LCS teaches Core Virtues. Generosity, Honesty, Responsibility, and Service in the elementary grades; Perseverance, Loyalty, Forgiveness, and Integrity in middle school; Courage, Humility, Prudence, and Temperance in high school.
I have also been so impressed with the quality of character displayed by the upper class students whenever I have had the chance to observe around the school.
The school and the teachers truly care about the kids in their care. They care about what they teach and they care that each student is getting the best education and attention from them. We love the school and how involved we as parents get to be.
Loveland Classical School is a one of a kind educational experience!! My oldest son is in first grade and has always been a very voracious learner. As parents we have always been a little worried about him becoming bored or not challenged in a way that would nurture his amazing mind. LCS has been the best choice! He is excited every day! Departmentalization allows for fresh energy with each subject, exposure to a variety of approaches from teachers and in-depth knowledge in each subject. LCS sets up their students to be exceptional community stewards through the practice and implementation of core virtues. The teachers ask children to think and be active in their learning. The family-like community in this school is also another huge plus. Many of the teachers here go above and beyond their call of duty and provide many amazing experiences for their students on their "own time". These are things like civil war reenactments, classical nights, salsa dancing, madrigal dinners, socials and much, much more!! The teachers also participate in professional development on their own time, and unpaid! We are forever grateful that we have found LCS!
Having taught in a variety of schools over the last 17 years, I now find myself as a parent of a Kindergarten student. LCS has been a wonderful fit for our family. The high academic and behavioral expectations impress me daily. Emphasis is placed on character and virtuous living. The teachers see my child as an individual learner. Within the first month of school, we were asked if he could be integrated with students from other classes who were at a comparable literacy level. He absolutely LOVES having the opportunity to read with his friends in the 1st Grade class! Our family is VERY thankful to have the 'choice' of this school in our community!
Loveland Classical Schools strives to teach our students in a creative manner, offering the support and encouragement of all great schools. One of the teaching approaches which helps us stand out is the fact that many of our teachers have been experts in their fields before they became teachers. They bring a passion to their students which motivates learning. We are a newer school and still growing (bursting at our seams, actually), and we are humbly able to state that we have been growing and developing into a better school every year.
LCS is delighted to be an open school where we encourage parents to join us, assist us, and take part in many classroom activities. We love our community volunteers!
Loveland Classical School is an amazing place. I see students in the hallway exited about core virtues like responsibility and honesty in first grade! I also see the passion the teachers have for each and every student and their subject. Second graders can classify insects! It's amazing to see, I am so excited for my children to attend next year, and be part of this community as a parent of an LCS Lion!
My students have been at Loveland Classical Schools since the first year it opened. They could not be happier! They are learning how to learn at LCS. This school provides a core knowledge based elementary education which seamlessly leads to a classical secondary education. If you have never read or heard anything about classical education, I would highly suggest that you look into it. This style of learning is based on the fact that there is truth in the world to be sought after. The more that I learn about core knowledge and classical education, the more that I am satisfied that we chose LCS to be our school. I am so happy that my children are happy here, but really, even if they wanted to go to a different school, I would still choose LCS for them. It is worth it!
As a grandparent of an LCS student, my hat is off to the faculty, staff, and parents of the many hard-working students at LCS. The staff's commitment to education and to the general well-being of their students is simply wonderful to observe. LCS stands out among schools as an example of how we as a society can help to support and provide our children with the power of analytical thinking an important tool for their future success.
We have 2 students at LCS in 4th and 1st. What initially attracted us to LCS was their core virtues, core curriculum and classical teaching style; what has kept us here is not only the aforementioned, but mostly our kids love of *all* subjects from being taught by their 9 (each) passionate and enthusiastic teachers who teach the subject matter they love through the unique "departmentalization" approach in the elementary. Ask my 1st grader his favorite subject and he will say spelling. What other school can get students passionate about spelling? He routinely sounds out and spells words - complex words - at home on his own, and gets them right! LCS uses the Riggs program for reading/writing, and that seems to make all the difference. Ask my 4th grader, and she would say math. She loves solving the "algebraic" (2 or more unknowns) challenges given her, and does it using bar modelling! LCS teaches Singapore math which employs bar modelling to teach students to simplify complex problems through a clear, visual and logical methodology. We love LCS and can't imagine our kids attending anywhere else. Thank you, Thompson School District BOE, for offering this school of choice.