A school which provides education year-round is more beneficial to students' education, teachers, and the school itself, as opposed to a school with a traditional nine-month calendar and three-month summer vacation. Year-round schools benefit students by providing them with continuous instruction all year and allowing for smaller class sizes, and therefore more individual attention for each student. In a nine-month calendar school, the learning must be fit into one period of time with no breaks, and class sizes are larger, which means less focus on each student in class. Year-round schools are a great opportunity for teachers who want a more flexible schedule and a better work environment, with less stress and higher morale overall. Traditional nine-month schools have rigid schedules with less opportunity for adjustment, and teachers also exhibit higher stress. Lastly, year-round education betters the school by creating a happier environment for learning and providing more money for teachers and classroom materials. A nine-month school operates on a tighter budget and breaks throughout the year do not occur often enough for optimal relaxation. The nine-month calendar is not a viable choice when compared with a year-round calendar in terms of education for students, teacher satisfaction, and advantages for the school.