Parkland Village
School (K–4)

MicroSocietyⓇ

PVS Micro Village MicroSocietyⓇ in 120 Seconds

What is a MicroSocietyⓇ School?

MicroSociety is an initiative that supports students as they learn, work, and manage a microcosm of the real world.

MicroSociety replicates Canadian Society in an authentic and meaningful way.

Students participate in our society through elected government, government services, private enterprise, or non-governmental organizations. All students apply for positions, interview, undergo performance assessments, collect wages, manage their own bank account, pay taxes and spend money - just as in the real world.

MicroSociety is unique!

It is not a simulation or token economy. It is real. The students hold real jobs and are paid with an internal currency. The school based economy sits within a fully functioning society - in miniature - and the society functions all year long. The skills needed in the 21st Century are not only taught in the classroom; they are practiced in real world transactions every day.

MicroSociety is student driven.

It is an engaging and authentic learning experience that provides a personalized learning opportunity for all students. MicroSociety fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, mentors ethical citizenship, builds leadership skills and creates engaged thinking in our students. It provides a safe environment to explore opportunities, make mistakes and thus, build confidence and resiliency.

PVS's Micro Village

Parkland Village School is a MicroSociety school which the students have named Micro Village. You can find more information by visiting our Micro Village Learning Journey.

Are you interested in partnering with us? For information regarding partnership opportunities, please visit Partner With Micro Village.