Grades 8-9

Upper Middle School


Discover a World Where Education Meets Purpose

Welcome to Pear Tree School – where purposeful education cultivates extraordinary futures.

At Pear Tree School, we’re not just another school; we’re a beacon for redefining what education can be.

Nestled in the heart of the Kitsilano community, our Grade 8-9 program is designed to ignite passion, inspire action, and instill a profound sense of purpose in every student.

Why Choose Pear Tree School?

Imagine an education that transcends textbooks and fosters real-world connections every day. At Pear Tree School, we transform learning with our pioneering Pear Tree Method – a harmonious blend of thematic learning, interdisciplinary studies, and a holistic approach to student development. Here, education is about discovering your “Why” and preparing for the “What’s Next.”

Empowering the Next Generation

Our mission is to craft a learning journey that nurtures intellectual growth, emotional resilience, and ethical leadership. The Pear Tree Method isn’t just our approach; it’s our promise to ensure every student not only excels academically but thrives in life. Through project-based learning and real-world applications, we equip our students with the essential skills to navigate and shape the future.

36 Transformative Outcomes

Beyond academic excellence, our students master life skills that set them apart: from critical thinking to creative problem-solving, from emotional intelligence to ethical leadership. Our program promises 36 transformative outcomes, preparing Pear Tree students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Core Values: The Heartbeat of Pear Tree School

Integrity, Innovation, Compassion, and Excellence are the cornerstones of Pear Tree School. These values illuminate our path, guiding every lesson, project, and community engagement, shaping students into conscientious, global citizens.

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Opportunities That Excite and Inspire

Our students delve into a world brimming with opportunities:

  • Extended Trips: From environmental stewardship in the Canadian wilderness to cultural immersions abroad, our trips broaden perspectives and deepen understanding.
  • Innovative Projects: Tackling real-world challenges, students showcase their creativity and ingenuity, readying them for real-life problem-solving.
  • Community Engagement: Service and collaboration are at our core, empowering students to make meaningful impacts
Upper Middle School
Upper Middle School
Upper Middle School

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?

Experience the Pear Tree School Difference

Eager to see what sets Pear Tree School apart?

Dive deeper into our world. Schedule a visit to witness how we’re transforming education and nurturing tomorrow’s leaders.

At Pear Tree School, we’re not just preparing students for the next test – we’re preparing them for life. Be part of this thrilling educational journey.

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