Is the One-Room Schoolhouse Coming Back?

What is a Microschool?

What is a Microschool?

highlands micro school

A purposefully small school typically with the following characteristics:

  • led by a trained professional or group of professionals
  • offers flexible programming
  • consists of mixed age class or classes with 15 students or less
  • focused on meaningful, sustainable, whole student learning


Some other words used to describe a microschool might include cottage school, one-room schoolhouse, co-op, hybrid school, blended learning center, learning center, parenting program, alternative school.


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