Ask any parent or teacher about the most important aspect of education and most often the response will be the student/teacher ratio.
According to a four-year study conducted in Tennessee, observations confirmed “children who were originally enrolled in smaller classes continued to perform better than their grade-mates (whose school experience had begun in larger classes), when they were returned to regular-sized classes in later grades. After the four year study, it was clear that the smaller classes did produce substantial improvements in earlier learning and cognitive studies.” (Fredrick Mosteller, Ph.D.)
With that said, McGinnis Woods Country Day School has made a commitment to smaller classes.
Pre-K4 and Pre-K 5 teacher-student ratio is 1:9, with a maximum class size of 18. The K thru 8th grades ratio is 1:11 with a maximum of 22 per class.
This decrease in class sizes is backed by validated statistics and our commitment to provide the best environment for learning.