Realms takes class sizes very seriously. Over the past two decades, the effect of class size on academic performance has been studied extensively. Two conclusions have come out of the studies done:
- Reduced class size can be expected to produce increased academic achievement
- The major benefits from reduced class size are obtained as the size is reduced below 20 pupils.
As an independent, cooperative school, Realms aims to have 14 or fewer students per class. Many of our classes are kept significantly lower. We do this so that our students have the benefit of individualized attention and curriculum.
Parents, particularly in Utah, are becoming increasingly aware of the size of their student’s classes, and are looking for options. Realms provides the best option in the Salt Lake City valley for parents of bright children who need individualized study and smaller classes.