Making the Choice for Lawrence Woodmere Academy We would like to tell you some of the reasons we have chosen LWA and why an independent school education is a unique and worthwhile investment.
Middle School Parent
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From the Parents – Why Lawrence Woodmere Academy?
“I didn’t want her to just be able to get by in high school passing state tests. I wanted a college preparatory environment… hoping she would get more attention on writing. They’re living up to it.”
“Personal attention… someone to care about my child….They brought out every positive quality in my son… they validated him.”
“Class size and level of attention here seemed right.”
“They really care- they express how important your child is. It’s like sending your kids to the school that specializes in their talent- whatever that talent is.”
“If you have a smaller number of students in the class and the school… you can identify strengths and weaknesses.”
“The teachers aren’t cookie cutter. At LWA, they are academically and emotionally invested.”
“Students who let their passions be known are supported and encouraged.”
“They teach Mandarin Chinese…the students understand that’s going to be important.”
“The international students bring a lot to the classroom in terms of cultural awareness.”
“College guidance is a four year program… It’s not overwhelming…it’s about finding the schools that speak to their passions and nurture what they’re interested in…they helped him focus and he got what he wanted.”
"I make the financial sacrifice to my child to LWA because I honestly believe Education is the key to success...and since my daughter started school I felt she was exceptional and bright. I wanted the best environment where she would learn more than the average. I wanted an environment where they would work with her skills and ability yet motivate and challenge her. So LWA...here we are. It's not easy financially, but it is well worth it."
From the Faculty & Administration – What can you expect?
“We help students learn flexibility of thinking, taking another’s perspectives, and fostering empathy and respect for others. These qualities are necessary in the global world our students will face.”
“We believe that when students graduate from LWA that they have a firm base in communication skills and the intellectual capacity to advocate for issues that are important to them.”
“Our attitude is different… the kids appreciate the passion that their teacher feels about their subject matter...”
“Many of my students do quite well because I can spend the time making sure that they understand the concepts…the classes are small and we can accomplish more…”
“I wanted to challenge a group of my students more, so I changed the book we were reading. In other schools you can’t do that.”
“Teachers are very supportive of one another. We work very hard with character development.”
“The education should help them become better people, not just help them get better scores.”
“Because it is a small school…. there is a sense of belonging. We have a community of tolerance. It sets us apart…”
“… it’s very much like family. People work here because they want to work here.”
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