Learning fast and loving it

Our youngest students get topics years in advance of regular schools and they love it Reading, 1st & 2nd grades: Students did a good job of recording their reading from the week in their reading logs and bringing them on Thursday. This week students learned how to look for certain features in nonfiction texts. They did activities […]

The Kids Are Not Alright: the LCA Difference

A recent opinion piece published in the New York Times lamented the lack of “free play and childhood independence” critical for unstructured growth and overall happiness of students in most schools. “For youngsters these days, an hour of free play is like a drop of water in the desert. Of course they’re miserable… And so […]

Some details on good test results

30 April – 3 May 2018: Finding out how we’re doing as a school: We did our first standardized testing, over 2- or 3-hour slots on four days.  We chose the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, covering language and math for the kindergarteners, and additional subjects for older students, up through science, social studies, and […]

Opening for Deputy Head of School

The Las Cruces Academy seeks a Deputy Head of School, with a path to becoming Head of School.  This development starts our transition to long-term leadership.  The position requires the abilities to teach and to do business management. The position would initially be part-time, potentially supplemented with part-time teaching. A transition to a full-time administrative role […]

Marie Siegrist

1490 Via Norte Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007 575-647-1193, msiegrist2@comcast.net Background and Artist Statement Painting, for me, is like the scale and notes to a musician and words to an author.   I paint because I must. I work in watermedia, i.e., Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylic and Casein.  I am inspired to pick up a brush and […]

FFT 2017

Food for Thought – our signature community event and fundraiser! Our fourth annual FFT is in the evening on Wednesday, May 31st, at the school.  It’s a unique opportunity for attendees to have lively dinner discussions with engaging people in the community, from the arts, business, government, NGOs, and more.  We’ve posted their biographies with […]

Scholastic book fair success

Our Scholastic Book Fair started on November 18th and resumed for two weeks after Thanksgiving.  Scholastic ships us books to display every year, at our request. Students enjoyed perusing so many books; we made sure that the books covered all our age levels. We gained a lot of Scholastic credit, which we turn into more […]