Project & Inquiry-Based Learning

Crafting probing questions about important topics and then having their research and exploration supported, face-to-face and shoulder-to-shoulder, by exceptional teachers enables students to achieve a deeper level of understanding in their academic work.

Throughout Project-Based Learning (PBL) units, students develop their own driving questions to guide their research, have opportunities to collaborate with classmates, and create final products that reveal their findings and, ultimately, impart their new knowledge to wider audiences. In this conception of education, faculty members act as facilitators, allowing for a significant level of student self direction.

At St. Patrick’s, students follow their curiosity in inquiry-based units across the humanities, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) fields and at every grade level. We incorporate Harvard's Project Zero approach of look, see, wonder to help us nurture curiosity.

We consider project- and inquiry-based learning, along with other innovative approaches to teaching, essential to motivating our students to remain inspired and curious. At St. Patrick's, students love to learn.

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