The micro school environment enables a uniquely personalized learning experience for each child.
We believe all students have the right to an outstanding education; therefore, we do not believe in a one size fits all model. We hold students to high expectations for academic, social, emotional and personal growth while providing individualized support to meet each child’s needs.
Class sizes range from 10 - 14 students with both an expert lead teacher and an apprentice teacher. This allows teachers to spend more time with individual students and develop each child’s confidence in a safe, nurturing and supportive environment.
Each student has a personal learning plan and a portfolio to continually monitor progress and set new personalized goals.
Multi-age classrooms ensure that all students are supported and challenged at their individual level – not just at grade level norms.
Our intentional multi-age model places students in classrooms that span two to three traditional grade levels. This environment allows all students the opportunity to be both mentored by peers and serve as a leader/teacher in the classroom.
Research shows that multi-age classrooms have a significant positive effect on children’s prosocial behaviors, result in fewer students who experience social isolation, and witness significantly less aggressive and negative behaviors.
In addition, teachers spend more than one year with each student allowing teachers to really know each individual child inside and out. This strengthens the teacher-student relationship which is essential for students’ success.