Elementary School - Kindergarten to Grade 1

Early years program

Pear Tree School’s Early Years Program sets the foundations for your child’s education and the rest of their life.

Our (M.Ed-educated) teachers are here to offer your child a warm welcome to grade school through creative, hands-on learning that centres students’ social, emotional, physical and academic well-being and nurtures their unique interests and abilities.

Your child will shine, as their confidence, curiosity and love of learning grow with us in a small, intimate classroom setting.

Primary Goals

We don’t just teach the B.C. curriculum, we bring it to life. Our teachers, who all hold Masters Education degrees and are experts in childhood education, expertly weave subjects together in fun and practical ways. Our skilled and compassionate teaching, play-based learning and beautiful facilities allow your child to try new and exciting hands-on activities that:

  • Build strong foundations and confidence in early literacy, numeracy, the arts, science, and social studies;
  • Develop healthy communication and social skills like expressing emotions, being aware of others, practicing patience and sharing;
  • Foster problem-solving, critical thinking and age-appropriate independence;
  • Engage children in fun, daily physical activity;
  • Develop basic technology skills through age-appropriate, education-based use of iPads.

Skills Based Learning

Math at Pear Tree

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.

Literacy at Pear Tree

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.


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