This school has taken a significant downturn over the last three years. The administration is inexperienced and lacks integrity when it comes to doing what is best for the students. The administration boasts about the success of the school but standardized tests and school administered benchmark tests show otherwise. The majority of the staff is inexperienced, unlicensed, and lack a background in education. These is also huge staff turnover every year. The school claims to be a classical school but if you compare it to a classical school like Ridgeview, LCS looks just like every other neighborhood school. The school needs a significant overhaul of curriculum, staff and administration. Until such time as the extensive problems are remedied I would caution any parents who are considering this school.
The school has no real leadership. The principle is inexperienced and a "yes man". He will tell you exactly what you want to hear but will not follow through with his promises. The assistant principles simply follow the principle and will not stand up for or do what is best for the students. There needs to be a change in leadership for this school to turn around.
Teacher are inexperienced with little to no background in education. The teachers aren't required to have a teaching license to work at then school and are therefore not required to have a background in education. The administration claims that the teachers are subject matter experts and are therefore more valuable than licensed teachers. Based on the poor test scores it seems apparent that these subject matter experts are not effective teachers.
My son has been attending LCS since it's opening year and is currently a fifth grader, my daughter in second. My son has enjoyed most of his teachers and enjoys learning. The curriculum is exceptional and staff work hard to bring enjoyment of their subjects into the classroom. Fifth grade has been a bit more difficult for him as the CC (Classroom coordinator) was new to the school this year and had difficulty keeping structure in the classroom., for this reason, I took off a star. However, we know that LCS has had huge success having CCs in the room (departmentalization) and so our hope is that those new CCs will have a better understanding of their roles as CCs for the next school year. LCS offers many after school opportunities for kids 5th and above. I would say that the Great Schools score is incorrect "5/10" since the school provides many after school activities and sports. As a parent that continually wants to encourage my children in all they do, to persevere when things become challenging, and to be a person of virtue and great character, I am pleased with the focus LCS has on character education. We are happy to be a part of the LCS family! If I could ask anything to be worked on, it would be to bring back the quality structure classrooms had in it's first 2-3 years of operation. Thank you to the outstanding staff that care deeply or our children!
Our son is completing his first year at the Loveland Classical Schools high school campus. It has been a WONDERFUL year for him. There is an atmosphere of respect and acceptance at LCS that is refreshing. The teachers are passionate about teaching while engaging and encouraging each student to reach their best potential. The administrative and teaching staff have been so supportive and encouraging. The student body has been very welcoming and inclusive. We’ve appreciated the built in study halls and after school academic support. Not only is there an emphasis on high academic standards, but developing the whole child and moral character development is a major focus as well. The twelve Core Virtues of Responsibility, Honesty, Generosity, Service, Perseverance, Loyalty, Forgiveness, Integrity, Courage, Humility, Prudence, and Temperance are taught, demonstrated and incorporated into the curriculum of academic excellence. We are grateful for LCS, the dedicated staff and the opportunity for our son to be a part of this student community.
Gerry and Allyson Hernblom
Best school in Loveland, CO!!! The teachers care deeply for each student. The parents rally together when there is a need for volunteers, supplies, fundraising, student activities. It's a family! PLUS they are the only school in Loveland that is NOT COMMON CORE!! We teach Singapore Math making it an easier transition into higher math concepts. We use Riggs (phonics) to teach children how to read. This helps with unfamiliar words as they grow. We teach critical thinking through the use of seminars (group discussion) and everything centers on using source documents! My 5th grader can still recite the Preamble to the Constitution that he learned in 2nd grade! Now he is learning the Gettysburg Address. The Civil War Reenactment and Ball are yearly highlights, too! Our kids are thriving, we love the structure and the culture of respect. Come check them out if you are seeking a new home for your student! They have monthly open houses that really give you a flavor of our school.