Small Classes With Big Opportunities
We know that good things happen in small classes. Children are given more individual attention and teachers can truly differentiate their instruction. No one is overlooked or “lost in the middle”. When that happens, everyone achieves more.
However, not all lessons are learned in the classroom. We believe that students who are given the opportunity to participate in athletics, the arts and extracurricular activities build confidence, develop leadership skills and enjoy coming to school.
From a young age, Lawrence Woodmere Academy students are encouraged to find their voice, try a new skill and enjoy the thrill of being part of a team because these activities are a way for students to connect to their school, to each other and most importantly, to learn about themselves.
The opportunity to excel, to be a “big fish”, exists for every student at Lawrence Woodmere Academy and it is something that sets us apart.
“Lawrence Woodmere Academy prepared me not to fade into the background in college. It can be daunting to raise your hand in a college classroom, and it is all too easy to coast through lectures without ever speaking. The small class size at the Academy both conditioned me to constantly participate in class and fostered class discussions that I now realize are very much like those I encountered in my college seminars.” -- Lawrence Woodmere Academy Alumnus
“One of the most important things Lawrence Woodmere Academy taught me is the importance of a well-rounded education. Studying hard and learning the academic material is essential, of course, but there are certain lessons that can only be learned when you are down one goal in the last 10 minutes of a soccer game. Lawrence Woodmere Academy encourages this type of learning and provides countless opportunities to do so.” -- Lawrence Woodmere Academy Alumnus
“Lawrence Woodmere Academy possesses a culture of warmth, of caring, of acceptance that creates an environment in which children feel safe, thus enabling them to feel secure enough to express themselves. As they grow year by year, this security helps them build confidence, venture out into the world and feel comfortable taking academic and artistic risks. – Lawrence Woodmere Academy Parent