City School, Vancouver, B.C.
        City School is a VSB district mini-school established in 1971 to offer experiential learning to students in elementary and secondary grades.  Forty-six years later, we have evolved to offer Grade 10, 11 and 12 students a fascinating mix of courses leading to a variety of post-secondary choices, still using "the city as our classroom."  September, 2014 saw the launch of our Project Based Learning initiative, a return to the personalized learning of our earliest years.
        The students who come to City School have at least one thing in common:  they have taken the initiative to leave their traditional high schools because they needed a different kind of learning environment. They prefer to spend their days in a much smaller community of learners; they are prepared to set their own goals and take on more responsibility for their own progress; they are open to learning about everything.