Lahr-Well Academy School FAQs
What time does school start and end each day?
All levels...8:00
Levels I and II end at 2:30.
Levels III and IV end at 3:00
How many school days are there each school year (or how many total hours/days of instruction)?
There are generally about 173/174 days of school.  Actual instructional time is 5.5 hours for Levels I and II, and 6 hours for Levels III and IV.
What and when are the school holidays?
The Academy begins its academic year at the very beginning of August, and ends the Friday before Memorial Day.  Within the calendar year, the Academy recognizes Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), Martin Luther King Day in January, Presidents' Day in February. 

Additionally, 3 two week breaks are positioned between quarters.  The first break occurs the first part of October, the second during Christmas/New Year's, the last is a spring break which may or may not encompass Easter.  When it does not encompass Easter, Easter vacation (Good Friday and "traveling" Monday) are additional holidays.

You can always visit the school calendar to find the most recent holidays and events.
What are the mission and vision of the school?
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What are the core values of the school?
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What is the student to teacher ratio?
   Level I: 10-1
   Levels II, III, IV: 15-1
What are the main methods of instruction?
Audio
Visual
Kinesthetic
What subjects are taught?
Visit our Curriculum Page for more details.
Is there a focus on any particular subject such as technology or liberal arts?
Visit our Curriculum Page for more details.
Are there any extracurricular activities?
Visit our Extracurricular Activities page for more info.
If I am not able to pick up my child when class is over is there some method of child care available?
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How much homework is assigned per day?
Level I - Approx. 30 min.
Level II - Approx. 45 min.
Level III - Approx. 60-90 min.
Level IV - Approx. 90 min.
What is tuition?
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If I enroll more than one child, is there a discount on tuition?
10% on second child
15% on third/fourth children etc...
How will my child’s performance/knowledge be assessed?
Nationally-standardized tests will be administered during the first week of each school year and at the end of the fall semester.
Additionally, the IOWA Basic, ACT & SAT will be administered during the fourth quarter.
What educational standards are used to gauge my child’s knowledge level?
Educational standards that excel state & national standards (by multiple years) are used.
The Lahr-Well Advantage
15:1
Maximum ratio of
students to teachers
15:1
Maximum ratio of students to teachers
4
YEARS
OLD
Early Kindergarten
Entrance Age
FOUR
YEARS
OLD
Early Kindergarten
Entrance Age
Spanish. Italian. French. German.
Languages in which ALL students are instructed.
Spanish
Italian
French
German
Languages in which ALL students are instructed.