LCS is a model of what schools, and even larger communities, should aim to be: a caring community where a love of learning and the capacities of individual students flourish, where children and young teens gain skills and awareness of issues and values that prepare them for independence and responsibility, and where a successful balance is actually achieved in furthering the interests of individual, community, and the wider environment.
It is a community for both parents and kids and it is a child centered school.
The world would be a much better place if every child were entrusted to the staff of Lake Country School. Their boundless enthusiasm and commitment to children is astounding. I was lucky enough to spend 8 years in this wonderful place and it is my greatest hope that my own children will get to do the same.
Young people attending Lake Country learn how to be a part of a community and are given a life long love for learning. It produces amazing people and my friends from my time there are still among my closest.
The teachers are fabulous - they support all children in their academic and social growth.
Of course the education is great, especially with the small classes and the thoughtfulness of all the teachers. What sets Lake Country apart is how it fosters personal relationships between students, teachers, and families, bringing together a wide range of people from across Minneapolis and the surrounding area.
It was fantastic to grow up in an enrhusiastic community that really fostered student learning. I have no doubt that it played a significant role in making me fall in love with learning from the start.
What a rich and rewarding experience to spend time observing what Lake Country School is all about. The learning environment is one that encourages children to self-directed activities, For example, I found it fascinating that when children went to the bookshelves in classrooms--that included a wide scope of subject matter--they would select books about the universe; different cultures; and anything from which they could 'learn', (nothing for just entertainment), and this was 'their choice'. Also, the respect and regard they had for each other during interaction with their peers was absolutely beautiful to watch. How refreshing and heartwarming to know that children are being schooled not just in the academics, but also in the qualities that encompass what the individual as a whole should be----what a wonderful society we would be if all schools incorporated the Lake Country School method of teaching our most precious natural resources! Congratulations to the Teachers and Staff for inspiring children to be all they can be and for caring about nature, the environment, and all the peoples of our world.
LCS was an extraordinary place for all three of our children to start their school experience. The teachers are the ones who made all the difference.
Both of our kids attended from Kindergarten through 8th grade. They received an outstanding academic start to their lives, but more important, graduated with people skills, personal confidence and the love of learning which has sustained them in and throughout their adult lives. Lake Country School was a key element in the 'village' that we cherished as we raised our children.
Lake Country taught our daughter to respect her surroundings, her classmates, her teachers, other adults, and herself. She left the school prepared for high school and now is thriving in college.
My children learned about themselves and the world in a respectful and caring environment. They were encouraged to develop intellectually, physically, emotionally and morally. They left very well prepared for their rigorous high school program and now one is in college at a highly selective school. Lake Country helps build solid citizens, compassionate humans and inquiring minds!
committed faculty; engaed and motivated kids; supportive parents and friends
My child went to Lake Country from 3rd grade through 8th. The commitment to academics is incredible, but that's not the main reason I love Lake Country. Being one of the founding Montessori schools in the country, Lake Country has a certain commitment to other important life lessons for our young people. They create an incredible little community with the children there. They learn to help and support one another and to become better community members. That is something that is often not present in America. And Lake Country aims to change that and is doing an incredible job.
Great school. I had four children there and now three grandchildren. A very caring and nuturing environment. Children learn at their own pace and visit the world through the materials offered. Also offered in the learning program is The Land School, a real working farm where students live and work exposing them to the land.
The land school (aka farm) as part of the LCS urban program, provided extraordinary learning opportunities for both of my daughters
Lake Country nurtures a love of learning in every child. The committed teachers gracefully integrate kids into respectful relationship with community no matter what their age. My boys received an excellent education, grew life long friedships, and are confidence in both academic and social arenas thanks to an extraordinary range of opportunities while at Lake Country School.
It is a GREAT Montessori school with the best teachers and staff in the world
LCS has amazing teachers, pedagogy,and caring nurturing environment. All 4 of our children, as well as my husband and me as parents, were able to learn and grow academically and emotionally and be empowered to be a responsible, caring human beings and leaders. The Land School adds to the unique, hands on experience of the school.
Teachers respect and foster students' curiosity, autonomy, self-direction and self-control, empathy and stewardship of the school, the local environment, and the world. Kids excel not only in learning but in life.
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