Why We Love LOMSAA
LOMSAA PARENT TESTIMONIALS 2020
The Teachers and Staff are AMAZING!
"My favorite part of LOMSAA is that the staff and teachers are strengthening my child's faith. They are teaching him to think critically reaching deeper conclusions as to why he values a relationship with Christ. We have seen such growth in his ability to ask deeper questions not only about his faith, but other topics as well." Mother of 6th grade boy
Phenomenal Teachers, Personalized Instruction
"I love how small the classes are at LOMSAA. This helps with distractions, so my son is better able to focus. The teachers are amazing because they are always looking for new strategies to help all students do better in class. I feel like they look at each child individually and want what is best for each one." Mother 6th grader
Genuinely CARING Community
"The families at LOMSAA are so connected. They genuinely care for one another. We help each other with rides, advice, and prayer - we truly are friends. It's nice because when your child goes to a friend's house on the weekends, you know they are in a safe environment and with people you trust." Mother 7th grader
Critical Thinking about Biblical Values, Great Foundation
"LOMSAA does an amazing job teaching the students how to defend their faith. The students learn how to think critically about Biblical values and principles. It isn't something they believe because they "have to" they are learning to make their faith their own. It doesn't always come quickly because they have a lot of questions and they need to see it lived out, but by the time they are in the 8th grade they really understand what it means to live for Christ. Taking this to high school is the most important foundation they can have to help them make wise decisions."
Mother of several students who have been through the LOMSAA program.
I have Peace of Mind at Dropoff
"My favorite aspect of LOMSAA is the peace of mind I have every day when I drop her off." I know she is in a safe environment with teachers and administrators that care about her, I know she is getting a good solid education, and I know she has good quality friends who desire to lift each other up." Parents of 7th grade girl
Exposure to Many Various Practical Life Skills
"I love the Lifeskill classes at LOMSAA because they are introducing my child to so many different types of subjects! She has done everything from Home Ec, woodshop, finance class, art, self defense, apologetics, bible study, Evangelism class, convictions class and so many more!!" Parents of a 7th grader
A Close Knit Family, Living in Community
"I love how the parents and students live in community! We are a close knit family!"
Caring, Supportive Families
"The families are caring, supportive and reach out to one another if they need anything at all! I love that we just had a "foster child" shower for a family in the LOMSAA community that received a sibling group of three." Parent of LOMSAA student
Safe and Loving Environment
"LOMSAA is intimate and safe. We work so well together!"
Availability of Teachers
"I love that the parents of LOMSAA students have easy access to the teachers and the director If we have a question or concern they are available to address the situation." Parent of 7th grade daughter
"Middle school is such a vulnerable time in a child's life and I'm so thankful that LOMSAA partners with my husband and me in helping our child mature in a safe and loving environment." Parent of 7th grade daughter
Issues Addressed Swiftly with Love and Care
"LOMSAA addresses any issues that arise using Biblical principles. They are addressed immediately with love and care. The students work together to see the situation from each person's perspective and it helps them to develop empathy and to focus less on themselves." Parent of LOMSAA student
Building Strong Young Men and Women of Character
"I've watched all three of my children grow into strong young men and women through their experience at LOMSAA. Each one has developed the necessary character traits to be successful in high school, college and beyond. I'm so thankful that LOMSAA saw my children as individuals and lovingly built them up to appreciate how they were created!" Parent of three LOMSAA students
Peer Preparation for Large High School
"My son learned how to pick wise friends while at LOMSAA. I am so grateful because he went to a very large high school."
"My daughter has already gained so much confidence in herself while at LOMSAA in the last two years. I can't wait to see how she grows in 8th grade."
"I'm so thankful that LOMSAA is an affordable Christian educational option. The Board of LOMSAA has committed to keeping the program fees as low as possible so many of us can now afford this experience. What they offer in return is above and beyond what we pay for. This can only be because of families (present and past) who are committed to the Lord. So many of the alumnae families donate to keep this tradition going. I hope to also give back one day so that others can have this same experience."
Well-Rounded Community, Authentic Peer Support
"The LOMSAA community is so well-rounded. They are preparing our students to be "salt" of the earth. They have strong supportive peers that help each other with problems or school work. It's truly impressive."
Great Value Comparison
"LOMSAA is a fantastic Christian education with a strong academic program at a rate lower than any other private school!"
Teaches Responsibility—A Bonus at Home
"LOMSAA has taught my daughter responsibility. Each day they have a "chore" at the end of the day to help clean up the facility and she has started doing a better job at home! I didn't expect this and of course this has been a pleasant surprise!"
Accountability, Responsibility, Transition to High School
"One of the most important aspects of LOMSAA for my child has been the accountability piece. They are training my daughter to be responsible for her homework, grades, and supplies. This is going to help her transition into high school!"
