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Hope Lutheran School5
Posted February 05, 2015
- a parent
Our son started kindergarten at Hope this past Aug. and we feel truly blessed to have him enrolled in such a caring, compassionate school. The student/teacher ratio is outstanding which allows all students to receive individualized attention. His teachers have done an excellent job of spurring our son's curiosity and love of learning, both academically and in the Christian faith. They offer a wide variety of extracurricular activites for the students as well. We couldn't be happier to have our son at such a great school!
Outstanding school. We have seen our son grow leaps and bounds academically and LOVE the small student to teacher ratio. It allows the teachers to give more individualized attention and tailor the lessons to what works for each child. The principal greets each student by name at the door in the morning and the faculty and staff make an effort to know each family. The older students mentor the younger students, and the school participates in several service projects. The students have a strong sense of community and the world. It has been such a blessing to see our son grow in Christ during his years at HLS.
We have two children that attend HLS. It has been an amazing place for both our kids. They are both blessed to have individualized attention from the caring staff. Both kids have grown both academically as well as in their knowledge of Christ. The school offers small class sizes which allow the students individual needs to be recognized and met. As a parent, it has been such an advantage to know each family in our kids class. I feel that my kids are truly loved by the staff as well as the parents of Hope.
Hope Lutheran School is a perfect fit for our family - just big enough to offer a lot of extracurricular activities, but small enough to still have that "family" feel. Hope offers an excellent education with a variety of extracurricular activities: sports, choir, band, mathc club, robotics & more. My youngest is still in school at Hope. My oldest is now in high school. She breezed through her freshman year, taking all honors classes was able to be competitive in high school sports and participated in marching band. High schools love Hope students! Just ask them! Special needs are sometimes a little bit more difficult, but not impossible, to accommodate. Accommodations have been made for us over the years. There will be issues among kids anywhere you go. Yes, sometimes even at Hope. We are all human. It happens. In the 13 years we have been with the school, our experience has been that parents, teachers and administrators care a great deal about the kids, and genuinely work with you to try to resolve issues. The best part of Hope is that, every day, the kids hear how much God loves them. The faculty and staff at Hope are committed to sharing that message every day.
Hope Lutheran School is a wonderful place! All of the school /church community and staff is invested in giving the children a supportive, Christ centered, and exceptional education. I highly recommend this school and church community.
I could not be happier with Hope Lutheran School. My child is learning not only academic skills, but how to be a compassionate, caring person. I feel like Hope Lutheran School is truly a second family for us. I highly recommend it for anyone...I really love our school!
If you are looking for a christian education, Hope provides it. If you are looking for a christian environment, don't count on it. The students, teachers, and parents (many) do not bring true christian values to their everyday lives. More bullying children, arrogant rude parents, and cruel teachers than you'd find in an quality public school. My children have been happier, more successful, and better educated since leaving. Please, don't be fooled by the 'christian education' tag line. It's a farce.
Very strong preschool. Appropriate curriculum, plenty of structure, yet it allows exploration time for children. The teachers are experienced and loving. Teaching Christian faith is integrated into the whole program. It was a great start for my sons!
Both our boys currently attend Hope and have done so since Pre-K. The staff at Hope are great in so many ways. In addition to a solid, christian education (note: we attend a non-lutheran church) we know of many, many families with Hope kids that have excelled from day one in both public and private HS. There are very good sports and after school activities as well. The only drawback (but can also be a plus) is that parent involvement is a must in a private school like this.