Grades 6-7

Lower Middle School


Welcome to Pear Tree School’s Lower Middle School Program

As students embark on the crucial Lower Middle School years, Pear Tree School is dedicated to offering an educational journey that is not only transformative but also deeply aligned with our foundational mission: to inspire, nurture, and empower each student for the myriad of challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our Grades 6-7 program is thoughtfully crafted to further develop each child’s unique talents and abilities, providing a comprehensive, forward-thinking education that sets the stage for lifelong achievement and fulfillment.

Our Lower Middle School Program is anchored in The Pear Tree Method, a distinctive, holistic educational philosophy that seamlessly combines:

  • Academic Excellence with Real-World Application: Adhering to and expanding upon the BC Curriculum, we ensure that our students not only meet but exceed provincial academic standards, all while making meaningful connections between their learning and the global community.
  • Tailored Educational Journeys: Acknowledging the diverse strengths and aspirations of our students, we customize our teaching strategies to foster individual academic and personal growth.
  • Real-World Learning Experiences: Through project-based learning, impactful field excursions, and engagement with real-life challenges, students partake in enriching activities that enhance their critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving capabilities.
children learning at our lower middle school in Vancouver

Equipping Students for Tomorrow

As they progress through the Lower Middle School years, our aim extends beyond academic preparation for the next educational milestone; we are dedicated to molding students who are confident, inquisitive, and resilient—ready to embrace the future with enthusiasm and preparedness. Our holistic model ensures students are well-rounded, not only excelling academically but also developing the emotional and social intelligence necessary to succeed in all walks of life.

children learning at our lower middle school in Vancouver
children learning at our lower middle school in Vancouver
children learning at our lower middle school in Vancouver

Skills 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?

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