12 Parent Reviews for Leonardo Davinci High School
I have two children currently attending LDV. We have been a part of LDV for the past three years. This has been the best choice of school for my two children. My children come home excited about all the hands on projects they have been working on. Being a Health Science Charter, this school focuses
... Read more alot on healthy eating habits and activities. The kids are very happy with their new PE teachers which have been a recent addition to our school this year. They offer afterschool programs such as Fencing, Gymnastics, Soccer and Cheer. The Parent involvement and support is amazing. The teachers are absolutely amazing. In my opinion we have the best teachers a school could offer. Although we are no longer in a fancy location this school continues to grow in so many positive ways and I'm glad I have stuck around to see the great improvements this school has made. I believe our testing scores will improve, but what my kids are learning so far is far more valuable than your standard ublic school teachings. My children are preparing each day on how to apply what they are learning at school to their everyday living. Overall my kids and I happy to be a part of LDV. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/30/13
DaVinci is a project-based school which is not the right place for all children, but is extremely creative and places kids in a setting with expectations that are closer to the real world than a traditional school model. Kids work in teams with open-ended, long term projects rather than daily homework.
... Read more They learn to get up and speak in public with great confidence. They learn to have a very professional demeanor and love doing it. The kids are encouraged to spread their creative wings and to participate in the creation of their own education. They should be fairly self-motivated children. All kinds of kids are accepted here. This school is not perfect for my daughter, but is/was perfect for my sons and I WISH I could have attended such a school when I was their age. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/03/13
love love love this school! Da Vinci provides a creative outlet that lets them learn as well!! Its an amazing school, and I am so happy to be apart of it. Unlike most schools, Da Vinci has a sense of community, and because of the group projects, everyone gets to know one another. Also unlike regular
... Read more public schools, the students get to know and develop a personal relationship with his or her teachers. Each teacher has noticeably stood out in one way or another, because the have different and unique personalities that show through there teaching styles. Da Vinci prepares you more for your future then other schools do, you learn many different skills then just simply filling out worksheets . Using hands on experience and project based learning, I think everyone would agree that Da Vinci is an amazing a unique school that provides a wonderful environment for developing youths. Read less
Posted by a student on 01/22/12
Students who are not self motivated will not get a quality education. The educational material tends to be selected to fit the opinions of the teachers.
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Posted by a parent on 02/04/10
My child is one of those bright, talented, prickly kids that tends not to fit in even in 'wonderful' schools. He approached Da Vinci with trepidation. 6 weeks in, it is was scepticism. By the end of the first semester, he's a 100% committed Da Vinci student. The teachers really look for ways to reach
... Read more each kid, and somethimes that's not easy. BUt they don't give up, and they are very flexible; the rewards are worth the effort. The Principal, Matt Best, is inspired. Please don't let the other overhyped Davis Schools know about him and steal him away. The other Davis schools are good only because the kids are such overachievers, not because the schools are anything special. By contrast, Da Vinci is great because the school and staff are simply great. Failure is not an option, and they WILL find a way for all to succeed. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/05/10
The most amazing teaching staff I have ever meet. The truly care about every kid and 100% committed to make each one of them succesfull in life!!
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Posted by a parent on 10/01/09
the manner of which a student is treated/disciplined/suspected of at this school by a teacher is highly dependent on his or her reputation as a student (some of the staff is very impressionable and tend to judge). the school has a divine motto and goal, though.
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Posted by a student on 03/18/09
Da Vinci HIgh School is a wonderful school. Project-based learning and laptops help us use the Internet and our peers (in addition to our teachers) are our greatest resource, which we use daily to help reach a common goal in our projects. The teachers at Da Vinci are very involved and caring about us
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Posted by a student on 02/23/09
Just want a brief description of the school. Have a grandson who is interested. This school year he will finish 8th grade
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Posted by a other on 10/03/08
Best. School. Ever. My child is so engaged in learning and participating at this school. I have never seen such dedicated teachers, in my school experiences or my child's. The project-based learning means the students really 'learn how to learn' and they will carry this skill with them their entire lives.
... Read more I would give the school more than 5 stars if I could! Read less
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Davis schools — Leonardo Davinci High School is located at 1602 Oak Ave, Davis CA 95616. 1602 Oak Ave is in the 95616 ZIP code in Davis, CA The school district for Leonardo Davinci High School is the Davis Joint Unified School District. Leonardo Davinci High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 10 - 12.
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