There is not a single educational environment that is perfect. No school should admit being the right place for every student. My children’s lives at DL were not always easy, but they were never alone in their efforts. They grew academically, were accepted to EVERY college/university they applied to. They were involved in both athletics and the Arts and had many opportunities they could not have received at a large public school. Their faith was challenged but not judged. If necessary my children were disciplined with fore-thought and not simple reaction. When earned, my children were praised and encouraged. Was every day rainbows and candy? No. But we’re MOST of their days beneficial and worth remembering, yes (at least according to them). Both are successful contributing adults to society, both have compassion for animals (Vet) and people (medicine). Both live out a continually faith based life, and both have ongoing relationships with their former teachers.