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PK-8|Private
596 students
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The Lexington School has a unique vitality that you won't find anywhere else. Class sizes are small, so kids are known and understood. They can trust their teachers, so they stretch and challenge themselves in a way that allows for mistakes which leads to greater learning. TLS is academically rigorous but in a way that provides an active-learning and multi-sensory approach so kids learn how they learn best, and they take away skills that work for them long after the content has faded. These skills are most important as students grow towards jobs that don't even exist yet. At TLS, we teach courage to try new things, to not be perfect, to learn from our experiences. Here kids learn to be curious, creative, resilient, and collaborative. It is the most innovative learning environment in central Kentucky, and our student go on to high school extremely prepared for where ever their passions lead them next.
September 28, 2015

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Our oldest is in her 7th year at The Lexington School. We have all 3 of our kids there. It did not take long for our family to fall in love with this home away from home. The teachers truly care both about the kids' academic success and their happiness. The faculty and staff are giving them all the skills they will need to someday leave TLS and conquer life. In addition, with three kids there, we have also been able to see how perfect a place it can be for three totally different little people.



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I feel as though my grandchildren have grown so much since they started attending the Lexington School. They have such a caring staff - they take care of each student as if they were their own child.




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As a parent who went through the public school system, I sometimes question whether or not the sacrifice and expense are worth it. In addition to my own child’s happiness and love of his school, this independent ranking validates that TLS is a place of exceptional academic standards. It also affirms that, yes, a private school education at TLS is worth it.



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Our daughter is in her first year at TLS and we already see a positive change in her confidence and self-esteem. The school has top notch teachers and creates an amazing sense of community that welcomes new families. I can't say enough wonderful things about the environment that the school provides, the education they provide and creativity they encourage!



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I cannot imagine another school in the country where kids adore their teachers like they do at TLS. Mr. Johnson and our son are lifelong friends for sure! What a privilege it has been for us to watch their relationship grow and flourish. It is a special place.




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I have a negative view of this school. I would not recommend this school to anyone, there are better options.

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It is the entire community that is to thank for creating this vibrant school. From the parents to the students, teachers, staff members, it takes each and every positive constituent to make this institution what it is. This year we had 97% retention and the largest enrollment in the history of the school. Good stuff is happening here or those stats would not exist. It isn't just one person who can make that happen. So thanks to everyone at TLS!
Posted September 28, 2015

Teacher effectiveness:
SCHOOL LEADER
The school's professional development focus is likely the best offered in Lexington. The professional development committee is well-funded, and we send teachers to conferences and PD experiences throughout the year. Our teachers also present at national conferences. We are leaders in education, innovative and professional, and we host as much professional development as any other educational institution in the region.
Posted September 28, 2015


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We want all children to be well-rounded children, yet we do believe that time management is an essential 21st century skill. Homework is appropriate to grade level, moderate, but most importantly, it is effective. No busy work allowed, TLS students learn from work at home.
Posted September 28, 2015

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Treat everyone with courtesy and respect. That is the discipline mantra of The Lexington School. If courtesy and respect happens, then no other problems will result. When mistakes are made, each mistake is dealt with in its own way, and each mistake makes way for a teaching moment of its own. The resolution is an opportunity for growth.
Posted September 28, 2015

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