Students Truly Learn to Care

The dynamic of remaining together for 2-3 years changes the way that classmates see each other. 

Students are trained to talk and really listen to each other. 


  • Mixed peer groups having different ages and abilities
  • Younger students offer  wonder and thought provoking ideas
  • Older students refine ideas and set the norms for behavior
  • Communication is directly taught 


  • A socially awkward child becomes a leader and friend
  • Younger students are nurtured by older students
  • Competition (to be the best speller or mathmetician) is replaced by personal goal setting and celebration of classmates for attaining those goals. 

In essence, we become a family.