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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- Ben 10 Rust Bucket Playset
- Ceaco Thomas Kinkade Special Edition - The Sea of Tranquility Puzzle by Ceaco
- Star Wars Saga 2008 30th Anniversary Wave 1 Action Figure Surgical Droid 2-1B
- color09 60 Wx80 L WinfreyDecor Yellow Submarine Super Soft Blankets Little Alien Cartoon in Spaceship with Periscope Over Red Moon Planet Kids All Season for Couch or Bed 60 Wx60 L White Red
- BelleAckerman Ultra Soft Flannel Fleece Blanket Christmas,Vintage Red Truck in Snowy Winter Scene with Tree and Gifts Candy Cane Kids,bluee White Red Super Soft and Warm,Durable Throw Blanket 35 x60
- Piko 47320 DR BR130 Diesel Locomotive IV
- ALAZA Home Decor Sunshine Ocean Shark Blanket Soft Warm Blankets for Bed Couch Sofa Lightweight Travelling Camping 60 x 50 inch Throw Size for Kids Boys Women
- Art Wall Dean Uhlinger Whatever Works' Unwrapped Graphic Canvas Art, 14 x 18-Inch
- Trademark Fine Art WAP02070-C1414GG Wild Apple Portfolio 'Kuba Cloth Mat II Crop BW' Wall Art
- Sanei Super Mario Plush Series Spike Gabon Plush Doll, 6
- Medicom Andy Warhol Vinyl Collectible Doll ('80s Style Version)
- Collector's Premium Map - Parking Garage
- Generic 50pcs The Horror Theme Tv Movie Halloween Nun Sinter Guy Fawkes Creepy Doll Building Blocks Bricks Friends Hobby Toys for Boys WM229
- Double Sided TV System Balls
- SHYPwM Kennel Rattan Large and Medium-Sized Dogs pet Bed Bed mat Four Seasons Universal (Size M 69x51cm)
- Shogi board Hiba No. 10 tabletop junction shogi board bamboo
- Mattel KidPicks Barbie Doll and Scooter
- Zx 360 Degree 36W Led Plant Growth Corn Lamp Bulb Garden Greenhouse Plant Seedling Light
- Movie Mechanical No.sp2 1 24 Knight Rider Predotype Karr (Body Painted) [Limited Edition]
- IIWOJ Reborn Baby Doll Cute Big-Eyed Soft Silicone Doll 56cm, Can Enter The Water
- Modern Style high Grade 100% Cotton Stripe Print Quilting Sofa Cover slipcovers canape for Four Season Usage SP3146 Free Shipping One color as pic, 90cm240cm
- (Cute Dog) - Neoprene Lunch Bag by Casewee - Large [30cm x 30cm x 15cm ] Gourmet Insulating Lunch Tote Bags Boxes for Adults Men Women Kids Boys Nurses Teens (Cute Dog)
- HollyHOME Tabby Plush Cat Soft Stuffed Animal Kitty Toys Gift Baby Doll 27 Inches Black
- Bead Fanatic 200 Silver Plated Jump Rings - 4mm by Bead Fanatic
- Xaviera Doherty Velvet Touch Ultra Plush Surf,Cartoon Girl on Tropical Beach 300GSM,Super Soft and Warm,Durable Throw Blanket 35 x60
- Seasonal Visions Frank the Bunny Costume Adult Standard
- Ocamo RC Quadcopter with HD Camera Remote Control Drone Helicopter RC Toys Selfie Drone
- Poolmaster 81757 Seahorse Super Jumbo Rider
- C 80x28x153cm(31x11x60inch) DOUERDOUYUU Exquisite bookcase 4-shelf Bookcase, Shelf bookcase Oak finish Multifunctional Multi-layer Storage organizeropen shelf For records & books-B 60x28x83cm(24x11x33inch)
- Crafts Paintworks Paint By Number Kit, Green Leaf
- Baby Novelty Toy Cloth Pig Kids Baby 50cm Pig Doll Plush Soft Pig Toy for Toddlers and Kids(Red Cloth)
- Roller coaster TY-2453 (japan import) by Fraternity toy
- 25 Large Standing Plush Giraffe - PINK by Adventure Planet by Adventure Planet
- DDA Collectibles 1 18 Wog Boy 1969 VF Valiant (Opening Front Doors) Movie
- Levy's Leathers MSS3CP Suede-Leather Guitar Strap with Cream Piping Copper
- Bohemia Print Slipcover Sectional Sofa Cover All-Inclusive Couch Case Tight Wrap Elastic 20182228, S 90-140cm
- 2pairs High Quality 1340 13 4.0 Carbon Fiber RC Propeller CW CCW Props Propellers for Multicopter Quadcopter FPV 6mm
- Napapijri Voyage Backpack Uni bluee Marine n0yf7s176
- Knitter's Pride-Ginger Single Ended Crochet Hook
- Swarovski Crystals 1171986 Round Stones 1088 PP 22 purple F, 1440 Pieces
- Just Play Peanuts Collector Figures (10 Pack)
- Beleduc 23631 Loader Game, Multi-color
- Kid Casters Telescopic No Tangle Fishing Rod
- BST Wedding Reception Wedding Decor Personalized Matchbooks - Hearts (Set of 25)
- FASHIONGI Decorative Tropical Carnival Pillow Cushions Cover Throw Pillow Cover & Insert for Sofa Bedroom Pillowslip Gift Household Pillowcase 18 X 18
- Orchard The Three Little Pigs Counting Game (French Language Version)
- Intellect LiHV Stick Battery 8400mAh-120C-2s 7.6V (IPCC2S8400HV3)
- Alan Pardew Signed Framed 16x12 Photo Autograph Crystal Palace Display + COA
- KITRONIK MeArm Robot Arduino Compatible Kit - bluee
- BIRDEU Marshmello Helmet DJ Full Head White Resin Mask Cosplay Costume Party Prop Accessories for Adult Halloween Fancy Dress Accessories
- Cobi Small Army Military block WWII World War II German army 4X2 3.1 Ton medium-sized military trucks Mercedes-Benz MBL3000 3.1ton Truck 2455 [COBI Japan regular sole agent]
- Magic the Gathering - Birds of Paradise - Eighth Edition
- Pinjeer 45KM H High Speed 1 12 Large Remote Control Car Professional RC Drift Off-road Short Card Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Toys Gifts for Kids 14+ (color 2-Battery)
- Ocamo Inflatable Beadlock Tire Air Pneumatic Wheel for 1 10 RC Crawler Truck Car 4pcs 2.2 Inch bluee
- Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Backpack Standard
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