The Lexington School has been ranked the second best private school in the U.S. by TheBestSchools.org, an independent organization and resource for campus and online education.
The criteria for selection states that schools must exceed nearby public schools in course selections and success; must produce students who are well prepared to take the next steps in their education; and must openly and regularly celebrate students and their accomplishments.
TheBestSchools.org cited TLS’s use of the Mission Skills Assessment to measure the character traits of resilience, ethics, creativity, curiosity, time management and teamwork, giving the school a way to measure how well students are assimilating these skills.
According to BestSchools, the TLS “curriculum is vertically aligned for each grade with Handwriting without Tears, science, integrated technology, English, the Open Court reading program, social studies, and Everyday Math.
“In first through third grades, students learn art, computer, PE, music and Spanish in classrooms specially designed for these subjects. In academics, students advance at their own pace, developing their basic skills before transitioning to fourth and fifth grade where students undertake a more in-depth study of science.
About this national ranking, Una MacCarthy, Assistant Head of The Lexington School, said, “It’s awesome! But truth is, I’m really glad we aren’t number one. Number two is perfect – keeps us hungry!” Y