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7-12
Public charter
Gilbert, AZ
Students enrolled: 310
Before care: No
After care: No
 

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1120 S. Gilbert Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85296

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(480) 635-9400
(480) 635-1907
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Map of Learning Foundation And Performing Arts Gilbert address.
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
July 04, 2015
This school is by far the worst school you could ever send your child to. If you want a totally careless and useless staff and principal send them here. For example the principal and "counceler" have not a clue on what they are doing. From experience, the counceler makes no suggestions on how to proceed on your high school career. When asking about GPA and scholarships he simply said look at his website and gave no more advice. He also gave no advice on SATs and how to prepare when asked. Everything here is a home and I regret ever hearing about this joke of a school.

- submitted by a student
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
July 04, 2015
All of the same children are picked as the lead roles in performances. Favoritism? Yes.

- submitted by a student

July 04, 2015
This school is by far the worst school you could ever send your child to. If you want a totally careless and useless staff and principal send them here. For example the principal and "counceler" have not a clue on what they are doing. From experience, the counceler makes no suggestions on how to proceed on your high school career. When asking about GPA and scholarships he simply said look at his website and gave no more advice. He also gave no advice on SATs and how to prepare when asked. Everything here is a home and I regret ever hearing about this joke of a school.

- submitted by a student

March 04, 2015
I'm the mother of the child that wrote the unflattering review on February 28. My child has been an honor roll student, and is not a delinquent. She is highly intelligent. What is also true is that my child made some low test scores that contributed to her overall low grades this semester, not because the teachers did not submit her grades or do not their job. My child has attendeLFPA for five years during that time Mr. Vila and his staff have been instrumental in her educational success . Mr Villa and Ms. Inemer supported my daughter in getting into the ACE PROGRAM and she is also currently attending Chandler Gilbert Community College. All of the falcuty have been very supportive of my child even when she was not the most pleasant student to deal with. As far as students being picked for rolls in plays etc. it is irrelevant because my child is a talented guitar player yet, she refuses to participate. No person or school is perfect and I understand my daughter was upset however, in fairness she did not give Mr. Villa an opportunity to fix the problem. I would recommendLFPA for any parent seeking faculty that genuinely cares about the success and well being of their students.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2015
I am writing this review in response to the post on February 28, 2015. I am sorry to hear of this students current situation, but I can definitely say from our experience this is not the norm. Our children have attended LFPA for the past 5 years as well and all 3 have been on the Honor Roll. Our oldest is an above average student and Mr. Villa, the Principal, has gone above and beyond to make sure she has the classes she needs to enter college as a Sophomore. She will actually be graduation high school next year with her AA degree in hand. Also, in regards to the Performing Arts Department, being an arts teacher myself I can say that these teachers are top notch. Not only do they work endless hours putting on great performances, but they genuinely care about the students as a hole, not just when they are in their class. Maybe the students getting roles consistently has nothing to do with favoritism but everything to do with the students talent, hard work, dedication and ATTITUDE. The Performing Arts program is not for everyone, but if your child likes to sing and dance than do yourself a favor and look into LFPA!!

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2015
Mr. Villa is just a prop for the school to look better than what it really is. Mr. Rehm does more work than he does. Basically all of the staff is pretty disrespectful to students. I've been going to this school for about 5 years now and it has destroyed itself so significantly, especially this year. The teachers re don't do their jobs as far as updating grades. Anyways, the teachers don't do their jobs and I question if some of them are even qualified to be teachers. As of now, me being a student that has been consistently on honor roll since I first came here, due to the laziness of my teachers, it looks like I've been slacking off. ALSO, if you plan to enroll your child because of the performing arts aspect of this school, DO NOT. The teachers are EXTREMELY biased and always pick the same people for starring roles. I would never recommend going to this school. It's almost embarrassing to even answer the question, "where do you go to school?" Parents, if you are debating whether or not to enroll your child here, I highly suggest you not. I'm not a delinquent trying to rebel against society. I'm an honor roll student that is being failed by this school's education system.

