How does LAA’s tuition rate compare to other local Christian schools?
LAA’s tuition is consistently 15%-25% less than other Christian schools. This can be attributed to local and regional Seventh-day Adventist churches helping to subsidize the operations of the school. Tens of thousands of dollars each year are put into an educational fund to keep the cost down for every family.
What type of curriculum does LAA offer?
Our academy offers a traditional educational curriculum including Math, Language Arts, Reading, Physical Education, Social Studies, Science, Spelling, Art, and Music. For each subject, the teacher uses a certified textbook, like other schools use, that meets each student’s needs. In addition to these core classes, the school also has a class where the characters, morals, and stories of the Bible are studied in a short, daily class that typically is taught by the student's homeroom teacher.
Are there any advantages to attending a small school?
Absolutely! The school provides a family-like atmosphere where everyone is treated with respect. Every student can feel special in a small school. For example, our small school boasts a yearbook, music program, athletic program, dramatic events, festivals, and science fairs. In a small school, having fewer students means providing more opportunities for your child to shine. Academically, a small school means that your child gets more one-on-one help. Also, where large schools often push parents away, our school welcomes parents with open arms.
How can a multi-grade classroom setting like LAA’s be successful?
Multi-grade classrooms are successful in two ways. Students can experience long-time exposure to core concepts which facilitates knowledge retention, so a student starting in the 3rd grade will hear a 4th-grade math concept explained for two years. Also, students benefit from opportunities to engage in peer tutoring. For instance, a 4th-grade student can apply his math knowledge in a practical way by helping a 3rd-grade student seated beside him who needs help. It really works!