The research is clear: small class sizes lead to success. The relationships formed, expectations raised from knowing students well, and attention given in small classes impact learning substantially. Class size is considered more important than school size, teacher qualifications, or any other indicator. (http://www.classsizematters.org/research-and-links/)
With middle and high schools of 500-2000 students, it is easy for a student to feel lost and invisible. Teachers don’t have a chance to get to know each student well or personalize learning. It is also almost impossible for faculty to address subtle forms of harassment or bullying.
Small class size has many benefits for your child:
- Students are known and appreciated as individuals with learning tailored according to interests and needs
- Teachers have flexibility from not being locked into a set curriculum and freedom to access learning opportunities as they emerge; this allows them to innovate and motivate
- Parents have no surprises, with regular parent, teacher, student communication about all areas of development
At LEADPrep, our middle and high school students benefit from a 1:8 teacher/student ratio. One student comments, “I have a say in my learning and like school again. Teachers really listen and care.”
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Our Open House is Tuesday, May 12, at 6:00 pm. Come find out how LEADPrep can prepare your student to succeed in life, college, and the workplace.