Our manageable student classroom size enables our teachers to meet each individual students’ academic, social, and spiritual needs while providing an effective student/parent/staff relationship.
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Quantity of students per Classroom
- Time: more time to meet individual academic, social, spiritual needs
- Challenges or remediation- Manageable student classroom size allows the teachers to better focus on academic and social challenges or remediation
- Additional Support for struggling students and students with IEPs (ISPs)
- One-on-one or small group
- Meeting the needs of individual students
- School and classroom volunteer opportunities and involvement
- Field trip volunteer opportunities
- Open and continual communication between teacher and parent
- Welcomed parental input with staff and board members
Social and Developmental Awareness
CCS, being small, is part of who we are; a school family. Students get to know each other better. Instead of your student just being another face in a huge crowd, they'll be more likely to develop deep and lasting relationships with the other students around them. That also has academic benefit: if your student has a question about the homework, he/she will be more likely to reach out to other students for help.
“Teachers can tailor instruction more individually. It's often said that teachers have to teach to the lower middle of the class. Anyone below that level has to fend for themselves, often being left behind in the shuffle, and anyone above it spends most of the class period daydreaming while they wait for everyone else to finish learning a concept they figured out ten minutes into the lesson. No matter which end of the extreme your student falls on, in a small class, the teacher is more likely to be able to tailor the instruction so that it stays on their level. With fewer students, the top student and the bottom student in the class usually aren't quite so far apart, and the teacher can work with each of them to ensure that they're getting the instruction that they need. With smaller class sizes, teachers can get to know each student as an individual, working with them to enhance their strengths and improve their weaknesses.”
For more information on the advantages of schools with small class sizes please visit www.methodschools.org
Teacher-Student Relationships and Academics:
“Aligned with attachment theory (Ainsworth, 1982; Bowlby, 1969), positive teacher-student relationships enable students to feel safe and secure in their learning environments and provide scaffolding for important social and academic skills (Baker et al., 2008; O’Connor, Dearing, & Collins, 2011; Silver, Measelle, Armstrong, & Essex, 2005). Teachers who support students in the learning environment can positively impact their social and academic outcomes, which is important for the long-term trajectory of school and eventually employment (Baker et al., 2008; O’Connor et al., 2011; Silver et al., 2005)."
"Although many studies focus on the importance of early teacher-student relationships, some studies have found that teacher-student relationships are important in transition years; the years when students transition from elementary to middle school or middle to high school (Alexander et al., 1997; Cataldi & KewallRamani, 2009; Midgley, Feldlaufer, & Eccles, 1989). Studies of math competence in students transitioning from elementary to middle school have found that students who move from having positive relationships with teachers at the end of elementary school to less positive relationships with teachers in middle school significantly decreased in math skills (Midgley et al., 1989).”
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Central Christian School, Fort Wayne is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and therefore eligible to receive State funded tuition assistance (Indiana Choice Scholarships).