My children have been at Legacy Prep for several years now. Each year has been such a wonderful experience. The staff and teachers care so much about the students and families. The Biblical integration is amazing and allows our family to have meaningful Christian conversations while doing school work each day.
After completing our 2nd year at Legacy, specifically in the lower elementary level, I can honestly say we are blessed and grateful for this school. My son has developed his character by receiving love and support from teachers who take time to get to know him and genuinely care about his heart. The spiritual component of the school is wonderful, but the academic rigor is just as strong. Being a teacher myself, I have seen first hand the teachers' dedication and professionalism in teaching these kids. The lessons are age-appropriate and my son has really excelled, especially in math and writing. I love the flexibility of the University Model School in that I can supplement or adjust some of his learning at home as I see fit. This school is ideal for parents who will partner with their child's teacher and keep the big picture in mind. The teachers really seem to want to communicate and work through parent questions or concerns, which was nice, especially our first year when everything was new and we were adjusting. God is definitely present and active in this school. I'm so glad to be a part of the school family.
The teachers go over and above to teach the students and see them grow. The teachers are also easily available to parents. A school where the teachers and staff can pray with the students is a huge blessing.
It is true that Legacy workload can be heavy. There has been a recent refocus of this habit and I feel the staff and board are working to find a good balance. This model is just especially difficult if you have two or more elementary students and I'm not sure there's a way around that.
I have a student graduating this year. He began his application process to colleges and we weren't sure how they would feel about our young school. We have been overjoyed with the amount of scholarship money and number of acceptance letters he received. His teachers have been exceptional, with many of them holding Master's and Doctorates. The academics were extremely challenging and we feel he will be prepared for the rigors of college. He also enjoyed many extra-curricular activities. One thing is for sure, he will never be in an environment where he will be loved more! Wish I could give Legacy 10 stars!
I enrolled my child in Legacy five years ago. While this may seem like a healthy, good school for your child, it is not. I regret putting my child in Legacy. Teachers put massive amounts of pressure on students at Legacy. Not only that, but there is also an unbelievable workload. It normally took my student six hours to finish homework. I believe Legacy used to be a fantastic school. As of last year, it started very hard and they also stopped enforcing some of their values. They are not as Christian as they seem. Do not send a high school student, or really any age child to Legacy unless you do not want them to have any free time.