Multi-grade classrooms provide a variety of benefits to students. As new lessons are being taught to older students, lower grades benefit from the exposure of new concepts at an early age. Older students benefit as knowledge of previously taught concepts are continuously reinforced and built upon, which fosters critical thinking skills. As new ideas are being explored, both upper and lower grade students increase their exposure and can deepen their understanding, allowing them to progress at a faster pace. Multi-grade classrooms also allow the teacher to create a learning plan tailored to fit each child’s individual needs and help them reach their highest potential. Beyond the academic benefits, multi-grade classrooms allow for more social growth as well. Older students learn to lead and be role models, while younger students mature as they interact with their older peers.