Pickering College

5.00 (1 review)
16945 Bayview Ave
Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y4X2, Canada
Pickering College Photo #1 - Independent Co-educational Day and Boarding School
Pickering College Photo #1 - Independent Co-educational Day and Boarding School
Located on a beautiful 42 acre campus in Newmarket, Ontario, (just 25 miles/40 Km from downtown Toronto, Canada) and rooted in more than 172 years of tradition and values-based education, Pickering College is a co-educational independent day (JK - 12) and boarding school (grades 7 12) accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
We offer a secure and nurturing environment that helps each student develop the vision, confidence and leadership skills to help make the world a better and more beautiful place.
100% of Pickering graduates go on to post-secondary education. Our new Global Leadership Program builds on our longstanding mission and community service-oriented approach to education, preparing students with the skills needed to be innovative, entrepreneurial, globally-focussed and ready to tackle complex global issues.

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  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars  
    University of Houston
    The time I spent at Pickering College, provided me with life long experiences that to this day I still look back upon. The unique thing about Pickering College was that we had an astounding Residence. . .
Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Pickering College
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades (Boarding)Grades 9-12
School TypeCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded1842
Campus Size42 acres

Student Body

Enrollment400 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size18 students
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
Number of AP Courses Offered1
ESL Courses OfferedYes
Summer Program OfferedYes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(International Students ESL learner $58,025)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$60,635
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYes
Director of AdmissionsJessie May Rowntree

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

Total Advanced Courses Offered1
CoursesCalculus and Vectors


# Interscholastic Sports Offered18 Interscholastic Sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations31 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
African American Student Caucus, Debate Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Environment Club, Equestrian Club, Gardening Club, Lady Phoenix - a cappella group, Technical Theater Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Creative Writing Club, Cult Movies Club, Drama Club, Junior Classical League, Junior Classics League, Voiceless/Animal Rights Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
A Capella Choir, Advanced Media Group, Applied Sciences & Technologies, Badminton Club, Basketball Club, Breakfast Club- Bible study group, Cardinal Underground, Community Service/Outreach, Cross Country, Dance Club, Figure Skating, Fitness & Training, PEACE - Diversity Celebration, Political Groups, Science Olympics, Ski/Snowboard Team

School Notes

  •  Our unique fully integrated Global Leadership Program builds on our longstanding mission and community service-oriented approach to education, preparing students with the skills needed to be innovative, entrepreneurial, globally-focussed and ready to tackle complex global issues
  • Vibrant, warm, and supportive environment where students pursue their dreams and develop life long friendships
  • Outstanding Leadership, Communication Technology, and Music Programs
  • 24-hour/7-day per week supervised boarding program that includes supervised study periods and full evening and weekend activity program
  • Full competitive and recreational co-curricular program including Music, Film, Radio, Drama, Figure Skating, Hockey, Equestrian, Soccer, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Swimming and Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Facilities include 2 residences, health centre, library, dining hall, indoor ice arena, 3 gymnasiums, outdoor 1/4 mile track, 3 grassy sports fields and access to indoor swimming, tennis courts, ski hill, horseback riding and mountain bike trails
  • Special support services for international students (representing 20 different countries) including academic advising, ESL support and new student orientation
  • Wireless environment. 
  • Pickering College accreditations: Ontario Ministry of Education, NAIS, CIS, CAIS, CESI, TABS,
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