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Lancaster, PA
Students enrolled: 235

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935 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603

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(717) 397-7655
(717) 397-2538
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August 06, 2015
My son attends the New School and has made a complete 180 turn-around from when he was in public school. He used to cry everyday and beg me not to make him go. A single year at the New School and he is waiting for me every morning in the car, excited to arrive. His abilities in every subject have increased substantially and his willingness to learn has sky-rocketed. I have never had a single bad or unfavorable experience with anyone on the faculty or staff. Everyone is helpful, kind and honest, truly a breath of fresh air! I simply could not be more pleased or thankful for the New School.

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June 07, 2014
I have 3 children at the New School and have experienced every level, from toddler to middle school. It is a school based on respect and appreciation for the child and their individual learning path. I am extremely grateful for the nurturing environment it has provided for all my children.

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July 13, 2013
My children have thrived and flourished at the New School. I dont like following a negative review especially when all the other reviews are so positive. I also dont like the anonymous aspect of these reviews since they can be abused sometimes. Be it academics socialization understanding of other cultures and religions peacemaking and the environment, the New School is an academic experience that is unmatched and cant be met in my opinion in most schools especially the regimented and limited aspect of public schools. Sometimes there are sour grapes and to be honest sometimes schools arent meant for some parents rarely the students. The New School has been a magical experience for my children and to be honest magical for me

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May 11, 2012
School has really gone off the rails in the last couple of years. People are voting with their feet as kids (especially boys) are not returning.

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January 26, 2012
If you seek the highest quality of education that is taught with sincere compassion for your child and his/her developmental level, look no further. The New School of Lancaster is truly a diamond in the rough, and quite possibly the best kept secret in the Lancaster area. The teachers are inspirational. The academics are competitive with the highest preps school around. Children who attend The New School are taught how to think rather than what to think or how to take standardized tests as in several other educational institutions. The teaching is child-centered and so it is customized to each child's current ability levels in each respective subject. It is a glowing example of how education should be and a true credit to the Montessori name. I send all of my children to this school, and consider myself most fortunate to have found this, The New School for my children. I strongly believe that there are very few gifts better than the gift of a quality education that one can give a child. The opportunity to attend The New School is most certainly one of the best gifts that I have given mine.

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April 24, 2010
The New School is a quality child cnetered learning community. The essence is that one seesmore children than desks.

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February 07, 2010
The school is excellent. It has really helped my grandchildren develop in multiple areas and directions, academically, artistically and socially. We are very grateful to the teachers and the administrative staff for creating such an excellent learning environment for the children.

- submitted by a community member

November 04, 2008
Both of my children attend the New School and the environment has helped to shape them into compassionate, respectful and active learners. The curriculum is rich not just in academics but with an understanding of the world around them and their role in it. The teachers and staff are wonderful and truly believe in and care for every student and family that is there.

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June 30, 2008
My son went here for preschool. I truly believe that this school's Montessori method and caring teachers is why he's so successful in school today. I am frequently recommending this school to all parents I meet who are looking for a great preschool.

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January 20, 2006
We found the New School ideal for our daughter. She began in the pre-school program and continued through the second grade. The teachers are kind and nurturing; they provide kids a strong foundation and create a solid academic environment. The things we liked most for our daughter her teachers allowed her to progress at her pace. They made learning fun, exciting, and challenging. The teachers listen to their kids and provide individualized attention. Their teaching methods help develop self-confidence early on in all kids. I high recommend the New School. My daughter would continue there until the 8th grade but for the fact we are relocating to another state. Fund raising is one area of concern as the school does not have all the resourcse of the rich public school districts in the suburbs. But this is overcome to a large degree by the dedication of the teaching and administrative staff.

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October 10, 2005
Nice enviornment and great lovable teachers. My daugther was enrolled into the toddler program and enjoys going to school

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New School of Lancaster
935 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA  17603
(717) 397-7655
Last modified New School of Lancaster is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
New School of Lancaster Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top