The Canadian public system has built an impressive reputation over time, appealing to students and families from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. This reputation is based on high educational standards and an open and nurturing environment. 

Public schools in Canada have a strong curriculum and are funded by the government. As a result, school facilities are up to date and students receive a high-quality education. These schools welcome different cultures and backgrounds, providing your child with a safe and friendly learning environment. Students who graduate from a public high school are ready for universities and colleges, using what they’ve learned in school to succeed in their future studies. 

Here’s a closer look at four main benefits your child can gain from a Canadian public school education!


1. Growing in a Multicultural Environment with a High Quality of Life

Canada is known worldwide as a safe and open place for international students, accepting different cultures and backgrounds. For this reason, many international students choose to study abroad in Canada - with that number rising to over 600,000 in 2019 alone. Your child can learn in this multicultural environment, growing more confident and independent as they meet new friends from all over the world. 

In fact, students at Lester B. Pearson high schools can participate in many extracurricular activities, student clubs, and school field trips. They can continue doing what they love in a new and exciting city as well as explore new interests and talents in theatre, music, robotics, and sports. The experiences and friends they gain along the way will help them grow into mature young adults with a global perspective.


International students can participate in sports and other fun activities 


2. Improving English Language Skills at a Public High School in Canada 

As the most spoken language in the world, English is an important language to learn. International students wanting to improve their English can attend one of our English high schools in Montreal. Lester B. Pearson schools offer extra ESL classes to help students strengthen their language skills. In addition to these formal classes, students can improve their English by integrating into their community. 

Through our homestay option, your child can interact directly with locals in a family environment. By engaging with their host family, local friends, and our caring staff, they can improve their communication and gain valuable language skills. To help them through this process, our schools provide extra support services and guidance counsellors—ensuring their well-being and comfort every step of the way. 


3. Receiving a High-Quality Education through Top Teaching Standards

Canadian public schools are also known for their high-quality education. That’s because the country invests in top teaching standards and educational technology, allowing students to learn using the latest tools and resources. By going to our public high schools in Canada, your child can benefit from our innovative teaching style - a key factor giving our schools the highest 5-year graduation rate in the province.  

At Lester B. Pearson schools, we focus on student learning to create memorable educational experiences, where dedicated teachers and staff help students along their educational journey. With this attention, students get the support they need to succeed in their studies and build impressive skills. This will also help them feel more confident and prepared to continue to university or college, using their study abroad experience and what they’ve learned in class to stand out in college applications.


Students receive a high quality education that focuses on their learning journey


4. Gaining an Internationally-Recognized High School Diploma

Canadian high school diplomas have a good reputation and are recognized all over the world. Lester B. Pearson diplomas are both nationally and internationally accepted. This allows students to pursue higher education both inside and outside Canada.

In addition, our public schools offer an International Baccalaureate program that is globally recognized. This program is an excellent choice for students preparing for university, helping them strengthen their college application. 


Interested in sending your child to a secondary school in Canada

Contact The Lester B. Pearson School Board for more information!