This is my first year. I'm happy enough, but I often feel as thought the school is draining the life and creativity out of me. The day is extremely long. the teachers are good, as are the academic programs. the classes aren't very challenging but school has never ben challenging for me. I don't really agree with the message: there is no community in this school. If you have a true passion for your major i don't know if it's the school for you. Doing art has become a chore, when it becomes school, it stops being fun.
I go here as a Vocal Major & I gotta say that LaGuardia is absolutely amazing. Students & teachers here are so loving & caring. Even though it's a performing arts high school, it IS a specialized school and they really care about your schoolwork. It isnt all fun & games like some people think. Its hard work but it is amazing.
Although there aren't cliques per se, the majors are pretty separated. The academics are just average. If you're the average student, you'll manage here just fine. The day is LONG, especially if you're a sophomore or a freshman, as you need to get all your years of math or whatever done. There are lots of floors and even though there are escalators, there's always at least one that doesn't work and they're constantly breaking. sure, everyone here is talented, but not extraordinary. It's a little overrated. A few of the teachers aren't too...well..."educated". But I still love the diversity of students and how it's an art school. The glamor sure wears off after awhile, though.
I want to go here sooooo badly..didnt nicki minaj go here???!!!:@SDSADFWERGERGFDbwsjgbergbregberigb sorry random ^.^ ya......i need to get to highschool first lol. and i would have to move to new york since i am in the state below but i use to live in ny...moved actually a couple dayz agol. ILY QUEENZ!1
I love this school. I'm only a freshman, but I love all my classes. Since I have almost all my classes with different people, it's very easy to expose yourself to others and make new friends. Some of my teachers are a little eccentric, but most of them are amazing and manage to make me laugh during their lessons, yet still get all our work done. My only complaints are the fact that there are so many floors. We do have escalators, yes, but sometimes some of them won't be running, which is a bit of a hassle since my first class is on the top floor. Another issue I have is also a love-I'm constantly moving. This makes it easier for me to handle my ADHD, since I don't have to sit as still for as long as I did at my old school. It's a long school day though (from 8 to 3:40) so as soon as I get home, I can't really collapse and relax-I have to get started on my homework, which there is typically 1-2 hours of, depending on your classes.
This school provides a top notch academic environment in addition to allowing the kids to express themselves creatively. The drama program is immaculate-small studio-really focused on developing on stage performance skills. Dance studio is small studio - mostly classical dance - should incorporate hip hop and other forms of dance as expression. Vocal studio is the largest studio - not as focused as I would have liked, but has definitely helped my daughter increase her vocal ability. Vocal should incorporate more forms (ie. gospel, pop, r&b, rock) - it is mostly classical, broadway, opera oriented. Having said all of that, I believe it is one of the best performance high schools in the country. This school exudes excellence and it is a blessing to all who are fortunate to be accepted.
The students are really happy, everyone loves our school. Laguardia FTW!
It is a horribly overrated school. Look at how unhappy so many students are.
Great Music and academic program.Caring and amazing teachers. It is the FAME school!!
I love the idea of recruiting genius in the fields of music & art as well as the 'harder' subjects. As it turns out, there is a high correlation between gifted artists and the overall brilliant student.
This school bonds across the ages, Artists are a special Breed, creativity grows exponentially within each person because of the training and skill honed to a fine exquisite Gem here
This is one of the best high schools out there. We not only get taught academics but also the different arts . Everyone in the school is very friendly and so are the teachers. No one makes you feel out of place and the teachers are great at helping you out. LaGuardia is the best!
There's no other option like this in NYC (or in surrounding areas that I'm aware of), public OR private, that is as dedicated to fostering the creative/intellectual energy of its' students as this one. A school as culturally and creatively diverse as this, is as essential to the core of the soul of NYC, as it is to the core of this country as a whole.
Both our kids went there. A well rounded curriculum on top of a great education in the arts. Love the school.
LAG is a wondwerful school for performers and those who want to work in the arts, it is also a good place to be creative as well as get a well rounded education.
Because it is one of the best high schools devoted to teaching the arts~
Easily the best 'specialized' high school. Students undertake a heavy workload, balancing their artistic focus and a full academic course load.
Nothing tops being in science class while hearing gospel seep through the door and give you strength to last throughout the day.
I absolutely had the best high school experience at LaGuardia. My intense art classes were complemented by a rigorous academic program including many AP and honors classes. I still have many friends from there and we love to talk about how lucky we were to have gone to LaGuardia.
The teacher's care so much about teaching the students how to be prepared for College.
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