Former Owner Testimonials

“We founded Silverline Montessori School in 1999 and over the years we enjoyed a stellar reputation in and around the Pearland community. We worked very hard each day to raise the bar of excellence at both of our locations and took great pride in building a strong foundation for our students.

Over the years, we had several offers to partner with large and small entities, but we never felt comfortable handing over our baby! However, when Endeavor Schools approached us and after the initial meeting, we knew immediately that they would take great care of Silverline. Their passion for education and care for parents and students resonates with ours.

We had a very smooth and successful handover of our Pearland schools in 2016, and we continued our partnership with Endeavor afterward. We added another Silverline location in Cypress, Texas in 2017, which we had planned to operate and eventually hand over to Endeavor. However, after a few discussions, we decided that Endeavor would take over that location right from the beginning.

Ricardo Campo, the CEO of Endeavor Schools, is a wonderful, kind-hearted, and an extremely professional individual. He has become a great friend and we hope to continue our relationship with Endeavor Schools for many years to come.”

Nishad and Anuja MehtaFoundersSilverline Montessori School

“When we were approached by Endeavor Schools about the possible purchase of our preschools, we were really not quite ready. After building our business over the past twenty years, we knew we would only entertain the possibility of selling if and when the right buyer came along. After quite a bit of persistence, we agreed to have lunch and discuss a possible future sale, which turned into several lunches over many months. By the end, we were convinced Endeavor Schools was the right buyer for our business. We made this decision mainly due to our gut feeling that Ricardo, the Chief Executive Officer of Endeavor Schools, and his team shared the same philosophy as we do and would continue to make the children and the teachers their first priority.

As every preschool owner knows, the most important ingredients in a school are the administrators and teachers who are taking care of the children as well as running the day-to-day operations. After getting to know Ricardo and his team, we felt confident that Endeavor would not disrupt or change our vision for the schools, and most importantly, the employees and children would continue to be in excellent care.

Endeavor has been able to offer additional benefits to the employees such as an improved health care plan, Culture Club, a peer recognition program and a scholarship program for continuing education. They have also invested heavily in technology, security, and improved accounting systems.

We are so happy that our schools continue to thrive, and Endeavor has continued to reinvest in the staff and the facilities. Fortunately, Endeavor realizes the importance of maintaining high standards, and that continually improving the schools for the children is the key to long term success for everyone.”

Brian and Eileen AgerFoundersCreative Child Learning Center

“As owners of Cranium Academy, we were involved in every aspect of our business. Our staff was like family, our students became our little buddies, and their parents became our friends. Selling to Endeavor Schools was not an easy decision, nor one we made hastily.

Ricardo, the CEO, and Danielle, the COO, were very patient with us as we considered releasing our dream into their hands. Ultimately, Danielle assured us that Endeavor seeks out schools which are impacting their communities and have no desire to change a culture that is thriving. Endeavor Schools recognized that the individuality of each school and of each student is paramount to their continued success.

Our team was our most valued resource, so being able to shift them into Endeavor’s benefits package eased our concerns. Knowing they had security in their future and in their health was paramount. Just as Danielle had assured us, the transition was beneficial to our employees.

Endeavor assisted us in notifying the families by being present to respond to any concerns they had. In the months since the closing of the sale, my team has confirmed that Endeavor made good on all promises. An abundance of educational resources has been made available to them, opportunities for professional growth are plentiful, support for special projects like accreditation is endless, and the opportunity to connect with their peers at other schools is inspirational. The integrity of the business model remains the same.

RESPECT is the core of Endeavor Schools’ values and we can attest that the foundation of integrity and transparency that Ricardo, Danielle and their team build with sellers is on point. Having embraced the idea of a different future for ourselves, we can attest that we would not have done anything differently.”

John and Charlotte JebaileyFoundersCranium Academy

School Leader Testimonials

“Our initial reaction to the news that Cranfield Academy was being acquired by Endeavor Schools was one of uncertainty. We had prided ourselves on being small, privately owned schools with a close-knit community feel. Transitioning into a family of schools with a corporate office sounded like the opposite of what we loved most about our schools. Making decisions at the school level and always taking our staff, families, and children’s needs into consideration didn’t sound like it would line up with the typical corporate ideals. We could not have been more wrong about that!

Supporting people is the core of who Endeavor is as a company and it makes all the difference. The culture of our schools has never been stronger and that is a direct reflection of the values that Endeavor Schools holds themselves accountable to. This partnership has opened so many doors for our program including additional benefits for our team, making enhancements to the facility, and building relationships with other schools across the country. Our school’s partnership with Endeavor has enhanced our program more than we could have ever imagined and we are so proud to be a part of this amazing family.”

Kelly ThrasherSchool LeaderCranfield Academy

“Foothills Montessori School was privately owned for 14 years prior to the acquisition by Endeavor Schools, growing from 15 students in 1999 to a campus of over 300. As the Administrator, I had the privilege of working side by side with the founder and faculty to create a truly magical learning environment for children ages 3 through 8th grade. We worked tirelessly towards our goals and wanted to ensure the legacy of FMS would be preserved for generations to come. It was a natural fit to build a partnership with Endeavor Schools, who embraced the mission of FMS and wanted to be a part of our continued success.

The Endeavor support team has been exemplary in offering FMS resources in all areas including marketing, accounting, enrollment, security, benefits, professional development, etc. that would otherwise be challenging for a privately-owned school. Now, as the School Leader, I appreciate the network and collaboration of school leaders across all Endeavor schools nationwide; each unique and diverse where we learn and grow as a team applying best practices in education. I look forward to our continued journey with Endeavor Schools, knowing there is more growth and success to come.”

Karen KolbSchool LeaderFoothills Montessori School

Commendation

“Endeavor Schools is to be commended for supporting the school while also respecting their autonomy. Their responsiveness to safety/security issues is remarkable. They have provided the requisite technology (hardware and platforms) in order to enhance the school’s communication efforts with families, to enable teachers to better document lesson planning and record keeping, and to provide administrators the capability to analyze learner outcomes and instructional effectiveness.  The infrastructure and support provided by Endeavor Schools has also allowed your school to extend employment benefits to employees that may not have been possible otherwise. Endeavor’s commitment to providing Montessori learning opportunities for students up to age 18 is noteworthy and commendable.”

American Montessori Society (AMS)CommendationMontessori Academy at Sharon Springs