- submitted by a student

October 03, 2014
The one thing about LFPA that makes it a negative experience are the parents. These kids worked so hard to prepare for the outdoor show, it rained and flooded the field where the show was originally scheduled SO instead of canceling and devastating the kids, the venue had to be changed. Due to those circumstances the parents should chill out and THANK the school for not canceling the show. My son has attending LFPA for 3 years and as of this year I pulled my daughters out of there old school (which I was an employee of) to attend LFPA. This schools offers amazing programs and specials for these kids. The teachers work hard and all pull together when push comes to shove! My son was one of the students in the dark singing last night when they lost power and guess what... I didn't act like I was in high school and throw a temper tantrum. I have seen tremendous growth with my son in his academics and his performing skills. I am very lucky to have found a a place where my children are encouraged to be themselves and allow active time out of the class room. For the parents that are preaching "favoritism" all kids had a chance to audition... Maybe this just isn't your child's thing.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2014
We have had our children enrolled at LFPA for over 4 years. Of course, there are challenges at any school, but as a parent who is highly involved at the school I would say the most challenging are the negative and complaining parents. This is a school that has a focus on the performing arts and one thing I have noticed are the parents who are trying to relive their so-called "glory days" through their children and that is nothing short of pathetic. They seem to be the ones complaining the loudest. The outdoor performance last night was not perfect, but neither were the circumstances surrounding the change in venue. The staff worked INCREDIBLY hard to make sure the children would be safe and still be able to perform since they all worked so hard. I do agree that parent involvement is lacking, but it has gotten better every year that I have been there. And it is only lacking because the negative parents don't offer to help they just want to complain. LFPA may not be a good fit for everyone, but if your child likes to sing and dance than you should definitely give it a try. When we are involved in our children's school in a positive way that is when our children will soar!

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2014
As a parent, i was excited about having my child attend this school. First performance tonight...first and foremost, the music teacher needs to be fired, nothing says poor vocal instruction like kids screaming in the microphones...ouch! Second...out on the high school basketball courts is where they decided to have the performance...not a gymnasium or auditorium where families can sit and enjoy watching their kids comfortably and actually visible. My kid was in the back...so i was off to the side, with my camera in hand...people decided to sit right behind me after i got positioned and i was asked to move...really? Im pretty sure proper organization and planning would have helped, but thats just me...ive only done real acting, music, and dance...so who am i to judge? :) BTW...my child is among the many that were not given an opportunity to have a solo due to favoritism...good job, not!

