Normally, I would not reply to an anonymous letter; however, a post below is misleading about both Legacy & myself, & I feel it warrants a response. If you or any reader is interested in an expanded explanation beyond the 1200 character limit, please contact me at the school. LCA, like most every school, has new faculty annually. Mostly, this is a result of growth & the addition of new positions, not teachers leaving. The average teacher tenure at LCA is 7yrs over our 15-year existence. LCA teachers are loved & considered our most valuable asset. In 2012, LCA was recognized as a Best Workplace by the Christian Workplace Institute, an award based on information supplied solely & anonymously by all staff. It stands to reason that if teachers were unhappy, they would not have rated their workplace experience as superior. Admittedly, I make mistakes, & I have room to improve. I wish I could sit down with you in person, so that you could hear my heart & passion for kids. I am actively involved in the life of our school, including traveling on student trips just as any teacher would do. To correct your assertion, teachers are included in the leadership of all student trips.
This school is not what it used to be. Look at the teacher turn over in the upper levels. Elementary grade teachers are awesome and love the kids, save your $ for middle school and high school. Teachers goof off, there is no accountability, no support from administration. The headmaster is only concerned with himself. He is not involved with the students at all until there is a trip and he goes on the FREE trips abroad with his wife. Of course the students are paying for his FREE tickets. Why not let the teachers go with the students instead? I REST MY CASE! That's how they treat the teachers at Legacy. It is insulting to those hard working teachers. The headmaster gets all the benefits and the teachers get replaced yearly, they are disposable and that hurts the morale and quality of education at this school. My kids thrived after we left this school. Save your money!!!!!
Fantastic school! This is our third year at LCA and we have two children there at this time, another to enter PreK next year. LCA has blessed our family in so many ways, but more than anything, we have really enjoyed the families. For the most part, every family is "training their child up" (Proverbs) in a Biblical way and my husband and I are excited about what the future holds raising our kids up along-side other Christ-followers. It's really enriched our family life and we feel good about the families our kids are surrounded by. There are a few families whose motive for being at the school is questionable, but you will find that anywhere and fortunately, they stick out like a sore thumb (not in a good way). I've really enjoyed my few conversations with the Headmaster and Lower School Principal and feel that their "open door policy" for concerns or suggestions is definitely a sincere gesture. They care about all these kids succeeding. And I believe they care what the parents have to say. We have expressed nothing but praises, but appreciate the approachability of the Admin whatever the reason. I have whole-heartedly recommended LCA to other families and will continue to do so.
Our oldest child attended LCA beginning with Kindergarten & graduated from Legacy in 2012. He was easily accepted at both Texas A&M and UT. As a college freshman this year, he has found himself more than adequately prepared for the academic rigors of college. He is succeding at A&M and has thanked us countless times for allowing him to attend LCA and learn so much there. Legacy has grown since the school began (we have been there all 14 years) and that growth has done nothing but benefit the students. The Bible program teaches students to claim their beliefs and how to be able to defend those beliefs. The Academics at LCA are very stringent in order to prepare the students for any university that they choose. If they have trouble keeping up with the academics at LCA, the teachers and staff are more than willing to help them with their studies outside of regular class time. LCA's headmaster has a huge heart for Christ, as well as for all LCA students, and that clearly carries over to include each staff member, teacher and coach at LCA. You will not find a school in North Texas that can partner with you to help grow your child into the well rounded adult that God made him/her to be.
We are starting our 10th year at Legacy. We love this school. My two children are challenged and encouraged to strive for their best. Every teacher we have encountered truly cares about the academic and spiritual growth of the children. We sacrifice to send our children to private school so that they can receive not only a top notch education, but also to support our Christian values and foundation that is important to our family. Legacy offers a well rounded balance between Bible, academics, fine arts and athletics. We are proud to be a part of the Legacy community.
LCA is a great school. We are not wealthy and make a tremendous effort and sacrifice to keep our son in that school and we strongly believe is the best decision we have made. No bullying problems at LCA. No popular kids at LCA, for us LCA is a big family and everybody treat others with respect and compassion. Academics are outstanding and kids enjoy going to school everyday. Also a big plus is that LCA is not a big school, because I strongly believe, that if the school is too big the kids will be just numbers.
We have been at Legacy for four years now and we couldn't be more convinced of the investment we are making not only in our children's academics, but in their character development as well. My wife and I have been so pleased with the quality of teachers our children have had and the very open-door policy of the admin. Our concerns over a private school environment years ago have not only vanished, but we have quite enjoyed the families at LCA, the values, the caliber of parenting, the teachers' interest in not only your child but your family as a whole. There is no "keeping up with the Jones'" pressure there either, which we were relieved to find. Little value is put on material things and the kids are taught early that "who has what" is not important. There is a lot addressed about one's heart, character and Biblical living. And the academics are very, very sound. All-in-all, I believe it is the most well-rounded educational experience around as far as academics, a sense of community, character training, leadership, extra-curricular activities all with a Biblical foundation. My wife and I are "all in" at LCA. We've seen it come home. It's the real deal.
