Pearson College UWC

Pearson College UWC is located southwest of Victoria, B.C. and is Canada’s most international school and the country’s only United World College — a movement encompassing 17 global schools dedicated to uniting cultures and countries around the world through education. Pearson is a two-year, pre-university school for students from over 100 countries who live, study and learn together pursuing the International Baccalaureate and an outdoor-oriented experiential education. More than 4,000 students have graduated from the College — its alumni are determined to make a difference in the lives of others and the world.

The College was named in honour of the late Canadian Prime Minister and Canada’s only Nobel Peace Laureate (awarded in 1957), Lester B. Pearson. Prime Minister Pearson initiated the work to found a United World College “of the Pacific” as a way of extending the promotion of peace and understanding in the world.

Pearson is one of 17 UWC schools and colleges worldwide.

Pearson College UWC is located along the forested shores of the Pacific Ocean at sheltered Pedder Bay, on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. Our beautiful campus is 29 km southwest of Victoria, the provincial capital. We are proud to acknowledge that we live and learn on the unceded territory of the Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation.


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650 Pearson College Drive
Victoria, BC V9C 4H7