Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning is a hands & minds-on curriculum where students collaborate to solve real-world problems, and communicate these solutions in a variety of mediums. The PBL process is taught and reviewed specifically in elective courses, embedded in daily classes, and is the focus of our semester-long Winterim Master Class at the Upper School.

Though Project Based Learning has become a mainstream concept over the past few years, experiential education pedagogy has been the backbone of a Sparhawk School education since our inception in 1994. Our students learn through hands and minds-on authentic experiences in all grades. We know that applying knowledge to real-world challenges helps students develop skills of critical and creative thinking, but also the important skills of collaboration and communication. We are preparing our students with the skills necessary to be successful at whatever path they choose in college and beyond.

Learn more about Project Based Learning

Buck Institute: What is PBL?

Sparhawk Blog: Project Based LEarning and Sparhawk's Curricular Approach

Sparhawk Blog: Building PBL into Lower School Enrichments

Sparhawk Blog: PBL, Protecting the Ocean