About our School

Introduction to Lester B. Pearson High School

Lester B. Pearson High School emphasizes the development of the whole person. This includes their moral, intellectual, physical, emotional, social and cultural development. We aim to produce bilingual, socially-conscious graduates, who are aware of civic duties and responsibilities. Through regular academic programs, special education or enriched programs, each student is educated, socialized and challenged to reach their full potential. The school’s ultimate goal is to prepare each student to leave their mark on society through any path they choose to take.

Our commitment to academic success

Lester B. Pearson High School offers a variety of programs to meet the individual needs of its students.

The majority of students at Lester B. Pearson are enrolled our Core English Program, where they follow the standard curriculum set by the Ministry of Education. 

The Quebec Education Program (Q.E.P.) is designed as a system with three integrating elements: broad areas of learning, cross-curricular competencies and subject areas. Its structure is intended to facilitate the establishment of connections among the different educational components.

Students requiring greater academic assistance and remedial help are directed to the Resource program, which provides small class settings and more individual attention.

Should an individual student excel in an area, the student might be encouraged to follow an enriched program such as our Honours Mathematics, Français Langue Maternelle and Enriched English Programs.

Lester B. Pearson High School's Sport-études program is designed for the high performance athlete who is able to maintain high academic standards.

Our student community - partners in success

Lester B. Pearson High School students are expected to be active partners in their own learning. It is their responsibility to participate appropriately in the classroom, to complete required assignments and to seek help from teachers and other resources when they are experiencing academic difficulty. We are a school which welcomes students of all religious faiths. Our students are expected to follow the Golden Rule at all times. Students are required to respect themselves and to act responsibly towards all members of the school community. They are also required to show respect for their environment both within the school and in the neighbourhood.

Our Student Council plays a very active role in our school's life. These students  represent the student body and the school in a variety of venues and implement a variety of student activity. 

Student Council is about character, creativity, teamwork and dedication. Participation in Student Council is a very demanding job but also extremely rewarding at the same time. You will need to learn how to work with people and make every effort to bring the group together. You may also need to make some personal sacrifices in order to make the commitment necessary, but every sacrifice is well worth the final reward. Most of all, you must have a genuine love for Lester B. Pearson and its student body, and make every possible effort to make it better, happier and prouder. Our Student Council leadership program provides students with opportunities to grow as individuals and to learn how to collaborate with others. Throughout the year, students participate in workshops, plan and put many of the school’s major events into action and serve as our ambassadors during regional pedagogical days, open house and parent-teacher conferences.

Parent and school cooperation

Parents and staff of the school have very important roles to play in the educational success of the students.Parents are kept informed of their child's academic progress and social development. They share a responsibility with the school staff in managing homework.It is also their responsibility to assist the school in establishing a calm teaching and learning environment for all students by helping to resolve any challenges or conflicts that arise as a result of their child's conduct.

Social awareness - teaching to care

In keeping with our goal of producing socially-conscious graduates, Lester B. Pearson High School provides an extensive program of events to encourage the students to show generosity and concern for those less fortunate.

The event that makes Lester B. Pearson truly unique is the Terry Fox Walk-a-thon. Students and staff organize a 10-km walk through the streets of Montreal North to keep alive Terry Fox's dream to find a cure for cancer.

The committed participation of the Lester B. Pearson community since 1981 has raised significant amounts of money for this cause. Lester B. Pearson High School is the secondary school which has raised the most money for cancer research in Canada.

The success of Lester B. Pearson High School is the result of the cooperative effort of students, parents and staff.