ITs hard to express why this is such a special school, you just have to experience the community, the VERY involved parents and the amazing staff we have here. I have a son who went through now at JAMS< and a 2nd grader . The diversity of this school is what makes it so special, children learn empathy and community. If you go WRLC , you definitely have to be a part of the PTA , so you get involved with the school activities and the parents. This is a huge part of the school. We have an ART teacher, music , science, and a math magnet. Wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
All my children thrived at this gem of a school. The community feeling here is special, many of the staff and parents and grandparents attended this school.It is a school that many years ago received a 10 year Annenberg restructuring grant, which was wisely used to create a learning community environment. This is one where the staff works together in a highly professional manner to constantly improve their teaching practices based on best practices and a consistently supportive learning environment. My children all went on to great colleges, proud that they went to Rogers. I know the school has only become even better.
This is a wonderful neighborhood school and we are so blessed to be a part of it. Will Rogers Learning Community is a STEM school with all you could ask for, great teachers, great support staff, diversity, community and the best kids around.
My daughter is in Kindergarten here and although I didn't plan on being at this school I am so incredibly happy we ended up here at our neighborhood school! There is a great family environment, wonderful teachers a new amazing principle that truly cares and is taking measures to continue to improve the school in every area. To is a STEM focused school, of which I knew nothing about before and now am so grateful my kids are partaking in this inquiry based learning style. I have joined the PTA and am active alongside an real unique and diverse well rounded group of parents who truly have made me feel at home and show tier passion for the school!
I bcame a single dad in 2009 with my daughter in 2nd grade and my son in 1st grade. Both of the children had been living with mom since our divorce. Mom was no longer able to care for the children and moved 3000 miles away. Both children were emotionally devestated. My financial situation was nothing to be desired so my only option was to entoll both kids into the local elementary school. That school happened to be Will Rogers Lealrning Community. Within a few weeks I began to realize our good fortune! Teachers and administration were contacting me to come by and discuss our family's situation. The kids were given CREST afternoon program. We were referred services onsite and off. No one ever gave up on my kids and the whole child approach has transformed my two children into successful learners who enjoy school, music, sports and best of all, to be good friends and good citizens. If you live in the neighborhood, don't even think about sending your children elsewhere! No amount of money or standardized test scores will give your child and your family what Rogers will give you. 5 stars+!
Will Rogers Learning Community is outstanding. We are so happy to be at our home public school and can actually walk to school. The teachers care about all the kids in class and want to see all succeed. The community of parents and business leaders continue to support the school through many outstanding programs; science, art, music and P.E. all start in kindergarten. The school has a Green Team that supports "greening the school" with the help of the student body not just parents...so it is a true team effort...and a learning experience. The PTA is a strong supporter of the curriculum, facilities improvements and the over well being of all the families at Will Rogers. My kids love to go to school!
My child was supposed to go to another Santa Monica Elementary school; however, I was so impressed with Will Rogers, I made the switch. I'm so glad we did! Excellent teachers, a fabulous principle that knows parents and children by first name, STEM, Ipad lab, Art program, music program, the list goes on. The community is great as well with a strong PTA. Don't let the test scores fool you. This school has so much to offer!
Wonderful teachers, staff & committed parents! stem program is great, with a full time science teacher. 2 new iPad labs, plus a desktop Mac lab. Art and science too! We have 3 kids here & couldn't be happier with out sweet school!
This is a great school and im proud to say I once came here because the teachers are incredibly nice and it has alot of activities and an ipad lab it is an amazing school I love it its like my second home.