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Project Based Learning

Meaningful & Memorable Learning Experiences

We believe that learning is more meaningful and memorable when students engage in purpose driven, real-world experiences where they are empowered to have ownership in the learning process. Our primary school curriculum provides rich opportunities for experiential, hands-on learning at each grade level.

Project-based units are designed to teach students the academic knowledge and skills they need to learn in an authentic context that also nurtures critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills.      

Through inquiry and exploration, students collaboratively investigate a complex question, problem, or challenge, then create a public presentation or product to share their learning with others. Project-based learning brings a sense of creative energy to the classroom that inspires joyful learning.  

Junior Kindergarten

Junior Kindergarten has a life cycle/insect unit with tadpoles, caterpillars, and pea plants, where students excitedly anticipate changes, watch them grow, and witness the amazing transformation into butterflies and frogs. During those weeks, storytime is enriched with non-fiction books about the life cycles and insects. 


Kindergarten conducts an annual egg to trout lifecycle study, observing this magical transformation first-hand in classroom aquariums before releasing them into their native environment.

First Grade

First grade learns about our local Half Moon Bay community and early city planning in their neighborhood study, which culminates in the creation of a model city in the innovation lab.

A safe, nurturing and joyful community of learning.