My daughter is in her second year at LCA and it has changed her life! She went from begging me not to go to school to begging me to pick her up later. The students are definitely challenged and expectations are high. I couldn't be happier as a parent, and she couldn't be happier as a student.
My son was in a private school where he seemed to always be bored. Since he joined Las Cruces Academy this year he is excited about his education. He loves learning Mandarin Chinese and hands on science projects and field trips. The teachers are all scholars in their field and I feel privileged that my son is able to grow and thrive in this fabulous school. This cool symbolizes to the childrent that being smart is cool
'Brains That Matter' is my characterization of the school. They have higher-than-normal standards because they expect more from the students.
LCA is a great school where students can learn at their own pace and not get bored or left behind. The staff is dedicated to each child's learning and help when assistance is needed.
LCA provides a unique combination of fostering, nurturing while simultaneously challenging each student s individual aptitudes. Low student to teacher ratios provides individualized attention. Parents are provided with weekly progress reports.
My son started his k in LAC. My son loves his school! It is good learning environment.
My son has been attending LCA for the past year and I am very happy with the school. I really like that he gets Spanish and Chinese everyday. There is an emphasis on reading and I couldn't be happier with the math program. My son is really happy at this school and our whole family would highly recommend it.
My son was one of the first students to attend the Las Cruces Academy when it opened four years ago. What a great school this has been for him! There is nothing else like this in the Mesilla valley. They provide a great education in math, science, reading and writing, language, and social studies, and all the children receive a great deal of personal interaction. I can't imagine my son going to any other school.
Our son has gone to the LCA from K-4 so far, and it is fantastic. He receives lots of individualized attention, is able to work at his own level and be challenged every day, especially in math, and the instructors are excellent. At the LCA, he has been exposed to science and several languages, every day, which otherwise doesn't happen until much later in the public schools. We are thrilled with the school and would not send him anywhere else.
I have had the wonderful privilege of teaching at Las Cruces Academy since it opened and am constantly amazed at the level of learning that is achieved by all the students. They work at their own speed but are continually challenged to improve and explore. We all care deeply for one another and respect each other. I can't recommend it enough to those families seeking a high level of education for their children. It's truly a place where kids can learn and play, and where the children don't want to leave at the end of their day.
LCA enables gifted and advanced students to progress at their ability level rather than their grade level in Math, Chinese and Spanish. They are in grade groups for subjects such as art and social studies, and mixed grades for music. Field trips are earned by reading a set number of age appropriate books! The school is large enough to have a broad and interesting curriculum and small enough for each student to be valued and respected by others. There are no cliques. The students enjoy recesses throughout the day, and P.E. They also produce a newspaper each semester and charity fundraiser performances. They choose which charities they wish to support, both local and global, and one group started a paracord business last year as a math project for fundraising , as well as collecting food for a food bank and books for a reading foundation. Even though they have a long day by most school standards, most students wish to remain after school for at least an hour to do projects, play games and do homework. I recommend LCA to any parent with a gifted child whose abilities are not encouraged or nurtured in regular school.This is a really exceptional school, for really exceptional children.
I am so impressed with the level of education that our daughter is getting at this very cozy, small school. Because the ratio of student to teacher in this school is so small, all the students get one on one interactions as compared to public schools. Also, the level at which they are being taught is higher in comparison to most public schools here in Cruces.
I was very concerned with where my son would attend kindergarten because he was a very particular pre-schooler. The small class sizes along with the excellent attention by highly qualified teachers has been wonderful for my son's education. He has flourished at Las Cruces Academy socially as well as academically. He is able to move forward as fast or as slow as needed, without the typical public school "everyone on the same page no matter what" environment. I also really love the fact that the school offers daily instruction in both Spanish and Chinese. We are so happy with this choice of education for our son!
I am so impressed with the level of dedication from the teachers at LC Academy to meet the needs of my children! They are so compassionate and encourage all students to learn above their grade level if they are ready. My kids feel safe and supported in this smaller, community school!
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