We live in the section of Johnstown that is zoned for Loveland schools, and we choose to drive across Loveland each day during the school year to take our kids to LCS. The commitment of the school to excellence--not just asking it of the students but demanding it of themselves--is what draws us to LCS. The teachers and staff are invested in what they do and the students they teach, ensuring that my child is provided with an environment that encourages learning personal responsibility, community involvement, integrity, respect, and honesty. The academic structure is highly unique and in our experience has deepened our child's learning and engaged him in ways that had not previously been achieved in a more traditional school setup. The fact that LCS is growing is quite exciting, and we look forward to seeing the new opportunities that will come for the students as the school's success grows.
"My three children have been students at LCS from the beginning of the school. It was an adjustment, as the culture was different from the other public schools they had attended. The pain of adjustment was well worth it! My kids started coming home with new enthusiasm for what they were learning in history and other subjects. The teachers at LCS care about what they teach and have a firm grasp on their areas of expertise. The school is a community as well, with parents in the classrooms each day volunteering, and I have made dear friends there. I became employed at LCS as a part-time substitute teacher October 2011, and am now full-time, and can say with all honesty that the more I have gotten to know the teachers, leadership, and staff at the school, the more I have realized how genuine and caring everyone is. I am incredibly thankful that my children attend LCS and highly recommend this school."
"I am currently a junior at LCS. I am so grateful that my parents pushed me to go here in my freshman year. Being a student at LCS has taught me so many lessons that I am going to use throughout my life! I am being taught to stand by what I believe and to defend it even when most of my peers may be opposition to it. We are encouraged to not be afraid to make mistakes, because we learn from mistakes that are made. LCS has also helped me to appreciate and enjoy learning.
The teachers of LCS provide us with inspiring examples to follow not only for their love of learning, but also of the other traits that were mentioned above. They work so hard for us and care very deeply about each student. They greatly desire to see each of us to succeed in life and do their best to encourage and help us along.
LCS is wonderful school that provides the opportunity to learn and grow in many areas. I greatly encourage you to research this school more and to see if it will suit your needs and wants."
"I have attended Loveland Classical Schools since its opening three years ago. As a junior, my high school experience at LCS has been nothing short of outstanding. The passion of the staff is truly incredible. Every teacher radiates enthusiasm and excitement for the subject they are teaching. Classes are rarely boring as students are encouraged to participate in engaging class discussions. Reason and logic are constantly used, keeping the student engrossed in intellectual classroom conversations. In past schools, I had been taught to simply memorize and regurgitate facts, however, LCS teaches the importance of thinking for one's self. My classes have not all been easy, for as a school we seek to achieve “the highest scholarly standard,” but there has been nothing that I was not able to achieve through hard work and dedication. Though the class work may be difficult you are by no means left on your own to figure it out. The teachers are always willing to help and I have had teachers give up their lunch periods and stay late after school to provide the additional help I needed. I could continue to list more and more things that make Loveland Classical a truly outstanding school. My parents have made it clear that I may attend the high school of my choice and every year I have chosen LCS. Loveland Classical is truly both a parent and student choice school."
Gerry and Allyson Hernblom
"Our son is completing his first year at the Loveland Classical Schools high school campus. It has been a WONDERFUL year for him. There is an atmosphere of respect and acceptance at LCS that is refreshing. The teachers are passionate about teaching while engaging and encouraging each student to reach their best potential. The administrative and teaching staff have been so supportive and encouraging. The student body has been very welcoming and inclusive. We’ve appreciated the built in study halls and after school academic support. Not only is there an emphasis on high academic standards, but developing the whole child and moral character development is a major focus as well. The twelve core virtues are taught, demonstrated and incorporated into the curriculum of academic excellence. We are grateful for LCS, the dedicated staff and the opportunity for our son to be a part of this student community."
"Our family loves this school. Our oldest daughter started Kindergarten this year and it has by far exceeded our expectations. Our Kinder loves going to school and is excited to learn. I am always pleasantly surprised by the way she is learning in leaps and bounds- had no idea how successful she would be just at a Kindergarten level. I can't imagine her going anywhere else and we look forward to when our 2 year old can join her there!"
“We couldn’t be happier about our decision to enroll our kids at LCS. The teachers and coordinators are terrific, specialized, accessible and eager to visit with parents. I would encourage anyone considering LCS to attend an informational meeting and truly see the difference!”
“LCS is like a breath of fresh air for us... for many reasons! My daughter was at [another classical core knowledge charter school], but LCS is lighter, freer, and friendlier with all the hard-core academics in place. The teachers are amazing! My daughter always says, "I love all my teachers!" This is good when a high school freshman is happy with all her teachers.”
The passion of the teachers here is like none I've ever seen. They genuinely want each child to thrive and excel not only in class but in life outside of the school. I (currently) have children in the 7th grade, 5th grade and K- and they LOVE LCS!
Loveland Classical Schools take their Core Virtues seriously and hold the students accountable to them. The situation, the student nor the age of the child matter- you learn to be responsible for yourself, your words and your actions.
Communication between the school and families is amazing! We have felt pretty left out and not able to understand what's been going on in previous schools the kids have attended, but there is a constant flow of communication between teachers, school, classes and parents/caregivers. I never wonder about what my kids are learning. I never worry that I don't know the whole story if something has happened. I am always in the loop for opportunities to be involved at the schools.
You cannot make the wrong choice with LCS!
We have been very happy with the education our children have received at Loveland Classical Schools. In addition to the excellent core curriculum, there is also an emphasis on character building. Children learn the essential knowledge required to grow and thrive. They also become well rounded, respectable members of society who are prepared to face the world with confidence and integrity.
Our son attended Loveland Classical Schools for three years of high school beginning as a sophomore and graduating in May 2018. We couldn't be happier with LCS. The teachers and staff are dedicated, passionate, caring and very supportive of their students. Our son really enjoyed learning, even the subjects that were more challenging for him. LCS promotes an atmosphere of excellence and acceptance. We especially appreciate the emphasis of core virtues as well as critical thinking for a well rounded educational experience. Our family had a very positive experience with LCS and we can highly recommend Loveland Classical Schools.