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Lutz Learning Center

Private | PK-8 | 125 students

We are best known for Accelerated Education Program.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $125,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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Posted May 16, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to read the reviews of our school. Lutz Learning Center offers a very complex science based curriculum, with a strong focus on reading, cognition, logic, and leadership skills. Our goal is to keep all 125 of our Preschool and Elementary students at least two years ahead of their chronological level and maintain those standards as they progress through our program. It is because of the school's strong dedication to each individual child's success that we are wholeheartedly devoted to partnering our teachers, administration, and parents together to build the foundation of the child's education through top quality education in these formative years. We take great pride in the faith a parent places in our school in entrusting us with their child's early education each and every day. We are committed to providing our students with the best possible education and have extremely high goals and standards to be implemented. It takes a team of amazing teachers and parents who are passionately devoted to the development of the child as an individual to reach those goals successfully. Despite our very best efforts, we will never be able to please 100% of the people 100% of the time. We strongly regret when this happens but encourage others to not believe everything you read in a review, there is always a back story that is never appropriate to air in an on-line forum. We are willing to professionally share our side of any review, just ask. Additionally, we adhere to and maintain compliance with all federal, state and county laws, these things are not optional. To learn more about what is happening at the school, be sure to check out our Facebook page, our website, or call!

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Posted July 1, 2014

We have had our children enrolled at Lutz Learning Center ("LLC") for the past few years and we are continually amazed at the progress they are making on a daily basis. When we transferred our oldest to LLC at three years old he learned simple addition in his first week! He is heading into Kindergarten this fall and is reading unassisted and doing math that I would expect from a much older child. Our youngest child started at LLC at one year old. He was potty trained by his (amazing) teacher just after turning two. Now he is learning basic sight words, at two years old. We have found all of the teachers and administration to be wonderful and overly helpful. Our parenting style is very much in sync with the expectations (manners, behavior, etc) of the school, and I appreciate not having to continually try to teach away bad habits that are learned in the daycare environment. I have never felt as though any members of the administration were more focused on my money than on my children. In fact, they have been extremely flexible when I've needed it. We love LLC and recommend the school to all of our friends with kids. We will be a part of the LLC "family" for years to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2014

We have been a Lutz Learning Center family for 3 years now and would (and do) recommend the school to anyone with young children! The curriculum and attention provided to each child is top notch. By the mid point of VPK, my daughter was reading on a first grade level! The administration and the teachers have been so caring and genuinely concerned for each child and it shows in everything that they do. Five stars from the Brickner family!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2014

We put our son here for summer camp and were misinformed about their program. We were told this is a camp geared around academics, this is not the case, it is a daycare facility and was not structured around academics. They never returned emails or phone calls, please don't waste your money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2014

Don't bother learning anyone's name, they don't stay long. This school was a revolving door of teachers and a constant mess of unfinished construction. Our son came home telling us how he was being treated at school with classmates and it concerned us, as well as terribly upsetting our son. We tried to talk to administration but, we were constantly treated horribly while they did nothing about the situation. If you are looking for a center that actually cares about your child and not just your check this is NOT the place for you. This experience made our child afraid to go to Kindergarten and it broke our hearts to watch him go through it. It took a while, but thankfully now he enjoys going to school again, as long as we promise not to bring him back to his "old school" (LLC). I encourage you to ask around before you make a decision, we have encountered many families with similar opinions of this poorly run school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

My daughter attended the summer VPK program at Lutz Learning Center. She loved every minute of being there. I found the staff to be caring and understanding. Her teacher was excellent. My daughter reading ability skyrocketed after being there this summer. The field trips were fun,exciting and educational. The food that was provided for snack and lunch was "super good" according to my daughter. I would highly recommend this school. My daughter loved it! We were very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

The administration as well as the teachers have gone above and beyond for my children. My son is speeched delayed and I have seen him accelerate in leaps and bounds at this school where he would be lost in the public school system. I am very impressed with the level and vast array of learning that goes on at this facility even down to the toddler group. Elaine is always warm, professional and makes time to address all my questions and concerns whenever they arise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

Fabulous school! My son was enrolled in the preschool program for the 2012-2013 school year. When he first started school he didn't know the alphabet by sight or sound. By the end of the school year he is sounding out small words and reading to me! He was learning math and science and we are truly proud and amazed of his progress. The teachers and staff are amazing. They are friendly and personable and truly care about the kids. If you ever have a concern they would address it immediately and put your mind at ease. The other students all seem so friendly and well rounded. I can't imagine my child going anywhere else. We are so excited to see what this upcoming year has in store for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

My child is in Elementary at Lutz Learning Center. I am continually impressed with all that goes on in this school. My student's teacher holds a Master's Degree in Education and operates her small classroom of students at an extremely high level. This year alone I have seen amazing growth. I love how technologically savvy the classroom is (IPad 2's and computers for research) and all the fantastic field trips the class attends every month (Lego Land, Busch Gardens, blueberry picking) to bring their learning experiences to life. I like the warmth of the school (the Mother's day Breakfast was wonderful) and that parents are always welcomed to participate in class events and activities. The school even has a chef that creates all the students meals from scratch and the meal plan is included in tuition!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

We were so happy with this school for the first 2 years our child went there. Then they added the new part, rates went up and they ran teachers through so fast we stopped trying to learn their names. I never feel like our concerns are taken serious and we are just a check every week to them. I do not think this school is very good at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

When we started at this preschool we loved it, but as time went on we noticed it was more of a money maker to the owner than a learning place. There are new teacher very often and the parents are never told by staff of changes in teachers, we hear from our kids. When we got to the owners with concerns, we are treated like we are stupid for asking questions. I can tell the staff is not happy working there. I think this place is toxic for children and teachers. They built a new K-5 school and it just feels like we are paying the cost for it. Our rate went up and we got nothing but babysitting for our money. Half the school year was wasted and it is time our kids will never get back. I would not want anyone else to have their child be bounced around like mine was, I just wish I would of taken my child out before all this lost time had passed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

