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Junior students participating in outdoor education

JK-Grade 5

Global Leadership in Junior School builds the foundation for lifelong learning 

The Junior School Global Leadership Program – The Foundation Years – focuses on inquiry, creativity and collaboration. In each grade, students undertake age appropriate inquiry and the school’s faculty tie classroom lessons to outdoor education, whenever possible.

Pickering College offers a dynamic, nurturing and positive learning environment where a child’s curiosity is stimulated, leadership skills are cultivated, and fun-filled interactive learning is meaningful and focused. A low teacher-student ratio and small class sizes (approximately 14-20 students per class) provide an ideal environment for learning.

As children move through Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5, the emphasis is on building a foundation for lifelong learning and community service. Expectations for academic achievement are set high, yet balanced with a rich curriculum of competitive and recreational athletics, music and drama, visual arts and exciting excursions.

Family-style hot lunches, supervised at each table by faculty members, are a time to learn table manners, share stories and meet children from other grades.

Pickering College simplifies life for busy families, offering:

  • Before & after school care (JK to Grade 6)
  • After school clubs
  • Daily fresh snacks and hot lunch (served family-style)
  • Gymnastics program
  • CanSkate program
  • Swimming lessons