Project Based

Project Based schools provide an experimentally focused education using real-world problems to capture student interest and provoke serious thinking as the students acquire and apply new knowledge in a problem-solving context. The teacher plays the role of facilitator, working with students to frame worthwhile questions, structuring meaningful tasks, coaching knowledge development, as well as thinking and social skills, and carefully assessing what students have learned from the experience. Typical projects present a problem to solve (What is the best way to reduce the pollution in the schoolyard pond?) or a phenomenon to investigate (What causes rain?).



In Project Based Education, the project is the source of the learning, not the culmination of it. Comprehensive Project-based Education:

  • is organized around an open-ended driving question or challenge.
  • creates a need to know essential content and skills.
  • requires inquiry to learn and/or create something new.
  • requires critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and various forms of communication, often known as "21st Century Skills”.
  • allows some degree of student voice and choice.
  • incorporates feedback and revision.
  • results in a publicly presented product or performance.


Schools Offering Project Based:

Port Royal Elementary School
Pritchardville Elementary School
Red Cedar Elementary School
Robert Smalls International Academy