Our Educational Approach – Project and Place Based Learning – PBL3

Place, Project and Problem Solving Based Learning Program– PBL3

Block Island Maritime Institute (BIMI)



Mohonk Preserve


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Eel migration project in the Hudson River

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Math at Constitution Marsh in Garrison, NY

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Science at Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie, NY

The PBL3 Program Is an educational program that focuses on project based, place-based learning, and problem solving. The classroom is transformed from the typical four walls to nature’s wall less sanctuary. Students explore environmental principles of stewardship, fire safety, ranger training and many other concepts. This program provides students the ability to apply what they learn in the classroom to authentic tasks outside of school while collaborating with industry professionals. PBL focuses on key transferable 21st century skills that help better prepare our students for High School and College.

San Miguel Academy of Newburgh admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.