Why small

“A large, and increasingly consistent body of research suggests that we should be moving not toward larger high schools, but expeditiously toward smaller ones”
(Tom Gregory, Educational Researcher).


We are unabashed supporters of small schools because the data persist in repeating the message that smaller schools are better for most students. The following resources make the case for designing and developing good small schools.

Making the Case for Small — The Brochure

Making the Case for Small Schools — The Facts

Converting Large High Schools into Smaller Learning Communities — A literature review from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation by American Institutes for Research & SRI International.

School Size Research — Reference List

New Small Learning Communities: Findings from Recent Literature