5 Reasons Why Smaller Class Sizes Are the Best Learning Environment
At Lakeside Christian School, one of the best private high schools in Clearwater, FL, we believe in the long-lasting benefits of smaller class sizes because we’ve seen first-hand the optimized learning environment it provides to students. We know that with the right support systems in place, all students can be equipped with the academic foundation and college and career readiness they need to succeed later in life. If you feel by the end of this article that our small class sizes may be the appropriate fit for your student, don’t hesitate to fill out our contact form or give us a call at (727) 461-3311.
1. Students Receive Individual Attention
In a busy classroom packed with 30 or more students, it can be extremely difficult to nearly impossible for a teacher to provide individual attention to their students. However, instructional quality, academic performance, and students’ comfort level in the classroom all depend in large part on the ability of an educator to individually address and acknowledge students. With smaller classes, teachers get to work one-on-one with each and every one of their students, get to know them and cater their teaching style towards their strengths and weaknesses.
2. It’s Easier to Build Relationships Between Students and Faculty
At Lakeside Christian School, we believe that teachers are more than just educators. They’re role models for their students. With smaller class sizes, students get to bond with their teachers in a way that they would not be able to in a larger class setting. Our teachers are more than just interested in propelling your student to the next grade level; they’re personally invested in your student’s success.
3. Students Are More Likely to Participate
Smaller class sizes mean there’s more incentive for students who are shy or don’t normally participate to pay attention, become involved in class discussions, and perform better on their classwork. There’s also significantly fewer disruptions meaning that students with attention issues are more likely to understand and actively participate in the lesson.
4. Students Grow Closer to One Another
With fewer students, you’ll also find that it’s easier for students to form more meaningful, long-lasting relationships with their peers. There’s plenty of opportunities for students to get to know their classmates, work with one another, and form a more cohesive class community.
5. It’s Easier to Identify Learning Gaps
Last, but certainly not least, smaller class sizes allow for greater opportunities for teachers to provide additional assistance when necessary. This is crucial to closing learning gaps and arming your student with the college and career readiness they need to succeed. If you feel that your student could benefit from small class sizes, a daily tutoring and homework program, and core academic preparation, please reach out to us today to schedule a visit.