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The Papagoya Micro-School

With the first cohort starting in the middle of a global pandemic in June 2020 - we are more convinced than ever, that the Papagoya School is what children need. Using the Pedagogy of Play, being researched and developed by Project Zero and the Lego Foundation, we believe education is on the brink of its biggest transformation yet, and we are thrilled to be at the forefront. The Papagoya School strives to champion this new model of education that empowers children to master the skills they need to be lifelong learners, while driving the change the world needs and to learn to thrive with purpose.

 

Unlike the traditional

The Papagoya Micro- School is a dynamic, energetic and community-minded space where children learn in mixed age groups unlike traditional spaces that have defined grades.

 

We engage our young learners through creative, purposeful and holistic learning experiences while building out a pioneering school which focuses on learning through the joy of play. The Papagoya School caters to diverse student learning styles and needs, through the application of a wide range of teaching techniques, particularly in mathematics, literacy and in integrated, thematic-based and project-based learning experiences

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What is a Micro-School? 

Microschools are the result of rethinking the traditional educational model to better prepare children for the future.  They are small, private institutions where students are empowered to personalize their own education and are held accountable for their own progress. Often described as large homeschooling networks, they are free from the bureaucracy, standardized tests, and mandatory curriculum that defines today's mainstream education. 

 

Microschools are motivated by a desire to provide much more intensively student-centered education, including personalising the curriculum for each student, often utilizing digital, hands-on, project-based methods and involve the community. 

 

Microschools gained more mainstream attention in 2020, as most traditional schools had to close due to the COVID-19 virus and parents were looking for smaller cohorts of in-person learning.