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2014
You know, I have to honestly say that the only thing I can't stand about this school is some of the parents. Our kids pulled together a last minute change to everything they were doing for the LFPA tradition of having an outside performance. I watched as the poor staff did their best to accommodate all of us parents in an area they weren't planning on using in an attempt to say "Let the show go on!" It's not the school's fault it rained so much that the field was flooded. I for one am just grateful I didn't have to sit in soggy grass! These parents that complain when all their kids don't get the solo parts like they're so entitled to everything! My kids didn't get a solo part. My kids NEVER get a solo part, and I for one have NEVER accused the teachers of favoritism. For those complaining that this wasn't held in the gymnasium. Did you ever consider the fact that we wouldn't all fit in the gym?! Why do you think they split the winter and spring shows by class and grade? Because the school has WAY more students his year. This show is an LFPA Tradition! Quit acting like spoiled brats and congratulate those amazing music and dance teachers for an amazing job well done.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2014
Things got so bad at this school that I withdrew my child close to the end of the school year. Best decision I made. The staff and principal openly discussed a confidential and sensitive outside family members medical concern among each other, and in front of students. This fueled a wildfire of rumors and bullying not only among the student body, but staff as well. In my entire life, I have never seen, nor heard of such behavior on the part of an education system. The principal is unable to maintain order or control among employees or students. Staff are not consistent with the curriculum from one class to another. It's a complete mess! Never send your child! The negative reviews coincide with what I've seen there.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2014
I do not recommend this school at all! My daughter really enjoys the performing arts which is why we chose this school, however, it seems to be the same kids over and over that get all of the solos and major roles in the performances. The teachers definitely play favorites!! The principal of the elementary school is very unapproachable!! Lastly...and this is a huge problem...There is absolutely no parent involvement whatsoever!! I attended a couple of the family lunch times on Fridays, and there were only maybe 4 or 5 parents in attendance! ! Same goes for the parties and field trips.....no parents!!! This school seemed more like a daycare center for parents that work!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2014
My children have been attending LFPA for 5 years. They love going to LFPA and I enjoy going to all their performances as well. Every school year LFPA is improving and it amazes me what they are capable of accomplishing. I am exceptionally impressed with the musical theater department and how well they can put together big-name broad way performances and have our students do they so professionally. This is a great place for a student to receive a good quality educational experience and a safe environment. My family is looking forward to the new state of the arts campus they are building next year.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2014
LFPA is a fantastic place for children to get their education. My daughter graduated in 2012 and my son is finishing his fourth year of attendance. The teachers at this school go the extra mile to give individual attention to their students. The math teachers at this school are the BEST! LFPA made a huge difference in my children's education. If you want a school that cares about your children, this is the one!

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2014
Our son is finishing his fourth year at LFAPA. We all love the smaller class size and that there is a dress code that requires uniforms. The school celebrates everyone's differences and encourages the students to be their best. We have seen no disciplinary problems or bullying. The teachers are caring and wonderful and the staff is attentive and always helpful. The principal is excellent. He cares about the students and their families and helps them to achieve success. He also encourages the students to look beyond high school and to set educational and career goals. At LFAPA, there are many opportunities for students to learn the various aspects of performing arts, whether musical performance, dance, theater, or stagecraft. For athletics, there are numerous PE options as well as after school sports teams. Overall we think the school has been a fabulous choice - one that offers a well-rounded academic program along with music, arts, and physical education. We wouldn't go anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2014
We've had the pleasure of having both of our sons at LFPA - Warner since it was combined with the Gilbert campus. We love the new campus with all of its impressive amenities as well as the new additions to their staff. The front office staff is so nurturing to our kids and polite and supportive to us. This is such a blessing because nothing is worse than a front office staff that's rude or apathetic. We have been so impressed with LFPA's newest principal! We absolutely loved the Gilbert campus principal so it was such a relief to find that she was just as amazing! There was an incident with our brand new kindergartner that she took the time to personally help our family through helping him to succeed. We've never encountered a more approachable hands on principal. The teaching staff at this campus goes above the rest. We didn't feel like our kids were being streamlined to learn how to take tests but rather that they were being guided along a new learning adventure. Both of our kids love to learn! Additionally, they love this school. If my kids are happy, WE'RE happy!

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2014
I don't have a review of this school but rather a question for parents and teachers. I have noticed that the AIMS scores are not very good. Is this school academically challenging? Do any parents or teachers have experience with their children attending an honors course here or a duel community college class? My daughter really loves the arts and wants to experience their musical theater and performance choir classes but she does not want to major in music or art in college, she wants to be an engineer. She will require higher level math classes to achieve her goal but I also want her to enjoy the arts. She will be in 9th grade.

- submitted by a community member

March 04, 2014
As parents, we are so impressed with the principal's leadership and the teacher involvement with the students at LFAPA. The new math teacher even stays after school 4 days each week to tutor and help the students who need extra help - at no additional cost to the parents. Our daughter is part of the choir and musical theater departments, and we just LOVE the spirit of excellence and commitment they teach our students to have towards each other. There is a real spirit of unity at LFAPA and it is school wide, from the admin staff, to the teachers and to the electives teachers. We love this school, but more importantly, our daughter LOVES this school!

