"Lial Catholic School is best known its excellence in education and caring envir."
Students enrolled 197
School leader Sr. Patricia M. McClain
Transportation options Yes
Type Religious

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5700 Davis Rd
Whitehouse, OH 43571

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(419) 877-5167
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5 stars
Based on 16 ratings

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April 23, 2014
I can only speak about the readiness and primary programs at Lial, as that is all we have dealt with to date. First, let me explain that Lial has combined ages in classrooms. There is readiness which I would describe as a pre-K and kindergarten program, primary, which is 1st and 2nd grades, intermediate-3rd, 4th and 5th grades and middle school-6th, 7th and 8th grades. We have had great experiences at Lial. One thing I appreciate about Lial is that they are teaching the children life skills, particularly, social skills. They are taught confidence and kindness along with their academics. At drop off, in the mornings, I see the first child to the door holds the door for all those that arrive at the same time (common courtesy). When you pass a kid in the hall, they have been taught to say hello (common courtesy). Each of our children are appropriately challenged and progressing well. Children work at their own pace. In kindergarten, for example, one child may be working on addition and subtraction, while another may still be learning to recognize numbers and counting. We also love that the school has a small feel and the families are welcoming and kind.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
Lial Catholic School has been the best decision for our family. Our children have benefitted greatly from the progressive learning style, as well as having a faith-based education. Our children excel in academics and also personal virtues. The atmosphere is very welcoming and family-like. We truly feel like we have input into our children's education. I love the many opportunities to volunteer and be a part of school activities. The teachers and staff are excellent. Lial is for everyone!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
My school is Lial and it an outstanding school for my children as well as myself and siblings as we all attended the school. The school is small enough that teachers can focus attention to students and that each student can progress forward at their own pace. The staff encourage parents to be a part of their childrens scholastic experience and if a parent has a concern to talk to the staff so that the issue can be resolved. Again, I feel that Lial is a terrific school for children to attend.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
I have never been associated with a school that has better communication than Lial Catholic School. My son is progressing at his own pace and he loves his teachers. I could not be happier with our choice to send my Son to Lial. It really is such a special school.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
LIAL school is exceptional. My son transferred there in 4th grade and his academic performance immediately skyrocketed (as noted on State Standardized Tests). I am a HUGE supporter and highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
As a teacher, I couldn't be happier at Lial Catholic School. Our school is truly a family. The daily help of parents in the classroom setting and their support is invaluable in helping students grow and learn. The multiage, continuous progress setting allows students to shine, individually and together. Our unique setting also allows us as teachers to plan across the curriculum with greater depth and creativity. Our fine arts program is exceptional! Come to visit us and see what Lial has to offer!

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2014
A beautiful school in all aspects. The teachers and staff are caring, well educated and supportive. The children are respectful of all the other students, parents and the entire Lial community. The school could use more money for technology, expansion (we have more families interested in going here than room!) and outside field trips. My children love school and miss school during vacations etc.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
My school is Lial Catholic School and I would rate this school a 5 star school because from top down everyone leads by example. They stand as positive moral compasses for all, and provide an environment which allows students to discover all their potential.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
Lial is an outstanding school in so many ways. The classroom setting provides a nurturing and challenging environment allowing the children to learn and excel at their own pace. The teachers provide a comfortable and organized environment for the kids to learn. Parents are involved in the classroom on a daily basis assisting with the learning process of the students. My daughter feels so safe and comfortable at Lial. She looks forward to attending school everyday!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
You know when your child wakes up and can't wait to get to school that things are GREAT there. When my child comes home daily she has so much to tell me about. It's a wonderful feeling to know how much she enjoys her time away from home. Keep up the great work LIAL !!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
Lial Catholic School is a very special place. The first time I toured the school as a parent I was immediately hooked. My children thrived! As a teacher now, I feel so blessed to be part of the faculty and the entire Lial community. You would be challenged to find a more tight knit group of people who support our school in so many ways. The multiage, continuous progress classrooms allow our students to achieve academically. The values and caring environment allow students to develop their moral compass. I love being a part of something truly special knowing that our students are developing into strong, independent, and capable individuals in the classroom and out.

- submitted by a teacher
July 08, 2013
There aren't words that can actually express my feelings about this unique school. I have two children who attend this school and I cannot imagine going to any other school! If you have read some of the other reviews you know about the school's structure and multi-age dynamics. You know about parental involvement, christian values and the fantastic principal. But what I want to share about is the exceptional teachers and staff. Yes, it is a smaller school, but every teacher knows my name, my kids names even though we haven't had our children in their classes yet. They truly care about their families at this school. You want to be there. You want to get involved. .it's absolute magic! !!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
Lial is truly an exceptional school! Sadly we had to relocate and trying to find a similar school at the same cost is just not out there. The continous progress, multi-age environment is very similar to a montessori setting. The students aren't in the same class with the same teachers all day. They work at their ability and capability. They enjoy a variety of talented, loving and caring teachers Lial has to offer. The principal is top notch!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2008
Amazing individual attention for each student! The kids get to learn at their own pace, yet they are challenged to be their best. Small class sizes with multiple age groups allows each child to find 'their place'. Christian values are demonstrated over and over by the teachers and administration and are apparent when the kids interact with each other and adults. Heavy parental involvement (not mandatory) - in every aspect of the school. There are always parents in the classrooms helping with small groups or individuals. The kids actually like having their parents at school. :-)

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2008
Lial is truly an exceptional school. You can feel the difference the first time you walk into the building. The continous progress, multi-age environment really allows children to grow and learn in all areas. We have been thrilled with progress our children are making. They are not only strong intellectually but morally as well. Lial has been wonderful for our entire family!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2008
Lial is an absolutely fantastic school with exceptional teachers & administration. The emphasis on a student s continual progress instead of everyone learning the same thing at the same time is a huge asset to the students. They learn at their own pace and continually challenge themselves. The parents are heavily involved in the classroom daily and interaction with the teachers is wonderful. We changed our son from the local Whitehouse elementary to Lial and are thrilled with the wonderful change of atmosphere, the warm caring environment and the challenge that is given to the kids both academically and spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
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Lial Catholic School
5700 Davis Rd, Whitehouse, OH  43571
(419) 877-5167
Last modified Lial Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Lial Catholic School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top