Lahr-Well Academy Field Trips

Dear Prospective Parent:

Lahr-Well Academy has been in existence since the 1984/1985 academic year. With more than 30 years of research and development in grades pre-K through 12th, nationally standardized test scores support that after 4-6 years’ instruction, students are generally testing 4-6 years beyond chronological age. To our knowledge, an equal program is nonexistent in the United States.

Students, from the age of 4 through 12th grade, study 4 foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, French, and German; Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Math Word Problems…(STEM); hands-on Art, through world history (STEaM); Music through world history; World History; U.S. History; U.S. Constitution; Illinois Constitution; World Geography, English Grammar, Composition, Critical Thinking, Macro Economics, Micro Economics, and Computer Skills. Every student also has a tailored, individualized curriculum. Students work in 8-10 areas: phonics, reading, reading comprehension, measurement, place-values, fractions, decimals, percents, geometry, algebra, time, money, map skills, charts, graphs, and penmanship. Older students (12/13 years old) add Calculus, World Literary Classics, and World Philosophy.

The general day at the Academy moves quickly, yet in an unstressed manner. Students rarely realize they are accomplishing all of these things. When one observes classes, one sees students (learning-disabled, average, gifted) relaxed, but focused.

This amazing curriculum is enhanced by 8-10 annual field trips which alternate among a professionally-directed, archaeological dig (every other year); St. Louis Science Center; St. Louis Art Museum; St. Louis Zoo; St. Louis Botanical Gardens (Chinese and Japanese); St. Louis History Museum; Renaissance and Baroque cathedrals (art and architectural studies); a Greek or Russian Orthodox Church, and/or a Jewish Synagogue (religion); Relleke Pumpkin Farm (Levels I and II only); Fitz’s or an “elegant” restaurant (at Christmas ); the Old St. Louis Capitol Building (Dred Scott reenactment); Springfield-Lincoln Museum; the St. Louis Holocaust Museum (Levels III and IV only); The Piasa Bird (Alton); Lewis & Clark Museum; Alton Underground Railroad; Alton Lock and Dam Museum; The Edwardsville Fire House (Levels I and II only); McKendree University (Model United Nations: Levels III & IV); St. Louis Genome Institute; Carlinville: Lake Williamson; and an occasional trip to the Theater to see a film that relates to our current field of study.

We look forward to an exciting year with your children. Take some time to look below at the pictures from some of our previous field trips!

Sincerely,

Dr. Almeda M. Lahr-Well

2016-17 1st Semester Field Trips
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2015-16 1st Semester Field Trips
Wednesday, August 19
St. Louis Science Center and Planetarium
(Astronomy, Dinosaurs, and Humpback Whales movie)
Friday, September 18
Cahokia Mounds: Mounds & Interpretive Center
(Archaeology)
Friday, October 23
Pumpkin Farm (Levels I and II only)
Tuesday, October 27
Greek Orthodox Church - Madison, IL & Jewish Synagogue - St. Louis, MO
(Religion)
Thursday, November 19
St. Louis Basilica/s and/or Cathedral/s
(Romanesque and Gothic architecture & stained-glass windows/art)
Friday, December 18
Fitz's Restaurant...St. Louis, MO (Delmar Loop)
(Christmas Lights and Fun Food)
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Cahokia Mounds Archeology Field Trip
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Carlinville: Lake Williamson Teambuilding Field Trip
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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.