LaSalle is a great school that has only improved over the past few years. The world language program is truly special and there has been a strong emphasis placed on art and music in addition to the core subjects. Extensive work has been done over the past few years to bring more technology in the classrooms. Large class sizes are unfortunate, but are compensated for by reduced sizes during foreign languages classes. New electives for grades 5-8 are a major hit with kids who get to select a class that they want to take. Virtually all of the "deadwood" teachers mentioned in other reviews are now gone. For a CPS school that you don't have to test into, LaSalle clearly deserves to be ranked among the very top schools in the city and consistantly places high percentages of students into the best selective enrollment high schools. We have been here six years and count ourselves as incredibly lucky to have gotten in.
There is an exceptional quality to the school at many levels. A real jewel in the city.
LaSalle is simply the best! We love it for our daughter and can' wait to enroll our son. Good to know: once you are in, all siblings coming in kindergarten are enrolled in the sibling lottery.
I thought I won the lottery when my daughter got accepted to LaSalle, a school that offers a diverse setting , along with a strong curriculum and safety. Not ! not this school, it is truly running off of it's reputation! The principal doesn't return emails in a timily matter, issues are down played and you are told as the parent to speak to the mom on your own time not LaSalle, bullying happens everyday and the interventions that cps claims to have a zero tolerance for is not practice here! This school is not a safe healthy learning environment for my child unless you are part of the political party here, I was confronted by a parent and told to wait here until she comes back after I ask the assistant principal for a parent conference in which the AP told me no conference, and for me to call the parent, I told her I wouldn't contact this parent and that it should be in a conference at thee school.
I transferred my kid to this school for the language program even though she is already in upper grade level. The teachers and office staff were extremely helpful to ease her transition into a new school. After one year, I strongly feel that we made the right decision to transfer her there. The environment is very warm and friendly; PTA is the best as I have ever seen. LSC is on top of every issue concerning our education and working closely with the principal. Most of all, my kid now does her own homework without me bugging her. She is encouraged to take her own responsibility. I can't say enough about this school. To get into this school, we went through lottery system. We are so grateful for the opportunity to be part of this community.
Is this School gives total education program : Math, english ,culture general,sciences, and french language ? What level, they strat math and french language? Thanks for your help.
I graduated from LaSalle. I love LaSalle! I was very well prepared for high school. LaSalle gave me the opportunity to do Camp Edwards for 3 days in 6th grade and to travel to Spain for 2 weeks in 8th grade! How many elementary schools do that? The teachers and administrators helped me become the best graduate I could be. I felt respected and I made many friends I will keep for ever! Go Leopards! Go LaSalle!
LaSalle is one of the very few schools of excellence in Chicago. It has earned its reputation with consistent high results despite a recruiting process (Lottery) that does not select gifted students. The learning climate is amazing and teachers are competent, dedicated and caring. Each year, 100 % of the 8th graders graduate and a majority of them enroll in selective enrollment high schools. Parents are welcome and many volunteer in the school for recess and lunch duty. What more can you ask from a public school with 32 students per classroom?
LaSalle is one of the best schools I can imagine sending my kids to. I live in the Lincoln district but the diversity, parent involvement, quality education, excellent language program, dedicated teachers and quality community environment drew me to LaSalle. I cannot be happier. We are so lucky that both of our children attend LaSalle and get to grow up in an open-minded, caring, and academically rigorous environment.
Lasalle is not a school that focused on the children needs. Lasalle primary focus is testing high. If you're a parent who believes in mastering a subject before moving to the next. Lasalle has a horrible system for this plan. Lasalle usually do many things at one time. This scares me, because my child usually struggles with keeping up or maintaining the necessary materials needed because of this plan. Usually, I'm the one stressed beyond measures to keep my child at the level they think she should be at. For instance, within the last thirty thru sixty days. My child is expected to learn money, clocks, symmetry shapes, angles, number stories, adding, subtraction, counting by 5, 10's. She hasn't mastered most of this stuff, because they usally stay on it for a week and move on to something else. For God's sake, she's six years old and this is only the math we're speaking in terms of. Usually, the parents are required to fill the loop hole of their over stressed system. Because the teachers are never accountable for the rubric they've created. (Goldfigure) Talk about a system set up of corporate.
I went to LLA from 1994-2003. It was a wonderful place to grow up. After elementary school, I went to Whitney Young Magnet HS on the near west side and would come back to the Old Town Triangle area for teenage-oriented classes at the Second City Training Center in Piper's Alley. It's been almost a decade since I graduated, but I still look back on my time at Lasalle fondly.
I love LaSalle for all of the dedicated and caring teaching staff. I also love its diverse student body and great parental involvement. The is what makes LaSalle stand out from the rest. Excellent school that enriches the students in a positive manner.
This is my son't 2nd year at LaSalle. I felt incredibly fortunate when we got a call about his acceptance. I was thrilled that he would be attending a school that would challenge him. That said, I am hoping that my son can attend another school that would cater to his needs. He is not being challenged. I have spoken to his teachers about his academic level and while they were kind enough to listen to me, they basically told me point blank that they could not teach above grade level. I was incredibly disappointed. My child tells me that he does not enjoy school because it is boring. I don't think he is being challenged and inspired. I fear that his experience at school will make him dislike going school altogether. If you have an academically gifted child, my advice is to test him into a gifted school.
Lasalle is the most diverse in student and teachers. Each student learns a foreign language and is able to travel overseas to that country. It is a great school that teaches each student how to become a world citizen!
LaSalle has the most diverse group of students. Teachers that geniunely care about their education. This is not something that just happened overnight either. I attended LaSalle in the late 70's and through the early 80's. The bar was set a long time and rises every year and the students and staff more than rise up to meet it every year. Not to mention my daughter and I get a kick out the fact that she has class in the same classrooms as her Dad.
LaSalle is an awesome school with great teachers, a great principal and vice principal, great speciality teams, awesome students, and wonderful parents. LaSalle knows that it takes parent/student/teachers working together to make the right learning environment. LaSalle is resourceful,enriching, improving, diverse, global, well-supported, changing, fun,aware, promoting health and respect. I would say I hate to brag but since they say that is what this is for....LaSalle is the 'place to be'.
I love the LaSalle Language Academy because of it's diverse student body, it's caring and dedicated faculty, and the feeling of community among the families of the school. The curriculum of world language makes the children feel that they are part of the globabl community, that what they achieve can and will make a difference in the lives of many. The 'LaSalle Way' teaches respect for each other and ourselves. They learn it and live it.
Great in Language, World Cultures, and Geography. Fantastic all round.
Great in language, teaching children how to be great citizens and respect everyone.
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