TM, it's not quite the same thing but when we first moved here, there were several little rural 3-room "community elementary schools", in addition to the larger one in town. Kindergarten was only in the main school. Each community school had one class of grades 1 to 4, one class of grades 5 to 8, and a Special Education room. My daughter and two other kids were the entire third grade! :laugh: :smile: :grin: And for her, it worked out very well. She and the other two third-graders all made good grades and they kind of pushed and challenged each other. She had transferred from an excellent parochial school in Florida and was ahead in many subjects so she was allowed to take her better subjects with the fourth grade rather than repeat what she had already done the year before and be bored.
She went to this school from the third through the sixth grade when they finally closed down and consolidated the community schools, and everyone was sorry to see them close. The kids loved it there! I wish my son had been able to go there for his first few years, but they had already closed them before he started school. He would have done really well there and would have been more challenged in with the older kids. But instead, he spent his first couple of years bored to tears!
Kind of weird to think about, but they could fit the entire student body, faculty, a driver and several parents on to one school bus for field trips!