a very nice school that bettered itself by moving into and merging with andersen.this school is the reason why andersen was shut down!
I think the Lasalle staff works very hard on anti bullying initiatives. Last year the school had a write up in either the Trib or Suntimes about how the school educates the students with rallies and lessons on bullying. To say the school has no supervision is unrealistic. I am at the school often and watch the interaction between security, staff and administration. They seem to be proactive with their approach to bullying. The school needs to know about your child"s situation. I have had to work out an issue in my child's classroom and the teacher worked with me. Every school has their bullies. Overall Lasalle ll has a great community. I hope after the strike things turn around for your daughter.
I completely disagree with this, if this was one of the greatest school, why there is a LOT of bullying and no supervision what so ever, my daughter just started in the school she went home the 1st day crying then the next day i had to go pick her up because of the same situation 3rd day was the worse she begged me NOT to take her there anymore now she doesn't want to go to school and wants home schooling, my daughter used to love school and she does great in all her classes but thanks to this school now she doesn't want to go to school... I don't want my child to end up like other kids committing suicide for bullying... It's so sad there is no supervision.
I am a parent of a kindergartner, soon to be first-grader at LaSalle II. It has been a tremendous experience. The teachers are sharp, good with kids, and tough (homework in kindergarten!?). The principal is very interested in making this school one of the best in Illinois. The language program adds a dimension unique to most every school in Chicago -- public or private. And the parents are great. It's a really wonderful community. Although the Great Schools rating is currently a 7, that is based on test scores carried over from 4th, 5th and 6th graders who joined this magnet school from other local schools. Another few years, with "homegrown" students, that rating will hit the top of the charts. Our frends are sending their kids to British School, Latin School, Near North Montesorri, etc. I would not trade the experience our kids will get at LaSalle I for anything those schools offer. And their parents can only speak about "diversity." With the increased instructional time that is mandated by the new Illinois education reform act, this school will offer everything one could imagine.
Fantastic teachers and staff. World languages/cultures. High parent involvement.
I have found the parent community warm and welcoming. The teacher community really cares for our children. The administration works hard to give the students the best possible education. I am so happy to be a parent with a child in attendance at LaSalle II.
Because it provides a quality education with dedicated people who truly care.
I love LaSalle II because is gives the family a full and rich school experience. The curriculum, faculty, staff, and the parent involvement are all superior.
LaSalle II is a great school with dedicated faculty willing to go the extra mile. Not only are there four languages being studies, there are also numerous after school enrichment programs that greatly enhance the academic experience. My kids have been challenged academically by very caring teachers. We're very happy with the school.
I love: 1)The kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Whitters 2)The way things are communicated to parents 3)The administration 4)The fact that my son is learning another language, beginning in kindergarten
Dedication to its students and education. Aditionally, this school teaches Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, and Irdu.
This is a great school! The whole community (teachers, parents, administration) are so involved, and really help each other out. The teachers really work very hard with their students to guide them to excellence!
I have two kids who attended Pre-K at LaSalle II ("LS2"). One previously attended a "big name," well-known and expensive private Chicago Pre-K before going to Pre-K at LS2. The education my children received at LS2 was outstanding in all aspects and far exceeded the private school's education. My kids were in the blended program (regular and special ed students combined). The teachers were top notch with LOTS of experience, great communication with the parents and very personable. A bonus to the blended program is that there are two teachers and two teacher's aides, which increases the teacher to student ratio. The principal is superb, responds quickly to parents, and has a fabulous reputation within CPS and the community. I am active in the school and the parents are friendly. I wish posters would address their issues first with the teacher/principal b/f leaving a negative review. A+++ school!
My son is in one of the blended pre-K programs. I think it is well-run and the communication between teachers and parents has been great. As a parent of child with special needs, I am glad this program exists. My main complaint would be the therapists do not communicate with parents at all outside of IEP meetings, making it not seem like a team effort (parents, therapists, teachers).
I am a preschool parent. If you are not in the regular school program, parents are unfriendly and your opinion/volunteering doesn't count for much. The principal will not return your messages and you won't see her very much day to day down in the prek section of the building. The prek teachers are ok but for a magnet school, the program should be better. I am looking forward to my child attending a different school next year.
We have been so pleased with just about every part of LaSalle 2. Our kindergartner has blossomed into a reader, writer, and very curious child this year thanks to his wonderful teacher. The communication is stellar when compared to other CPS schools. The administrative staff has been very attentive and available when needed. The parent community is also wonderful, very active and positive. We know we've made the right choice for our son's educational journey.
This is our first year at the school coming from a more co-operative type of environment in the past. We have been pretty unimpressed with our teacher thus far (our son is in kindergarten) and it's definitely effecting my view of the school as a whole. Right now i'm trying to be more involved with the school to see if we will stay on for 1st grade or seek out another option (i re-applied to most schools already). The parent community here seems very active and really great- that seems impressive to me. There are no scores yet so the jury is out on that for now. A sour kindergarten teacher experience is a rough way to start. I'd love to see what others think for older grades.
This is my daughter's second year at LaSalleII, she is third grader. The teaching staff is excellent, and especially with her Chinese teacher.
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