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.
Legacy does not have the resources of other schools because their tuition is half that of other private schools. This means kids set up, clean up, take down and have to work to make things happen. It's good for them to have ownership in their successes.