Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs Featured in National Video on Montessori Education

Atlanta, GA — Montessori Academy of Sharon Springs, part of the family of Endeavor Schools, has been featured in a video highlighting the benefits of a Montessori education in elementary and middle school students.

The video was produced by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and features five Montessori schools across the country. AMS selected Montessori Academy of Sharon Springs because it continues to uphold the highest standards in education with their teachers, program, and facility.

Montessori: The Elementary Years from American Montessori Society on Vimeo.

Montessori Academy of Sharon Springs holds a coveted accreditation from AMS. This accreditation affirms that a school meets a standard of excellence recognized by a group of Montessori educators worldwide.

AMS Accreditation involves an intensive self-study by the school with the school’s entire community—students, staff, faculty, administration, board members, and parents.

Accreditation means every aspect of the school has been examined and documented – governance, curriculum, fiscal and personnel policies, facilities, health and safety practices, teacher preparation, and student outcomes. AMS accredited schools employ lead teachers in every classroom who hold recognized Montessori credentials for the level at which they teach.

Montessori Academy of Sharon Springs serves children from 13 months through 15 years old in Forsyth County, north of Atlanta.

Endeavor Schools Partners with Carpe Diem Preschools in Texas

Dallas, TX  — Endeavor Schools has added to its family of schools with Carpe Diem Private Preschools in the Dallas market. Carpe Diem has four locations in North Dallas; they provide high-quality preschool and educational childcare programs for infants through school-age children.

The four schools are located in Allen, Frisco, Richardson and Southlake; they serve hundreds of families in the area. With highly qualified teachers, state-of-the-art facilities and a specialized curriculum that includes Spanish, sign language, and technology among other things, Carpe Diem offers programs aimed at excellence and school readiness for its students.

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1432057876“Carpe Diem has been extremely successful for more than 10 years,” said Ricardo Campo, president of Endeavor Schools. “Their focus on curriculum, technology, parent communication, and highly qualified teachers has made them a shining example of excellence in the early childhood education industry and in the Dallas area.”

The schools were founded by Ashley Murphree in 2001 while she was searching for high-quality care programs for her own children. What began as an idea for one school has grown to four schools serving thousands of families over 14 years.  Murphree will remain the president of the four schools and oversee all day-to-day operations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Founder, Ashley Murphree

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“We’re very pleased and fortunate to have Ashley remain on board and continue her role in the schools. She is a true visionary in early childhood education and her leadership is greatly valued in the future of Carpe Diem,” said Campo.

The Carpe Diem schools feature developmentally appropriate materials, indoor and outdoor gyms, secure facilities, including streaming video for parents to stay connected while their children are at school.  Carpe Diem employs an impressive team of qualified staff, included highly trained and degreed teachers  to implement their curriculum.                                                      Carpe Diem in Richardson, Texas

1432146511 Carpe Diem is guided by Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Its philosophy encourages children to select preferred activities and pursue their interests in a nurturing, loving classroom. Speciality programs in drama and gymnastics are also offered.

For more information on Carpe Diem, visit www.carpediempreschool.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Carpe Diem in Southlake, Texas

About Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a private school company (pre-K through junior high school) in select markets across the United States. A growing family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities, each school subscribes to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators. Each school is encouraged to embrace their uniqueness and tradition; Endeavor Schools supports each school’s academic excellence by providing the necessary tools and resources required.

Endeavor Schools launched in 2012 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
For more information follow the company on LinkedIn.

Endeavor Schools Rolls Out STEM Summer Camp Programs

MIAMI, FL — Endeavor Schools has partnered with Launch Math & Science Centersto offer a program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camps at their Montessori schools this summer.

9875785The initiative is a result of Endeavor School’s investment in providing high-quality summer programs at their schools. “We wanted to enhance our camp session options by adding a STEM component, which will allow our students to engage erection pills in math and science activities at an early age,” said Ricardo Campo, president of Endeavor Schools. “We selected Launch as our partner in this initiative given their innovative approach and their track record of success in inspiring young children to develop a genuine love and appreciation for math and science.”

Launch has developed highly engaging one-week day camps for Endeavor Schools that feature hands-on, real world STEM activities for children ages 4 to 12. “As a former rocket scientist, I know the power of math and science,” said Scott Heifetz, founder of Launch. “My lifelong passion is to illustrate  the connection between math as a ‘language’ and activities children truly enjoy.  With that connection, a passion builds that motivates and inspires them to love and learn math and science.”

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Recent reports and studies have demonstrated the rise and success of STEM programs, which has been fueled by a predicted growth in science and math jobs. According to DRPFConsults.com, the National Science Foundation estimates that 80% of the jobs available during the next decade will require math and science skills. InTech reports that according to 10-year predictions by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15 of the 20 fastest growing fields will require significant math and science preparation. More recently, the need for these programs to start with children as young as preschool has come into focus. Research has also shown development of math skills at an early age have a powerful impact on later learning.

The Endeavor Schools summer programs offer a variety of activities and themes to accommodate children with a range of interests including the arts, humanities, cultural studies,music, and more. The Endeavor Schools’ STEM camp offers sessions in robotics, coding and gaming, chemistry and more.

“Our summer camp programs have always had the focus of offering a high-quality program that is fun and educational, with the goal of preventing the ‘summer slide.’ Our priority is to encourage a love of learning – in all subjects – in young children through play and discovery and thus curbing the learning loss during summer months,” Campo said.

Visit each school’s website for a complete list of camp programs offered.

About Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a private school company (pre-K through junior high school) in select markets across the United States. A growing family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities, each school subscribes to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators. Each school is encouraged to embrace their uniqueness and tradition; Endeavor Schools supports each school’s academic excellence by providing the necessary tools and resources required.

Endeavor Schools launched in 2012 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
For more information follow the company on LinkedIn.

Endeavor Schools Partners with Cranfield Academy in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC — Endeavor Schools has expanded into the Charlotte market with the recent partnership with education-based early learning company, Cranfield Academy.3584916_orig

Cranfield Academy, based in South Charlotte, has two locations and provides education-based, high-quality preschool and childcare for infants through school age children.  The two centers, located at 11330 Carmel Commons Boulevard and 11745 Providence Road, serve more than 200 children.

 

6709412_origWith highly qualified teachers, state-of-the-art facilities and a specialized enrichment offering, Cranfield Academy offers programs aimed for academic excellence.

“Cranfield Academy has achieved a five star rating, the highest in North Carolina, which is a testament to its outstanding staff and excellent program, designed to teach young children reading, math, and science as well as character values. We’re proud to have them join the Endeavor Schools family,” said Ricardo Campo, president of Endeavor Schools.

Additionally, the schools offer indoor playrooms, healthy meals and snacks, special enrichment programs including preschool Spanish, soccer, music and technology-centered activities. Founded in 2000, the schools have focused on not only building an early educational foundation for young children, but creating a partnership with parents. The schools have created unique parent conveniences on site that include fresh coffee in the mornings, fresh fruit for the ride home, dry cleaning services, children’s haircuts and parents’ night out each month.

About Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a private school company (pre-K through junior high school) in select markets across the United States. A growing family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities, each school subscribes to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators. Each school is encouraged to embrace their uniqueness and tradition; Endeavor Schools supports each school’s academic excellence by providing the necessary tools and resources required.

Endeavor Schools launched in 2012 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
For more information follow the company on LinkedIn.

Ricky Sarmiento Hired as Executive Vice President

MIAMI, FL — Endeavor Schools announced the appointment of Ricky Sarmiento as the Executive Vice President for its portfolio of schools. Mr. Sarmiento will be responsible for maximizing operational efficiencies through the design and implementation of systems and processes that enable the schools and the management team to make timely, data-driven decisions.

“I look forward to building on  Endeavor Schools’ commitment to education. I share their enthusiasm and passion for working with students and for ensuring that our schools receive the support and resources they need to achieve truly outstanding results,” said Mr. Sarmiento. “I’m excited to be working with such a multi-talented group of professionals dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities we serve.”

Prior to joining Endeavor, Mr. Sarmiento held various leadership positions with Rocket Group, including President of Rocket Learning, which provides supplemental educational services to K-12 schools. Most recently, Mr. Sarmiento worked for Redbird Advanced Learning, a Silicon Valley based education technology company with roots at Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY). Mr. Sarmiento led the company’s consumer division, GiftedAndTalented.com, which offers highly-personalized, self-paced online courses for advanced learners grades K through 12.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ricky to Endeavor Schools. He brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to Endeavor Schools. Ricky’s ability in building strategic partnerships and high-performing systems in the educational field is impressive and a welcome addition to our leadership team,” said Ricardo Campo, president of Endeavor Schools.

Mr. Sarmiento received a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to forge a career in biotechnology, including working as a research scientist on the Human Genome Project and as a customer applications and support specialist. Mr. Sarmiento later earned a master’s degree in business administration from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

About Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a private school company (pre-K through junior high school) in select markets across the United States. A growing family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities, each school subscribes to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators. Each school is encouraged to embrace their uniqueness and tradition; Endeavor Schools supports each school’s academic excellence by providing the necessary tools and resources required.

Endeavor Schools launched in 2012 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
For more information follow the company on LinkedIn.

Endeavor Schools Hires Robert Cirulnick as Chief Financial Officer

MIAMI, FL  — Endeavor Schools announced the appointment of Robert Cirulnick as the Chief Financial Officer for its portfolio of schools. He will be responsible for overseeing the company’s financial soundness and managing its capital markets initiatives.

Mr. Cirulnick has over 30 years of financial experience in executive and C-level roles in companies including Meritas Private Schools, PepsiCo, Delta Airlines, and multiple entrepreneurial ventures.

“Bob’s proven experience and hands-on business experience made him the perfect candidate to step into this critical role,” said aid Ricardo Campo, president of Endeavor Schools. “We have found a seasoned executive equipped and qualified to help achieve our company’s growth and mission.”

“Endeavor Schools is an innovative company that’s rapidly expanding their reputation and impact within the education space,” Mr. Cirulnick said. “I’m looking forward to working with Ricardo and the team at Endeavor Schools to deliver on the company’s commitment of strategic growth in the months and years ahead.”

Most recently, Mr. Cirulnick was the EVP, CFO and part of the founding team of Meritas, LLC, a highly acquisitive for-profit international college preparatory education company. During his tenure at Meritas, he played a key role in the integration of 18 acquired campuses. This was accomplished in four years, included extensive real estate holdings in the U.S. and internationally, and served over 10,000 students.

About Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a private school company (pre-K through junior high school) in select markets across the United States. A growing family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities, each school subscribes to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators. Each school is encouraged to embrace their uniqueness and tradition; Endeavor Schools supports each school’s academic excellence by providing the necessary tools and resources required.

Endeavor Schools launched in 2012 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

For more information, visit www.endeavorschools.com. Or follow the company on LinkedIN.