Benefits of a Micro-school
Updated: Jun 28
At Inspired, we feel our micro-school community is one of the main keys to our success in helping students thrive. Not many people are familiar with the concept of a micro school, so, let's look at what constitutes a micro-school.
The following are core traits of micro-schools (all of which describe Inspired Learning Academy):
Micro schools have no more than 150 students total, but are often smaller—from around 10 to a few dozen students; (Inspired currently has 16.)
Classes have no more than 15 students; (Inspired classes typically have 4-8 students!)
Multiple ages learn together in a single classroom;
Teachers act more as guides than lecturers;
There's a heavy emphasis on digital and project-based learning; and
Education is highly personalized. Focusing just on the one aspect of small class size, we see the following immeasurable benefits:
Students are not just a name, everyone (peers and teachers alike) knows them. Students develop deeper relationships with other students and with the teachers.
Students don't get lost in the crowd. Teachers have time to work with students 1-on-1 and adapt the learning experience to the student.
Students engage more. Fewer students means more opportunities to respond to and ask questions.
There's more time. Smaller classes allow teachers to cover more in the same amount of time or go deeper to satisfy curiosities.
With a smaller group, students can focus better with fewer disruptions.
Students receive help in class as and when needed and receive more attention overall.
There's a reason why class size is a prime determining factor for families when looking for a school. The benefits are key to a student's meaningful and successful learning experience. If you'd like your child to experience these benefits, contact us today. We'd love to hear from you! Jill & Aya