Elementary School - Grade 2-3

Primary Years

grades 2-3

Welcome to Pear Tree School’s Grade 2-3 Primary Years Program

At Pear Tree School, the journey through the primary years is an adventure of growth, discovery, and joy. Building upon the solid foundations laid in the early years, our Grade 2-3 Program is designed to deepen knowledge, enhance skills, and inspire a lifelong passion for learning. In this pivotal phase, we marry the joy and wonder characteristic of this age with a rigorous academic framework, all while adhering to the BC Curriculum.

Our Grade 2-3 students thrive in 2 x dedicated classes (16 students per class; 32 students total), benefiting from the unique advantages of a combined grade setting, small classroom sizes, and many potential friends. This environment fosters a close-knit community where students support and inspire one another, guided by our M.Ed-educated teachers who expertly facilitate this dynamic learning journey.

The Pear Tree Method shines in our Primary Years Program, integrating:

  • Academic Rigor with the BC Curriculum: Ensuring a comprehensive educational experience that meets and exceeds provincial standards.
  • Personalized Learning: Tailoring instruction to meet the unique needs and aspirations of each child, fostering an environment where every student feels valued and understood.
  • Strengths-Based Assessments: Celebrating each child’s achievements and providing constructive feedback aimed at continuous improvement and self-confidence.
  • Holistic Development: Balancing intellectual growth with social, emotional, and physical well-being, preparing students for the complexities of the world with empathy, resilience, and ethical responsibility.

Key Outcomes for a Brighter Future

Rooted in our mission to empower students to reach their full potential, the Grade 2-3 Program focuses on achieving meaningful outcomes that prepare students for success both in and out of the classroom, including:

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Cultivating analytical minds ready to tackle challenges with creativity and confidence.
  • Collaboration and Leadership: Encouraging teamwork and leadership opportunities that build social skills and community awareness.
  • Global Awareness and Responsibility: Developing an understanding of global issues and a commitment to positive action.
  • Lifelong Wellness: Promoting habits of physical health and mental well-being that last a lifetime.

Theme & Project-Based Learning


As a skills-based subject, math is more valuable when it is understood and actively applied, rather than simply memorized. Your child’s math learning will be embedded into practical themes, related to social studies (quantities, statistics), science (weights, speeds, measurements), and business (financial literacy).

Pear Tree students learn math in context, working with real-life numbers. Consequently, math at Pear Tree is more engaging, advanced and rewarding than traditional math classes.


VIDEO: Math at Pear Tree School


Similarly, reading and writing are essential hands-on skills that span across subjects. Our language arts skills are interwoven into every part of your child’s education. Rather than textbooks, which often focus on memorization, Pear Tree students read themed fiction and non-fiction books that encourage both their imagination and critical thinking.

Students at Pear Tree develop incredible reading and writing skills as they expand their vocabularies beyond high-frequency textbook words, engage with different sources of information and have constant opportunities to practice.

Did you know that there are 36 valuable outcomes of an education with Pear Tree School?


Embark on a Learning Adventure

Discover the vibrant, nurturing world of Pear Tree School’s Grade 2-3 Program. Explore our approach, meet our dedicated educators, and see how we inspire every child to love learning and grow into confident, capable individuals.

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