My children attended Park View in 2012 and 2013. Given our experience, I would not recommend the school to other families and we have chosen to pull our children out of the environment. Given the guidelines of this community, it is difficult to share all of the factual information that other parents should know before enrolling their children in this school. What I can say is that I now know that it is important to have a full understanding of if a school is licensed and whether it follows state guidelines. My children's safety and security are of utmost importance to me. I feel that I can find an environment where I will have more assurance that those tenants will be put at the top of the list at their next school.
Three years ago I took in a foster child who academically was very far behind his peers, I had doubts he would ever catch up. He had been passed around and around and was not enrolled into school until he was 8 years old. Even though he was far behind the other students, I entered him into the 4th grade at Park View. At first it was tough, he struggled. If not for the loving environment and caring staff I don't know what I would have done. They have encouraged him to be much more then he ever thought was possible. He comes home from school chattering about everything, and then some, of what he learned in school that day. He has gone from a child who would say nothing to a child who talks all the time. His self confidence has increased ten-fold since he's been at Park View and he's gone from getting failing grades to being on the honor roll. His standardized test scores have gone from 1st grade to 8th grade. He'll graduate next year and be more than ready for high school and college. This could not have happened anywhere else but at Park View. He is so thankful that he is at Park View and so am I. Thank you Park View, you are a true blessing.
My 7 year old has been at Park View since she was 3. Started at Summer Camp and knew right away that it was the place for us! There is such a sense of family that I can't imagine any other school providing. My child gets a hands on education and I have never once worried about bullying. Now that is a true asset!!! I would totally recommend Park View to any Chicago parent. The Lutheran education was recommended to me by a Montessori school owner and she was spot on!!! My goodness...high ranking children, hands on staff, wholesome handmade meals, amazing new friends, a truly loving environment...I simply could not (in any way) ask for more for my child and our family. Thank you Park View and God bless!!! xoxoxo, A VERY Proud Park View Mommy
I have been parent at Parkview Lutheran school for the past 5 yrs. My oldest son started preschool there in which the great teachers at Parkview and the small class sizes are amazing. The kids are loved and respected by classmates and staff alike. I have never encountered any problems there. Both of my children love that school and never want to come home. If you are a parent who wants to be involved in your children's education this is the place for you. I love the fact that I personally know who is dealing with my child. I would recommend this school highly...
I am a parent who has been a part of Park View for over 14 years. Park View is a great family orientated school and church, there is nowhere else I would ever think of sending my two children. I see a great deal of respect, and professionalism from the staff and most parents. My kids go to school and summer camp here and never want to leave. The small classes are great for challenging my child where he is advanced and helping him get caught up where he is lacking.
We just started here in March. We moved here to Chicago from Hawaii and started at Cleveland School. I went there 5 times in 5 months trying to resolve the bullying my son was going through. Nothing was done and I was at my whits end! That's when I found Park View and they were the ANSWER to my prayers! I am a single mom, full time student, and am here caring for my parents. Park View took us in and made us part of their family. They are caring, supportive and loving. I don't need to worry any more because my child is in a safe place. When I ask him how he feels about his new school, he says thank you, mom! He's interested in going to school and is motivated to learn again~ Thank you God and Thank you Park View for helping us through all these trials and tribulations! I am so grateful!
Park View is like a family! The small class size lends itself to more support and creativity. Our children not only get the academics, but there is dance class, sign language, and for the older children they have fencing. There is a service component to the curriculum that I love. I want my kids to be moral individuals and they support that at Park View. The staff is tremendous, the families are personable and thoughtful, and most of all the children are happy! I am parent who is extremely satisfied and highly recommend Park View Lutheran School!
Park View is an excellent school. It provides the best quality education. I am very happy that my daughter attends Park View. The dedication from the principal, pastor and teachers is over the top! I feel that not only does Park View teach accurate academic subjects but also does a great job teaching religion. My daughter enjoys every day of class and never wants to miss any days. Park View has a great dance class that enriches my daughter's creativity. I recommend Park View and know that you will be satisfied. Thank you
I Agree! This school is excellent. The teachers are loving and compassionate, and the administration is very involved with the children. Our daughter has been very happy there, and never wants to miss a day of school!
This is just a great little school with small classes, plenty of individual attention, and a loving atmosphere. The principal and pastor greet you at the door every morning! My two children love to go to school every day. It is very strong academically, and the small size allows the teachers to be very creative. It has many of the advantages of a larger school, including a music program, art, computers, science fair, a lending library, plenty of field trips, and a community service program, but everyone will know your child by name. We are very happy with the education my children are receiving at Park View.
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