Larchmont Charter is a phenomenal school and deserves this! I've always been impressed with the attention they give their students.
We are very lucky to be at this school. My son loves going to school every day and the education is top notch. His test scores came back above average in all subjects. This school rocks!!!!
I am the proud father of a daughter who thrives at LCS because of its nurturing environment. LCS is a phenomenal place for children to learn and grow.
Larchmont Charter is great on so many levels, but one of the most important is the fact that it gives students a lifetime love of learning. The teachers, TA's, adminstration, board and parents all come together to help create one of the best learning environments I've ever encountered. It's the best school ever!
The harmonious balance of subjects taught and the community involvement are outstanding qualities that my grand-daughter greatly benefits from.
LCS is a wonderfully diverse school with an active, motivated parent body that works hard to support the school. The school has managed to keep class size small, teachers aides in the classrooms and a full slate of enrichment programs, despite severe budget cuts.
We moved our child to LCS this year, when 24 spots opened in the 4th grade. It has been a huge adjustment. We were very excited about placing our child in a constructivist learning environment, after spending years in a more traditional setting, but unfortunately have not witnessed the level of constructivism we had hoped for. California budget cuts caused staff layoffs, including teachers, teaching assistants and specialists. Parents spend the entire year fundraising and volunteering 50 - 75 hours per family to ensure the school can operate, since as a charter school it is only partially funded by the state. For the most part, the teachers and families are great, but it is a struggle being at a school that is so understaffed and underfunded, and at times chaotic and disorganized.
After spending 4 years at an over priced private school, we were concerned that the move to a free school would compromise our son s education experience. We thought, You get what you pay for. We braced ourselves for what would come. Instead, it ended up being the best education decision we ever made. Academically, socially, athletically and artistically, he is thriving way beyond what he was previously. Hard to imagine that a school that offers so much could possibly be free! We have recommended friends from the over priced school, who have had the same experience that we ve had. No wonder the waiting list to enroll is so long. Thank you Larchmont Charter School.
We love Larchmont Charter. Charter schools aren't for everyone. You have to be open to change and willing to give your own time to the school, but accepting those things fosters a greater involvement in your child's education. All this parent involvement creates a real sense of community and ownership that very unique in a public school. The teachers are very passionate and seem to really care about their students. Yes, there have been bumps in the road and there will be many more, I'm sure. But the overall experience has been a great one.
I moved my daughter from a traditional private school which had extremely high academic standards. My older daughter had been through this school also so I was in the unique position of comparing 'apples for apples'. Larchmont Charter is not only comparable but it achieves its goals through a dedicated, vibrant, highly qualified staff. My daughter has gone from loathing math, and not having an option to approach it from a different perspective,(her old school) to loving math. With Larchmont Charter she scored 100 percent in two of her math modules in the state tests. That is remarkable. But there is more. She is well above grade level in reading and comprehension and is still encouraged to excel in this area. For math she started in a group that was struggling but with the love and dedication of the teachers she 'gets it' now and is doing brilliantly. I love LCS!
I am happy I transferred my child to Larchmont. Although his educational foundation is traditional, he has flourished in a constructivist environment. He loves the hands-on experiences. He loves his friends. I've also developed great relationships with other parents. The school staff is also extraordinary.
terrible school. stay away at all costs. not organized. spoiled and undisciplined children. frivolous spending. great ideas, great on paper, but the execution of everything is shameful.
I have a child in kindergarten and we are thrilled with this school. I wish I were 5 and could go back to school. We love the Primary Center (K/1) in West Hollywood and have been really impressed with the teachers, atmosphere & parental involvement. We feel very lucky to be part of this amazing community!
LCS is an awesome school! As a founding parent, we're so happy to see the dream of this school realized. Our 3rd grader enjoys attending and we enjoy the benefits of the community (great teachers, admin. staff, enrichment, location, curriculum and philosophy). Truly an example of what free, public education should be for all children in Los Angeles.
Larchmont Charter School is an amazing school. It offers enrichment classes every week such as art, music, physical education, swimming as well as all of the academic classes . The teachers are incredible. The campus is beautiful. My children are so fortunate and privileged to be part of this community and wake up excited to go to school each day. I can't say enough good things about this school and the education they are receiving. We are so grateful to be a part of it.
We moved our kids from private school and have been floored by the dedicated teachers, fabulous extracurricular activities and wonderful, warm community. What a great, great example of what education, whether public or private, should be!
We are so proud to be part of this amazing school. As a founding parent, I am thrilled to see the school thriving!
This school provides a lot of academic support. The teachers are wonderful when it comes to your childs learning they are very involve and always willing to help.The enrichment programs are great, there are a variety of enrichment activities. And PE is offered more than once a week for al classes. Parental involvement is great anywhere you look you will see parents helping out. Which leads to the teachers being able to concentrate more on their students.
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