Pearson College UWC is a two-year pre-university school (Grade 12 and Gap Year) for up to 200 students from over 100 countries who live, study and grow together at the edge of the western world.
The College was named in honour of the work done by the late Canadian Prime Minister and Canada’s only Nobel Peace Laureate, Lester B. Pearson. Prime Minister Pearson initiated the work to found a United World College “of the Pacific” as a way of continuing the promotion of peace and understanding in the world. Pearson College is one of 17 UWC schools and colleges worldwide.
90% of our students receive partial or full scholarships, funded largely by our donor community. We are grateful to receive support from around the world to help us fulfill our ambitious mission: to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
What People Are Saying
"I believe we can achieve some understanding in the world if we provide education like this."
"Fierce admiration for your ethic of education -- I've met many alumni and been impressed with their worldly engagement and commitment to service and international understanding”."
"Pearson College changed me and changed my life."
— Donor and alumna