My two girls began at Landmark in 1st and 4th. We moved to Fayette County for the schools and found that the education was good but there was no personal connection with us or our children. In order for a child to reach their potential there has to be a connection between the students and the parents with the teacher. We found that at Landmark and our girls have soared. My oldest is now a junior at UGA with excellent grades and the Zell Miller Scholarship still in tact. She entered as a sophomore because of the college credit earned in Landmark classes taught by Landmark teachers. She is in the world in Athens and experiencing college life but not of the world. Her peers in her sorority respect her integrity and she has become a leader. Landmark delivered on everything we hoped for and blessed my husband and I as well. Is it perfect? This side of heaven no school will be. But, Landmark was the perfect school for our girls and our family. Schedule a tour and you will see why Landmark is a stand out in Christian education.
I would like to thank Coach Thorn, one of the founders of the school, who still coaches track and cross country in his 80's. The most recent state championships brings the track and cross country total to 35. He is the rock this school was founded on and his values and principles still guide all who work here. Character is the key that unlocks a life of fulfillment and service. He has modeled that every day of Landmark's 27 years.
Each teacher brings something unique to the table. Every personality teaching style varies. While students may have styles they prefer learning how to be a good student in each environment is an essential life skill that will translate into their college and work careers later.
Having been a parent at bigger, older, perhaps more prestigious prep school before now, I would definitely recommend Landmark to a Christian family with an eye on college for their child. This is the fifth year for our two children and they have been blessed beyond measure academically, spiritually, socially, artistically and leadership-wise. The numbers do not lie. Landmark graduates are more than prepared for success in college and life, and my junior and eighth grader have matured and grown as thinkers. Granted, the school and its leadership is not perfect, but neither was their last school. And while Landmark has clearly been in a leadership transition for the past three years at the top, God is still in control and the missions and vision remain steadfastly the same thanks to the second tier of leaders. We've found that Landmark enjoys caring, knowledgeable principals, great teachers, a sound curriculum, good families, is financially strong, has a safe, well-groomed campus; and the people continue to give all the glory to God.
I can't say that I would recommend Landmark to other parents seeking a positive, Christian education for their kids. The leadership just isn't there. With other private options in the area, I'd suggest shopping around.