Some children may end up in multiage (combined grades) classes in September 2015. In fact all of our grade 4 and 5 students are in multiage classes. To learn more about multiage classes, please join us on Wednesday, May 20th at 5:00 pm in the Lochside Elementary Library.
The development of the most effective organizational structures, within the resources available, often includes this option as one of a variety for student placements. We do this with confidence knowing that this does not compromise the quality of our students’ educational experience.
§ Research about the learning that occurs in multi-age classes, and our own experience over the years, is clear and consistent. Students in multi-age classes:
- do as well or better than students in single grade classrooms in all academic areas
- excel in social areas including independence, study habits and a positive attitude toward school