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我们相信 that learning is more meaningful and memorable when 学生 engage in purpose-driven, real-world experiences where they are empowered to have ownership in the learning process.

基于项目的学习 is designed to teach 学生 the academic knowledge and skills they need to learn in an authentic context that also nurtures critical thinking, 创造力, 协作, 沟通技巧. 通过探究和探索, 学生 collaboratively investigate a complex question, 问题, 或挑战, then create a public presentation or product to share their learning with others. A project-based approach brings a sense of creative energy to the classroom that inspires joyful learning. 


初级幼儿园 学生学习青蛙的生命周期. They journey to our local bluffs to collect tadpoles and create a classroom habitat to observe the tadpoles during their metamorphosis into frogs. 作为年轻的爬虫学家, they take note of the conditions needed for frogs to spawn and the role that rainfall and wetlands play in that process.

幼儿园 学生 conduct an annual egg-to-trout lifecycle study, observing this magical transformation firsthand in classroom aquariums before releasing them into their native environment.

一年级 学生 learn 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.


二年级 学生 engage in a year long study of our planet Earth. They learn about geography with a look at the continents and oceans, 以及地形和主要生态系统. Each student selects a country to research and become an expert on. Students create a report and interactive presentation about their country of choice that they share with the community at our annual World’s Fair event.

三年级 学生 take a deep dive into the concept of reducing, 回收, and re-using our natural resources across the school year. They learn about the harmful impact of plastics in our environment. 在春天, they interview local entrepreneurs and study the design process for innovation and invention. Students generate their own idea for a product that helps to reduce single use plastics in the environment. Students make prototypes of their product to display and sell at the Environmental Entrepreneur Fair in the spring.

四年级 学生 step into the past to study California history through the lens of the native Californian tribes and the various groups of people who later migrated here. 在春天, 学生 journey to the foothills to camp along the Sacramento River and walk in the footsteps of history. They explore a former Nisenan village and investigate the banks of the river to gather and study plants that the Nisenan used for medicinal purposes. Students learn how the discovery of gold in California impacted human geography and about the hardships and challenges settlers encountered traveling west. They use the knowledge and experiences gained to teach others as part of a school assembly.


五年级 与他们在陆地上的科学单位有关, 水, 与人类互动, fifth- grade 学生 investigate the Pillar Point Harbor to see how our local harbor is used and cared for. They interview people from all walks of life that rely on the harbor for work and recreation, as well as those working to conserve the natural habitats within and around it to educate themselves and others about responsible harbor use.

六年级 学生, in connection with their science study of how the ocean interacts with the atmosphere, 学生 engage in an inquiry project to research how sea turtles use ocean currents. They analyze real world data to track the average turtle age through the East Australian Current. They then design and construct prototype GPS transmitter harnesses to track turtle hatchlings as they migrate through the ocean. Students test their prototypes by measuring the drag coefficients of their designs in a virtual wind tunnel. Students then create brochures to summarize their findings. 

七年级 学生 develop financial literacy skills in connection with their mathematics learning. 他们学习关键的金融知识概念, 例如预算计划和计算费率, and put their math skills to practice as part of a financial planning project. Students share insights from their learning with fellow classmates and their families.

八年级 学生 investigate Civics and the rights and responsibilities of American 公民身份. 他们研究宪法, 政府的三个分支, and the important role voting plays in a democracy. Students journey to Washington DC in the early spring to see our government in action and culminate this study with a research project on the rights and responsibilities of a democracy.