizes and dedicated teachers, the school’s diverse community of more than 400 Canadian and international students learn together in an atmosphere that is warm, comfortable and where everyone feels a strong sense of belonging.

The school curriculum prepares students with the skills they will need to be innovative, entrepreneurial, globally-focused and ready to tackle complex global issues. Pickering College recently introduced its Global Leadership Program which builds on the school’s longstanding mission and service-oriented approach to education. With a focus on 21st century skills including character, collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking, Pickering College students are equipped with the crucial competencies, knowledge and traits needed to adapt to whatever the future holds. They learn to become agents of courageous, ethical and positive change.

The school’s extensive co-curricular program offers students the opportunity to discover their potential and to develop skills and talents beyond the classroom. As students grow and broaden their interests, the co-curricular program offers an outlet for creativity, self-expression, athleticism and skill sharing, which fuels inspired learning in all aspects of school. With offerings including team sports, figure skating, equestrian, film-making, mountain biking, music and broadcast radio at the school’s own radio station, there’s something for everyone.

Pickering College graduates leave with an exceptional education, solid character and 100 per cent acceptance to the post-secondary institution of their choice. Graduates go on to study at prominent post-secondary institutions in Canada, the United States and around the world, such as the University of Toronto, McGill University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of St. Andrews (Scotland).

Pickering College also offers an exciting residential ESL summer camp for students aged 12-18 who want to learn English and experience the wonders of Canada during the summer. Students enjoy the excellent residential, dining, academic, athletic and social facilities. The camp is well-balanced between classroom activities during the day and premium escorted evening/weekend activities. Students benefit from small classes, 12-15 students per teacher.

Pickering College invites you to learn more about its extraordinary students and teachers. Please visit our website at www.pickeringcollege.on.ca or e-mail admission@pickeringcollege.on.ca for more information.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. 100% University Placement
  2. Global Leadership Program
  3. Award winning Athletics, Arts, Music and Creative Writing Program
  • Total Enrollment : 400
  • Type :
  • Boarding Grades : 7-12
  • Total Students : 400
  • Boarding Students : 100
  • Day Students : 300
  • ESL Offered : Yes
  • Summer Program : Yes
  • Avg. Class Size : 19
  • Standard Application : Yes
  • Academic URL : https://www.pickeringcollege.on.ca
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  • Music/Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts