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Continuous Learning at Pickering College

A message from Peter Sturrup, Head of School


Over the past month, we have been working hard to develop a plan for the return to school in an environment that is as safe as possible for our students and staff.

First and foremost, I want to assure you that it is our intention for school to begin in person in September for all students. This also means that it is our intention to open boarding to all students who can attend, and that boarding will remain open for all long weekends and school holidays, including Christmas Break and March Break.

I encourage you to read through our safety plan, academic plans for Junior, Middle and Senior School and our Boarding plan that will be in place as we bring our returning students back to campus and welcome our new students to Pickering College in September.

We recognize the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result we will adjust and alter our plans as the need arises. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Peter Sturrup
Head of School




COVID-19 Safety Plan



Road to Re-Opening

Pickering College has developed this plan based on guidance issued by the Ministry of Health of Ontario, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Canada, Public Services Health and Safety Association, the World Health Organization, the Hospital for Sick Children, the Ministry of Education of Ontario and additional information provided by other provinces, states and countries.

The plan is based on following best practices as they are established with the most up to date research into COVID-19. The health, safety and well-being of our community is at the forefront of all of the decisions.

The COVID-19 global pandemic is an evolving situation and as we learn more we will continue to update and enhance our protocols.

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Academic Plans



Boarding is OPEN!


We understand that the decision to have your child attend boarding school during these unprecedented times is a difficult one. This year, like every other year, our planning centres on providing your child with the safest boarding environment that will be their "home away from home" for the school year.

There are many changes that we will be implementing for the sake of student safety and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting. We are dedicated to our "family atmosphere and groups.” This year our Boarding Families will also act as the only cohort (small group) of boarding students with whom they will live closest to and share bathrooms.

We will continue to provide the caring, nurturing environment on which you have come to depend and provides opportunities for students in boarding to develop maturity, self-confidence, independence and resilience. We want to work together with you to ensure that your child has the best experience possible under these unique circumstances. Rest assured, we will care for your child with attention to their well-being and success.    

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Questions? Contact us!



Questions about the Academic Program:

Contact Janet Downer, Assistant Head, Academics, at jdowner@pickeringcollege.on.ca

Questions about the Boarding Program:

Contact Laura Mason, Director of Boarding & Health Services, at lmason@pickeringcollege.on.ca

Questions about the Safety Plan:

Contact Laura Mason, Director of Boarding & Health Services, at lmason@pickeringcollege.on.ca

Questions about your Student Account:

Contact the Business Office at studentbilling@pickeringcollege.on.ca

Questions about Technology, Laptops and Chromebooks:

Contact the IT Department at IT@pickeringcollege.on.ca

For all other questions:

Contact Peter Sturrup, Head of School, at psturrup@pickeringcollege.on.ca