Classical Education for the Modern Mind

- a classical education philosophy emphasizing a cross-curricular teaching approach and learning environment

Pythagoras Academy Five Pillars

Academic Excellence

  • Competent skills
  • Inquiry-Driven
  • In-depth knowledge
  • Robust understanding of complex local and global concepts
  • Critical Thinking

Social Emotional Growth

  • Adaptable
  • Resilent
  • Responsive
  • Self-Regulated (effectively manages emotions and thoughts)


  • Flexible mind
  • Outside the box thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Understands complex connections between the Arts and other academic disciplines (Music-Math connections; Art - History connections)

Initiative and Innovation

  • Independently initiates and completes quality learning projects
  • Combines different ideas in unique ways to achieve goals or solve problems
  • Develops new approaches to problems
  • Pursues the development of knowledge, skills, and ideas independent of adult leadership
  • Creatively engages in social justice projects
  • Entrepreneurial projects

Practical/Life-Skills Education

  • Well-organized
  • Develops practical skills (interview skills, telephone and video conferencing skills, on-line technological skills, typing, converstation skills, public speaking skills, friendships skills)
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Sustainability
  • Community building/Leadership Skills
  • Outdoor Education (hiking, camping, orienteering, survival skills)

Latest News

Cross-Curricular Learning at Pythagoras Academy

Found in 2013, Pythagoras Academy has introduced cross-curricular education since inception. The school is promoting ” Classical Education for the Modern Mind”. The so-called classical education is to allow students to acquire knowledge with no distinct boundary for each subject. This is the concept of the classical Renaissance education. We emphasize the connections between language …

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Musicians at Pythagoras Academy

On Wednesday morning, PA students were able to enjoy some beautiful music as they entered the building. Thank you to the students who participated and made the morning so special.

The Velveteen Rabbit

For a pre-spring break treat, kindergarten and grade one students went to see ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. The play teaches students about the importance of imagination, friendship, and gratitude. We all had a fantastic time and the students left inspired to re-enact the story with their own toys!