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
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- HLW Sportssif Pool Lounger Inflatable PVC Toys Water Mounts Swimming Supplies Inflatable Swim Rings Floats Swimming Float Inflatable
- Sam Toft 60 x 80 cm Her Favourite Cloud Canvas
- Vintage Telegram Elegant Aqua Personalised Party Thank You Cards
- Aeromax Jr. NEW YORK Fire Fighter Suit, Tan, Size 2 3. The Beste 1 Award Winning firefighter suit. The most realistic bunker gear for kids everywhere. Just like the real gear
- Princess Disney Ribbons UK Single US Twin Unfilled Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set
- Throw Blanket Super Soft Fuzzy Light Blanket,Teen Room Decor,Young Girl in Paris Streets with Bike French Display Decorative,Chestnut and Light Brown Pearl(51 x 51 )
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- Ultraman fleece costume TAN2522 (japan import)
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- Funko Mystery Minis Vinyl Figure - Lord of the Rings - GALADRIEL (2.75 inch)
- JumpSport 45 cm Small Red Hoppy Ball
- DC Comics Batman Artfx Statue New 52 Version
- To Heart Lucy Maria Misora 1 6 Scale 12' Poseable Action Figure
- KTYX Large View of 10x50 Large Objective Lens BAK4, with Binocular Harness, Waterproof Telescope Telescope (color Camouflage)
- Passionate Elite Princess Women's Costume
- DC Universe Exclusive Justice League Unlimited Fan Collection Deluxe 10 Inch Action Figure Lobo
- RIGO Kids Ride On Car Fire Truck Toy Car-Yellow
- Cute Animal20yag7370 49x59inch=125x150cm YEHO Art Gallery Flannel Fleece Bed Blanket Soft Throw-Blankets Home Decor,Pink Cartoon Dog Lattice Pattern,Lightweight Cozy Plush Blankets for Bedroom Living Room Sofa Couch,39 x 49 Inch
- 9 Valerie The Easter Plush
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