We have both of children enrolled here, our eldest starting in the school's 2nd year, having attended now from K-4. She never attended preschool or daycare, but flourished with her first school experience in kindergarten, excelling and exceeding expectations. She is encouraged and given work that meets her learning speed and abilities. She has consistently scored above average on MAP and NWEA testing, and maintains a steady place on the honor roll. Our son is now is 1st grade, having been at GSA since kindergarten, and his experience is above par as well. He has struggled with vision problems and reading has been a challenge, but with the guidance of this school and it's above average teaching model, he is now scoring above average in all areas of his NWEA testing, and loves to read. I could not be happier with GSA as a whole. The curriculum is on point, the teachers and staff are committed and involved, and the community involvement is a great plus. We have a 3rd child on the way, and unless something drastically changes, she will, of course, be a GSA attendee.
This school is wonderful!!! My grandson loves it and is never bored. I am very happy that the 2 teachers he has had (K and 1st) understand his thought process and figured him out so he cannot manipulate them as he is capable of doing in a sweet way. The curriculum is keeps him interested and curious. Great, Great school!!!!!!! .
We have two children attending GSA, one on the Smiley campus and one at the Middle/High School. Our oldest started when the school opened. I am not sure where people are getting the idea that subject matter is not being taught. She is an advanced student and scores well above grade level on MAP testing. The teachers have always recognized her abilities and offered open ended activities that were able to meet each student at their level. Our second child started in Kindergarten, and had an outstanding experience. There has been turn over with the administration but the transitions have been smooth. Lindenwood has a strong presence and support. The school is constantly growing and transitioning to better educate our children. I have been very impressed with the school.