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06 Oct 2015
Self-Directed Learning Creates Autonomy
Calgary is host to two of the eight Canadian Self-Directed schools, and both are located in the environs of the Currie Barracks.  One is Bishop Carroll and the other is Banbury Crossroads.  Bishop Carroll is large, with around 1200 students in high school, whereas Banbu...
02 Dec 2013
Small Really is Better
Recently my son started a basketball program that is held in a smaller gym, which is the size of a full basketball court with about 8 feet of space between the boundaries and the walls.  During the few minutes before the practice started, kids were coming in and were immedia...
02 Dec 2013
Banbury in the Lead
On Saturday October 19, in Edmonton, as The Canadian Coalition for Self-Directed Learning (CCSDL) wrapped up their annual conference, it dawned on us Banbury teachers that our school is so much more ahead of the other schools in the coalition. We thought we’d be going there...
14 Nov 2012
Education Outside the Box
For over thirty years, Banbury Crossroads has been a school that exists outside the box of conventional schooling. We understand that children are people. They are multi-faceted persons who need and seek development in a balanced manner. Banbury Crossroads offers children a uniqu...