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Class Sizes


Small classes provide the opportunity for teachers to learn to know each student and their learning preferences. Some students demand individual attention because they are determined to excel. Other students demand individual attention because they struggle. Others are pleasant but quiet and not demanding at all.

These are the ones that can easily slip through the cracks in large classes. At St Mary’s DSG classes are restricted to 25 students per class (26 in exceptional circumstances). In the senior grades, classes are on average 15 students per class. St Mary’s DSG strives for optimal student learning and development through small classes where students are known by their teachers.