Research validates that the best learning occurs when students are engaged and focused. In turn, we want students to achieve mastery, become confident learners, work collaboratively, and persevere in their academic, professional and social lives. At Highlands School, we believe that the integration of project-based learning promotes engagement and challenges students to think critically and problem solve using their knowledge of the curriculum. While emphasizing the development of 21st century skills, students experience real-world applications fostered by authentic research. Project work involves an investigation of a topic of interest to the students in which they become experts through in-depth exploration. As the method is cross-curricular, multidisciplinary components are seamlessly woven into the curriculum, and therefore standards are covered through the project work. In addition, the collaborative nature of project work aids in building community as all students are encouraged to participate in various ways. As a culmination of each study, students share their experiences, knowledge, and representations/products with an audience. We invite you to come and learn more about our approach to project-based learning.