At BFA, all instruction is one-on-one or in small groups. This individualized instruction sets us apart from the typical high school and confers huge advantages on our students.
Individualized instruction allows students at BFA to work at their own pace, proceeding more deliberately through challenging material, and moving quickly through material they grasp more easily. Most of our students find this a welcome change from the traditional classroom setting, where instruction proceeds regardless of an individual student’s comprehension, often leading to confusion when a course is moving too quickly, or to boredom when it is moving too slowly.
Our teaching approach also fosters strong relationships between our students and their teachers and advisors. At BFA, the adults aren’t just teachers; they’re role models, whom students grow to trust as partners in their education. Individualized instruction means that BFA students can’t hide in the back of the classroom. But more importantly, they don’t want to.
Our method of individualized instruction extends to the advisor/advisee system. Our students meet daily with their faculty advisors, who help students plan each week’s work, closely monitor student progress, and are in weekly contact with parents.