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There’s A LOT you’ll probably love about Westmont’s ground breaking High School program…but here’s 5 we KNOW you will 🙂
Design and host annual Teen Festival
Spend 2 days a week off campus in the real world at local partners
Travel: domestic trips add a deeper dimension to learning
Real learning with real-life projects. Relevant. Useful. Memorable.
Choose to learn what you’re interested in! Choice within boundaries.
" The teachers and administration are to be commended on excellent planning which confirms the Montessori approach to learning but also clearly reflects the modernized BC curriculum...the planning already extends to include a curricular and competency overview for the Graduation Program."
- BC Ministry of Education Inspector
Cutting Edge Program
Experiential learning comes to the fore and is framed by projects tackled through the model of design thinking. We bring you to the world both virtually and in person, by creating learning experiences in progressive environments that offer knowledge from the real world not a textbook – from business incubators to makerspaces, organic farms to ocean biology labs, university lectures to expert mentorships, local explorations to global adventures.
Drive or bus to spectacular nature!
Drive 15 minutes from the Westshore (25 minutes from Victoria) or take a 45 minute bus from Victoria to Westmont’s amazing forest-meets-ocean nature campus in the heart of Metchosin British Columbia.
Westmont is very excited to be launching its first ever transportation service for fall 2022. Routes and pick-up points have yet to be finalized and will depend on where families are located. This will be a fee-for-service transport option.
Partners are a cornerstone of Westmont’s new high school model. In our view, partners are the best way to bring valuable, real world resources and experiences to your education and personal development. For our partners, we provide an incredible opportunity to shape future leaders and contributors for their organizations and society. Did you know that Google and Microsoft are hiring right out of high school? Take that student debt!
Entrepreneur’s Organization Vancouver Island is a local chapter of the 14,000 member EO Global organization. EO Island business owners employ over 2000 people in a diverse set of industries. Westmont and EO are exploring collaboration opportunities to support budding entrepreneurs in highschool. These include mentorship, event judging, and information sharing about the local and global entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Science Venture at University of Victoria is a non-profit organization that offers hands-on, minds-on science, engineering and technology learning opportunities for youth entering grades 1 through 12. Science Venture has been incredible at offering STEM focussed, experiential projects for Westmont students in our work this past year. Hand’s on integrated circuit design and coding to solve an ocean pollution problem is just one example!
Westmont is interested in and has started to actively explore partnerships with these organizations. Look forward to more announcements!