Why choose Pear Tree School?

Pear Tree School provides progressive, advanced and innovative education through theme and project-based learning, a whole-child approach, and meaningful integration of technology.

As a leading private school, we take an innovative approach to learning. Our reputable skills-based curriculum helps children thrive by integrating real-life skill sets and applied knowledge into their daily lives. Our teachers are all masters-educated, and our leading teaching and learning approaches are continuously evolving. We not only inspire academic excellence, but nurture a child’s individuality, confidence and holistic, long-term well-being.

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Our manifesto

Pear Tree students develop the confidence to tackle life’s challenges in school and far beyond. Every child deserves to know, not just to memorize.

That’s why we set our focus beyond traditional memorization and exams, to offer students a complete, holistic education through hands-on learning, exceptional teaching, and real-world context.

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Theme & project-based learning

At Pear Tree School, we meaningfully integrate learning. Rather than traditional siloed subjects, our lessons are built around themes and projects that develop and integrate multiple skills and concepts, allowing students to practice any combination of academic subjects at once. Students are appropriately challenged academically, socio-emotionally, and physically.

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Combined grades

Research demonstrates that children in combined grades have access to a greater range of academic potential and influence, stronger teacher-student connection, more positive peer interactions, more natural opportunities for student leadership, and more collaborative and independent learning. Therefore, we offer five combined-grade programs, as follows: Early Years (Grades K-1), Primary (Grades 2-3), Intermediate (Grades 4-5), Lower Middle (Grades 6-7) and Upper Middle (Grades 8-9) – with Grades 10-12 coming soon!

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Physical & food education

With an hour of daily physical education, our program extends far beyond traditional sports! Students also learn academic and socioemotional concepts, like human kinetics, math, strategy, teamwork, psychology, leadership, and perseverance. It’s not just sport for the sake of sport.

Through our Healthy Hot Lunch program, students learn about the food they’re putting into their bodies – turning even mealtimes into an opportunity for learning and socializing!

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Unparalleled quality of teachers

We employ teachers only of the highest caliber, since they are the heart and soul of a school. All of our teachers are masters-qualified, and demonstrate the knowledge and growth mindset promoted by Pear Tree. They are also experienced in the B.C. curriculum, and embody the values and beliefs reflected in our program.

Our teachers strive to create community among colleagues, parents, and students.

Pear Tree School faculty are proud to have earned top achievements as educators bringing technology enriched experiences to the classrooms.