“Our family started looking at private schools when we moved, leaving the school district our rising fifth grader had been in since preschool. It was very stressful, because elementary school concluded in sixth grade in that district, while in our new district, middle school started in fifth. The idea of him starting in a middle school, as what we would consider a VERY young ten was almost unimaginable – especially in a pandemic, where our child had spent an entire year attending school virtually. We found Four Winds on social media, and attended a virtual private school fair where the school was represented.
“Right away, Becca, one of the co-directors, put us at ease. She was friendly, knowledgeable and so obviously passionate about her job. When I expressed my concerns about my 10 year old starting middle school, she spoke about the Four Winds curriculum and how it might suit him better, given his strengths and weaknesses. We decided that night it was the right fit for us.
“The application/interview/visiting/admissions process was seamless. The entire school welcomed our prospective student as if he already went there. Welcoming him the way they did as a school made the sting of leaving his beloved elementary school so much easier. He has now been attending Four Winds almost two months, and we are so happy with our decision to choose this school. Our child is learning time management, actively participating in planning his own academic schedule, and learning in a way that he is actually retaining information and enjoying himself while doing so. Communication from his teachers has been outstanding and there hasn’t been a time since being in school where his mind has been active and engaged in such a profound way. This is exactly what he needed, especially in a pandemic.
“Additionally, Four Winds’ attention to CDC protocols have been followed meticulously and it is such a relief knowing that we are sending him somewhere that he is safe and able to learn while remaining as healthy as possible.”