“Yes. We find that segregating children by age can pathologize normal, developmental differences and deprive children of the opportunity to bond with, teach, and learn from each other. Our low student-teacher ratio (6:1) allows parallel learning across our age groups, even within the same physical space. Our most developmentally-mature students are able to tackle projects that challenge and engage them, while the younger children work in a more play-based manner.”
This school demonstrates the principle that children need to be grown, not manufactured, into adults. Remember, the literal meaning of “kindergarten” is “garden of children”!