Incentivized for Character Values
"I love how the students at LOMSAA are rewarded with tickets for "loving acts of kindness"! The teachers just randomly give the students tickets when they see something positive happening. The tickets go into a drawing for a special lunch from In N Out! This is making my child more aware of the opportunities for her to do for others! I love the positive reinforcement and the habits it's creating!"
A Breath of Fresh Air from Public Schools
"The staff at LOMSAA is so encouraging to both my son and myself! Coming from a public school, I have never had this experience. It's such a breath of fresh air."
Improved Home Life
"The growth my son has had in his faith at LOMSAA has transitioned to the home, because now when something is difficult we stop and pray."
No Cliques in Middle School—What?!
"The students at LOMSAA are a family - I do not see cliques or separation. They all get along really well together and I love how they play together during break and lunch."
Lifelomg Friends, Son happy to go to school again
"My son is so happy at LOMSAA because he knows he has good friends that will last a long time."
No More Struggles
"We left public school after the 5th grade because it was a struggle for my son emotionally every morning to get up and go. I heard about LOMSAA so we decided to try it and now he wakes up and tells me to hurry so he can get to school to be with his friends and because he has friends he is doing better in school. I am so grateful."
Adaptive Learning Environment
"My son has some learning difficulties and the staff at LOMSAA has been flexible to find ways to help him learn. They are so willing to adapt to his specific needs."
FROM OUR ALUMNAE PARENTS
"It’s so nice to hear that things are going well at LOMSAA. Every time I drop my daughter off or pick her up from school I thank God for the blessing that LOMSAA and all of you were for us. I can’t imagine how much trepidation I’d have each day if I didn’t believe that she has a deeply rooted faith in God and that you taught her how to deal with things she sees and hears at school each day now." P Family
"My son came from a private Christian elementary school to LOMSAA, and the 2 years he spent there not only grounded him in his relationship with Christ, but he grew so much confidence in himself & who God made him to be. He is a strong, confident Christian young man. It has been 2 years since he graduated, and to this day he says he wishes he could attend LOMSAA again because he loved it so much." L Family
"LOMSAA has left a huge impact on our family. We have grown so much over the last couple of years. God is pouring His blessings out on His children when we seek Him first in all we do. We will keep in touch for sure and I'm sure we will run into each other again very soon." Class of 2013 Graduated Family
"A neat story I wanted to share with you that I learned when I was talking with one of my daughter's college roommates recently. Her friends constantly ask her to proofread their papers and help with sentence structure and report paper format, etc. So her roommate finally asked her one day, "why are you so good at English?" My daughter's response was that she had the most amazing English teacher named Mrs. Gourley who taught her the proper way to write and now it just comes naturally." Bob
"Time and time again, Sam's wonderful experience at LOMSAA comes forward as a contributor to who she is today! She left LOMSAA with a heart for the soul of others and she has taken that with her into high school. She is working on starting a teacher/student spritual mentoring program at her high school and has shared the gospel with several of her classmates. She is confident in her faith and knew that was the first place to go as she faced all the difficulties of our move to northern California. The amazing thing about LOMSAA wasn't just the curriculum or the learning approach (although they were great!), it was a circle of wonderful adults, both parents and teachers, who became a support system for her. She knew that at any time, she had an entire group of people she could seek advice, direction and encouragement from. Those adults didn't help us craft new excuses to stay where she was, but instead helped her take the next step to becoming the woman God wants her to be. I want to offer a special thanks to Mrs. C., who really helped the kids dig into their faith and convictions. This was exactly what our daughter needed before entering a large (1500+) Christian High School. She had her "compass" set and was prepared as she has navigated temptations and distractions." The E Family
"I would just like to tell you how much my son has grown this past year. I told him, wouldn't it be great if LOMSAA went all the way through high school? To my great surprise, he said no. He looked me in the eye and said , I am being trained to go out and change the world. I can't do that from here. He has so much love and respect for both you and Mrs. Knudsen and since he is quiet, I thought I would let you guys know what a profound impact you have had on him. May God continue to bless you." The L Family
" I just wanted to take this opportunity to say what a blessing you and your faculty are in our lives. Thank you for your tireless effort in training up the next generation disciples for Christ. It is so beautiful to see the way you pour out Christ love on our children. It is remarkable the way your staff balances grace and accountability. We are so grateful to be a part of LOMSAA." The M. Family
"Mrs. Gourley, I can't find the words to properly describe what my heart feels for you. God blessed us the day we met you and your impact on our family is forever. Your grace, wisdom, calm, leadership and faith have just poured into us. There have been so many lessons that have made an impact on me and my son. No matter what the situations you approached it with grace and mercy. You take each student (and parents too) and find their shining light. You then pour into them so that their light shines brighter and in the end, together is just the most magnificent and brilliant light. It's God's love through you and in you that makes you so special and impactful. You act according to God's will which has blessed us a million times over. You are always in our hearts and remembered with profound fondness." T.M.