I only have a child in this school who is developmentally delayed and would be considered "special needs". My child spends most of his time in the Learning Lab program classroom of the school with one head teacher, four aides and about six other kids. He goes into his regular classroom for about 30 minutes a day total and participates in PE with his regular class. While the Learning Lab teachers are very good he is not being mainstreamed with his peers during the majority of the day and I have been told this is not is his best interest even though every study ever done on children with special needs stresses the importance of the child being with their typical peers in the regular classroom as the preferred and best way to teach kids with special needs. I do not understand why a school or school system of this caliber is still teaching children with special needs in a self contained class instead of in the least restrictive environment with their typically functioning peers, like most good schools are doing now.
If you have a child with special needs I strongly encourage you to run as fast as you can from this school and this school system. We have a child with Down syndrome who is in the second grade and is very loved by his classmates and SOME of the teachers at LP. In Kindergarten we were blessed with a teacher who had a background in special education and she went beyond the requirements of her job to ensure that our son was included in the regular classroom activities. In the two years since kindergarten our son has been mainstreamed into in his regular second grade classroom educational activities for less than TWENTY MINUTES A DAY! The rest of the day he spends in a class with seven other children with various special needs, almost all non verbal. Our son can read, can write his name, knows his colors and shapes, etc...He is a human being with rights and protections from the federal government! This week I realized that both my husband and I had been removed over a month ago from our son's teacher's email list because our son "really isn't even a part of the second grade classroom. HIS OWN SECOND GRADE CLASSROOM!!!! I beg you to run way from this cesspool of discrimination.
Good school, amazing parent involvement, this is our first year, and we couldn't be happier we chose this school for our child. We have some concerns here and there, but we'll be able to comment more about it towards the end of the school year. We definitely feel very welcome, and our child's teacher is good and caring. The Principal is new, but what I have seen so far, he is very involve with the school and any issue that may arrise.
Great school, great teachers and outstanding community involvement. I have one daughter in the school and I cannot wait for my younger one to go there too. High standards and great principal. Lots of family participation.
All 3 of my kids go here and we love it more than anything!! I have a fifth grader and he doesn't want to leave for middle school!!
2 children in this school and its wonderful. I am very happy with the leadership at the school and the teaching staff. Bravo!
I've used this school for 7 years. It is the most private public school I've ever heard of. Parent involvement is exceptional. Teacher quality is high because of the active parents. The principal has an open door policy and it is used. Diversity is a little low since all students are socioeconomically the same. The facilities are only 8 years old but have been added on to twice already. The neighborhood feel is tremendous and driven by the school and its activities. Our teachers lack very little. Money, equipment, and supplies are not a problem here. The standards and expectations are high but the support is there. Most of the students walk or ride bikes. We are now building an adjoining middle school to open August 2008.
I am a former teacher and now a parent. I could not be more pleased with Liberty Park Elementary. The academics are incredible, the teachers are plugged-in and effective, and the principal is awesome. This mama is very pleased and looking forward to more great years ahead.
We have been very pleased with Liberty Park Elementary. My daughter has excelled this year. When she broke her arm, her teacher personally came to our house to visit her. I can not say enough about the academics. I think the test scores speak volumes. Parent interaction is encouraged. I rank the school an overall 10/10.
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