Endeavor Schools Enters Charleston Market with Acquisition of Children’s Discovery Center

Endeavor Schools, a leading education management company, has expanded to the Charleston, South Carolina area with the acquisition of Children’s Discovery Center in Mount Pleasant.

CDC has two campuses in the beautiful Charleston suburb and will continue to offer the community high-quality early education based on the Reggio Emilia method, a widely-renowned pedagogical philosophy that encourages to learn through self-expression and problem-solving.

CDC provides day programs for infants, toddlers and pre-kindergarten students that help develop their intellectual and social skills while fostering physical and emotional growth. For several years, CDC has been a top choice for Mount Pleasant families because of its team of highly-trained educators with vast experience in early childhood education.

In addition to a proven track record of educating students through the celebrated Reggio approach, CDC offers an age-appropriate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Math) curriculum that engages young minds and sparks creativity and ingenuity.

“CDC offers an innovative and exceptional education that prepares students for their academic future,” said Paul DiObilda, the Chief Marketing Officer of Endeavor Schools. “Working together with CDC and its excellent teaching staff, we will continue to build on their longstanding success as the premier early childhood education center in the Charleston area.”

In addition to its high-quality education, the CDC boasts two stunning campuses. The Venning Road location is in a beautiful 12,000 square foot building with museum-quality exhibits and a large outdoor play area. The Park West location has beautiful colonial revival architectural designs with innovative classrooms, including an interactive discovery room with a complete replica of Charleston’s famous Ravenel Bridge.

“CDC’s campuses are places where students love to be and that makes parents feel good about bringing their child there every morning,” said Kelly Byrd, the Regional Director of Operations for Endeavor Schools. “We strongly believe an inspiring environment facilitates learning and CDC proves that to be true.”

CDC is accepting applications for enrollment at Park West and there is a waitlist for Venning Road. For more information and to book a tour, visit https://www.childrensdiscoverycentersc.com/. You may also call CDC at Venning Road at (843) 388-6700, or call CDC at Park West at (843) 936-3099.

About Endeavor Schools

Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. Each school subscribes to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators and is encouraged to embrace their own uniqueness and traditions. Endeavor Schools supports academic excellence by providing robust tools and resources to help each school thrive.

Founded in 2012, Endeavor Schools is headquartered in Miami, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.endeavorschools.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.

Endeavor Schools Expands in Atlanta with Two New Schools

Endeavor Schools, a leading education management company, is proud to announce the opening of two schools in the Atlanta area: Endeavor Montessori at Dunwoody and Atlanta Montessori International School at Druid Hills.

Endeavor Montessori serves children between 6 weeks and 6th grade with a modernized and holistic approach to Montessori by integrating the celebrated educational philosophy with a curated movement program, outdoor learning and an age-appropriate, STEM-based curriculum. Digital tools are kept to a minimum for children under 5 and primary school students explore technology-focused subjects, such as coding and robotics, to gain a deeper understanding of how the machines around us work.

Students at Endeavor Montessori also benefit from its Global Languages program, which exposes them to at least two foreign languages. Spanish is required and students have the option of learning Mandarin, Hindi, or Portuguese. The school’s staff includes teachers who are native speakers in all languages offered and some classes are taught entirely in the foreign language for an immersive educational experience.

“Our goal is to provide an education that prepares children for the complexity of the world, while also showing them how beautiful and interesting that complexity can be,” said Endeavor Schools CEO Ricardo Campo. “Endeavor Montessori will provide an education that enables children to adapt to change and embrace new challenges with a growth mindset.”

Endeavor Schools is also excited to announce the grand opening of Atlanta Montessori International School in Druid Hills. After acquiring AMIS Cliff Valley in 2014, Endeavor has expanded the well-known and respected school by opening a new location in the Lowenstein House, a historic, renovated mansion on South Ponce De Leon Avenue.

AMIS Druid Hills continues the success of AMIS Cliff Valley with a talented and experienced staff that is highly trained in the Montessori curriculum. The school provides a Young Children’s Community for children between the ages of 8 weeks and 36 months, as well as a high-quality primary education program for children between the ages of 3 years and 6 years.

“Atlanta Montessori International School has a wonderful history and we were presented with an exceptional opportunity to add a sister school in a beautiful location,” said Danielle Millman, the COO of Endeavor Schools. “We know students at Druid Hills will receive an amazing foundation that will not only enrich their lives but also prepare them to be successful world citizens in the future.”

Endeavor Montessori and AMIS Druid Hills are both currently open and accepting for enrollment, and parents are welcome to take a tour of the new campuses.

