In the News!

Thanks in no small part to the City of Kingston’s Heritage Fund Operating Grant of $42,605.94, Beyond Classrooms will be moving students out of their classrooms in 2018-19.  We’re taking applications from interested sites now!  Teacher applications in April.



Ms Choquette’s media stars from Rideau Heights Public School show off their learning, in this great Learning in Limestone video.  Thanks to Queen’s School of Medicine’s Simulation Lab and the Museum of Health Care for helping our students learn about technological advances in medicine.


We enjoyed reading Julia McKay’s fantastic Whig article ‘Schoolhouse rocks’ after she visited us  at the Miller Museum of Geology

Thank you Mandy Marciniak for your great Kingston Heritage article about Harley Gallagher and his students from Molly Brant who spent the week exploring rocks and minerals and more at the Miller Museum of Geology

Thanks to Curtis at K Town Source for the GREAT video shot at City Hall with Simon Pottery and his students. Nice to see all of our students so engaged in Rob Crother’s ‘design your own building activity’! Lots of very creative ideas.

Ecole Catholique Cathedrale Visits Bellevue House National Historic Site

Tori Stafford visits students spending week ‘beyond classrooms’ in the Military Communications and Electronics Museum

Thanks for the great Whig article about your observations on Lana Macdonald’s classes’ week, Gord Sly!

Michael Lea at Kingston’s Whig Standard explores what it means for teacher Skot Caldwell and his students to spend Local Government Week at City Hall.

Kingston Herald put its own spin on elementary students taking over City Hall!

We also want to send a special thanks to CKWS-TV reporters who came out to cover Beyond Classroom Kingston sessions at City Hall (Oct. 21/16), the Military Communications & Electronics Museum (Nov. 16/16), and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Mar. 8/17). Thank you for helping spread the word about how teachers and students are learning in our region’s museums, galleries, and community sites.


Mike Lacey’s intrepid art sleuths from Rideau Heights PS move their classroom to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for a week.

Karla Tynski Appointed as Program Coordinator

Communiqué de Presse – La classe de 5/6 de Christine Norris de l’École Polson Park Public School, participera dans le programme de « Beyond Classrooms Kingston ».à l`Hôtel de Ville de Kingston. Libéré le 21 janvier 2016

Media Release: Polson Park Public School Grade 5/6 with teacher Christine Norris are the next class to move into Kingston City Hall from January 25 to 29, 2016. Released: January 21, 2016

Media Release: $113,200 OTF Grant Will Help the Beyond Classrooms Kingston Program January 19, 2016

Media Release: Loughborough Public School at Kingston City Hall January 11-15

Media Release: St Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School at Miller Museum of Geology at Queen’s University November 23-27, 2015

Media Release: St. John XXIII Catholic School moves into Kingston City Hall for Civic Week October 19-23, 2015


Taking Learning out of the Classroom and into City Hall by Ann Blake – Municipal World May 2015

A Ferry Educational Experience Station 14 Kingston

Beyond Classrooms TVCogeco April 21, 2015

Education Program takes class and moves it out into the community for a week – The Whig Standard April 16, 2015

Kingston City Hall becomes class for a week – The Whig Standard February 6, 2015
Learning in Limestone: Beyond the Classroom – CKWS News February 5, 2015

Local students learn about how our city works – Station 14 February 3, 2015

Local students hold a mock debate– CKWS News January 22, 2015

Beyond Classrooms on JC Kenney’s Kingston Report – CBC Radio Ontario Morning January 22, 2015

Students master the art of learning – The Whig Standard October 9, 2014
Students from Holy Name School in Kingston are spending the week learning at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre – CKWS News October 7, 2014


Learning Outside the Classroom – The Whig Standard March 26, 2014

Students Learn “Beyond the Classroom” – CKWS News March 26, 2014