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Auxiliary Programs

At Pickering College, we are proud to offer a range of enriching auxiliary programs for Grades 1 – 12 to complement your child’s regular school program.  

Our online enrichment circles offer students in Grades 1-8 the chance to join other learners their age to  deepen understanding of important Language Arts, Mathematics and/or STEAM skills.  

Students in High School will appreciate the opportunity to enroll in our online credits which are taught by experienced online educators and offer the perfect blend of synchronous and asynchronous activities to keep learners engaged and on track.  

Finally, please see our Hilltop Summer Discovery Program page to learn more about our day camp. Campers looking for a fun way to spend their summer days will love our camp with its combination of traditional camp activities, fun projects and outdoor education.

Pickering College is an expert in educating young learners and leaders, since 1842, and we look forward to working with your child.  For more information, Please contact Auxiliary Programs at auxiliaryprograms@pickeringcollege.on.ca.

Please note: These programs are open to both current Pickering College students, and students in the wider community. Minimum numbers must be reached to run programs.


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Language Arts, Mathematics & STEAM Enrichment Circles

Online enrichment circles will offer all students in Grades 1-8 the chance to join other learners their age to enrich important Language Arts, Mathematics and STEAM skills. Pickering College teachers will meet their students online once a week per subject to review important concepts and introduce new ideas which will give students academic confidence. In between live lessons, students will be provided with extension work to complete and bring to the next class. Live lessons will be small groups where students and teachers will work together to explore key concepts through interactive tasks and group activities. Students can take subjects separately or as a bundle. 

Language Arts, Mathematics & STEAM Enrichment Circles information, schedules and registration


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Online Credits 

Students in High School grades will appreciate the opportunity to enrol in our online credits which are taught by our experienced online educators using integrative and inquiry-based teaching methods to capture student interest.

Weekly synchronous lessons and multiple extra help opportunities allow students to interact with their teacher and check their learning in real time. Independent asynchronous tasks allow students to work at their own pace and organize their time in a way that works with their own schedule.

Online Credits information, schedules and registration


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Campus Day Camps and Programs 

Campers looking for a fun way to spend their summer days will love our camp with its combination of traditional camp activities, fun and exciting projects and outdoor education. Pickering College has a long history of offering exceptional experiential education to students, and we are proud to incorporate these principles which build resilience and leadership in our camp program. Our camp is located on our main campus, a beautiful 42-acre space with ample outdoor recreation space including several wooded areas, four large fields, a baseball diamond, a rubberized surface track and several outdoor classrooms. Each week campers will visit our nearby Blue & Silver Farm for a full-day camp activity and cook-out day. Come join us for fresh air, healthy activity and to meet new friends. 

Campus day camps and program information, schedules and registration