50 Parent Reviews for Lake Mary Preparatory School
I went to Lake Mary Prep for around three years of my academic life. I entered as an end of year seventh grader and left as a freshman. I am now a senior in a different school. I find Lake Mary Prep to be academically confining, the teachers never took time to find students strengths and weaknesses and
... Read more never seemed to teacher anything other than what was taught when I was 6, which is pathetic. Another reason as to why I moved was the students themselves. As soon as I entered the school I wasn't accepted by anyone in my grade. I had one friend out of the hundreds that attended the school. The social skills of the students is horrific. If you don't have money like them, you're are not accepted. Either they will instantly like or hate you. Great social skill building at that school. *sarcasm*. Also the foriegn students have taken over the school. They don't do any sports is any clubs. The school just wants them for the money. Money will only be on the admins mind at this school. Not how well your child will succeed and grow to be a strong and independent person. Lake Mary Prep is not a school to send your child to. Concerned about money and how to take more foreign students in. Read less
Posted by a student on 12/08/14
Lake Mary Prep is an Excellent school! Have 4 children attending for 8years and love everything about it!
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Posted by a parent on 09/12/14
Wow, I think the previous reviewer picked the wrong school to go to 4 years ago. LMP isn't for everyone, which is true of any school. And if it isn't right, then you need to move on to the best/right school for you. I would have to disagree with most of what this student/parent had to say. Take a look
... Read more at the list of colleges that this year's seniors are going to and tell me this school doesn't have high academic standards. Look at the various state championships won in sports to see how dedicated the staff and students are about athletics. My child has experienced so much more than just curriculum at LMP, expanding knowledge about the world and it's various issues. The school is relatively small, and very close knit, which I find to be the very best part of the experience. The tuition is in line with other area private schools, and yeah for the generosity of parents and alumni to help build a better school! I'm not crazy about some of the teachers but that is true of every school, and perhaps worse in public school with tenure. All in all, the years at LMP have been fantastic and the plan is to graduate from there. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/23/14
I have gone to LMP for almost 4 years and have never been more happy to switch schools. I am a freshman. I was in the gifted program when i attended public school and I learned more in one year than I have in all four at LMP. The teachers simply repeat everything and move slowly They add extra homework
... Read more so it seems like we are doing something when in reality we are not. LMP makes the average students feel great and only cares about money. Also the athletics program is a joke. Especially for the girls Again it is political and structured for average athlete. People who donate money receive special treatment. The teams never win anything. LMP is fake when people come to see the school. The social environment is awful due to the small size of the school. If you are not at the same low maturity level of all of the other kids in your grade then you will be miserable. The classes are 50-70 kids each and the ratio for boys to girls is 3:1. If your child is exactly like every other LMP kid then this is the school for you. Also the foreign exchange student program has over run the school even though most do not participate in sports or other activities and are simply money for the school. Read less
Posted by a other on 05/04/14
Lake Mary Prep. School has been a home from home for my son. The elementary teachers were nurturing and caring which helped him to grow in confidence each year. Field trips such as the mud walk, pioneer day and St. Augustine engaged him and encouraged him to pursue learning outside of the classroom.
... Read more In addition to those benefits, music classes and an elementary band program fostered a love of the performing arts; and all this before the age of ten! As he transitioned to middle school there were logistical and organizational challenges which the advisory program, and very caring teachers and administrators kindly helped him to overcome. Middle School also brought opportunities for further travel to play J H sports against other local schools, field trips to experience outdoor challenges at Cedar Kirk and Montana, and the M.A.O. to compete against students from around the world in academic/artistic pursuits such as geography, declamation and musical performance. The teachers are excellent, focusing strongly on writing and critical thinking rather than simply memorization and faculty members are very available to provide extra help if needed. All in all LMP has been a great choice! Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/29/14
My daughter has thrived for the past 8 years at LMP. The teachers and administrators in the lower and middle school truly know my child's strengths and weakness and work as a team to provide her with opportunities to grow as a student and as an individual. I have found LMP to have strong academics along
... Read more with a large variety of arts and athletics that allow my daughter try new things. I would recommend LMP to families who are looking for a safe, nurturing, but still challenging environment for their child. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/28/14
The faculty at this school could use some uprising. As for a few good teachers the others are as quick to judge as the head of middle school. Some teachers act completely different around visitors and the parents. The headmaster is wonderful and tries to provide a safe environment for the kids. If your
... Read more child is not 'inside the box' then I would not reccomend this school. As for the Principal Leadership, I am referring to the Head Master Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/24/14
My student has developed into a global thinker. The programs this school has to offer is beyond any comparison throughout the county. You receive far more than your monies worth.
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Posted by a parent on 04/21/14
Lake Mary Prep has been our school for just under seven years. In that time, our family has grown to call LMP home. When we made the decision to attend private school in one of the best rated counties in the state (Seminole County) we were hopeful to validate taking that risk. We spent a great deal of
... Read more time speaking to families ahead of us to gain insight as to why they continued to come back. We wanted to have a learning experience with smaller class sizes, a close relationship with the teachers and various courses of study. To say the least, we have been blown away with how the process has unfolded. The staff and administration at LMP are passionate and work tirelessly to achieve success. We have found that over time, our children have grown confident at each stage of development. We knew it was a commitment we had to make for more than just one year to be able to evaluate progress fairly. Each year, we continued to see the next block of the process fit into place and reaffirm our decision. The teachers have always been willing to work with us in any respective areas of need and we continue to be hopeful that the years ahead will complete the story. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/21/14
We have two children at LMP and for our family the school truly does provide the best balance of high academic standards, creative learning opportunities and a warm, loving environment. There are many different opportunities for parent involvement/participation, extracurricular activities, and they
... Read more offer a variety of terrific after-school enrichment programs on-site. There is something for everyone and really convenient if you have children spread out among grade levels or with varied interests. There have been a number of positive changes in the last few years, including a focus on improved communication and offering a more personalized learning experience for each student. You should really tour to see for yourself what a great school this has become - you will feel at home when you walk through the doors. ..... And 2nd grade was hands down the best experience ever! Read less
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Lake Mary schools — Lake Mary Preparatory School is located at 650 Rantoul Ln, Lake Mary FL 32746. 650 Rantoul Ln is in the 32746 ZIP code in Lake Mary, FL Lake Mary Preparatory School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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