by Paul Romani (M.Ed.)
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Discover the Joys of Joining Pear Tree School as an Older Student

by Paul Romani (M.Ed.)
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Joining Pear Tree School is a rewarding adventure, even as an older student. This transformative decision may be the one that you wish you had embraced earlier. Whether you’re in Grade 6 or 7, it’s never too late to explore a new path to personal growth and enriched learning.

Why Consider Joining Pear Tree School?

You may be pondering this question, particularly if you’re currently in a private school setting. Regardless of your current academic standing, we believe there’s always room for growth, and we’re passionate about helping you unlock your full potential.

Joining Pear Tree School provides a unique, tailored learning approach designed to maximize your potential. But why is this important?

In our rapidly evolving world, traditional knowledge and skills may not suffice. The reality of purchasing a house in Vancouver is becoming a daunting task for many, making critical thinking, problem-solving, and real-world application of knowledge more crucial than ever.

Moreover, Provincial Exams are increasingly focusing on the application of math and reading in real-life scenarios. At Pear Tree, we prioritize this approach, preparing you for these exams and beyond. More than just academic credentials, we believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals capable of navigating life’s complexities. Joining Pear Tree School is a chance to gain a vastly improved educational experience.

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What Motivates Joining Pear Tree School?

Typically, students are joining Pear Tree School to seek an improved experience, escaping an unsatisfactory environment, or a blend of both.

What Might They Find Unsatisfactory at Their Previous Schools?

Several reasons can influence a student’s decision to change schools. Often, these reasons relate to the deficiencies or unfavorable conditions at their current schools.

From our conversations with families joining Pear Tree School, we frequently hear about dissatisfaction with their previous schools’ teaching staff, which is disheartening.

At Pear Tree, we ensure a different experience. Our teaching team comprises highly qualified educators with Master’s degrees in education, known for their intelligence, motivation, and talent. They are dedicated to helping you become the best version of yourself. Our curriculum, co-designed by multiple Master’s-qualified teachers, guarantees an engaging learning experience.

Our Learning Approach

Our distinctive, holistic, theme-based learning approach, called the Pear Tree Method, stands out from traditional teaching methods. Most schools employ a subject-based approach reliant on textbooks, memorization, and worksheets, which may not resonate with all students.

At Pear Tree School, we go beyond these conventions. We custom design our learning materials, ensuring a meaningful, engaging, and challenging academic journey. You’ll likely find yourself wishing joining Pear Tree School was a decision you’d made sooner!

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Navigating Pandemic Measures

The pandemic has triggered varying responses among schools, with some measures significantly impacting students’ learning experiences and mental health.

Being a small institution, Pear Tree can afford more manageable measures, ensuring a semblance of normality in these challenging times. We are grateful for the sensible guidelines set by the government for schools like ours.

Addressing Bullying

Unfortunately, bullying is a prevalent reason for students seeking a change. We believe this is often a consequence of unhealthy school cultures focusing on punishing bad behavior rather than preventing it.

At Pear Tree School, we nurture a positive community atmosphere. We emphasize the value of relationships, empathy, self-awareness, and standing up for oneself and others. Bullying finds no room in our inclusive and caring environment.

School Stability Amid Potential Closures

The recent wave of school closures has necessitated some families to seek alternatives. At Pear Tree School, we take pride in our sensible growth and efficient use of funds. We invest wisely to ensure our school community thrives and improves.

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Why Choose Pear Tree?

Upon discovering Pear Tree School, most parents and students wonder why other schools don’t provide what we offer—our progressive learning method, exceptional teachers, daily physical education, an inclusive healthy hot lunch program, personalized goal-setting, a regularly updated digital portfolio system, and much more.

“You’d have to be crazy not to come here!” is a phrase we often hear!

In many instances, families are joining Pear Tree School, not because of what they’re trying to escape, but because they value and appreciate what we offer.

At Pear Tree, the smaller class sizes cultivate more profound relationships with your peers and teachers. Our theme-based learning approach presents new concepts and ideas in varied ways, accommodating all learning styles.

Collaboration is a key aspect of our learning environment. Students learn to work towards shared goals, engage in project-based activities, and compromise when necessary. Our teachers are able to give each student more personalized attention, assisting them in reaching their full potential.

The intimate school community we have creates a close-knit group of motivated learners. It’s often said that success breeds success – by surrounding yourself with driven individuals, you’re more likely to emulate their drive and determination.

Our students are passionate about learning and share common values regarding personal growth. They support each other in their journeys of self-discovery, fostering self-confidence and personal growth.

As older students, you have the privilege of being role models for younger grades. This opportunity allows you to hone vital leadership and communication skills through mixed-grade classes and buddy systems. These skills will serve you well in your future careers and lives.

At Pear Tree, we instill entrepreneurial thinking from an early age. Students are taught to scrutinize information critically and apply it innovatively. They utilize diverse perspectives, make real-life connections, and engage in hands-on problem-solving.

So, What’s the Next Step?

If you’re still contemplating this decision, we warmly invite you and your parents to sign up for an in-person private tour or open house. This will give you a firsthand experience of our inviting community and distinctive educational approach. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Pear Tree family!