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The Logan School for Creative Learning5
Posted May 01, 2015
- a parent
An exceptional school! Logan fosters an infectious enthusiasm for learning and discovery, inspired encouragement for expression, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, exemplary support for furthering sensitive and thoughtful dealings with others, all along cultivating a sense of personal responsibility in the students. Logan offers a challenging and individualized approach to education with dynamic field trips and hands-on learning. The teachers and staff are highly qualified, dedicated and caring. They effectively uphold the school s values: empowering children; opening doors; fostering responsibility and independence; fostering care and concern for others. The teachers work with each child according to personality, learning style, interests and strengths and weaknesses. Our daughter has been challenged and supported in just the right balance according to her nature, interests and developmental capacity. The teachers have helped her build on her natural gifts while thoughtfully guiding her to take responsibility for some of her weaker areas. The community of families is dynamic and welcoming. The Logan environment is stimulating and sustaining. We are grateful to be here.
Logan provides a phenomenal education for gifted, self-directed learners. The environment is one of independence, safety, responsibility and respect. Children learn how to take charge and be accountable for their work and their behavior. Expectations are rigorous. Perhaps the most significant takeaways for us after seven years at the school are the critical thinking skills our child has learned, the confidence our child has in her abilities, the self-evaluation skills she has gained, and the resilience she has attained, learning that even when she does not succeed, she can persist, improve, and soar higher next time. Also great opportunities for the performing arts in upper grades, decent language instruction, and increasing physical education opportunities. The student environment is challenging and supportive of each other, with very little bullying (that is never tolerated when it occurs).
There are a lot of great things about the school but also some really troubling things like lack of basic math facts education and lack of basic Englsih grammar and vocabulary learning. No tests sounds great but teachers and students aren't held accountable and kids have a hard time transiitoning to other schools. I found that the same hands on experiental trips can be gained at free charter schools and the cost for the same trip is about half of what The Logan School charges.
Logan is a wonderful place for a child to attend school. The school emphazises the process of learning and ways to love that so that children become active learners beyond the school. The children also learn to take responsibility for their work and the quality of it, even in the youngest grades. The school is big on respect and tolerance. The teachers we have had so far have been fantastic and the administration does a good job of making itself available for feedback from parents. We feel that our children are getting an amazing education there.
The Logan School is amazing. The parent community, the student body, and the staff all work together to create an incredible place for children to explore and learn. This is truly a unique experience. My children are excited for school every day!