Small-School Benefits

New evidence that small schools work

A new study reminds us that only a few years ago, reducing the number of total students in a school was seen as a key weapon in the arsenal of urban school reform. This reminder suggests that perhaps small schools shouldn’t have been so quickly abandoned as a reform strategy.


In 2010, MDRC, a nonpartisan, New York-based research group, found that New York City students who attended small high schools were more likely to graduate than their counterparts who didn’t attend small schools. A new study confirms the previous findings. A second group of students who cycled through the city’s small schools also had a greater likelihood of graduating than students at other, comparable schools. Click the links to read more.


The Lotus School of Liberal Arts


Come find out all about The Lotus School at our prospective student open house event on Wednesday, May 22nd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Click here for more information.




A Second Screening Of Angst with a Panel Discussion to follow


We will be hosting a film screening of “Angst” at Lehigh University on May 1 at 7 pm. Click here to read more about this important film and to sign up for your FREE ticket.