Small Learning Community
This pattern takes the finger plan and makes whole so that students occupying an SLC (in a finger arrangement or any other such separate grouping) can truly feel that they belong to that SLC.
For this to work, each SLC meeds to be somewhat complete. The best way to achieve smallness is to make the school itself small — so that the SLC and the school refer to the same thing.
To learn more, order The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools (Nair, Fielding)