For more information about Endeavor Montessori, visit www.endeavormontessori.com or call 770-637-4644.

For more information about AMIS Druid Hills, visit www.amischool.com or call (404) 500-0501.

About Endeavor Schools

Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. Each school subscribes to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators, and is encouraged to embrace their own uniqueness and tradition. Endeavor Schools supports academic excellence by providing robust tools and resources to help each school thrive.

Founded in 2012, Endeavor Schools is headquartered in Miami, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.endeavorschools.com and follow the company on LinkedIn

Endeavor Welcomes its First School in Maryland, Starmaker School

Endeavor Schools, a leading education management company, expanded its East Coast presence with the addition of Starmaker School, a Montessori-based academy in California, Maryland. Starmaker has been a part of the Chesapeake Bay community for 25 years and has a variety of programs for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 13 years.

“Starmaker School has built a solid reputation as a place where children can learn and grow in a positive and enriching environment built on Montessori principles,” said Ricardo Campo, CEO of Endeavor Schools. “We are pleased to welcome Starmaker School to our family and are honored to be a part of its community.”

Established in 1994, Starmaker School has offered Montessori-based programs that encourage a child’s natural curiosity and instill a love of learning. By using a “whole child” approach, Starmaker has become a place where parents know their children experience positivity while learning confidence and independence.

“We look forward to continuing Starmaker’s tradition of providing a quality education that allows children to discover their interests and cultivating their talents,” said Endeavor Schools COO Danielle Millman. “Starmaker has a stellar team of Montessori-trained educators and we are grateful to be working with them.”

Using the Montessori curriculum and philosophy throughout their programs, Starmaker’s curriculum is designed to nurture children at each stage of their development, beginning at the infant stage and continuing through the elementary school years. In addition, Starmaker offers full-time summer programs for children up to 13 years old.

Starmaker is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care (MSDE OCC).

For more information about Starmaker School, call 301-863-7740 or visit https://starmakerschool.org/.

About Endeavor Schools

Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. Each school subscribes to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators, and is encouraged to embrace their own uniqueness and tradition. Endeavor Schools supports academic excellence by providing additional tools and resources to help each school thrive.

Founded in 2012, Endeavor Schools is headquartered in Miami, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.endeavorschools.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.

Endeavor Schools welcomes its newest school in Alpharetta, Georgia, Oak Grove Academy

Endeavor Schools, a leading education management company, welcomes its newest school, Oak Grove Academy. With a large presence in the State of Georgia already, Endeavor Schools is pleased to add another school to its network. Since 1998, Oak Grove Academy has maintained its excellence and dedication in providing education for children from the age of infancy through kindergarten. Oak Grove Academy offers various programs including STREAM, after school, and summer camp.

Oak Grove Academy’s mission is to provide children with the foundation to develop confidence and achieve academic success, so they reach their full potential in becoming outstanding and responsible citizens. The faculty and educators give the utmost importance to the individuality of each child. The curriculum and learning environments cater to multi-dimensional experiences that students have the freedom to choose from. The Four C’s of 21st Century Learning are always implemented in their classrooms and taken into consideration – critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.

Year after year, Oak Grove Academy has been named “Preschool of the Year” in North Atlanta. Oak Grove prides itself specifically in having a diverse staff from all over the globe. “We are thrilled to continue expanding our greater Atlanta presence with the addition of Oak Grove Academy. This is a wonderful school with a passionate staff who are aligned with Endeavor’s overall mission in helping the children we serve thrive. We are proud to support the school through a significant facility update and remodel in the first year with us.” said Danielle Millman, Chief Operations Officer.

What sets Oak Grove Academy apart is how it approaches content areas within their curriculum. They understand that children draw upon multiple content areas and skillsets when solving problems. Oak Grove utilizes an interdisciplinary curriculum also referred to as STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading and Writing, Engineering, the Arts and Math). For example, instead of separating science out in isolation, it is explored right along with math, utilizing the arts, technology, and engineering. And, as science is explored, reading and writing is introduced. Dr. Amy Brereton, Vice President for Academics, explains that “in today’s society, it is becoming increasingly important to include an interdisciplinary curriculum that is rooted in children’s questions and observations. When children learn at a young age that they are capable of asking big questions and working in collaboration with peers and teachers to explore these questions using an interdisciplinary approach, they identify themselves as people capable of using an array of intellectual, social and technical tools to solve real problems. They become aware of their own intellectual and social power and how to use these powers in positive ways from the youngest age.”

