Compass classes and workshops are offered on a variety of topics.

The schedule is a reflection of our core staff and our current rotation of volunteers and all of our collective passions. Rather than attempt to fulfill any particular curriculum, we ask our teachers to share their expertise and enthusiasm, whatever that may be.

Here is our list of classes Term 2 (January 8, 2018 – March 15, 2018)

Teen (13-18)
  • The Physics of Everyday Life
  • Tech Club (Intermediate & Advanced)
  • Borders & Conflict: Current Events Discussion Group
  • Courage to Walk a Nonlinear Path: Insights from the Science of Nonlinearity
  • Math Group
  • MakerSpace Learning Lab
  • Photography
  • Social Motivation
  • The History of Rights and Freedoms
  • Biology Research Project
  • Creative Writing
  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy of Animals
  • Build a Chicken Tractor
  • Art, Culture, Self
  • Creative Illustration and Storyboarding
Pre-Teen (9-12)
  • Tech Club
  • Music Production
  • Greek Mythology
  • Math Group
  • MakerSpace Learning Lab
  • All About Reptiles
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Arts (in French)

For more details see our full class calendar

We encourage all members to learn about and try as many classes as they can. Once a member decides to be a regular participant of a class, we expect commitment. There are no grades or punishments, but we expect class members to communicate with the teacher regarding attendance and other issues and to fulfill any requirements such as readings, research, or other assignments. Some classes will ask for and expect a considerable amount of work to happen outside of class time while others will be more limited. This is made clear in the class description and by the teacher and should be taken into consideration by the member deciding to join the group.

Teens are welcome to lead classes without adults. In addition, members may ask for the creation of certain classes and participate in the planning.