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Natick, MA
Students enrolled: 384

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41 Bacon Street
Natick, MA 01760

(508) 647-6570
(508) 647-6572
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April 25, 2013
My two sons currently attend Lilja and we have found the teachers, i.e., for the most part, to be inspired and inspiring. As with any school, if the parents are engaged, the school community is more spirited and educational needs and desires are addressed. At Lilja, the parents are engaged. A recent concern at Lilja is principal turnover. Since my sons have been at the school, the school has been led by three principals, f.y.i., one was a temporary appointment. The fourth principal will take the lead in the 2013/2014 school year. The frequent turnover of the school's top post has diminished the academic standing of Lilja. Parents will have to become more engaged to counterbalance the negative impact of principal turnover. At Lilja, I am certain that this can and will be done.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2012
I am in Highschool and I went to the school. I loved all of the teachers. The were all excellent. Everyday I all ways smiled because the school is great to be at everyday.

- submitted by a community member

June 30, 2012
My sons goes to this school in kindergarten. We have been very pleased with this school. The teachers and the school councelors are very responsive to the student's need within reason. The principal is quite enthusiastic and most parents are quite involved. My son is enjoying his school and that to me, is the most important thing.

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August 30, 2010
I am a parent of three girls. Two are currently at Lilja and the other is now at Wilson. We have a brand new principal that is EXCELLENT. The teachers really care about the students. I cried at just about every conference because I was so touch by how much the teachers care for my children.

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August 02, 2010
We had our oldest do kindergarten here and they use pretty uninspired methods of teaching. The worst is hearing close to two years later that she was deprived of the one and only kindergarten play time (recess) for failing to put a little card in the right place indicating what she wanted for lunch. If I lived close enough I would be taking this up with the teacher and superintendent. You can figure out how motivating they are when you witness how they joylessly line the kids up outside in the mornings before school opens, not allowing them the chance to burn off some stream by playing so they could focus on academics better. I am sorry my daughter did a full year there and that it was such an early, formative year. very political. Did not identify giftedness or learning disability. I guess they think they can punish those away.

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April 15, 2009
Both of my children have done very well at this school. We have been very happy with everything.

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February 08, 2009
I have a kindergartener and have been very pleased with Lilja School. I am a teacher and have worked in many schools. Having a kindergartener is a big transition (especially since it is full day kindergarten) and I love the sense of community at Lilja. My son knows the school song and is so proud to be a Lilja lion. The teacher did an excellent job building community in the beginning of the year within the classroom as well. The school uses the open circle social competency program which is fabulous, and the school counselors ran a parent program at the beginning of the year to familiarize parents with the program. Additionally, as an elementary school teacher and reading specialist, I have been very impressed with the academics at Lilja. Based on our experience this year, I would highly recommmend Lilja!

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2009
Both my children have gone to Lilja, and both have been treated with very little respect. The teachers care more about paperwork since the principal is all about the numbers, and therefore the kids receive very little direction. Social situations that are negative virtually do ignored. I would not recommend this school to any parent.

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Lilja Elementary School
41 Bacon Street, Natick, MA  01760
(508) 647-6570
Last modified Lilja Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lilja Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top