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2014
This is the first year my children have attended one of the Learning foundation schools. I was a little disappointed in that they split the school at the beginning of the year and created a K-6 and 7-12th, but it has worked out pretty good. The teachers are caring and the Principle is a great leader. I have seen my child's grades come up from her last school she attended and I see that she is once again interested in doing things so kudos to the staff for giving her an environment that not only fun but educational. (I looked at about 10 different school when I found this one, and I am glad that I took the chance and picked it)

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2014
MY CHILDREN HAVE BEEN WITH THIS SCHOOL FOR 11 YEARS. I have seen this school grow and change, even with their most recent changes I feel that the school has the best interest of the students at heart. Building a new school from the ground up is difficult and they have done a great job of keeping the school mmission at the foremost of importance.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2014
My children have been with this school for a few years now. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the teacher and administrative staff. They have a wonderful open door policy for parent and student concerns. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking to have their children in a safe, friendly and happy environment!

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2014
My children have attended LFPA for 3 years now. They are all High School students there. They love the blend of academics and the arts. My son participates in the arts, but he is more excited about after school clubs; like the gamers (yu gi oh/magic) club. My daughters love the arts (musical theater/drama/choir/dance), but they also love participating in sports. Luckily, even though this is a smaller charter school, they find a way to offer the best of all worlds to the children. There is great parent involvement and a sense of community between the staff, administration, parents and the students. The principal is phenomenal and really cares about the students and their success! As a parent who cares about safety, acceptance, challenging academics, and a blend of physical fitness and extracurricular activities, LFPA is the right choice. They even participate in academic clubs such as the National Honor Society and they involve the students in Student Government and more. My only concern is the school lunch program. I understand the challenges with following the guidelines set by the Government for school lunches, but the lunches could be tastier and could include more options.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2013
I was a student here for 3years and I and am very pleased with the teachers but the kids here are terrible and only come back cause they get kicked out of normal schools a lot of bullying

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2013
My son is entering kindergarten this year. He has an IEP for behavior and speech. I enrolled him in this school before Summer began this year. Right before school started, they delayed school starting for 2 weeks and transferred my childs class/program to a campus almost 10 miles away from the campus I enrolled him in. THEN, the second day of school they called me to come pick him up because they were not able to get him to participate in the class activities. They had had his IEP for over 3 months - they didn't look at it until day 2 of the school year & they did not have the aides required or other required resources available to "deal" with him. They have been completely unorganized and unprepared - they assured me when I enrolled him in May and took him in with me to tour the school that they had capacity and ability to care for my child. Now they have apparently accounted for him in their IEP credit from the State, but have totally left me hanging looking for a school other than the public one he's assigned to. I am not amused!

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2013
This school is awesome. They have done a great job with helping my kids excel in every subject. They have strict behavioral standards and stop bullying attempts right away. The teachers are very understanding and they are open to meeting with you and talking about your student progress. The principal and office staff are friendly and caring and are always willing to help. They keep you informed of everything that is going on and do Random backpack checks to make sure the students have a safe place to be.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2013
School is good for the most part. They have a strict program for behavior. I dont mind the weekly packet of homework they get on monday and return it on the following monday. I dont mind the m-th book they need to read nightly with one page of homework. I DO MIND the 3 different websites that they make a K student do homework on weekly. Its absolutly TOOOOOOO much for a 5 year old. Besides the work on the internet is confusing and if you dont finish it all at once it makes you start all over again. It takes my 5 yr old a very long time to do this program. They dont realize that some of us are single parents who work full time jobs and do not have the time to get all this work done with thier child(ren). The school/state does NOT undertand this. Teacher told me its the state that makes the requirements. Ive spoken to other parents who have their children at other schools. They have not heard of such crazy and hard homwork especially for the K class. I will not be letting my child return next year. I cannot wait till the school year is OVER.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2013
My kids love this school. They have been coming for 3 year now and between Junior high and High School my boys have excelled. My daughter is in the 5th grade and has had some great teachers over the last couple of years. The performing Arts and the Karate are amazing. Will keep my kids in there until my daughter graduates High school.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2013
I cannot say enough great things about this school. My child has just blossomed here! I have never seen a principal like this one, he is accessable, caring and engaged...just as the rest of the staff and teachers are. If you have an opportunity for your child to participate in the after school dance/theater/singing groups, DO IT. The teachers who run these are amazing and the activities they can participate in are endless. Its a very family oriented, welcoming environment that encourages parent interaction. When I call the office, they know just who I am and who my child is. My only regret is not finding this place sooner!

