Endeavor Schools Ranked Fastest-Growing Private School and Early Childhood Education Company in Florida by Inc. Magazine

Inc. magazine this month revealed that Endeavor Schools ranked as the fastest-growing private school and early childhood education company in Florida with 61 percent growth over the past two years. Overall, Endeavor ranked 185 out of 5000 private companies based in the Sunshine State.

The Inc. magazine list is a highly regarded ranking of the fastest-growing Florida-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Florida economy.

“With our amazing team, especially our heroic teachers, Endeavor Schools is more focused than ever on providing children with the best education and care,” said Endeavor Schools CEO, Ricardo Campo. “We are very proud to be ranked so highly on the Inc. magazine list and look forward to continuing our growth and helping parents realize their educational goals for their children.”

Between 2017 and 2019, Endeavor Schools expanded its national presence with new school acquisitions in several states, including Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, South Carolina, and California.

During this time of impressive growth, Endeavor Schools was named one of Inc. magazine’s fastest-growing companies nationwide in 2018. Since then, Endeavor Schools has continued growing and will announce several new acquisitions during 2021.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Florida, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/florida.

“This list proves the power of companies in Florida no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals

Methodology

The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com

 

 

Endeavor Schools Launches ‘Hybrid’ Montessori Training Program for Working Teachers

Providing professional development opportunities for our teachers is a core asset of our company. And with our Montessori Alameda Teacher Education Program, we provide full-time teachers with the opportunity to learn the Montessori method through a program designed to fit their schedules and needs.

Led by Lee Lanou, the Director of Montessori Education at Endeavor Schools, the Montessori Alameda Teacher Education Program (MOATEP) focuses on principles created by Dr. Maria Montessori, the creator of the teaching method that bears her name. This includes developing the prepared environment and instilling a deep respect for children and sensitivity to their various learning styles. By the end of the program, teachers have a solid understanding of the Montessori method and gain experience in applying them in the classroom.

To fit the schedules of working teachers, the program will include online learning modules, combined with an intensive, in-person summer residency program in Portland, Oregon.

“MOATEP is such a special training program for educators who want to become credentialed Montessori teachers,” Lanou said. “The accessibility for working adults is a cornerstone of our program format.”

Caleb McGuigan, a primary (ages 3 to 6) teacher at Montessori of Alameda in Portland, is one of the first participants in the program and has already began utilizing what he has learned into his classroom.

“Lee does an amazing job of making the subject matter very approachable and understandable,” McGuigan said. “Even after a short period of time I feel as though I’ve been able to grow personally and professionally thanks to Lee and the opportunity to be part of the cohort.”

Combining Two Schools of Montessori Philosophy

Another major feature of MOATEP is that teachers will earn a Montessori teaching credential from the American Montessori Society, but they will also be trained in two schools of Montessori methodology: AMS and Association Montessori International (AMI).

Lanou holds from both AMS and AMI, which gives her the unique expertise to combine best practices from both training methods and implement them into MOATEP’s curriculum. In addition, the MOATEP faculty will include additional instructors trained in one of the two methods.

“What this means for the adult learners is that our program dives incredibly deep into the Montessori theory and philosophy, which the AMI training is known for,” Lanou said. “Understanding the ‘why’ behind what we do as Montessori teachers helps us to be able to offer the children a more thoughtful and powerful educational experience.”

The MOATEP curriculum also contains the ingenuity and creativity that AMS training is recognized for.

“Combined together, this allows teachers to become thoroughly transformed in the training process so that they can best serve the children, which is our primary goal,” Lanou said.

“Within the child lies the fate of the future.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

 With MOATEP, Endeavor Schools plans on contributing to the next generation of Montessori teachers, who will be responsible for guiding the next generation of students.

 By teaching teachers, we can positively impact a larger number of children, which continues to grow exponentially,” Lanou said. “And to be able to give as many young children the opportunity to experience a Montessori education as possible, is vital to creating a humanity which will help to heal our world and create a better future.”

For participants like McGuigan, the benefits of MOATEP are clear.

