Through the primary years a class group is led by one of our specially trained, multi-disciplinary instructors. The Class Teacher provides the Main Lesson and coordinates additional input from special subject instructors. This method is a common feature of education in Scandinavian countries which rate among the highest performing of OECD education systems.
The Class Teacher’s continuity of leadership, understanding and interaction creates an exceptionally inviting classroom context: dependability, authority, personal relationship and trust. It is an intellectually and emotionally healthy environment, matching challenge with reassurance.
The benefit of this approach is the teacher’s thorough understanding of each student’s capabilities and interests, which also makes the home-school connection productive. From Middle School, specialist teachers lead most of the classes. The functions of individual guidance and evaluation for home-school communications become the responsibility of the Guardian and Year Advisor.