Class Size, Structure, & Schedules
Class Size –
We will open the school when we have at least 10 committed families, and will cap enrollment at no more than 16.
Opening Date –
This is anticipated to be sometime in 2024.
Grade Levels Served –
We are planning to open for children in grades 1-6, but may adjust based on demand. Our goal would be to eventually offer a class for grades 1-4 and a class for grades 5-8 at our location.
We will have one multi-age classroom, and 2-3 teachers will share the classroom instruction. The teachers are gifted-endorsed, certified educators. They are hand selected and will share the teaching position based on their specializations. Having more than one teacher will allow our children to learn from multiple experts, and allow us to find the best teachers.
- Have a small class size
- Have only one or two classes
- Have a select community who benefit from our teaching model
- Get to know our students and only teach them what we know they need
- A strict behavior system
- Integrate “Specials Classes” (Art, Music, & P.E.) into our Flexible Learning Block and Student Exploration times
We do not need as much time as a typical school to get through the curriculum each day and year.
Our Daily Schedule –
Each day we will have a morning meeting, Math, English, Student Exploration (individualized learning time), lunch, brain break/mindfulness, as well as a large Flexible Learning Block.
The Flexible Learning Block –
Teachers build units of learning that incorporate Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, & Writing into projects, thematic units, hands on learning, etc. Some units will be for the whole class, differentiated for ability/grade, and others will be in small groups. Teachers will also build choice and take into account student interests to build these units.
We are currently considering either a 4 or 5 day school week.
We will also be partnering with The Gifted Collective to allow scheduling of before and after school activities for children who want to participate or for families who need longer learning days.