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2012
I love the school and staff. My child has come a long way and I owe it to this school. I'm glad to know that Ms. Michelle, Ms Ramos are there and always willing to go the extra mile in and out of the classroom. Go check out the school and enjoy knowing that the teachers are what you want to have for your child. Thank you Ms. Michelle and Ms. Ramos for always doing your best.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2012
My son will be attending his 5th year at LFPA and will be entering the 11th grade in the fall. We have been very happy with the close family environment and willingness of the teachers to work with the parents as a team. My son has excelled personally and academically at LFPA and has gained confidence in himself during the teenage years when it is often very difficult to do. Larger school environments don"t give the average kids opportunities to shine where the smaller charter school does. The principal is very willing to work with the parents and the kids love and respect him. The highschool teachers are all top notch and have developed special mentoring bonds with each student which is so important as they go through their high school years. We feel very fortunate to have found LFPA and thank the LFPA team for making our school a great learning experience for our students.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2012
My 1st experiences with Charter Schools had left much to be desired. I am very greatful to have found this school. My children have been at LFPA for the last 4 years. Each year they get better. They have always been proactive and helpful. The principal is always willing to meet with you and address any concerns you might have. If your student starts having any struggles, either academically or socially, they are quick to contact you and and work with you as a team. I appreciate the family atmosphere and the education provided. My childrens AIMS scores have improved each year. They don't put up with continued disruptive behavior.....this is a learning environment and they take that seriously. They do, however, do their best to work with students and parents to resolve any issues and not only get the best from your student, but to provide the best for your student.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2012
My son was not happy in a traditional school setting, so I transferred him after Christmas to LFPA-Gilbert. So far we are both very happy with the change. His 4th grade teacher is one of the best he's ever had!

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2012
My Kids Love this school. They have attended here since it opened about 6 years ago.The teachers and Principal are very dedicated and caring. I love the small safe environment and enjoying watching my kids in the school performances. My kids love the great choices of electives to choose from. We highly recommend this school to everyone!

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2012
My daughter has always struggled with school and her place there. For two years she has been able to get the best of both worlds, singing/dancing/acting/music and academics. Here they provided additional tutoring in order to help her gain skills in math. I have seen a timid, talented young lady emerge from her shell and take her spotlight both academically and artistically. I am very impressed with the teacher who get to know these kids, the small classrooms, and the great parental involvement. I have found her home for the next many years until she graduates. Thank you LFPA!!!

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2012
I have three children at LFPA and I am so thrilled that we found a school that meets all of their needs! This is our third year attending this school and we could not imagine having our children anywhere else. My oldest is an 8th grader. He has some ADHD issues and was falling through the cracks at his other school. His grades were all D's and F's at his previous school, but because he wasn't a problem behaviorally, nobody seemed to care. Since moving him to LFPA he has blossomed academically and emotionally. His teachers have taken a sincere interest in him and have helped him to develop strategies to help his attention problems. The school has helped all three of my children to develop their love for the arts, which in turn has helped them develop academically as well. All of my children have received a lot of personal time and attention due to the small class sizes. They have also had the opportunity to get any extra tutoring in areas that they are struggling in. I look forward to many more years at LFPA and love the fact that they can remain at this great school until they graduate high school!

