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Reviews of Pickering College

Newmarket, ON  |  Grades JK - 12  |  Shortlist


Topic: Overall Experience

Sonya Bonerath - Parent   (Mar 22, 2021)

My daughter and son started their studies at Pickering College in grades 7 and 9. My daughter's joy for attending school and her confidence returned upon joining Pickering College. She describes her school experience as much better, fun and that she is really happy at school. My son was anxious about starting high school and joining a new cohort of peers, yet within a day he felt right at home and he was surprised by the ease of the transition. Both of my children felt accepted and at home immediately. The school provides a secure environment and age appropriate independence enabling students to co-create their school experience as well as opportunities to mature, develop and demonstrate ownership, accountability, and responsibility. The school motto is Bene Provisa Principia Ponantur or "Let foundations be well planned". For my children their student experience at Pickering College has been extremely positive and nurturing for their development as a whole person.

Shyam Subramanyam - Student   (Mar 08, 2021)

As of writing this review, I am currently a grade 10 student at Pickering College. I began my journey with Pickering College in grade 9 as my parents and I wanted to shift to an educational path that would help best prepare me for university. From my first day to now, the student experience has been great. The school is filled to the brim with opportunities for any interest, from sports teams to math club there truly is something for everyone. The students were extremely welcoming and I had no trouble making new friends. The teachers are extremely helpful and it is very clearly evident that they enjoy teaching and working with the students. When I first came to the school, I wasn't sure about the concept of uniform. I love sneakers and clothes and I thought I would hate them. It took a little getting used to, but I am now thankful for the lack of thought required in the morning to get ready. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Pickering College thus far and I look forward to continuing my high school journey.

Amy Wang - Parent   (Dec 13, 2018)

My sons are always happy in the school. They have got the teachers’ help on their academics and made a lot progress. Both of them love the their co-curriculum program the most. Pickering College provides high quality education and a safe environment. I am satisfied with the Quakers value as well. The teachers are very friendly and helpful. The school helped students develop their ability in many ways. My children like their Global leadership Program and some courses outside the campus as well. They are encouraged by their teachers to develop their learning skills. The teachers can give them advice and help them overcome their problem. The lunch is a little bit disappointing since they have already eaten for 3 years. They could update the menu.

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