Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) is your community K-12 school located in Picton, Ontario serving over 1000 students from across Prince Edward County. With rich learning experiences for students of all ages, a variety of athletic & extra-curricular opportunities, and excellent facilities, PECI continues a more than 60-year tradition of serving the families of Prince Edward County to ensure our young people experience success at school and beyond.
Globally Minded Leaders & Learners
We believe that the most important people in the world walk our halls and aspire to create learning opportunities where our students can see themselves as connected citizens of the world. Our learners apply their knowledge and skills to make a difference in their local, national, and global communities.
Our focus on academic excellence means we are committed to the continuous development of dynamic, inclusive educational experiences. We believe in learning opportunities that ensure that all of our students grow as capable, confident, curious learners who experience success.
Dedication to the Arts
We believe that communication through self-expression is essential to the creative development of each student, K-12. In classrooms and dedicated courses students are encouraged to explore their own dramatic, musical and visual arts abilities. Students across grades have access to learning spaces and resources that allow them to develop talents connected to the Arts.
Innovating With Technology
Technological innovation influences all areas of life. Technological education at PECI in both our classrooms and dedicated course studies focuses on developing students’ ability to work creatively and competently with technologies to be able to meet the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.
Learning Through Athletics
Physical activity and athletics have a major impact on students both in and out of the classroom. At PECI, our students learn about the connection between healthy bodies and health minds. As members of extra-curricular sports teams, they learn leadership, the importance of working together as a team and strength of character.
Digital Citizens Learning & Embracing Possibilities Today & Tomorrow
Our students are highly connected as they leverage digital formats. They learn how to self-regulate and manage the tools of our 21st century world in order to position themselves as active leaders and learners today and tomorrow!
Feel The Spirit of Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
The ultimate student experience that engaged the whole student is our primary focus, with an emphasis on mental, physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. We offer a highly supportive environment, a profound sense of community, and a commitment to Panther pride where school spirit is contagious!
Calling All Invested Parents!!! The first school council meeting of the 2014-15 school year is this coming Tuesday September 30th from 6:30 - 7:30. Come out and learn about the exciting events and activities happening in the Panther environment. We are looking for your interest and support only - there is NO FUNDRAISING INVOLVED in our council.
Thank you to all Panthers for your outstanding attentive behaviour today at our Welcome Back / Student Responsibilities Assembly. It was a pleasure to see each and every one of you. We invite anyone who missed today's assembly and all Panther families to review the slideshow available here: http://goo.gl/d8OKIv . Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have questions. We look forward to an amazing year at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute.
PECI is proud to invite all Grade 9 Panther families to our Fall Family BBQ and Information Night to be held Thursday September 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please plan to come out and enjoy a complimentary BBQ with our staff to welcome you to the Panther Environment. Following the BBQ, there will be an opportunity to follow your student's timetable, see their classrooms and hear an overview from the teacher. Please note there will be an opportunity for more thorough conversations with our teachers later this Fall at Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews.
We ask that all families planning to attend RSVP using the following form http://goo.gl/qquzJu in order that we can plan how much food to order. For questions, please contact Lisa Fraser at extension 2232. We look forward to seeing you!
June 8, 2020—The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is pleased to announce that it has partnered with radio station 99.3 County FM to broadcast Grade 8 graduation ceremonies for Prince Edward County elementary schools.
Transitioning to high school is a momentous occasion for students. While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away some aspects of the traditional year-end ceremonies, the school board and radio station are proud to recognize these students in a unique way.
The 80-minute broadcast will begin at 12:10 PM on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 on 99.3 and will be repeated at 6:10 PM that evening. Approximately 160 Grade 8 students are graduating from five schools:
Athol South-Marysburgh Public School
CML Snider School
Kente Public School
Sophiasburgh Central School
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
The event will feature messages from the following people:
Trustees Jennifer Cobb, North Prince Edward County and Alison Kelly, South Prince Edward County
Sean Monteith, Director of Education
Tina Elliott, Superintendent of Education
Principals from each school
Heather McMaster, Athol South-Marysburgh Public School
Tina Jones, CML Snider School
Annette Huizenga, Kente Public School
Lee Prophet, Sophiasburgh Central School
Andrew Ross, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
One Grade 8 student from each school
The name of each student going to high school in September will be announced.
“Celebrating the end of the school year in June is a decades-old tradition and the COVID-19 isn’t stopping us from making that happen! The sense of community—and family—in Prince Edward County is what keeps everyone connected and together. This partnership with 99.3 County FM is another example of the HPEDSB helping students and families to feel part of our HPEschools family. We appreciate the efforts and radio time of 99.3 County FM to showcase the students of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Congratulations to each of them!” – Sean Monteith, Director of Education
“At 99.3 County FM, our volunteers were eager to do something significant to celebrate the students. It doesn’t matter the grade they’re graduating from, there are so many emotions for the students and families as the school year concludes. We are grateful to the Prince Edward County elementary schools for allowing us to be a part of the celebrations. By broadcasting at 99.3 FM and streaming the event (www.993countyfm.ca) we hope students and families from all grades will share in the joy of these PEC Grade 8 students.” – Craig Mills, Station General Manager
Prince Edward Collegiate’s Make Poverty History Club (MPH) is proud to announce its latest #OneTeam fundraising project: the sale of Panther Pride fabric face masks to help to flatten the local COVID-19 infection curve, protect vulnerable people in our community, and raise money for our local food banks.
Masks are Canadian-sourced, and made of anti-microbial, hypoallergenic microfiber. All profits from these sales will be donated to the Wellington Storehouse and Picton United Church Food Banks. The masks are an around-the ear design, with a soft polyester lycra binding, and a comfortable fabric area 5” x 7” in size. All masks are colour sublimated in PECI garnet with the distinctive Panther logo. Delivery is expected within the next few weeks, and advance orders are welcome.