CSLA is a school unsurpassed in our area! I've worked in several child care and educational facilities here in Hamilton County (public and private) and would not send my child anywhere else. If the county knew what a draw schools like this are to businesses and families, they would re-build CSLA to accomadate K-12 AND model their program throughout the county.
My oldest child was accepted when starting third grade. I was very nervouse because it is a remarkably demanding grade. She has absolutely flourished. The teachers welcomed and supported her thoughout the year. She made wonderful friends and has been challenged to work hard for her academic goals. I could not be more pleased. With the exception of the facilities, this is one of the best schools in the Chattanooga area.
I have 2 children at CSLA entering 4th & 6th grades. My wife and I have been very pleased so far. Not to say there hasn't been issues along the way, but tell me a place there's not. CSLA provides an excellent education because of it's dedicated teachers/administrators and the families behind the students. The facilities however, are failing drastically and are the biggest negative by far. With that said, CSLA continues to rank as one of the top schools in the nation. Imagine if we had adequate facilities?!?
CSLA is a great school up until the 3rd grade, at which point children seem to get left behind with the fast pace. Great school not; however not suitable for every child or every family. If you enjoy a high demand lifestyle then you should be fine.
I've gone to CSLA for 8 years. I graduated two years ago and continued my schooling at CSAS. I like to visit as much as I can, because the teachers and staff are so welcoming. It feels like home for me. I do miss it. And I hope that every child that goes there gets as much out of the experience as I did.