Lester B. Pearson High School's Sport-Etudes program is designed for the high performance athlete who is able to maintain high academic standards.

This high-level program is recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) and is administered in conjunction with provincial sports federations. It allows students to combine learning an athletic sport and academic studies, in order to achieve excellence in both spheres.

We provide our student athletes with a supportive environment which will enable them to succeed academically while pursuing their athletic careers.

Program Outline

The Sport-Études program provides for a personalized daily schedule, daily study hall and tutorials, sufficient time to practice and compete in your sport, flexible deadlines and the opportunity to e-mail or fax assignments and projects.

  • To provide a balance between the academic and athletic development of the student athlete.
  • To provide time to work on school assignments and to access remedial help when required.
  • To schedule the necessary time to allow the student athlete to practice his/her sport while providing the opportunity to:
    • Eat at a more reasonable hour
    • Have sufficient rest
    • Reduce the mental and psychological stress created by both academic and athletic demands.
  • To develop the student athlete as a whole person by fostering:
    • Strong social skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Effective community skills
    • Cooperative “team” skills
    • Perseverance and the pursuit of excellence
  • A student must meet the requirements for a Secondary School Diploma in 75% of the designated time, leaving the remaining 25% of the time to pursue the athletic endeavor.
  • The schedule must allow for the student athlete to cover all the required subjects.
  • The student athletes are subject to the same evaluation process as all other students (i.e. MELS Provincial Examinations, School Board Examinations, etc.)
  • The student athletes are to maintain an average to above average success rate in each subject. They will also receive pedagogical support whenever necessary.

    The Sport-Études program also provides for support services including:

  • Weight training
  • Physiotherapy consultations
  • Nutrition & sports medicine sessions
  • Guest speakers
  • You must be classified by your sports federation as an espoir / relève / excellence / or élite athlete.
  • You must be eligible to attend a public English School.
  • You must be able to maintain the program’s academic standards.

Sports Concentration Option

In addition to having provincial agreements with the sports federations above, Lester B. Pearson High School also offers a Sports Concentration Program. Students enrolled in these sports enjoy the same schedule and academic benefits as those students recognized as Sport-Etudes. Students in the Sports Concentration Program must meet a certain level of ability and level of training within their sport.

Our Current Partners

The success of the Sports-Études program depends on the collaboration of many partners, including the Lester B. Pearson High School administration, staff and Governing Board, and of course, its sports partners.

We currently have provincial agreements with the following sports partners, these are recognized Sport-Etudes protocols: