What does the ‘UWC’ in Pearson College UWC stand for?
Where is Pearson College UWC?
What is the mission of Pearson College UWC?
- Value international and intercultural understanding
- Celebrate differences
- Promote personal responsibility and integrity
- Encourage mutual responsibility and respect
- Prioritize compassion and service
- Respect the environment
- Advocate idealism
- Accept personal challenges and take action
- Listen and collaborate
- Set fearless examples
What age should students be when applying to Pearson College?
How does the College select its students?
What do the Canadian provincial and territorial selection committees look for in applicants?
Where do the students live at the College?
- Calgary House
- Victoria House
- McLaughlin House
- Japan House
- East House
Residential living is an essential component of our curriculum. Students live four to a room, often speak four mother tongues… and must learn to get along with each other.
What are host families?
Some students also stay with Host Families over the winter holidays, during Project Weeks, or the occasional weekend when they may need a break from their rigorous schedules.
Pearson College UWC – and our students — greatly values and appreciates these volunteers who, in turn, learn much from hosting international and Canadian students! If you are interested in being a Host Family, please click here.
What academic program does the College offer?
Do universities recognize the international baccalaureate?
Yes. The rigor and excellence needed to achieve an IB diploma is recognized around the world. The vast majority of Pearson and all UWC school graduates, go on to universities and colleges around the world, including institutions such as Harvard, the University of Cambridge and the University of Toronto. 14 alumni of Pearson College UWC have been named Rhodes Scholars.