My daughter is attending this school for three years now. The general schooling environment is excellent. We are having great time communicating and dealing with the staff at school, and with the other parents. Eventhough we moved, and an elementary school is just a walking distance from the new home, we preferred leaving her at Lovett. However, the teachers are to concentrate more and help those young children, because there is still some potential, and they must exert some more effort. The previous principal was so energetic that it caused the current one my, relatively, low rating.
This looks like a wonderful school, but after touring, I am concerned that the GT classroom experience is significantly better than the regular one, and as I believe I am looking for a superior education for my "regular" child, I'm disappointed with this. The GT classroom was chock full of exciting learning opportunities while the regular classroom was very much toned down. For example, the GT student job board had something like ten differentiated classroom jobs for students to rotate through while the regular classroom had a "boy helper" and a "girl helper." This may seem like a silly detail, but it's the difference between a student-centered learning environment and a teacher-centered one - and that makes all the difference as far as I'm concerned as a parent and a teacher.
I love this school and Owl's Nest (tuition based PreK3, PK4) is top notch. Administration will bend over backwards for parents and students: staff knows students by name- even those in different grades. Academics are strong, and staff is supportive if a student is struggling. I'm a product of private school education and this school is better than some of the local private schools academically, socially (very nurturing), and artistically. Parent involvement is high, but not required. There is a strong sense of community. There is a decent amount of homework that reinforces the challenging class material. The G/T program teaches the same fundamental curriculum as non G/T, expectations are just higher(i.e. might cover it in a shorter amount of time or have 2 quizzes instead of 1). Spelling and vocab pre-tests allow your child to focus to more advanced items instead of spending all week studying for a test on material that they've already mastered. I highly recommend this school.
My son went to private school through middle school and suggested that my daughter go to our zoned school so that she would have friends living close by us. It was the best decision that we made to attend Lovett 2 1/2 years ago (my daughter is now in 2nd grade). We love all of the faculty and staff and believe that Mrs. Simson is an awesome and supportive Principal. The new building is beautiful and the Fine Arts department is the best. The PTO is very involved and parents are always encouraged to do as much (or as little) as you want.
My daughter came from a private school setting and entered Lovett as a Kinder student. She's in the GT program. We are not zoned to Lovett so we applied at 3 different schools that we thought were comparable and would meet the needs of our daughter. After lots of research and much prayer, we chose Lovett and have not been disappointed. The office staff is helpful & friendly; teachers (at least the Kindergarten ones) are dedicated and seem to be invested in each child, which is critical. The school does a good job of keeping parents involved and has a strong PTO. The fine arts program (orchestra, band & chorus) is a definite plus as well. I would say to any parent considering a school, do your research, ask existing parents questions and get involved (hands on). Our children spend so much time in school that it's imperative we are making good informed choices and I believe Lovett is one.
My son is in Kinder and he loves school. He is already reading, writing sentences and comprehending what he has written/read. The new campus is gorgeous and the staff and PTO is hard working and so sweet. . : )They celebrate good behavior and educates whole child with all extra programs after school AND the campus still has art class! and a full time nurse! Ask around scool many have part time nurse and no art programs at all. Research ask question every school should have a full time nurse and art. LOVETT does.
My son has been going to this school since the 1st great. The overall community is great. It's grounded with parent participation. Great atmosphere for healthy learning.
I am not sure who the poster below is agreeing with, but my experience with the front desk staff has been wonderful. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
I agree. I have had very unpleasant experiences with the staff in charge of the front porch. They are very rude! Parents should be treated with respect.
My Son goes to Lovett Kindergarten in Ms.Gutierrez class. She is an excellent teacher. I like the school.
My daughter attended Lovett in kindergarten and we loved the school and her teacher Mrs. Grant. The principal, Mrs. Monaghan, who is the West Region Principal of The Year, is wonderful and so is the office staff. Families are very involved. It was great for my daughter. And they are an exemplary school....
My two daughters went to this school, and one of my daughters was in the third grade with the teacher, Mrs. Hurst. She was wonderful. She had every aspect to teach. My other daughter was in the kingergarten grade and her teacher was Mr. Keen. He always had fun and exciting things to do. As a parent that can't have much time for home, I feel like they are welcome at Lovett. I especially like the Music. My daughter was in violin, and she made concert master in the first semester. This school is a thumbs up for Anyone! If it worked for me, I garauntee it will work for you
My daughter has been at Lovett for 2 years. I am gald that I moved her there. Lovett was actually the bottom on my list because my daughter is into gymnastics, running, etc; very physical sports. But once I took the tour during magnet week I was very impressed by the activities and extra things that they involve the kids in. The parents are very involved. She decided to take violin and did very well in that. So overall I was impressed. Every school has issues to deal with and I have seen a few but as a parent I have decided that Lovett is the best place for her. They teach her more than curriculum, they teach her how to be responsible for her actions and how to make better choices. She likes the fact that the faculty concentrates on health of your body. Good school!
After 3 years at Lovett we finally decided to move our daughter to another school. This school has great potential under the fairly new leadership of there principle but Rome was not built in a day and neither will the orchestra or choir at this school. The band is top notch and the academics are great if your child is in the GT program. The staff is hit or miss and the office staff is defensive at best when any problem arises. If you plan to send your child here, head previous warnings about your rambunctious son. I know of not one kindegarten teacher this year that I would want for my child. Once you get to second grade there are better options for teachers but it was a rough road to hoe the first two for us.
Great school. Wonderful leadership. strong teachers. Very involved community!
I have two children at Lovett. I really Love the Music department at Lovett. However, what I have found out in Lovett, there seems to be favoritism shown to girls with less consideration of our boys, especially those of a certain characteristic. I see the difference with the Teachers in how the girls are pushed to excel. I don't see the Teachers helping to build character and providing moral support to our students. It is more or less you get it or you don't attitude. When conduct comes into play it is not approached with the means of trying to understand why the child behaves the way they do, but rather just give them a conduct cut as a quick resolution. There is so much diversity in the students, there should be more of a diversity in the faculty staff. They can do better.
My son is in Kindergarten there and he loves his school. He will proudly tell anyone that he goes to Lovett. Academics and the fine arts program are great and the teachers as well as the staff really care about the students and the school.
Lovett provides a rich and nurturing environment with a Principal who believes in family and unity w/in her staff members. The music program provides great opportunities for students to excel w/ their talents and learn through music.
Excellent school with strong academic and fine arts education. Principal, teachers and staff are all glad to be there.
The only positive thing I have to say about Lovett is that the band program is absolutely amazing. Academics are mediocre at best (I don't think my A+ student is prepared for a more rigorous middle school program), and there is very little tolerance for anyone who doesn't absolutely conform to their expectations. Got a boy that is a little more active than the average girl? Better watch out - he will constantly receive conduct cuts and poor conduct on his report card. Certain teachers (particularly 1 2nd grade teacher) has horrible communication skills, and don't count on the principal to support parents. If your child is a quiet, studious type who always follows directions, you won't have a problem, but if your child is like most kids and tests the waters a bit, I'd send them somewhere else.
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