Lutz Learning Center has been a fabulous place for my son. He started there in their VPK class. We (The directors and I) quickly realized that wasn't going to work for him. One of the director's offered to try him in the K class. It worked out fabulously. He excelled at the top of his class! I was so thankful that they were willing to allow him to advance instead of leaving him where he was. This school year, due to funds, we had to transfer him to a public charter school. Because of his age, he had to enter a K class. The school made no attempts to work with him or challenge him even after informing them of his previous year of learning. I came to the directors at LLC and they informed us of a scholarship we could apply for as well as working with us to get him back to a place of accelerated learning. He is SOOO happy to be back and we are grateful for the challenged learning experience he receives there. We also love the homey atmosphere and the chef onsite who prepares all of their meals, healthy ones too! They do their best to outfit the school with the latest technology, i.e. ipads, etc. My son is even taking French this year! We LOVE LLC and all the opportunities it provides!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

We are so blessed to have found Lutz Learning Center! I pick up a happy child everyday, who is excited to tell me about what she learned at school. She is in kindergarten. This our first year at the school. The teachers and staff are kind and love children. They guild students to learn with gentleness and understanding. My child gets the attention she needs to excell! Our family is happy to be a part of Lutz Learning Center!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

I was referred to Lutz Learning Center from a good friend who had both of her childrent attend the school. After visiting 6 other preschools in the area, this one was by far the best! I loved the open classroom setting, the stations/centers they had for learning and the fun activities and learning experiences they provided to all of the children. My daughter's teachers have been very easy to communicate with and I love receiving a monthly newsletter/calendar so we are prepared for each week. My daughter loves going to school each morning and is a very happy child when I pick her up. Since Day 1 she has loved being there and learning. I highly reccomend this school if you are looking for a school that is family orientated, looks at each child and their level of learning, and puts the child's needs first. Thanks to everyone at LLC for making this a great year!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

After being referd to Lutz Lerning Center, we saw changes in our daughter. She was happy, talking, making friends, and best of all learning!!!!!!!! The staff and the teacher have been very welcoming. Overall this school is a great place for a child to learn and grow to become a promising individual in life
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

This school has a blessing to my daughter. After changing her school she comes home with a smile on her face and ready to tell me about her day. They are very welcoming to parents and parent involvement. The children are always learning from how a caterpillar becomes a buterfly to being entrepreneur. Lutz Learning Center has been the best change for our daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

LLC is an amazing school! My son has been attending LLC since he was 2 and he is now in Kindergarten there. We checked out about 6 or 7 schools when we were first looking and LLC by far surpassed all of the others. They really know how to challege your child and keep them constantly engaged. The kids learn by actually doing rather than just being shown something in a book. It is a very hands on approach to learning which allows the child to retain so much more than the traditional way. My daughter is 2 now and she has been attending pre-k there since August. Both of my kids LOVE it there. They always come home with a smile on their face which makes mom and dad happy to see!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

Finding LLC was a BLESSING for my son as well as my family.Not only have we watched our child succeed but we have as well.This school has an open door policy meaning if u have a problem discuss it or if u need help ask and they WILL TAKE THE TIME to do whatever they can.My child is in pre k but is on a 1st to 2nd grade level.We are constantly asked by other parents why our son seems so far ahead of other children and we can only give credit to LLC.There teachers take the time to work and care for their students.Some might say it's a little pricey but isn't any PRIVATE SCHOOL.If I had to complain about anything it would be that they only take 2yrs old and up because we have a 1yr old and I CAN'T WAIT till he can go to LLC.In my opinion this school EXCELS because of the environment,staff and owners as well as the outgoing support from all the parents.Don't believe what u read or hear go see for yourself and make your own choices.When your child blows your mind from their days experiences you will understand why its so GREAT. FYI...if u read the bad comments and what was said by an adult about a child u will see A ROTTEN APPLE doesn't fall FAR from THE TREE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

Lutz Learning Center is a wonderful school! We found this school by chance about 2 years ago and haven't looked back. The teachers are wonderful and the admistration is a pleasure to work with! We recommend Lutz Learning Center to everyone we know that has kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

Lutz Learning Center is an awesome school. Over the years, all four of my children have attended LLC. My youngest son who is in the first grade is currently learning French and computer technology, as well as all the core classes for that grade level. My family and I love Lutz Learning Center. We feel that the directors and teachers are devoted to providing a solid education to the children they serve. My son is extremely happy there, he loves his teachers, the staff and has made great friends. We are able to see his excitement when he learns new things, As he would say, my school 'rocks'. LLC has recently completed a building expansion project. And it looks totally awesome. We look forward to many more years at LLC. A true place to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

Very Happy Parent! My son is in his second year at this school, he will be entering their Accelerated VPK class this coming school year. I am more than impressed with the school, directors and teachers. I would have to strongly disagree with the other 2 ratings, the set up is different but it works! I constantly receive complements on my sons vocabulary and behavior, he is at and above the level of most 5 year olds I know and he is only 3, Lutz Learning Center is a great school and I would recommend it to any parent I know, actually I have.
—Submitted by a parent


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Origami club
  • Sewing/knitting club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:15 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Elaine Peverell
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (813) 949-5884

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Custom Science based Curriculum
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Montessori
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Hobbies/Interest Enrichment
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • 2:30 pk up for public school
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Equestrian
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Origami club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$2000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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621 Sunset Lane
Lutz, FL 33549
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Phone: (813) 949-3484

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