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2011
The academics are a joke. My child came to the school as a Kindergartener doing first grade work. The teacher did not care that all the work she did was review. The teacher does not look at each child and their performance. I am a teacher, at the public school system, and I look at each child's work and help them advance to get the most out of the educational system. Also my child came home with a red mark on her eye. She said that another child hit her in the face. I took a picture of the make sand sent it to the principal, I left VM with the principal and he does not respond. My child routinely gets picked on with this child and the principal does not care to respond. This school is lacking academics and encourages bullying and the teachers turn the other check and walk away. Please do not send your child to this school. I plan on pulling my child and putting my child in a public school.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2011
This school is a big joke, I am sorry that I enrolled my kid here and will not make that same mistake again. They misrepsented who they are and what they do, they ignore parents values and beliefs and they have the nerve to ask my kid to change her clothing and gave her clothing that was too small and left marks on her. Art is about freedom, this school is about comformity.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2011
Parents Please Read!!! We are so happy to have found a performing Arts school for our children! We too had an issue with our 14 year old son slipping through the public school sytem without much care from the staff. My Son is now able to participate in drama/dance/music programs that he otherwise would have been looked over in a larger school. I have a newly turned Sophmore as well as a newly turned 3rd grader and they are doing well academically the teachers hold them accountable which is great! I read in another review that a parent had a problem with a teacher yelling at a student now I do not think that this behavior is appropriate with the younger kids however we are human and anyone of us parents are guilty of doing the same thing to our teenager. Please keep in mind that some teenagers can be very disrespectful and if the only way to get the situation in line is to grab that students attention by raising your voice then by all means gain control. I know that as a parent of 5 children and three of which are teens and one of my teens got mouthy, I would not have a problem with them being yelled at if needed. Let's be careful to know facts and not listen to gossip. Thank U

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2011
I have been teaching science here at LFPA for 3 years and am thrilled with the quality of the current high school staff. The teachers are top notch and the new principal is phenomenal. With our accreditation approval of last year, we have been able to establish a National Honor Society as well as an honors component to our high school classes in addition to tutoring for students who need it. Science continues to excel with 10% of our high school students placing at the state science fair. It is a great, safe, fun school and one I will be proud to be a part of for a long time.

- submitted by a teacher

May 02, 2010
This school is a fake- they put it all out there as if they have it going on but.... the level of education is a joke- they have no consistancy. they fill in where needed with unskilled and uneducated people- when it is performance time- nothing else matters- education takes a back seat - performances are not better than a regular school- I wish I would have kept my 3 children in public school- I feel as if they have lost a lot

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 01, 2010
We were so thrilled to find a performing arts school to take our kids too. However, even though they do get to attend karate, dance, keyboard, sing, it is not what we expected. The BEST part of this school from my kids perspective is the keyboarding & karate. Unfortunately the education is lacking. They use books from the 70's and my kids are not challenged in the least. The classrooms are too small and there is constant contention with kids. More so than even in a normal school. The teachers seem unable to handle their classes or yet others yell and punish daily to maintain. The office is less then friendly and even the principal is not interested in what the parents have to say. The campus is not parent friendly and the performing arts part of the program is okay, but not great. Needless to say, we aren't returning.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2010
This is my child's second year at the Gilbert campus school. He is excelling better than we had hoped. As far as communication goes, I have never ever had a problem with speaking with a teacher or the principal. Parents need to understand that the principal is in charge of K-12 grades. She has a huge responsibility. I have read many of the reviews. I don't believe that religion is a problem at this school. They truly care about their students. I would encourage you to check the school out they are very friendly and caring.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2010
I have 3 children at the Learning Foundation Gilbert Campus, and I am proud to say that they have excelled greatly since they started attending the Learning Foundation last year. My 2nd grader now has self confidence thanks to their great Martial Arts Program. My 3rd grader has overcome her stage fright, thanks to the awesome drama program. My 6th grader is reading high school level books! I am so proud, of my children, and we love the Learning Foundation. We are looking forward to many more wonderful years here and can't wait to see what the future and the extremely knowledgeable staff will bring to our children s lives!

