Smaller numbers of students, a more intimate and personalized learning environment, and a cohesive vision among teachers characterize small schools.
Small schools are a vehicle for teachers, students, parents and other school community members to implement strategies that they know will benefit the students. Small size alone does not make small schools successful. Instead, the small size serves as a platform on which other important elements of successful schools can best flourish. For example, the manageable size of a small school allows the faculty to meet frequently to discuss the day-to-day operations of the school, as well as to design curriculum, discuss student progress and meet with parents and community members.
Teachers with a shared pedagogical or thematic vision choose to work together to design the school's educational program.
Yes, for most schools.