Specials were added to the school in 2011. We now have very talented PE Music and Technology teachers! Although there is still no official art teacher art is incorportated into many of the lessons and expeditions. I am happy to say that there is one expedition per semester where the kids really delve into a subject. They get out of the classroom a lot which my child finds particulary exciting. And there is plenty of opportunity to move and be a kid. Play is a very important part of learning in elementary school and the Lab School knows this and fosters this. We are so happy with the Lab School and more importantly our child is happy!
Lab Elementary School For Creative Learning is a public middle school in Fort Collins. 103 children attend Lab Elementary School For Creative Learning and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 35% of the 103 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lab Elementary School For Creative Learning is 15:1. St Joseph Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- P.E. classes
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My son has been at the Lab School for two years and is thriving! A couple other reviewers mentioned bullying and I wanted to share our experience. Our son was being bullied by an older student last year and the school was wonderfully responsive. My son's teacher the assistant principal and the principal all got involved and developed a compassionate respectful and firm plan that involved both our son and the student committing the bullying. We haven't had any trouble since. Bullying happens in every school and we are so pleased with the way the school handled this situation! My son is performing at above grade level in math and reading and loves going to school. The school fosters a love of learning individuality and creativity in all of its students. This is the Lab School's top strength. We love it!
Boy I really wish June '13 would have posted that a year earlier. I transferred my child here Aug '12 through School of Choice and quickly learned what a mistake that was. The teacher was fine but from the first week an older student kept hitting kicking pushing my child within the classroom. The response was always 'a safety plan is in place' regarding the other child who we suspected was special needs. The principal was dismissive rude and generally reinforced the 'do nothing principal' stereotype. I even called the School Support Personnel who told me a Safety Plan should have been made for my child too !
3 years later they have a bully problem at this school. If your kid defends himself he will be suspended. Even if he's been harassed and assaulted repeatedly. Ponytail isn't nearly as cool as he looks. Great disappointment.
Love this school been part of the community for more than 5 years. Great new principal excellent teachers who are so creative. Yes there are weak spots (not so good on PE art and music plus the lunchroom environment leaves a lot to be desired) but it's so affirming to the students. The community asks 'who are you and how can we support your growth' rather than imposing who you should become.
A school that embraces parent involvement. I have never felt so welcome to participate in the learning development with my child as I do at the Lab School. Small classes motivated community enthusiastic teachers and best of all- happy and excited children!
This is our first year at the Lab and our kids really enjoy it. The Expeditionary learning (EL) model is evolving with many great changes ahead. The children embrace the hands-on learing and the many field trips (field work) that enables true learning and growth. The teachers are wonderful and committed educators and embrace the EL model.
Very weak in academics. Students from this school struggle in junior high.
KG teacher moves a little fast extracurricular activities missing great families principal not a strong leader
Very samll class size and dedicated inivative teachers. If you want a school where every child is valued this it it!