SURREY (NEWS 1130) — A new school aiming to “build grit and determination” for students will be opening its doors next year in Surrey.
Glarea Elevated Learning will open in September 2020, with a heavy reliance on technology and sport.
Nadia Hasan is a founding partner of the school, and says it’s an option that doesn’t force kids to be glued to textbooks.
“Our program is a challenge-based learning program that includes sports and art integration,” she says. “Academic, sport, and art come together to build life skills and confident young adults.”
Hasan explains the mix of hands-on experience is vital, and helps prepare students for the real world. She says learning is not always about memorization or learning equations, but bringing all subjects together to learn in a practical way.
“Challenge-based learning programs are based on asking children and teachers, who are also looked at more as facilitators, to ask big questions to create problem solvers,” she says.
Hasan adds looking at life as a series of challenges teaches students failing is okay and helps build courage and resilience.
She’s holding a series of open house events in Surrey starting Oct. 22 for interested parents.
The school will have students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.