We are currently driving our son from University Park to Legacy for their Transitional Kindergarten program (because we plan to move to that area in the next few months). A friend of mine urged us to go ahead and get our son in the TK program before enrolling him in Kinder there. We are SO thankful we did! He is currently playing "catch-up" and his teacher has been so great in assuring us he will be ready for Kindergarten. My husband and I are grateful everyday that we are not doing all this driving back and forth for nothing. We are convinced that if he were not doing the TK program at LCA, he would be repeating Kindergarten. Our son is journaling at home, writing in complete sentences, using appropriate punctuation and capitalization and describing words. We have found he is even writing a lot more at home just for fun. He is also reading beginning reader books. I myself cannot believe the strides he has made just this Fall semester. If this continues, we are at Legacy for the long haul for sure!
LCA is a wonderful school, a supportive community and a nurturing environment. My kids are encouraged and taught by devoted teachers who are exceptional. We have been a Legacy family for over 6 years and we can not say enough about the way our kids have grown academically, emotionally/socially and most important, spiritually. Without a doubt, we highly recommend LCA to others looking for a Christian college preparatory education balanced in academics, athletics and fine arts.
What a privilege to be a part of the Legacy Christian Academy family! This is our daughter's fourth year at LCA, and there is no other place we would want her to be. She is challenged academically, loved unconditionally, and has grown spiritually. Having been a teacher myself, I feel like I expect a lot from those I trust my daughter with... The faculty and staff at LCA continue to exceed my expectations. They are amazing and truly KNOW the children in the school (not just the ones in their classes). The headmaster and principals are always visible in the building and are not only approachable, but they encourage you to go to them with any questions or concerns. Without a moment's hesitation, I would (and have) recommend LCA to anyone looking for a Christ-centered, highly academic, nurturing, and supportive school in which to entrust your children. You will not be disappointed.
The new mantra at Legacy is hypocritical in nature and the more your buddy up to admin/teachers the more your children are rewarded over the deserving ones. Oh and teachers kids reign supreme!!
Both of our kids go to LCA. This year LCA grads went to several of the top 15 colleges including Princeton, Dartmouth, Unv. Of Chicago, Cornell, Brown ....... This speaks volumes about the school. period.
I would urge any person who is seeking private education for their children, in the North texas area, to be extremely vigilant. Ask tough questions about curriculum and ask for transparency regarding all decisions made by the school. I would urge that while you sign a contract financially with the school, you ask them to sign one as well (to uphold the standard of education promises they will make to you) Legacy is getting more concerned about being a business, than it is about the CLASSICAL education of it's FOUNDER, Jody Capehart. ( for whom has sadly been tossed aside) The great teachers it once employed are being replaced by "cost effectiveness" And if you want 20-25 students per class.. (as Legacy is creeping towards..) just be prepared. The beautiful campus has sadly become a shell.
I would suggest looking at other schools too. This used to be a wonderful school, my child went there for years but left last year. There have been too many changes and it turned into a business instead of a Christ centered school with a focus on Christian education.
Can stringent academics coexist with Christ-centered character development? I believe Legacy is committed to do them both with excellence, and in perfect harmony. We considered a school in Addison, but the faith component at Legacy was too important to forsake for only marginal gains in academics. We are not wealthy and we live 30 minutes away, but we are willing to make sacrifices to keep our kids there. Not all families there have been ideal, but the overall community is positive and welcoming.
I love this school! It is great! this school is awesome! It is really small but cool and great!
I have had two sons graduate from Legacy Christian Academy. Both boys are now students at Baylor in the Pre-Med program. Their experience at Legacy was excellent! They attended from grammer school through High school. The teachers and staff are dedicated and committed and the school facilities are second to none. I have two more students still at Legacy, one a junior in high school and the other in seventh grade. I am thrilled with the education they are receiving and the emphasis on Christ centered values. A great school and well worth the investment to send my children there.
Had 2 kids going to Legacy. They are now in college and were totally unprepared for it. I wish I had saved the $20,000 for college instead. When academics is no different than anywhere else, and weaker than other private schools, you are better off saving the money for college. Kids didn't want to leave LCA because of the friends. Having bible classes does not make them Christian. The questions to ask is: are the students prepared for college, both academically and spiritually? The answer in NO. Save your money.
Although it has a good Christian environment, they ban your websites and spend tons of money on athletics... too many parent complaints removed advanced programs... I find PUBLIC SCHOOL better.
My three children have attending Legacy Christian Academy for the past 4 years and it has been the best investment into our children's Christian character. The teachers are sharing the gospel on a regular basis, and they are the highest quality of educators. My children have grown academically and spiritually.
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