Criteria for Class Formation Many times we are asked the question, How are classes formed for the new school year? The teachers and Mrs. Carr use the following criteria, non-prioritized, to create classes:
* Age and Individual Developmental Issues
* Cultural Diversity
* Gender Mix
* Out of School Family Relationships
* Parental Input
* Peer Interactions
* Social/Emotional Behaviors of the Students
* Special Needs
* Teacher/Family Relationships
* Teacher/Student and Student/Learning Style Matches
* Teacher/Student Interactions
It is fair to say that not all of the criteria indicated receives equal weight or consideration in our decision making. While the composite criteria may seem to be important, some criteria may have to be emphasized over others. Please remember to help support our staff in their role as educational professionals by not making specific requests for class placements for the upcoming school year.
The faculty and Mrs. Carr work closely together to make thoughtful, well-considered placements for each and every child. Many factors go into these decisions, including our strong belief in the value of balanced classes for all children, as well as thinking about good matches of children with each other. We are very fortunate to have such a strong teaching staff at Prospect Hill School, and we look forward to your child having a successful, happy year wherever he or she is placed.
Teacher assignments are not finalized until May 31st. In the meantime, please do not get caught up in rumors about who is or is not returning. As soon as this information can be publicly shared, we will do so. Many times stories make their way to school long after they have a life of their own on the outside and many times are not true. If you are concerned about what you hear, please ask Mrs. Carr. If the information can be shared or corrected, he will be happy to respond to you. Thank you for your help on this matter.