About Us - School Overview

The Pearson Adult Learning Centre

The New Westminster School district is proud to have a Continuing Education program named after Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Canada’s Prime Minister. The Pearson Adult Learning Centre, also known as PALC, has been welcoming learners from ages eighteen to eighty for more than 30 years.

The school supports the educational needs of a variety of adult learners including new immigrants, those wishing to learn English and for those interested in completing their high school graduation. Our goal is to provide a warm friendly environment to help our hard-working learners improve not only their academic skills and obtain a high school graduation diploma for post-secondary studies or employment, but also to gain relationships with others within the community.

Courses are offered morning, afternoon and evening. We are open Mondays to Thursdays from 8:30 am to 9:30 pm, and from 8:30 am to 3 pm on Fridays 12 months a year except for the summer months when we have shorter hours. This allows for students to study at times that are convenient for them. Our classes begin in the fall, winter/spring and summer, however we also offer self-paced courses for those students wishing to work at their own pace. We have registrations at the beginning of each semester and we take in new students year round on Thursdays at 1 pm or 7 pm.

Highlights at Adult Learning Centre

Closed for Spring Break

Closed for Spring Break

We are CLOSED for Spring Break from March 18 to March 29 ... more

Reminder of upcoming school closure dates

Reminder of upcoming school closure dates

The school will be closed on Monday, Feb 18 and Friday, Feb 22 ... more

Friday, February 15 – School is open

Friday, February 15 – School is open

All classes are back to their regular schedules ... more