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2010
My high schooler was slipping through the public school system with very little notice. Since moving her to Learning Foundation she has become an A student who loves science and drama. She even sings around the house...its such an amazing turn around for her!

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2010
My son is in first grade this year, and he loves this school. He has had his struggles, as with most younger children, and I feel that at LFPA the parent teacher communication is awesome, and the second his teacher notices something that concerns her, she addresses it immediately. Then we decide on a mutual plan of action to help him with whatever he may be struggling with. Because we are always on the same page, and the teachers pay such close attention, his struggles fade fast. I also love that he gets that extra attention due to having a small class. Which is one of the reasons we chose a charter school! We couldn't be happier. Everything is well organized and he loves the extra curricular s offered here to. I sleep well at night knowing that my son is being well educated, thank you to all the staff at LFPA! You rock!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 11, 2010
Mixed review. My 7th grader is excited and learning. The upper level teachers seem to be high quality. My elementary age child is not well challenged and the teacher uses negativity and yelling to motivate the kids. When I have presented issues to the attention of the leadership, I am met with rudeness and condescension. My children love the school and my eldest now has a love of learning. An extraordinary boon. I would hope, however, that a better relationship with leadership can be forged and that issues are addressed rather than ignored.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2009
New 8 grader. 1st time excited going to school. Staff's positive & happy it's contagious. Wanted to drop out now excited about education. Every child should have at least one year of FAME in their life. Kudos

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 06, 2009
5 starts I have had my kids (3) at this school for the last 2 years...

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 03, 2008
my daughter is my life and her actions and spirit shows who she is, when she is at this school she is in heaven, loves to be there and excited to go, she loves to sing thats all she does and this school provides that for her, to see her smile makes me smile and the staff there is awesome

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2008
This school is great! Everyone is friendly and helpful from the office adminstration to the teachers. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2008
Amazing! This is the only way to explain this school! It has done wonders for my daughter and I can not thank her teacher Ms. Butler enough! The staff is wonderful from the time you walk in the door you feel welcomed!

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2008
This school is awesome. If you are actively involved in your child s education, you can t go wrong here. My son is reading almost at the same level as friends 2 grades ahead in public school. Whoever wrote the poor comment about too much homework It SCHOOL! there is suppose to be homework. I applaud the staff and teachers. I feel like my child is safe and getting a good education, which is exactly what I expect from a school. He gets a bonus with the added arts and performance roles. The campus is kept nice and I ve never had a problem speaking with any of the staff even on the spur the moment time frame.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2008
The Learning Foundation and Performing Arts school is a breath of fresh air. The teachers are caring, creative and Highly Qualified. The campus is spacious, beautiful and clean. The walls are covered in the wonderful talent of students in art, writing and research. You are invited to our performance Come see their production of: MOBSTERS INC. May 8th & 9th, Tickets $2 6:00 PM at our Gilbert Campus 480-635-1900 It is wonderful! My grandchildren and excelling in academics as well as self esteme. I highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
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May 02, 2008
My kids love their teachers and are at grade level for the first time in their lives. The district schools just promoted them even when they were behind. At Learning Foundation they are receiving the extra help they need, in a language they understand. Thank you so much for building my kids pride in themselves. They are eagar to raise their hands now to give an answer...because they know it!

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2008
I currently work for LFPA and couldn't be happier. The school offers exciting electives without lacking in core subjects. The staff is friendly, helpful and outgoing. We offer tutoring to assist anyone needing extra help with school work. The school educates in an envirment that is fun and welcoming.