Oak Grove Academy is also known for its fun-filled summer program. At Oak Grove Academy’s Summer Camp, children have a variety of activities to participate in – from individual and group sports, to arts and crafts, to field trips and private movie screenings. The summer programs are available for children ages 4-12 years old.

At Oak Grove Academy, the safety of the students is a top priority. The campus is securely fenced, and the entrance to the school is monitored electronically. All classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art cameras that are accessible for parents to view in real-time through an encrypted phone app.

For more information about Oak Grove Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia, please visit www.oakgroveacademy.org.

 

About Endeavor Schools

Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. Each school subscribes to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators, and is encouraged to embrace their own uniqueness and tradition. Endeavor Schools supports academic excellence by providing additional tools and resources to help each school thrive.

Founded in 2012, Endeavor Schools is headquartered in Miami, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.endeavorschools.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Below please find the welcome message shared with our School Leaders today on our company call by our CEO, Ricardo Campo:

As we kick off a new school year, I want to take a moment to honor each of you.  As you know, our core values spell out “RESPECT.”  I want to thank each of your for embracing this pillar and recognize the RESPECT we as a team have for the children and families we serve, for our profession and for each other.  This RESPECT is what has fueled our drive to continue to grow and improve.  Many of you know that I’m a fan of professor Carol Dweck’s book Mindset, and many of you have read the book.  One of my favorite quotes from that book is “Becoming is Better than Being.”  We here are all passionate about education and about unleashing individual potential.  We have been given a special gift – a PURPOSE.  We have an opportunity to be the spark the children we serve need to become lifelong learners.  We also have the opportunity to be that spark for each other.  So, let’s embrace this journey that we are on together; let’s embrace the notion of “Becoming.”  Let’s celebrate that our purpose does not have a shelf life – because when it comes to our potential to continue to grow, there is no finish line!

So, as we kick off this new school year, I want to invite all of us to embrace our values, and to continue to let RESPECT be what guides our interactions with all of our stakeholders.  And, I’d like to invite you to set lofty goals for yourselves, for your schools, and for your teams.  Let’s encourage each other to Dream Big.  Let’s help each other achieve these dreams.  I’m so excited to hear about your goals and aspirations for this school year!

Endeavor Educators and Leaders Present at Renowned Academic Conference

Several of Endeavor Schools’ educators and school leaders attended the annual Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) Conference in Orlando this March. Endeavor Schools is proud of its teachers and school leaders for presenting at the conference alongside other esteemed professionals in the education sector on topics such as leadership, tinkering and STEM.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Embracing the Joy,” focusing on effective and innovative ways to “impact children to create and maintain joy as they become lifelong learners.” This is a concept that Endeavor Schools has always supported. For over 70 years, SECA has been dedicated to bringing together early childhood education professionals, administrators, caregivers and program directors to promote high-quality education and care for young children.

Regional Director of Endeavor Schools, Sarah Braisted, and two School Leaders from Creative Child Learning Center, Kristy Pomper and Jessica Rosario, shared their input on the various challenges first-time school leaders may face. They discussed how to gain the respect and trust necessary to run healthy and successful schools, and shared leadership stories and lessons learned from their own struggles and achievements as new leaders. All three of these exceptional educators did a stellar job of providing participants with a rich toolbox of strategies pertaining to multitasking, gaining trust and becoming a leader who others want to follow.

School Leader Ana Parra of Cranium Academy of East Orlando, as well as school teachers Kaitlin Brosnan and Rosa Acevedo from Cranium Academy of Winter Garden and Palm Harbor Montessori Academy respectively, presented during the session on tinkering and STEM. They discussed the value of tinkering in terms of ‘soft skills’ and STEM development, as well as how tinkering could be used in an educational context to further joy and deep learning. They also suggested ways to increase opportunities for STEM development in schools, and how to integrate tinkering into curriculum and teaching practices. These outstanding school leaders and educators did a wonderful job sharing effective strategies that they have used to overcome challenges faced throughout the implementation process. They also discussed how they have been able to successfully partner with children and families to bring STEM and tinkering to the forefront.

Endeavor Schools would like to recognize Dr. Amy Brereton, Vice President of Academics, for providing her sound guidance and input on both SECA presentations. The SECA Conference is one of several conferences that Endeavor Schools encourages educators and school leaders to attend. At the annual NAECY conference in November 2018, many of our educators and school leaders in attendance learned about how technology can be used in the classroom at appropriate levels. Participating in these conferences is part of our continuous dedication to expand our knowledge in the industry, and share our skills and experiences with others.