Exploring Topics of Interest through Student Research
For some Pine Crest School students, engaging in research provides an enriched, high-impact experience beyond the classroom, stage, or field. Beginning in fifth grade, Pine Crest students are presented with opportunities to conduct individual and group research on a variety of topics that interest them.
The value of engaging in research at the Lower, Middle, or Upper School level is more than an end result or earning recognition - the value often comes from the failures they experience along the way.
"The lessons learned from not getting it right the first time are often the most valuable," says Pine Crest President Dr. Dana Markham. "Skills like tenacity and adaptability develop from failing and having to go back to the drawing board. Research is just one avenue at Pine Crest that gives students an opportunity to learn these valuable skills."