We offer a multiage program, unique to MCP. This option allows you to choose your combination of days or to add on days. While your child will spend some days with children of their own age, the additional days will be in a multiage class. Educational research indicates that students benefit both academically and emotionally from being placed in multiage classrooms. Young children obviously benefit from being exposed to concepts in the more advanced curriculum. Older children benefit as well. As they teach information and skills to younger classmates, their academic performance and even IQ scores dramatically improved. It allows them to reinforce their learning and “cement” their knowledge base. All students in multiage settings were more likely than their peers to have positive self-concepts, high self-esteem, and good attitudes toward school.
Tuesday-Thursday PM is organized as a S.T.E.A.M. class. We emphasis science, technology, engineering, the arts and math activities in addition to regular curriculum content as a fun way to further our students learning. S.T.E.A.M. provides important inquiry based learning as a way to broaden children’s thinking skills and increase engagement. Children are natural born tinkerers who love to build, create, question and experiment!