Helping every child reach their full potential while instilling within them a love of learning


Sackville 20/20 is a non-profit organization of volunteers—teachers, parents, and community members—working to revitalize opportunities for youth and the broader community in Sackville, New Brunswick. An innovative, inspired, community-integrated educational system benefits our children, our teachers, and the families who live and work in Sackville. Exciting things are already happening!


Community-supported education

The many community partners that would enhance education in a Community Learning Campus model (click to enlarge)

Since 2015, Sackville 20/20 has been working on an exciting proposal for the Sackville community. It is based on extensive research and community consultation, and is a new approach to education that embraces community input. We know that Marshview Middle School will be closing, so this is a wonderful opportunity to work together to modernize educational, recreational and cultural facilities and programs in our town.

We imagine a beautiful Community Learning Campus in Sackville, with educational facilities that meet the needs of local students and teachers, and additional amenities that benefit the community. It’s an exciting vision that allows lots of community involvement in its design, and is about doing what’s best for our children.

Learn about the S20/20 Idea →

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Imagine the possibilities

A Community Learning Campus model will enrich teaching and learning opportunities for our students and teachers, while strengthening community involvement in education in Sackville.

Imagine students...

exploring worlds; finding passion & purpose; inspiring each other; reaching beyond

Imagine teachers...

energized, equipped, empowered; working together; learning along with their students; sharing what if…and wow…!

Imagine parents...

participating with confidence; enriching and being enriched by what the family is learning

Imagine leaders...

sharing insights and inspiring possibilities; modelling, supporting and scaling

Imagine an integrated learning community  celebrating lifelong learning and thinking creatively to make this a wonderful town in which to live & work.

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A comprehensive overview

Education Canada magazine published the article, Sackville Schools 2020: A community vision for education by Michael Fox, in the Signals of Change Spring 2018 edition. This article guides readers through this exciting educational movement, from its beginnings in 2015 to the current point in time. "Sackville Schools 2020 was born out of a desire to anticipate a highly uncertain future for our children, our teachers and our schools, and the lack of connection we felt with the centralized and isolated education system that had developed in our province over the past many years." The article explains the widespread efforts to engage with local schools, community members, and also beyond, on a provincial, national and international level.

More about the S20/20 Vision →

Sackville Schools 2020: A Web Documentary

A thought-provoking, interactive web-based documentary has been created about the education movement here in Sackville. Below is the trailer, which presents a compelling introduction for continuing on the path to create a 21st century learning environment for Sackville students. Watch to learn about the many reasons community members, teachers and parents have come on board to create change, and you'll understand why others across New Brunswick and Canada are taking notice.

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read our information sheet

The brochure can be downloaded and provides an overview of the vision for 21st century learning in Sackville.

The brochure can be downloaded and provides an overview of the vision for 21st century learning in Sackville.

We find when we talk about 21st century skills, people often reduce them to skills for the workplace and skills involving technology. And we’re really talking about skills for creativity, for civic engagement, for social life—the full range of experiences that young people will be involved in in the future.
— Henry Jenkins, USC Annenberg Provost’s Professor of Communications

Modern school facilities

Beautiful middle school learning space designed by  FNI .

Beautiful middle school learning space designed by FNI.

Inspiring learning spaces in innovative schools move beyond traditional classrooms and desks. Let's invest in beautiful new infrastructure rather than repairing crumbling old school buildings.

Learning Spaces →

Meaningful learning

Experiential learning.

Experiential learning.

A learner-centred curriculum that's creative, relevant, and interesting will engage students and help them find their path in this ever-changing world. Let's use modern ideas to update Sackville's curriculum.

21st Century Learning →

Header photograph courtesy of Thaddeus Holownia