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Week Without Walls

Week Without Walls program (WWW) is an inquiry-based educational program that provides exciting opportunities for students to learn about the world through the eyes of an experiential learner, and to build relationships not only among each other but also with the world around them. WWW is an integral part of the  NOVA IB Programme and requires all students in grades 6-11 to undertake at least one such educational experience every year.  WWW provides exciting opportunities for NOVA students to explore the world through local community connections and build meaningful relationships with each other. During this experience, students can utilize the ATL skills they have practiced throughout the year and embody different aspects of the IB Learner Profile.

The WWW program focuses on project-based learning, where students engage in an extended knowledge-acquiring process that enables them to solve challenges. This experience stimulates their mental and physical growth and mastery of skills. During the learning experience, students simultaneously apply the knowledge gained to solve authentic problems.

The educational projects based on academic and practical learning consist of taking various trips and visiting places of relevance, pertinent to the studied subject of interest.

The Week Without Walls experience is designed so that students will:

  • Gain knowledge and skills through investigation and responding to authentic, engaging, and complex issues, problems, or challenges, for an extended period of time; 
  • Start asking relevant questions because the endpoint of the learning process is not the curriculum per se. Students are part of an in-depth process of raising questions in a real-world context that speaks to their personal concerns and interests;
  • Reflect on what they learn, the quality of work they produce, on the obstacles and how to overcome them;
  • Become closer and supportive of one another as they make new friends and live our mission.


•      Students must become familiar with their project/trip;

•      Students must ensure that parents have  received ALL necessary information; 

•      Students must obtain parental approval for the project/trip they participate in;

•      Students must attend ALL orientations and meetings;

•      Students must complete all registration requirements;