What is the ideal class size?
30 years ago, there were numerous studies conducted and from one of those studies, they suggested that a 16:1 ratio was the ideal class size. Since then, we have seen that number slowly rise in public, private, charter, and even regular schools. As that number rises, students have less opportunity to engage fully in the learning process.
Overcrowding, like in any other setting, prevents students from engaging in more one on one time with teachers, instructors, and even with each other.
At CCS, we try to keep our class sizes at a 15:1 ratio.
It’s very important that students have that one-on-one time, and small group instruction time. We want our teachers to get to know the student as a person and understand their individual learning needs so that they can create instructions tailor-made specific to them and have the most success possible.