What People Are Saying About LGA
“It’s been a pleasure having LGA graduates at the Williston Northampton Middle School, a community of engaged learners. Our LGA students have been terrific members of the Middle School, and we have been impressed by the level of preparation and the enthusiasm for learning that they bring with them.” Allison Marsland, Director of Middle School Admissions, Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA
LGA is a great value! We didn’t think we could afford private school, but the school worked with us to help make it affordable for our family and we’re so glad our child can attend!
It was the combination of Jewish learning and what felt like a progressive, creative secular curriculum and how the two parts were woven together rather than feeling like two separate entities being taught in one school.
The strong sense of genuine community was a huge plus which was immediately felt from the moment you walked into the school.
I had no intention whatsoever of sending my child to a Jewish day school. There were many things at LGA that changed my mind; 1) the very progressive and inclusive atmosphere, 2) the warm and interested teachers and staff 3) the way the students were all sitting on the edges of their seats, fully engaged, 4) the mission of teaching students to be kind and caring citizens, 5) the sunny, beautiful building (not a deciding factor, but definitely a bonus).
The quality of the teachers is #1 – their creativity / talent / attention (made more possible by small class size). Learning a second language for brain development was a plus.
We also like that the school was smaller in size, offers after-school care, and has a very warm community. The teachers are so involved and caring about how students learn and progress.
My hope is that LGA will provide our daughter with a sense of Jewish community during her childhood.
The children all feel loved and included, they learn and enjoy learning, and not just academics but how to talk to people and comport themselves in the world.
We really like that each child shakes hands and talks (however briefly) with an adult each morning. This is an important life skill!
We were drawn to LGA because we wanted a school that could provide a strong Judaic and secular education. LGA delivers this in a loving, compassionate way, instilling vitally important core values in each child.
We knew that our daughter needed extra support from her teachers and we found that the ability of teachers at LGA to, ‘meet children where they are’ really was a very important factor in our decision to send our daughter to LGA.
It was the social justice curriculum that attracted us. And not just saying you have one, but actually getting the children and the tzedakah over to the Survival Center, or getting involved the pajama drive, etc.