“If you can dedicate personal time to the program, you should be able to thrive as an educator,” he said.

 Program Details

  • MOATEP tuition is free for Endeavor Schools teachers.
  • The hybrid online and in-person program currently focuses on training teachers for the early childhood stage (ages 3 to 6).
  • The infants and toddlers program (for children under 3) will be conducted fully in residence during Summer 2021.
  • Both programs include comprehensive curriculum includes the full Montessori methodology of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, and Cultural Studies.
  • Participants complete coursework in child development, observation techniques, effective record keeping, classroom management, healthy parent communication, effective administration, and much more.

Endeavor Schools also has plans to expand the program after the inaugural year to include a hybrid program for infant and toddler training, and to bring the residency training to other cities, including the company’s major hubs of Atlanta and Minneapolis.

For more details on the Montessori Alameda Teacher Education Program and how to apply, visit the program’s website at www.moatep.org.

Introducing the Endeavor Schools ‘E for Excellence’ Program

At Endeavor Schools, we’re committed to developing the best early childhood educators so that our students receive the highest quality early learning environments and experiences they deserve. To continue our commitment to our teachers’ professional development, we are introducing ‘E is for Excellence’ – a 2-year program that provides teachers with training and tuition to obtain the globally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate and receive extensive guidance from pedagogical coaches to further enhance their teaching skillset.

The CDA is a widely recognized accreditation from the Council for Professional Recognition that is designed to assess and credential early childhood education professionals. We will conduct our program in partnership with the ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), whose CDA program has been awarded Gold Standard distinction by the Council for Professional Recognition.

During the first year of the E for Excellence program, teachers will study for the CDA certification, which focuses on eight core areas:

  1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
  2. Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development
  3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development
  4. Building productive relationships with families
  5. Managing an effective program operation
  6. Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
  7. Observing and recording children’s behavior
  8. Understanding principles of child development and learning

After obtaining CDA certification, teachers begin the second year of the program under the guidance of the Endeavor Academic Team, led by Dr. Amy Brereton, Endeavor Schools’ Vice President of Academics. This phase of the program involves discussions and workshops with researchers and thought leaders in the field of early childhood education.

The resources that form the foundation for the second year are developed by some of the most prominent organizations in the Early Childhood Education field, including Harvard’s Center for the Developing Child, The Fred Roger’s Center, Cambridge University’s School of Education’s Play in Education Development and Learning Center, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

This program effectively combines practice and theory in a manner that will improve teachers’ skills, strengthen their understanding of the craft, and enable them to be the next generation of top early childhood educators.

Endeavor Schools Expands Atlanta Presence with Two New Parker-Chase Preschools

Endeavor Schools is proud to announce new additions to its growing network of schools. The education management company has acquired two former Kids ‘R’ Kids franchises in East Roswell and East Cobb, Georgia. Both schools have been renamed as Parker-Chase Preschools, one of Endeavor’s most distinguished brands. The change will take effect immediately and both schools will continue operating without interruption for the children and families they serve.

The acquisition demonstrates Endeavor Schools’ commitment to the Atlanta region. With the addition of the new Parker-Chase schools, Endeavor Schools now owns and operates nine schools in the Atlanta metropolitan area with plans to expand further.

The talented, tenured, and dedicated teaching staff at these schools built solid reputations in their communities for providing high-quality early childhood education. As Parker-Chase Preschools, both schools will continue that legacy. They will also remain accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), one of the most respected early childhood education accreditors in the nation due to its high standards for education and safety.

“The Parker-Chase educational philosophy and focus on outdoor and STEM learning is a perfect match for these new locations and aligns with their existing approach,” said Endeavor Schools Chief Operations Officer, Danielle Millman. “Children respond well to an educational style that is structured around them so that their individual talents can flourish. This is why Parker-Chase has been so successful and families in East Cobb and East Roswell will continue to find this a truly positive educational experience.”

