SCHOOL UPDATE: Arc is open Wednesday, Feb 13. The road conditions are drivable on major routes in the Victoria core with the forecast of plus zero temperatures.
Live Your Own Learning.
Victoria's Only Interdisciplinary Inquiry Middle School
Playhut Mickey Discovery Hut Playhut by nnulcl4023-New toy
- Carcassonne Princess and The Dragon
- Mommy & Me a 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle by Sunsout Inc. by SunsOut
- ALIREA Watercolor Crane with Flowers Pattern Super Soft Warm Blanket Lightweight Throw Blankets for Bed Couch Sofa Travelling Camping 60 x 50 Inch for Kids Boys Girls
- POP Marvel Deadpool Cowboy SDCC Exclusive
- Daler-Rowney System3 Ink Introduction Set of 6
- ALIREA Quilting Thoughts Pattern Super Soft Warm Blanket Lightweight Throw Blankets for Bed Couch Sofa Travelling Camping 60 x 50 Inch for Kids Boys Girls
- PacknWood Rippled Paper Hot Drink Cup, 16 oz. Capacity, Black (Case of 500)
- ChessPro Magnetic Travel Chess Set 25cm Premium gold & Silver painted Magnetic Chess Pieces
- Women of the DC Universe Series 2 Cheetah Bust by DC Comics
- Generic JCZK 300C Helicopter Aircraft RC Helicopters Accessories All Series Replacement Parts 300C-A004A027 Parts &Accs A025
- Revell 70 Plymouth Hemi Cuda 2N1 1 25 Scale Model Kit -Plastic Model Kit
- 2-0006-0503 TKG Pro 21-0 Excalibur Konica Lupin 24cm 8927l
- Dawn of the Dead Hare Krishna Zombie 7-Inch Action Figure
- Generic Crankcase Set for DLE20 Gasoline Petrol Engine
- Generic Magnetic Building Blocks Toys Magnetic Tiles Block Toy for Kids Educational Construction Stacking Block for Toddler 252pcs PE Bag
- SHX ETWL Bikes 12 Balance Bike For Kids And Toddlers - No Pedal Push And Stride Walking Bicycle
- 1PCS KYX LED Light Bar 12V Super Bright Roof Lamp Bar Front Bumper Light Strip for 1 10 RC Rock Crawler Climbing Car Upgrade Sliver
- Guane Traditional Digital Printing Blanket Retro Oriental Mosaic Triangles Mosaic Stars Turkish Ethnic Bohemian Design Summer Quilt Comforter 60 x50 Multicolor
- WinfreyDecor Rainbow Super Soft Blankets Realistic Image of Clear Sky Clouds and Rainbow Daytime Heavenly Calming Tranquility Bedroom Warm 60 Wx51 L Sky bluee
- Kurt Cobain 7 inch Action Figure with Skybluee Guitar by NECA by NECA
- DDI 678503 Easter Bunny Character Curtain Case of 12
- color10 54 Wx72 L WinfreyDecor Floral Reversible Blanket Cute Florets Buds Kids Girls Stylish Pattern Summer Beauty Art Print Ultra Soft and Warm Hypoallergenic 60 Wx60 L Magenta Grey Pale bluee
- Ormino 30 Inch Propeller Carbon Fiber Propeller 24 26 28 in CW CCW UAV Agriculture RC Drone multicopter Kit Quadcopter Propeller 2892
- Farmerly WLIARLEO Universal Sofa Cover Elastic Seat Covers Stretch Fabric Cover for Couch Anti-Mite Slipcover 1 2 3 4-seater copridivano Candy bluee, Foot Stoll 70x100X40
- Oct17 Doll Clothes for American Girl 18 inch Dolls Wardrobe Makeover Outift Christmas Santa Casual Dress Boots Bundle
- Sand Free Beach Blanket，Retro,Vintage Polka Dots with Big White Circular Round Forms Nostalgic Girlish Kitsch Art Design,Red,Soft Summer Cooling Lightweight Bed Blanket 35 x60
- HolySpirit DIY Bracelet Making Kits, Self-Made Jewelry Chain, Silver Plated Hand Chain, Charming Bracelet with 45 Pearl Beads, Rainbow Chain, Birthday Gifts for Girls
- Forum Viking Leader Costume XL
Opening a progressive inquiry middle school takes a very committed community, and becoming a part of the family also has its privileges. Founding Families and new families are ensuring this type of education is available for more children. Our hearts go out to these families with the utmost gratitude.
How To Apply
Submit an online application form, which will be received by our Admissions Team. Applicants will be contacted in a timely fashion to arrange for a parent interview.
Life at Arc
There is school and there is learning...
We know the difference.
Arc focuses on nurturing the whole child, valuing the development of social and emotional skills along with academics. At different stages of their education an Arc student may study art, music, philosophy, and technology as well as the regular subjects in the BC Curriculum. Critical thinking, scientific literacy, and support for skills in reading and writing are emphasized.
There is supervised and varied physical activity every day. Activities include but are not limited to:
- Walking or running
- Playing games at the park
- Dance, rock climbing, and soccer
- Use of community facilities (such as ice skating and swimming)
Every day also includes time for play and rest, both of which are essential for children’s development. In all our programs, we seek to balance rich opportunities for intellectual growth with the time needed for children to absorb and integrate what they have learned.
"Where students learn from teachers, and teachers learn from students, and everyone learns from each other."
- Sir Ken Robinson ON INQUIRY LEARNING
There is more than education here.
There is a team of dedicated, smart, and sometimes funny people collaborating together who brought this into existence. Some have depth in structuring sustainable entities, others bring expertise in education. Every one of them is passionate about giving youth more inquiry opportunities. It is this combined brilliance that makes this more than a school.
We currently offer teaching to students in grades 6-8.
And we know full-well our children will live a life that we can’t even wrap our heads around, to work jobs that haven’t yet been invented, and for organizations that don’t yet exist. This school has unique attributes that prepare students to handle the future.
If you are interested in learning more about Arc, we welcome you to explore our website or contact us to arrange an interview.
"Inquiry-based learning is the most engaging and inspiring way for my kids to learn."
- FOUNDING FAMILY
Igniting students' interest.
Inquiry learning is a researched, proven instructional model that is engaging and meaningful for students. Instead of the teacher telling students what they need to know, inquiry-based learning asks students to construct their own knowledge through experiences and explorations.
There will always be a need for direct teaching, but overusing this instructional approach causes students to tune out or lose touch with their own agency. Inquiry-based learning can accomplish deeper levels of learning that build on student strengths and passions to actively discover knowledge.
With inquiry-based learning, students are guided through some or all of the follow activities:
- Formulating a set of questions
- Designing an investigation
- Identifying and collecting resources
- Developing explanations based on evidence
- Sharing investigation findings
- Reflecting on the learning process and outcomes
Our learning model motivates students to learn and advances their problem solving and critical thinking skills. Teachers monitor their inquiry process and provide guidance when they encounter difficulties.
"Sat through a keynote on creativity. Confirms my belief that Arc Academy is so needed in Victoria, and that your values and beliefs are exactly what the world needs."
- Educator at confraute uconn