To further meet individual learning needs, Skagerak offers multi-aged classes at both lower and upper primary grades. This progressive environment groups students into wider age groups, versus single age groups, and puts learning at the center, both socially and academically. Older students act as mentors to younger ones, helping them to model problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This atmosphere helps students to organically develop leadership and collaboration skills. At the same time, younger students can seek help from a wider range of people, model positive outcomes, and take pride in socializing with their older peers. The opportunity to interact with a mix of ages promotes positive behaviour and helps build valuable 21st century real-life skills.