Agora Prep is a unique, leading-edge preparatory environment that inspires the student to engage in their learning. Agora Prep adheres to the Ministry Curriculum Guidelines and implements a unique strategy to allow children to interact and engage with the content being taught. Through harnessing the innate and natural curiousity of children, Agora Prep optimizes education using the “Distributed Collective” mode of learning. Harvard professor Richard Elmore developed this theory and it is taught in Harvard University as part of the “Leadership in Learning” course for educators and changemakers.
Distributed collective is the main underlying principle behind our pedagogy. According to this philosophy, learning is based on the identification of children’s interests and the idea that everyone is capable of learning outside of hierarchical frameworks. Common priorities, respect and cooperation among members of the community are key to the success of this mode of learning.
We are a growing community with families from Aurora, Newmarket, Bradford, East Gwillimbury, Markham, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Barrie, Stouffville, and surrounding communities.