Single age classrooms are classes that teach one grade level. The students are together for one year and change to a new teacher the next year. This is good for students who like the variety of a different teacher and new classmates each year. The single age setting provides a well-rounded educational experience for your child. This option is available at all grade levels.
Looping classrooms are classrooms where the students and teachers are together for two years. This offers continuity in teaching style and classroom friends from one year to the next, and some additional time-efficient instruction, as the students and teacher are ready to start the second year without having to learn new classroom procedures and expectations. . This choice is available for students going into the second grade. This classroom and teacher will stay together for second and third grade.
The Multiage classroom is a mixed-age classroom. This choice offers children and parents an opportunity to be part of a community of learners who remain together from first through third grade. There is a focus on continuous learning from one year to the next, with fewer student-teacher transitions. Placement in this three- year program is made based on recommendation of the student’s Kindergarten teacher, along with parent choice. This choice is availble for 8 students entering the first grade. The student will stay with this teacher and classmates for grades one through three (1-3). Siblings of students already in the multiage room have first choice to join this class.
All three of these options are excellent educational opportunities for your child.