Parker-Chase Preschools was originally founded in 1981 in Carrollton, Texas. In 1985, it became one of the first schools to be accredited by NAEYC. Endeavor Schools acquired Parker-Chase Preschools in 2016, adding it to the company’s long list of reputable schools that excel in providing high-quality early childhood education to their communities.

The new Parker-Chase locations will offer innovative programs for infants through kindergarteners with an after-school program for school age students as well. They will also continue operating with the same staff members who have made such a strong connection with families in the community.

“Maintaining these community bonds is at the core of what makes our schools special,” said Endeavor Schools CEO Ricardo Campo. “We are looking forward to continuing these relationships and creating new ones with our Parker-Chase schools.”

This year promises to be a big one for Endeavor Schools as the company is in negotiations to acquire several more schools across the country. By investing in teachers and school facilities, Endeavor Schools is bringing its consistently high standards of education to more children and families.

“Communities need high-quality schools they can depend on,” Campo said. “We strive to provide consistency, reliability, and superior quality to many more families in the coming year.”

From Student at Cambridge University to VP for Academics at Endeavor Schools, Dr. Amy Brereton Has Championed Working Mothers for Years

This year, St. Edmund’s College, one of Cambridge University’s 31 colleges, celebrated its 50th year of admitting women by honoring 50 St. Edmund’s women who have studied or taught at the college. One of those women is Dr. Amy Brereton, the Vice President for Academics at Endeavor Schools, who was recognized for her research exploring young children’s perspectives of school, how they evaluate their own progress as learners, and her work to improve support networks for working mothers at the university.

Dr. Brereton’s connections to Cambridge run deep. After graduating from Gordon College in Wenham, MA, she matriculated to Cambridge University in 2001 for graduate study in Educational Research, obtaining both an MPhil and a PhD. In addition to her studies, she was a Woman’s Officer at the university and promoted support networks and programs for female students balancing motherhood and scholarship.

‘Working mothers have the drive’

Dr. Brereton experienced what it was like to be a working mother at Cambridge University herself when she returned in 2010 for post-doctoral research and was five months pregnant with twins. Working on a research project with Dr. Lani Florian, a world class scholar who developed the concept of inclusive pedagogy, a method of teaching that promotes inclusivity to heighten academic achievement of all children in a learning community, Dr. Brereton had a simple list of priorities.

“Deliver babies, keep babies alive and collect data,” Brereton said.

But the simplicity was deceptive because the physical toll was great. Once her twins were born, it was not easy to care for two new babies while working on a demanding research project that required collecting data at preschools in England and Scotland, in addition to conducting literature reviews at the University Library. The physical toll caused Dr. Brereton to question whether she would be able to complete the academic work she traveled all the way to Britain to conduct. Sitting in Dr. Florian’s home, Dr. Brereton admitted her self-doubts.

“I don’t know if I can do this,” she said. “I’m only sleeping two to four hours a night. How am I ever going to give you the quality of work I want to give you?”

“The question is: ‘Do you want to do the work?’” the professor asked.

“Yes,” Brereton replied.

“Then I think you will find a way because I have found that working mothers have the drive and stamina to deliver excellent results,” Dr. Florian said.

At that point, it had only been 40 years since Cambridge University allowed women. But Dr. Florian pointed to the numerous examples of women who simultaneously succeeded in scholarship and motherhood. It was difficult, but they persevered and paved the way for future women.

“Many women in history gave up a lot, so that you wouldn’t have to sacrifice one for the other,” Dr. Florian said.

Looking back, Dr. Brereton said that moment in Dr. Florian’s home made a lasting impact.

“I realized I had a choice,” Dr. Brereton said. “With the right support, I could choose to work if I wanted to.”

Finding Balance at Endeavor Schools

After becoming a mother, Dr. Brereton became more efficient with her time.

“Prior to having children, I was able to work 12 hours straight and think about nothing but work, which I thought was a positive thing because long hours meant hard work,” she said. “The way I think about work now, as a mother, makes me work smarter.”

