Loy needs to work on handling difficult situations. My child had been having trouble with another student and I did not know the severity of it until months later and 2 days before the school year was over which by that time was too late for it to be handled. A conference with both sets of parents should have been arranged right when the problem began so all involved would have a better understanding of everything that was going on. They punished my kid because of hearsay. There were times when they did not actually see the supposed incidents but he would lose recess because someone said he did something. The other child who was bullying my kid was never punished because my son did not want to get him in trouble. My sons self confidence was so low during the school year and we didn't understand why until he finally broke down and told us. Now that his confidence level is back where it should be we will be looking for another school that will keep us more informed. I hate that he had to start his educational life this way. I only want the best for him and Loy was not a good fit for us.
My son's went to k-2 at Loy before we moved. I had great teachers and was able to be involved with the PTA which had a lot of fun programs for the kids. I really liked that they had music and PE instruction. I can't say enough about Ms. Joleen DeRosa! She taught first grade and was AWESOME! My only complaint is that in the winter the kids have to eat in the lunch room with thier cold weather gear on.
This school really is great. We moved here from a state that seemed not to care about pushing children to raise their scores resulting in no breaks for the children. This school shows that they can give their children more than one recess a day, which our old school gave one a week. There seemed to be a lot more children on meds at the old school. Loy gives the children breaks and yet they are ahead of MANY other states in the US. My child is ahead of her peers in other areas of the US. Mr. Jaques is a teacher that comes to mind when I am expressing how much the teachers there care. He is an exceptional teacher that respects his children in class and in return they respect him and would do anything for him. I have not met one child or parent that has not been
My son went to Loy for Kindergarden and I cannot say enough good things about the school. His teacher, Mrs Teasley was awesome as well as the principal, Mrs Lacey. They have a fabulous curicculum. Before Christmas my son was reading and Loving it! The children also have PE and music class during their week. They have assemblys for parents for holidays which I also loved ... the kids in costumes they made singing songs, etc. Lots of school spirit and enthusiasm by students and staff. Again, I can not say enough about the quality of the education student are receiving at Loy along with the fun the kids are having in the process.