By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
Puffy cotton clouds hang suspended from string crisscrossing a cozy and colorful classroom on the second floor of Christ’s Harbor Church in Laguna Vista. Cheerful instructional aides depicting the alphabet, currency, calendar months, numbers and other bits of information decorate nearly every available space along the walls, while the center of the room is occupied by pint-sized desks and chairs.
The upstairs space of the church building is comprised of three such classrooms, along with a state-of-the-art computer lab. Signs of a kid-oriented space are everywhere, even the stairway leading up to the learning space, which features a Dr. Seuss quote.
It’s a small school, though, and a relatively new one, at that. This past school year, only seven students were enrolled. Two teachers guide students from kindergarten through third grade. The school is eager to continue providing a learning environment that capitalizes on a small student-teacher ratio balanced by a rigorous curriculum backed by faith teaching.
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