Brereton added: “I don’t work for the long spans of time like I used to, but I work smarter, which has made my work better. I’m more focused because I know that if I waste any time during work hours, it will come out of my family time later.”

Endeavor Schools manages 50 schools across the country, including approximately 1,500 teachers and teaching assistants. As the Vice President for Academics at Endeavor Schools, Brereton oversees the curricula for each of its schools. Managing a demanding career while raising a family can be challenging, but Dr. Brereton said Endeavor Schools has a company culture that supports working mothers.

A Supportive Work Environment for Women and Working Mothers

When Dr. Brereton was a Woman’s Officer at Cambridge University, she worked hard to build and expand programs that improve student quality of life for women. Knowing how important that work was left an impression on her, which is one reason she is proud of the work culture that Endeavor Schools has created.

Approximately 95 percent of Endeavor Schools’ employees are women and the company puts great effort into supporting women in the workplace, such as offering competitive pay, development programs and opportunities for advancement.

Danielle Millman, the Chief Operations Officer at Endeavor Schools, said the work of women should always be held in high esteem and compensated accordingly, especially in the education field.

“When it comes to early childhood education, women are the driving force.” Millman said. “We acknowledge the importance of women and hold them up as professionals and experts in education. We invest in our educators and want to ensure they are well cared for, compensated, continually developed, and given plenty of opportunities for advancement.”

In addition to having a 95 percent women workforce, 98 percent of leadership positions at individual schools, including Regional Directors, School Leaders and Assistant School Leaders, are held by women.

With her experiences as a Women’s Officer and working mother at Cambridge University shaping her outlook on workplace situations for women, Dr. Brereton said she couldn’t be prouder to work at Endeavor Schools.

“Endeavor Schools was founded in 2012 and already has a strong track record of equity in pay and leadership,” she said. “This company is solid proof that equity can be accomplished if the success of women is a priority. And at Endeavor Schools, women are a priority.”

Endeavor Schools Welcomes Leading California Montessori School

Endeavor Schools, a leading education management company, has expanded its presence in Southern California with the acquisition of Laguna Niguel Montessori Center, a staple of the local community for 25 years.

With Laguna Niguel, Endeavor adds its third school in California and continues to expand its presence on the West Coast. The acquisition continues Endeavor’s commitment to serving families via high-quality educational offerings.

“Our goal is to partner with educators that are dedicated to providing children with high-quality education programs and Laguna Niguel Montessori Center embodies that in every way,” said Endeavor Schools Founder and CEO Ricardo Campo. “We’re honored to have them join our family and to be a part of the wonderful Laguna Niguel community.”

Debbie McLane, the School Leader of Laguna Niguel since she founded the school in 1995, said she is looking forward to working with Endeavor to continue to provide the kind of unique and effective education that had made Laguna Niguel successful for so many years.

“After operating our Montessori school since 1995, it became clear that partnering with a larger entity could help us get to the next level and Endeavor Schools fits that bill,” McLane said. “Endeavor’s philosophy aligns perfectly with the mission we’ve always held close to our hearts, which is helping children joyously reach their maximum potential. Endeavor Schools has put into place a very impressive support system to benefit not only the students, but the educators as well. I’m looking forward to many years growing and developing our school.”

Serving children between the ages of 2 and lower elementary, Laguna Niguel has a team of experienced and certified Montessori teachers who expertly guide children on an educational journey that develops their coordination, concentration and independence. Inspired by the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, Laguna Niguel’s curriculum is focused on teaching children how to foster independent learning and to think critically about what they learn.

In addition to its stellar education program, Laguna Niguel offers a beautiful campus with large, colorful classrooms designed for multiage groups and classic Montessori materials to enhance student-focused learning to encourage students to become active seekers of knowledge.

Endeavor Schools operates two more Montessori schools in California: Kinderhouse Montessori School in San Diego and Montessori American School in Chula Vista. With the addition of Laguna Niguel, the Miami-based company now oversees 50 schools across 11 states.

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 of the company’s schools subscribe to proven, research-based curricula that is delivered by seasoned educators and are 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 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.