Pearson College UWC was one of the first schools in North America to offer the International Baccalaureate — the most recognized and respected high-school diploma in the world. Pearson College UWC has developed innovative IB curriculums, such as the IB Marine Science course.
Pearson College UWC offers both the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the IB Career-related Program (IBCP).* *Note: as early as fall 2022, subject to IB approval.

Both curriculum tracks invite and challenge young people who are globally-minded and hard-working critical thinkers who wish to make a difference now and in their future post-secondary and career paths. They are both quality assured by the International Baccalaureate Organisation as rigorous pre-university qualifications.

Choosing a particular pathway really comes down to student interest, future plans and the personal excitement generated by either curriculum route rather than the particular academic profile or competency of the student.

While the rigorous IB program challenges students academically, Pearson’s IB is about much more than simply scholastic excellence. It includes following a carefully designed program that helps students to develop critical thinking and conflict resolution skills and introduces them to models of leadership based on trust, integrity and responsibility. At its heart, this “radicalizes” the teaching process, turning our educators into highly collaborative coaches and mentors. Once every term, teachers report on students’ progress in academics, activities and residential life to parents, selection committees and the students themselves.

Students receive an IB Diploma after they complete their Pearson residency. Approximately one-third of students attend post-secondary programs in Canada, one-third in the United States and one third attend elsewhere in the world or defer entry to university to pursue national or community service, travel, further studies and/or work opportunities. Check out our latest university destinations.

  • 2-4 DP Courses
  • Approaches to Learning course
  • Core Experience: Reflective Project
  • College-level and honors coursework
  • Academic challenges around a career theme
  • Three career academy pathway courses
  • Challenge
  • International-Mindedness
  • Learner Profile
  • Rigor
  • Critical Thinking
  • Language Development
  • Service
  • Internal and External Assessments
  • College-oriented
  • Career-oriented
  • 6 DP Courses
  • Theory of Knowledge course
  • Core Experience: Extended Essay
  • College-level coursework
  • Theme is advanced academics
  • AP World History/TOK pathway

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