Madison Elementary School fully implemented multi-age classrooms in the 2016-17 school year.  

What training do teachers participate in for teaching multi-age?
Teachers are trained through their course work and certified to teach Prek-Grade 3 or Kindergarten-Grade 6/8.   There is no specific training for "multi-age."  However, our teachers are supported by professional development opportunities offered by MES administration and through their own personal professional development process.  Throughout the implementation teachers have had access to experts in education to support differentiation of instruction, curriculum planning, Universal Design for Learning, paid summer work time, and support from an experienced multi-age educator.  During the 2018-19 school year Dr. Maura Hart is working with staff through the use of instructional coaching to provide support for their continued work.  

Current relevant research and information is being made available to support this structure for students.  Please see some of this information below.

"Any individual child might seem “more” mature in certain areas and “less” mature in others. But, this is only if we subscribe to the idea that there is such a thing as “normal” for each and every age."  ULCCA JOSHI HANSEN,  ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

Do other schools have multi-age classrooms?  Yes.  Follow this link to see more about a recent school in the news.

Another way multi-age education is working in NH is through NG2 schools as we move more towards Competency Based Education (CBE).

Please see the slideshow below for more information regarding what Multi-age classrooms are and what children experience.  For more information, please contact the school.

Mutli-age at Madison Elementary School 2016

Multi-age Resources