The Skutt is a nice kiln. I have used it for years. Easy to get parts when
you need to get them. Seriously think about getting one with a computer
control system. It's really nice to be able to program a schedule into the
kiln , walk away and not think too much about the firing.
Don't forget about a venting system. We currently are using an envirovent
on our computerized kiln. It's great!
How many students do you have? The size of the kilns vary alot and your
choice of kiln would be tied to the number of students in your program.