An End of Year Message to Employees from CEO Ricardo Campo

 

Dear Endeavor Schools Team,

Endeavor Schools CEO Ricardo Campo

As this year comes to an end, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on how 2021 has been full of accomplishments and milestones. The past year has posed many challenges. However, it has also helped remind us about why our mission at Endeavor Schools is so important and worthwhile.

The year began with the pandemic still having a major impact on everyone’s lives. Nonetheless, our team continued to persevere, just as they did throughout the previous year. We have had to deal with many new responsibilities, such as conducting health checks and enforcing mask and social distance rules, and consistently assuring parents that our schools are safe places for their children. We all hope that the cloud of uncertainty from Covid will soon dissipate. But until that day, we know that our team can be counted on to do whatever it takes to persevere and carry on with our mission.

A great example of our teachers’ and school leaders’ perseverance and dedication came in February when the Texas Freeze shocked the Lone Star State. Unusually cold temperatures caused widespread damage across the state and thousands of schools were impacted. Two of our schools in the Dallas area – Parker-Chase Preschools in Plano and Carrollton – had to be temporarily closed due to burst water pipes. The schools’ children and their families would have been forced to find a last-minute alternative, but our local team quickly found a solution.

Leaders at Carpe Diem Private Preschools in Frisco and Allen made accommodations for the Parker-Chase students and the teachers and admin teams at all four schools worked together to ensure the safety and education of the children until the building damage was repaired. During this time, these teammates supported one another and grew closer as a team, turning what could have been a breaking point into a celebration of togetherness and community.

This year, we also deepened our commitment to helping our educators reach their full potential. Career development is an important part of our mission and we increased and improved those opportunities this year through several new programs. With our Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program (MOATEP), we made it possible for full-time teachers across the country to get Montessori training through a hybrid online and in-person program. Our first group of MOATEP participants completed their online coursework and then spent two weeks receiving in-person instruction and hands-on training at our Montessori of Alameda campus in Portland, Oregon. They will soon be eligible to earn a teaching credential from the American Montessori Society.

We also started the ‘E for Excellence’ program, which provides teachers with training and tuition to obtain the Child Development Associate certificate. Despite being a brand-new program, several teachers have already signed up for this training, which gives them the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge base while earning a nationally recognized credential for early childhood education professionals. Similarly, we launched our Endeavor Start Strong pilot program, which aims to equip our assistant teachers with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their roles.

Lastly, this year has seen incredible expansion for our company. We increased our number of schools by approximately 35 percent with 19 new campuses in seven states. We expanded to Colorado, added our second high school, the Loudon School for Advanced Studies in Ashburn, Virginia, and opened an entirely new school in Miami, Florida. As a result, we were ranked as the fastest-growing private school company in Florida by Inc. Magazine, and are on our way to becoming the fastest-growing private school company in the United States.

All our success this year is a direct result of your hard work and dedication. I am honored to be a part of your team and I have no doubt that, working together, we will make 2022 even greater.

I wish you and your families all the best this holiday season. Thank you so much for everything that you do and for helping our children thrive.

My warmest holiday wishes,

Ricardo Campo
CEO

Endeavor Schools Adds 19 New Schools During 2021

Endeavor Schools is ending a successful year on a high note with the announcement of four new school acquisitions.

The fast-growing education management company has acquired four preschools in the Marietta, Georgia area, which will now be part of the Parker-Chase Preschool family, one of Endeavor Schools’ most well-known brands.

The newest Parker-Chase Preschools will offer full-time programs for children up to age five. Each school has a talented and highly-qualified staff that has earned a solid reputation in their communities for providing children with a warm and welcoming environment where they excel.

Endeavor Schools will continue working with this dedicated team and provide them with the support and resources they need to enhance the educational experience for children and the work environment for teachers.

With these new additions, Endeavor Schools has added a total of 19 schools in 2021, bringing its overall total to 73 in 13 states.

“Since the birth of our company in 2012, our mission has been to provide the highest quality education to as many children as possible,” said Ricardo Campo, the CEO of Endeavor Schools. “Our growth this year shows that we are committed to that mission, and we are honored to be providing stellar education programs to so many families across the country.”

By increasing its total number of schools by nearly 35 percent in just one year, Endeavor Schools also added more than 500 employees across Georgia, Minnesota, Virginia, California, Colorado, and Florida.

With the addition of so many lead teachers, teacher assistants, and other school positions, Endeavor Schools is further strengthening its commitment to educators by expanding career development programs and advancement opportunities.

“Teachers are the backbone of every school, and that’s the case for us,” said Dr. Amy Brereton, the Executive Vice President for Academics at Endeavor Schools. “One of the core values of our company is to give our teachers the resources and tools they need to enhance their skills and become the best educators they can be.”

Endeavor Schools is one of America’s fastest-growing private education companies and is committed to further expansion in 2022.

“We are always looking to partner with schools that have proven track records of quality and commitment to education in their communities,” said Jason Mauricio, the Vice President of Acquisitions of Endeavor Schools. “We have been successful this year because school owners know we are committed to continuing their legacies of high-quality early education and service to their communities.”

In fewer than ten years, Endeavor Schools has grown in multiple states in all areas of the country. The company serves infants through high school students across a diverse school portfolio, which includes Montessori, Reggio Emilia, project-based learning, and advanced studies programs to give parents the option of choosing the type of education that works best for their children.

“Our company has grown because we understand how important a nurturing and inspiring learning environment is to parents and their children’s development and overall well-being,” Campo said. “We are parents, too. That’s why we put our heart into our work. We want what is best for our children, and we know the parents we serve want that too. All children should have the opportunity to thrive, and it gives us great joy to be a part of that journey every day.”

Endeavor Schools Expands in Minnesota with Acquisition of Woodpark Montessori

Endeavor Schools, one of the fastest-growing education management companies in the United States, has acquired Woodpark Montessori, an infant through preschool-age Montessori school located outside Minneapolis.

Established in 1990, Woodpark Montessori has been a top choice for local families for more than three decades. With two campuses in Savage and Burnsville, Minnesota, the school’s dedication to providing children with an authentic Montessori experience was a significant factor in Endeavor’s decision to acquire the fledgling school.

Although each one of our Montessori schools across the country is unique in their own ways, they all have excellent teachers who understand the value of the Montessori experience,” said Lee Lanou, the Director of Montessori Education of Endeavor Schools. “We are excited about partnering with the wonderful educators at Woodpark, and we look forward to helping them continue the excellent work they have been doing for such a long time.”

With the addition of Woodpark Montessori School, Endeavor Schools owns and operates 69 schools in 13 states across the country. The company’s growing portfolio includes preschools, elementary and middle schools that offer a variety of educational styles, such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and project-based programs. Endeavor also owns and operates advanced studies high schools in two states.

Endeavor Schools’ latest acquisition expands its Minnesota presence to a total of 12 campuses, all within the Minneapolis metro area. In addition to Woodpark Montessori, Endeavor owns and manages Step By Step Montessori Schools, which includes eight campuses, and Peaceful Valley Montessori Academy, which has two campuses.

Endeavor Schools has a growing presence in Minnesota. With a total of twelve Montessori schools in the Minneapolis area, the company is deepening its commitment to providing local families with excellent Montessori programs.

Ranked the fastest-growing private school company in Florida by Inc. Magazine, the Miami-based company has added 15 new campuses in seven different states so far this year.

“Providing high-quality schools that parents can count on is an integral part of our mission,” said Ricardo Campo, the CEO of Endeavor Schools. “We believe communities are stronger through education, and we are proud to give children the opportunity to thrive every day.”