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PORTRAIT OF AN IDEAL PEARSON CANDIDATE 

It's hard to describe just one ideal candidate.  We seek great diversity and find students of exceptional promise and potential from around the world, regardless of their socio-economic background, politics, religion, ethnicity, language or gender. Roll over the image to read about some of the ideal characteristics of a Pearson Scholar. Our two scholars here are Ellie, YR 38 (Canada) and Sidingo, YR 37 (South Africa).

 

They are determined—the most important factor in predicting success, not intelligence or talent.

They have a curiosity that compels them to research anything and everything, yet the discipline to do so with focus.

They have ambition, tempered by modesty.

They have the desire to live the life. We practice what we preach here: sustainability, unity, peace.

They are open, a prerequisite for living in close quarters with students from backgrounds and cultures radically different from their own.

 

They're can-do. They like to take initiative and have the commitment to follow through.

They are competitive––yet beginning to realize that collaboration leads to the most creative solutions.

 They are afraid to fail, but more afraid not to. Those who allow themselves to fail also have the courage to take chances.

They understand that they grow through laughter––with others, at themselves.

They are bright, and quick. The IB program is rigorous.

They’re indefatigable. Life on campus, both physically and emotionally, is strenuous.

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