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The Lexington School


By timoarroz - Posted on 20 January 2011

Web Address:
http://www.thelexingtonschool.org
Name & Address:
The Lexington School
1050 Lane Allen Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 278-0501
Fax: (859) 278-8604
Headmaster:
Chuck Baldecchi
cbaldecchi@thelexingtonschool.org

Director of Admissions:
Geriann Blevins
gblevins@thelexingtonschool.org

Type of School:
Nursery through Grade 8
Mission Statement:
The mission of The Lexington School is to provide an education
of the highest quality to students in preschool through middle school.
In a structured, nurturing environment, The Lexington School
seeks to instill integrity, a life-long enthusiasm for learning,
and a strong work ethic.
Philosophy:
Because we are a nurturing environment, children feel confident.
When children are confident, they will take risks.
Because risk taking is inherent in learning, the possibility of failure exists.
When a nurturing community exists, challenges lead to growth.
Our success is defined when our students have the life skills
to make wise choices and overcome obstacles.

General Information:
Founded in 1959, The Lexington School enrolls academically promising girls and boys in preschool through eighth grade. In one way, we're a traditional school; we cover the core branches of knowledge. We are an innovative school too. We using methods based on the latest research about how children learn; we help children "discover" principles and applications for themselves; and we teach content through a non-cognitive skills-building we call “Mission Skills.” Mission skills are qualities like Teamwork, Ethics, Curiosity, Creativity, Time Management, and Resilience. We believe these are the skills that lead our students to stretch their minds and shape their lives well beyond The Lexington School.
Lexington School students may be visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners, and we teach in ways that support each style, but no Lexington School student is a passive learner. Guided by experienced, creative educators who love teaching the age and stage they have in their classrooms, our children start with their own sense of wonder, then follow their natural curiosity into learning that emerges variously from hands-on exploration, group projects, teacher-directed lessons, independent research, solo or team presentations, and increasingly higher levels of thinking.
Small class sizes, interdisciplinary learning, a stimulating variety of enrichment activities, and comfortable relationships with other students and adults characterize a Lexington School child's everyday experience. The formula works well. Consistently our students earn high scores on achievement tests, and, thanks to our accelerated curriculum, our graduates often find themselves far ahead of their new high school classmates in both academic knowledge and study skills.
Situated on 40 acres just inside Lexington, our campus includes connected divisional buildings for three divisions: preschool, lower school, and middle school, 2 gymnasiums, a fine arts wing, an art gallery, classroom computers, laptops, smart boards, a theater, a library/media center of more than 17,000 volumes, three playgrounds, soccer, lacrosse, and football fields, an outdoor basketball court, native woods, a creek, school garden, chickens, and a wood-working shop.
We're always pleased to talk with new families who are interested in The Lexington School. Admission is selective and takes place year-round; financial assistance is available. To request further information, answers to your questions, or a tour of the school, please call us at 859-278-0501 or email admissions@thelexingtonschool.org.