The Grove offers several options for learning at home with both Blended and Distributed Learning programs for Kindergarten to Grade 9.
The Grove exists to help support families who want to learn outside of the four walls of a school. Our programs serve those families that identify as home schoolers, home learners, unschoolers and everyone in between. As we are a part of the Cowichan Valley School District, all of our exceptional programs free for families to enroll in. Each of our programs is led by a BC Certified teacher who provides families with curriculum resources and instructional support. Teachers and families work together to engage students in a personalized program that follows the BC curriculum. This enables students to learn and grow at their own pace.
In-person learning is blended with at home time at the Grove’s Blended Distributed Learning.
At a time when many families are struggling with homeschooling, The Grove’s Blended Learning Program sets out to support learning, so families can learn in a flexible environment.
The Grove’s Blended Learning Program helps learners find success through personalized programming, while enjoying flexibility and the opportunity to socially interact, without the restrictions of a typical school day. This program allows learners to explore and engage in their community while actively taking part in their education.
Our programing is tailored to fit the needs of each student. We offer programing that is responsive to the individual student and the interests of the class. Our blended learning opportunities enrich a child’s openness to learning while developing caring and social relationships.
Our program is led by BC Certified teachers who provide families with resources and instructional support. Students, teachers and families work together to create personalized programs that follow the BC curriculum. This personalization allows students to learn and grow at their own pace. Students enrolled in our Blended Learning Program have access to optional field trips, workshops, and classes. Our students are also able to participate in district activities and events.
The Grove At-Home Program
Homeschoolers are fully supported through the Grove’s At-Home Program as they learn at home.
At a time when many families have made the decision to homeschool, without the support found in a structured classroom, the Grove’s At-Home program supports families so that learners can find success in their educational journey.
This program helps learners who enjoy flexibility and independence find success through personalized programming without the confines of a school week. This allows learners the flexibility to explore and engage in their community as a family while meaningfully taking part in their education.
Learn about ‘Box with a Robot’ from our At-Home Program’s very own Robot Girl. Box with a Robot was Saoirse’s submission to the Young Entrepreneurs competition.
Our program is led by BC Certified teachers who provide families with curriculum resources and instructional support. Teachers and families work together to engage students in a personalized program that follows the BC curriculum. This enables students to learn and grow at their own pace.
Our curriculum is tailored to fit the needs of each student. We offer planning that reflects our student’s interests and their passions within their home and community.
The Grove Swallowtail
The Swallowtail Program deeply connects families and students to each other and nature.
At a time when schooling has had to adapt to the constant pressures of change, the Swallowtail Blended program has continued to connect homeschooling students deeply to their learning, to the natural world around them, and to each other, so they can champion environmental stewardship.
The Swallowtail program helps inquisitive learners connect with the natural world around them while exploring their interests. They get to do this without the structures of a school day so they can foster a genuine connection between teachers, children and the natural world.
“It’s been a great opportunity for my son to be around other kids in a setting where he can be a kid, be wild and free, explore, create and learn naturally.” – Swallowtail Parent
This multi-aged blended home school program is located on a 17-acre farm in the Cowichan Station. Here, learners are at home in the fields, forest, and near the river while they learn from a BC-certified teacher. With a focus on using real hands-on learning, imaginative play and experiential learning as our curriculum, Swallowtail students excel at building close connections to all they encounter.
Learners attend in person one – two days a week and families are supported by their teacher while their child(ren) learn from home on the remaining days.
” Kids who like to play games will love it! You learn a lot about nature – it’s fun and educational.” – Swallowtail Student
We are joined together to create a collective learning environment for our children that inspires them; that provides opportunities to learn based on their interests and is connected with nature. Our fundamental values are rooted in attachment theory, and fostering a genuine connection between teachers, mentors and children. Our program develops a caring community where children have a voice and take care of each other and the environment.