A New Choice in Education
INDEPENDENT PRIVATE SCHOOL - OMAHA
Legacy School is an independent private school in Omaha offering Preschool through 6th Grade education in a student-centered environment.
The administrators are certified/degreed educators with over 45 years combined teaching experience. All teachers at Legacy School hold Bachelor or Master Degrees in Education.
Legacy School maintains low student-teacher ratios and places teacher assistants in every classroom to ensure students receive the individual attention they deserve. Students have an educational advantage while attending Legacy School, as they are taught on their level and at their pace.
With the unique 11 acres of land for education and fun, Legacy School is proud to offer another choice for your child’s education.
Because of the competencies early educators must have to guide development effectivity, we require all of our teachers, Preschool-6th Grade, to hold at least a Bachelors Degree in Education. With a degree, our teachers have the skill, experience and knowledge to structure learning experiences that guide the development of children’s creative problem solving and conceptual thinking. For further information about our teachers visit: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/legacy-staff/
Students at Legacy School do not get lost in the crowd, as class sizes are extremely small in comparison to other Omaha private and public schools. Each classroom has a teacher as well as a teacher’s assistant and is capped at 18 students. Our small class sizes allow Legacy School teachers to work on each child’s academic needs. This allows students to excel and attain the highest curriculum standards.
At Legacy School teachers understand that students have differing needs when it comes to learning. That’s why we use a differentiated instruction approach in which teachers proactively plan their lessons based on their students strengths. With this style of learning, teaching is evolutionary as students and teachers learn together. While the teachers may know more about the subject at hand, they are always learning about how their students learn. In turn, teachers are able to refine each child’s learning experience by providing learning activities that cater to the students’ strengths, not by a one-size-fits all learning approach.
Legacy School is situated on 11 acres of land which provides the space for children to explore, discover, and experiment. Playing and learning outside nurtures a child’s creativity and their problem-solving skills, as well as, provides the opportunity to develop their imagination and physical capabilities.
- Soccer Field
- Baseball Field
- Obstacle Course
- Science and Nature Center
- Pavilions with Picnic Tables
- Farm-to-Table Garden
- Barnyard with Goats and Chickens
At Legacy School the administrators and teachers realize the importance of parent-teacher communication. The more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about their student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve academically.
Two-way communication that Legacy uses include:
Annual Back to School Night
Legacy School students and parents have the opportunity to give back to our community through our Giving Tree program. Each project gives our young learners a sense of community and caring. Examples of organizations that we have helped include: the Food Bank for the Heartland, The Bethlehem House, The Open Door Mission, Ted E. Bear Hollow, and many more. In the past, we’ve also had families at our school that were mission workers in other countries. With their help, we have built a well in Mali, West Africa in 2012, and have sent shoes to children in Nairobi, Kenya in 2016. In the spring of 2018, Legacy also received the Top Fundraising Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Omaha.
Legacy’s farm-to-table meal option is available for those that stay for a full day of school or for our lunch bunch program. Legacy gets many of their ingredients for the cafeteria from the garden, located on the 11 acres of land. In the spring, classes are assigned a vegetable that they will help plant, water, and weed. Once fall arrives, students then harvest the vegetables. After, parent volunteers work together to cut and freeze vegetables to be used throughout the school year in our meal program.
Legacy School’s Parent Advisory Board is a non-profit, 501(c)(3). The Board’s exclusive purpose is to facilitate school fundraising, coordinate volunteerism, allocate funds and approve student scholarships. Legacy’s Parent Advisory Board meets quarterly and is made up of four parents and one Legacy School staff member. Nominated parents and staff are elected to sit on The Board by the school community. Elections are held in April of each year. The Advisory Board benefits students at Legacy School by providing the funds necessary to enhance experiences beyond the regular educational environment.
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A New Choice in Education
With this style of learning, teaching is evolutionary as students and teachers learn together. While the teachers may know more about the subject at hand, they are always learning about how their students learn.
In turn, teachers are able to refine each child’s learning experience by providing learning activities that cater to the students’ strengths, not by a one-size-fits all learning approach.
Children are able to learn on their own terms in an environment that is surrounded by a barnyard that holds both chickens and goats, a farm to table garden, a baseball and soccer field, a obstacle course, and much more.
Our outdoor learning and playing space allows for real world experiences that cannot be found anywhere else.
We are very excited to give back to our students. We know each child has the potential to succeed at whatever goal they set for themselves.
We can’t wait to help your student celebrate their high school accomplishments and continue to their higher education.