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A progressive education for 12 months - grade 12

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Why PBL?

Because Project-Based Learning engages students in learning that is deep and long-lasting, and inspires for them a love of learning and personal connection to their academic experience.

Students in Barrie's Middle and Upper School learn through carefully planned project-based learning experiences and interactions with the natural environment on our forty-five acre campus.

  • PBL makes school more active and more engaging. Students report that school is boring and meaningless but with projects school is more active, it is more participatory, and it provides real-world learning experiences.
  • PBL improves learning. After completing a project, students understand content more deeply, remember what they learn, and are more likely to retain it longer than with traditional instruction.

  • PBL builds 21st century success skills. Students learn through projects how to take initiative and responsibility, build their self-confidence, solve problems, work in teams, communicate ideas, and manage themselves more effectively.

Sample Projects

Barrie empowers middle and high school students to excel through innovative curriculum
engaging projects, and consistent 
faculty mentorship.

Why Project-Based Learning?