Pear Tree Elementary is a progressive K-7 school located in Kitsilano. People learn by doing – that’s why we use active, hands-on learning that engages all learners. Taking a whole child approach means Pear Tree nurtures academic, socioemotional and physical development. Integral to this is our healthy lunch program and daily P.E. classes. With the help of our expert masters-qualified teachers, we offer a leading approach that develops well-rounded children who can be happy and successful in all aspects of life. — Visit school website
Pear Tree is young, and has all the attributes of youth: energetic, engaging, fun. The day program grew out of the Pear Tree education programs, and launched in 2016. So, it’s fresh, and indeed that’s an attraction. The feel is a great one, and that’s not to be underestimated—creating the right environment, the right feel, is important. With Pear Tree, it’s that vibrant feel that creates the first impression. The program is the definition of progressive, with small classes, hands-on instruction, and built around links across areas of the curriculum. Students are required to work collaboratively, solving problems together, and to engage creatively with each other and with technology. Activity is important, as is nutrition, which is just as it should be. The ideal learner is one who will thrive in an active, creative, small-group oriented environment.