LGA is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Contact Gail Lansky, Admissions Director for a tour and learn why our students love coming to school every day.
Lander-Grinspoon Academy is offering a $1000 incentive for the 2017-2108 school year for first-time enrolling families for their first year of school. For more information contact the Admission Director, 413-584-6622 x 105.
LGA offers an open community, where the academic and social success of each student is our highest priority. Each morning when students arrive at school they are greeted at the door by the principal with a handshake and “Boker Tov” (Good Morning). A brief conversation takes place at this moment; it could be an inquiry about how the student is feeling, a question about what is happening in the classroom or a “congratulations” on the most recent victory for the Ultimate Frisbee team. This daily check in is beneficial for both students and teachers. Every teacher knows every child and every child’s uniqueness is valued and embraced by the entire school community.
Our students love to come to school each day to learn in an environment where rigorous academics, combined with a meaningful social curriculum build a solid foundation for future success. LGA students learn the meaning of community by interacting with other classes during the day – whether it is the 6th graders having lunch in the kindergarten or the first graders reading to the fifth graders – relationships are being built which last beyond the school day.
LGA’s philosophy of acceptance and inclusiveness means that our community of families is diverse, with a wide range of experiences and varied levels of engagement with Judaism. Throughout the year at LGA families are able to explore and participate in Jewish culture and Jewish religious practices that resonate specifically with them.
Our students come from Amherst, Belchertown, Easthampton, East Longmeadow, Florence, Granby, Hatfield, Haydenville, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Northampton, South Deerfield, Springfield, W. Hatfield, and Williamsburg.
The school provides a fee based daily van service to and from Amherst and a morning van from Longmeadow. The pick-up and drop-off points are determined at the beginning of each year. The van also picks children up on half-days at 12:15 PM dismissal and delivers them to Amherst.
We welcome visitors to the school throughout the year. Prospective families are encouraged to visit in the early fall to allow plenty of time to learn about the school, and have questions answered before the admissions deadline.
All questions about the application process are welcome. Contact Gail Lansky, Director of Admissions (413) 584-6622 x 105, or by email. We look forward to hearing from you!