Strategic Approaches to Launching Multi-Grade Schools
A Guide for New School Model Designers and InnovatorsA Guide for New School Model Designers and Innovators

Are you leading a high school design startup effort? Conventional wisdom is to open with a single grade and add a grade each year until you reach full enrollment. This guide offers you a preview of some of the opportunities (and challenges) you can anticipate if you take the path less travelled, and launch with multiple grades. Take a tour through some of the strategies we recommend. Our goal is to help you turn both challenges and opportunities into realized strengths, as you plan for opening a new school with multiple grade levels.

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