Elementary School (K-5)
APL's model for K-5 creates close-knit, blended classroom communities by grouping two grades together and resourcing their classroom with a robust team.
Ratio: Each classroom has two teachers and one instructional assistant.
Class Size: Cohorts are generally 10-12 students and never exceed 15.
Students begin their day with Morning Meeting on their classroom rug with teachers and classmates. During this time, discussions can cover the weather, current events, the day's schedule, and class-wide updates while building social skills and a sense of community.
After Morning Meeting, students spend the rest of their morning attending core academic lessons in small groups, based on skill level.