lavilla school of the arts is the best there is....I sent my son to private school all through elementry..I personally the education was as good as any private school in the city. My son found his nitch at Lavilla, his self-esteem was able to flower. By the far the best middle school in Jacksonville.
I have been going to lavilla for 3 years now. lavilla rocks! lavilla has all you will ever need.
I love this school. I have been going to it since I was in 6th grade and now I am in 8th and going Douglas Anderson School of the arts. And I love the fact that I can do my art (dancing) and keep up with my academics. So instead of working one side of the brain and can work both. Which makes you a much more well rounded person and have alot more career options in your life.
The school and population are very amazing. I'm always exciting to be a part of such a talented group of people. But the administration seem to get overwhelmed sometimes and it makes things harder to get done. So they have to rush situations that take time. That is not always the case thought. It rarely ever happens, but when it does, stress levels are high around campus.
This school is an excellent school and has a lot of academic help and has a lot of after school stuff like team up, tutoring.Grade recovery and many more
It as an awsome I school!!!!!!! I love it their!!!!!! I don't want to leave for D.A.!!!!!
I love LaVilla, it is great 4 every kind of person, it is a great program for talented kids.
Ive been a student at lavilla for three years now and i think its ok. If you really love your arts area, you should go here. I have been in art, drama, chorus, and my major, creative writing. The math and language arts teachers are very good. The arts area teachers are ok, often if you try to contact them, they will not anwser you back. Great school to go to if you want to go to douglus anderson high school ( lavilla's feeder school). I personally am going to attend stanton college prep because i found myself growing bored of attending classes for my arts area for three years in row and dont want to go to da for another 4 years of it. If you go to lavilla, make sure you love your arts area. Best school ive ever attended. Horriable school lunches. Hehe. No uniform is great!
LaVilla is 10 in my book for middle schools. It is well funded, an 'A' school, has excellent arts area teachers and great academic teachers. It has a dedicated staff who work hard to make the school not only academically, but artistically and to help the students well rounded individuals.
My daughter has been going to LaVilla Middle School for two years now...Best choice we made !! Good school, good teachers.....for good students.
My son has been going to Lasota for 2 years now. I must say that this year has been the worst year. If your child has any type of behaviour problems this is not the school for them. I feel like my child gets referrals for breathing the wrong way. They look for my son to get in trouble. As far as the academics,teachers do not contact you. I initially was very happy when he was accepted here but I do not think he will go here next year.
My daughter has attended LaVilla for three years and it saddens me to see her leave such a special school. She was in the gifted program where all of her teachers were incredibly pleasant and challenging for the students. My daughter also branched socially outside of the gifted program; meeting friends through art or PE classes. Though the physical education program lacked proper resources, it was perfectly adaptable and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it. The student body of course has its differences, but I found the kids could all connect through their art. LaVilla is a school full of normal kids that enjoy music, or dance, etc. Its the best place to go if you are serious about your arts area, but you shouldn't feel intimidated. My daughter has many friends that take beginner courses and love it. LaVilla was the best choice.
Wonderful arts electives, interesting and insightful academic courses. Great parent involvment. Would like to see a greater celebration of diversity, as American art is so very rich due to the contributions from such a diverse poplulation.
Teachers really care about the kids. Strong arts classes. Can be difficult to balance academics and arts schedule for the student and parent. Minimal gym class and no sports at all.
Great choice for arts areas -parental booster support is lagging at times...not for the timid student,but a wonderful opportunity for the creative ones to grow their talents. Parents need to monitor schoolwork as with any academic program.
Band program is superb; many levels of instruction offered in academic areas. Kind, capable teachers. Nice students. Students who don't do assignments and fail may be asked to return to neighborhood schools.
My child's art is creative writing. So far she really likes school and most of her teachers. Been on one field trip already this school year. I've only paid $40 for the yearly activity fees.
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