- submitted by a teacher

May 02, 2008
I am a 10th grader at the school- I think it is easier to go to this school because it is a smaller classroom. I am able to get the attention of the teacher- I don't feel the peer pressure like when I was in public school. I am at level or higher in all my subjects where as in public school I always fell short. I have passed my Aims. The teachers challenge and push me to always be my best. I thank them for that!

- submitted by a student

April 28, 2008
I would like to say this is a great school. My kids love their teachers and have blossomed since they have been attending this school. My kids are part of the performing arts and love it. Let me say the performing arts program has really boosted their self esteem. The teachers have gone out of their way to help them in their academics. My son has brought up his reading by two grade levels. Keep in mind that we came from the district schools and they fell far below in assisting my kids with academics. I will be keeping my kids here until they graduate. I am so glad they go to 12th grade. Thank you Learning Foundation and Performing Arts you have been a blessing to my family.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2008
Please visit this school and spend some time in the classroom before enrolling your child. The school is lacking in academic curriculum. Unless your child is a rising star, academics are not a priority of this school. The school does not teach to individual differences, only the norm. The school is dirty, and run down. The buses are unrealiable and break down. They are friendly and nice, but they just want your child to go there, so they can get paid.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2008
I currently have my children at the Gilbert campus and could not be happier. They have a great staff of teachers who care about the education of children and are committed to the their success. My children have grown leap and bound in their academics. The performing arts program is outstanding. The drama department has givin the students the chance to perform in plays for the community and to experince things that I could never afford. I would never put my children anywhere else. The children come first at this school, and we have never been happier. We love this school. A very happy parent

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2008
If your child is a poor achiever and needs extra help because they are behind, leave this school behind. Further, if your child is advanced and gifted, attending this school will be the worst gift for them. All in all it is a school put together by friends who share common beliefs (religion) and goals (money). The children come second, the learning last, and of course first is pleasing the parents to ensure the student stays in school i.e. money.

- submitted by a community member

March 13, 2008
I will be pulling my kids out of this school when the school year has ended. My kids seem to get an enormous amount of homework to complete each night. in comparing the curriculum to others schools in the valley, my kids are about a year behind. Sure the staff is friendly as long as you don't question anything that they do. I have called and left messages to speak to the principal and several different teachers and cannot get anyone to call me back. I have sent letters in with the same reponse. I have physically gone into the school and was told that someone would get back to me, however I am still waiting.....

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2007
Great School. I love the teachers and staff the Principal or Leader is Great always friendly and always alert. I think they had a rocky start and I am sad to see some teachers did not return. They have really improved..one thing I don't like is there is never homework, and compared to other schools my son is a little behind in subjects. As a parent you have to take control so we don't stop at school we study at home as well.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2007
I currently teach at this school and love the family feel and support I receive from administration and parents. We work as a team to see that the children come first. They are our focus. Every staff member is committed to helping each child reach their potential and succeed. The preforming arts focus in conjunction with strong academics make this school a great choice. I wish this school were available when my daughter was younger. She would have thrived in this friendly supportive environment. I would highly encourage parents and students to come see what we are all about. I know you will like what you see!

- submitted by a teacher

June 26, 2007
Their rules are rigid, and benefit only the efficiency of their operation, not the child. Bullies push other children around, and the people in charge condone the actions as 'the child needs to learn to deal with these situations'. There is no 'Performing Arts' program as the name implies. There are no sports, or other organized extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2007
This school is amazing. My Son loves to goes to school every day! That is amazing in itself. He loves the teachers and is finally excelling in all his subjects. He especially enjoys the Musical keyboards and Ceramics class he has taken and has brought home beautiful artwork for my home. Thank you for creating this terrific answer to my prayers!

- submitted by a parent

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Learning Foundation And Performing Arts Gilbert
1120 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, AZ  85296
(480) 635-9400
Last modified Learning Foundation And Performing Arts Gilbert is a Charter school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Learning Foundation And Performing Arts Gilbert Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 72 reviews. Top