The Clark School, a kindergarten through 12th grade private school in Danvers, is expanding by adding a supplementary class for the combined seventh and eighth grade group.
The expansion, which will become effective in the upcoming school year, is due to growing enrollment. In addition, school officials are aiming to keep the student to teacher ratio down, according to a spokesperson for the school.
With the additional group, there will be a total of about 40 students in the entire seventh and eight-grade class. There are currently 155 students enrolled in the entire school.
While Clark has grown, the philosophy of having a maximum of fifteen students in each class to ensure they are learning successfully remains the same as when the school opened thirty-five years ago, according a recent announcement.
“We have seen such a tremendous increase in the number of students enrolling at Clark School for the middle school years that it became apparent that we needed to add a third 7th and 8th grade group to the school,” said Jeff Clark, head of the school, in a recent statement.
The middle school, grades five to eight, is focused on time-management and organizational skills. Making mistakes and learning from them are emphasized in these grades.
“Our new group has some space available and we look forward to attracting new students to the school to show them all of the opportunities that a Clark education has to offer," Clark said.
The Clark School, which was founded over 35 years ago, focuses on individualized curriculum and fostering student’s success within a nurturing environment.