Initially, our classes are grouped by age. The staff observes and assesses the social, emotional and cognitive development level of the children over the first few sessions. Occasionally, students will be transferred to a different class as it seems more appropriate for that individual. When any and all transfers have taken place, the children remain members of a particular class, and that class stays together for that year and each of the succeeding years. For all three years children stay in the same classroom environment with the same teachers. in this way, children build meaningful relationships of trust with each other and with teachers that makes the learning of individuals and of the class as a whole deeper and richer.