Our Educational Structure
At New Medina, we like to call our educational structure "the ultimate hybrid". We have combined the benefits of a traditional brick and mortar school, with the perks and flexibility of a cyber school, all wrapped into the nurturing and student-directed learning environment of a homeschool. What this means is that our students receive the best of all three learning environments, which helps facilitate the holistic growth of each child. We believe in the small school concept and divide our students into multi-age class groups for their learning.
Multi-age education is the practice of teaching children of different ages together in the same classroom. Students stay with the same teacher for 2-3 years, with only the oldest students advancing to the next group. Programs that are developmentally appropriate for each student are planned regardless of their age or grade level. The multi-age philosophy recognizes that students learn better when they have role models they can turn to for assistance, and when they are able to practice their skills by demonstrating them to others. The multi-age class is based on a more family-oriented structure where difference is accepted, and nurturing is valued and encouraged.