Elementary School - Grades 4 to 5

Intermediate Years

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Welcome to Pear Tree School’s Intermediate Years Program for Grades 4-5

As your child steps into the intermediate years, Pear Tree School offers a transformative educational experience that aligns with our core mission: to inspire, nurture, and empower every student for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Our Grade 4-5 program is meticulously designed to build upon each child’s unique skills and strengths, offering a rich, future-focused education that paves the way for lifelong success.

Our Intermediate Years Program is grounded in The Pear Tree Method, an innovative, holistic pedagogy that integrates:

  • Academic Rigor with Real-World Relevance: Following the BC Curriculum, we ensure students achieve and surpass provincial academic standards while connecting learning to the world around them.
  • Personalized Learning: Recognizing the individuality of each student, we tailor our educational approach to support their unique journey towards academic and personal excellence.
  • Experiential Learning: Through hands-on projects, field trips, and real-world challenges, students engage in meaningful learning experiences that foster critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

Expanding to Meet Growing Demand

In response to the enthusiastic demand for Pear Tree School, we are excited to announce the upcoming expansion of our Grade 4-5 offering to include 2 x dynamic classes. This growth reflects our commitment to providing more students with the opportunity to benefit from our unique educational approach.

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Preparing for the Future

As students navigate the intermediate years, our focus is on preparing them not just for the next grade but for life. We instill in them the confidence, curiosity, and resilience needed to approach future challenges with excitement and preparedness. Our holistic approach ensures that students are not only academically equipped but also emotionally and socially ready to thrive in all future endeavors.

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 practise.

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


Discover the Pear Tree Difference

Join us on a journey that transcends traditional education. Explore our Grade 4-5 program and witness how we empower students to achieve their fullest potential. With the expansion of our classes, now is the perfect time to become part of the Pear Tree community.

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