With over 66 private schools in the Omaha metro, how does your family chose the “right” private school?
7 Things You Should Look For When Choosing A Private School
- What is the quality of the teaching?
- Student to teacher ratio
- Kind of curriculum do they offer?
- How do they test their students?
- What is the reputation of the school?
- Kind of facilities do they offer?
- Role does the parent play at the school?
Why choose Legacy when deciding on a private school in Omaha?
- Quality of Our Teachers:
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.
- Student to Teacher Ratio:
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 classes allow Legacy School teachers to work on each child’s specific reading and writing needs. This allows kids 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.
Testing at Legacy School is quite different than other schools in the Omaha area. Other schools deliver the material and then test the students to see if they “got it”. At Legacy School, we test the students first to determine their individual strengths and weaknesses. Then, we deliver the material through differentiated instruction, allowing the student to learn on their own level at their own pace.
- Reputation of Legacy School:
Legacy School was founded in 2008. Because of the exponential growth of the school, which formally was located on 168th and Blondo, a new school was built on 168th and Ida. This upcoming school year, Legacy School will be celebrating 10 years of educating students.
Legacy School is situated on 11 acres of land, allowing for expressive, outdoor educational experiences for all our students. 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.
- Role the Parent Plays:
Legacy School believes parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. Research identifies parent-involvement in an educational environment as the number one component to children achieving success in school and in society. Legacy School offers a variety of ways for parents to become involved (Parent-Teacher Conferences, Family Events, Read Aloud, Field Trips, Room Parents, Family Fun Night/School Carnival and much more).
With so many area private schools to chose from in Omaha, we wish you the best to find the right fit for you and your family.
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Take A Tour
Thank you for your interest in Legacy School. We encourage you to schedule a tour and see what makes our school unique! Classes, differentiated instruction and high academic standards all in a private school setting. Our 11 acres of land provide an outdoor education you will not see anywhere else. We invite you to come tour our school today!
Legacy School sits on 11 acres of land, allowing for expressive, outdoor educational experiences for all students. Our outdoor learning and playing space allows for real world experiences that cannot be found anywhere else. We utilize our unique location, with 11 acres of land for outdoor education and outdoor play, thus a chance to spend more time in an outdoor education setting. New to Legacy School this year is a barnyard that holds both chickens and goats and a farm to table garden.
We are proud to unveil our new Legacy School Scholarship Program. Students who attend Legacy from 1st grade are eligible for a $500 scholarship towards higher learning. This scholarship can be used for college or trade school upon graduation from high school. 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. cCan’t wait to help your student celebrate their high school accomplishments and continue to their higher education.