A private school in Charlottetown is experimenting with splitting classes up into all boys and all girls.

The two classes at Immanuel Christian School are made up of students from grades three to five. The small school was looking for a way to split the classes up, and splitting by gender seemed easiest.

The boys in Elizabeth ten Brink's class are enjoying it.

"I've been to four schools," said one student, "it's really fun having only boys around."

And ten Brink is finding there are benefits beyond students having more fun.

"I do notice them wanting to share more and give their ideas more freely," she said.

Down the hall the girls' class is enjoying the split too.

"Our last project we did paper vase with flowers and stuff, and boys would probably not like it as much," said one student.

The school doesn't know if there will be split classes next year.