We have 2 kids at this school, Grade 1 and Grade 4. My 9 year old has been attending LCE since Kindergarten and we have been extremely happy. She recently went on an amazing 2 night trip to Orange County with her class, where they visited the Mission at San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point. My 1st Grader is doing chess club and the kids all get weekly art lessons, computer lab and music lessons. The teachers have been very approachable and happy to communicate either by email or in person. They also introduced pre-K last year. The PTA is very active. I would highly recommend this school.
La Canada Elementary - We have been at this school for 4 years and my children started at 1st and 3rd grade. We love the school, the district and the community. What other 5th grade class gets to go to Valley Forge and tour Philadelphia for hands-on learning? Fantastic! The PTA is one of the most involved and helps the teachers and school by raising enough money for teacher's aides, computers and school programs.
This is a great school with supportive teachers and staff. In addition, the parents of the children here are very involved and fully committed to giving their children the best education possible. In an environment of ever-falling state funding, the LCFEF continually raises several million dollars each year (from donations from the community) to keep the quality of this and other LC schools high. I believe that my child is receiving better education than he can from a private school education.
This is without question one of the best schools in the area. I have two children at this school and they both enjoy it very much. Where else are you going to find music, art, drama, computer class, full library, a 20-1 child to teacher ratio for third grade and below, Spanish starting in 1st grade... its truly an amazing place. Moreover, when you walk through the campus it is beautifully kept and you get a real sense the children and teachers enjoy being there. The PTA is an army of over 70 people, most of which are stay-at-home Moms with bachelor and masters degrees that basically put all they have into the school. Its a great community where the focus really is the child. Oh and field trips too!
I am pulling my children out too. The school does not respect or value parents concerns. The new PE teacher is very tempermental and benches the entire classroom for one child's misbehavior. The curriculum is based on getting the test scores up and not educating children.
It's okay. I might be pulling my daughter from this school. I'm not happy with their services.
This is one of the best schools in the country. Its like a private school, with all the academic and extracurricular rigor, plus the cultural and racial diversity found in the best public schools.
LCE is a good school but falls short in terms of teacher/child ratio given its reputation as an outstanding school. The principal, Yvette Ellis, is wonderful! She truly understands children and advocates for them. The school has tremendous parent involvement and support. The neighborhood is conservative and expections for the children are very high but the student population is less interesting than one would expect given the tremendous resources of the area. The onsight before- and after-care program, provided by the Child Educational Center (CEC) is amazing. The CEC knows how to meet children's needs as well as their parents'.
Excellent school in an excellent district with stellar on-site after school care. Many teachers live in the town, parents are very involved, and the community prioritizes academic achievement.
Outstanding school, school is renowned for its academic progress. Many available programs for children in the various grades. This school, like the others in the city, really pushes academics. From what I've seen, there is a great deal of parent involvement, which is wonderful to see and makes a big difference.
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