Multi-age School K-10
Oak and Orca Bioregional School is an affordable independent alternative for families in Victoria, B.C. Canada. The school uses bioregional education to encourage students to be strong, confident, self-directed learners with an interest in sustainable communities. Our mission is to empower children to create fundamental social change towards more fulfilling and ecologically sustainable communities. Currently multi-age classes run from Kindergarten through grade 10.
Children's make learning choices based on their own unique interests.
Children gain skills and knowledge in curriculum areas through studies based on their own unique interests. The school uses multi-age classes (family grouping) and an ungraded approach to allow each child his/her uniqueness and to support the gradual development of skills when readiness is achieved. Students are encouraged by supportive adults to reach goals and objectives they themselves have defined. Enjoyment of reading, writing, mathematics, science, art, drama, music, social studies and natural history are continuously modelled and actively encouraged.
Certified teachers offer experiential learning activities and workshops throughout the day. Alternately, students may choose age-appropriate child-directed learning activities at any time. The freedom to choose to be directed by someone else or to be self-directed allows for uniqueness of character, learning style and interest.