“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.”
Chinese Proverb

Learning that Mirrors Life

Believing that learning is active not passive, the Paraclete Academy focuses on project-based learning activities.  Working in small teams, students learn by doing, making, building, figuring it out and trying again – just like life.

Here are just a few of our students’ projects:
  • •  Building robots with engineers from Tufts.
  • •  Creating a tourist guide for South Boston and Rwanda.
  • •  Conducting animal dissections with medical students from Tufts.
  • •  Raising plants from seed in our hydroponics garden and community garden.
  • •  Preparing meals and designing menus with professional chefs in the “Kids Can Cook” program.
  • •  Writing, taking photographs, editing and  designing Paraclete Academy’s quarterly magazine.
  • •  Designing web pages for our Rwandan partners.
  • •  Writing creative stories with a professional scriptwriter from a CBS.
  • •  Building a 15-foot boat with a master craftsman.
  • •  Producing a sports newscast with broadcast quality video and editing equipment.