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Lester B. Pearson C.I
(LBP) is a public high school
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; which teaches grades 9 through 12. LBP is located at 150 Tapscott Road. It is located across from Malvern Town Centre and can be easily accessed by various TTC
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bus routes. LBP is a school with a multicultural group of students coming from 56 different countries, speaking 42 languages, and practicing 17 different religions. The school attempts to promote appreciation of diversity as inspired by its motto, "Peace through Understanding" taken from the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize
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speech by Lester B. Pearson
Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson, PC, OM, CC, OBE was a Canadian professor, historian, civil servant, statesman, diplomat, and politician, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis...
. Students and parents place a high priority on education and employability skills. A comprehensive career exploration program assists students in making informed post-secondary decisions.
The Pearson School Crest
The stylized human figures in the outside circle have outstretched arms, symbolizing understanding among the nations of the world. The circular shape represents the world, and contains the dove of peace and Canada’s maple leaf.
The school has partnered with the University of Toronto
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and offer a full sociology credit taught by a university professor at Pearson. Successful students receive a university credit that can be used at any university, as well as two high school credits. The music program has also been reinstated. Beginning in the school year 2006-2007, it will also offer Advanced Placement courses in calculus, chemistry and biology. Pearson offers the Nighana program where there is an emphasis on Afro-Canadian history and literature.