As a micro school, Summerwood is a fresh take on the one-room schoolhouse. We combine the advantages of a home-like environment, multi-age grouping, and small class ratios that traditionally are part of one-room schoolhouses with our progressive education, nature-based field days, and access to endless resources through modern technology.
The classroom environment at Summerwood is designed to mimic the comfort and familiarity of home. Our classroom is a supportive and inclusive space, where students are able to open up and feel safe as they explore their interests.
Our classes are multi-age groups made up of an appropriate range of ages. Multi-age grouping allows children of various abilities and strengths to collaborate together. This cooperative learning creates amazing potential for peer mentorship between students.
The student to teacher ratio at Summerwood reflects our dedication to a small schoolhouse experience. We maintain a 12:1 student to head teacher ratio, with classes often assisted by support and specialist staff. The intimate ratio in our classrooms provides for a truly individualized education and substantial one-on-one learning.