Why Class Size is Important at Boarding Schools
No one wants to get lost in the shuffle. This is especially true for high school students who are in need individual attention. Many public schools have class sizes that range from 20-30 students. At boarding schools, the typical class size is 10-15. The difference in having 10-20 more students in a classroom can be dramatic.
With smaller class sizes, students not only get individual attention, but the teacher is able to quickly learn each student’s strengths and weaknesses. This will allow teachers to challenge each student, reinforce areas that need improvement and encourage the child to pursue their individual strengths. Larger class sizes sometimes means that kids slip between the cracks. With more student-teacher interaction in a smaller classroom environment, this problem is quickly eliminated.
When searching for the right boarding school for your child, ask a lot of questions especially about the learning experience. Understanding the typical class size will go a long way in helping you know what type of academic experience your child can expect.