A Heart Felt Thank You From a Parent


john-holt-quoteWe were blessed to receive this letter from one of our parents:

Dear LW School,

Three and a half years, I took a chance. I knew my oldest child was quiet while at school and I didn’t want that to cause her to be forgotten and left behind in the large public school setting. I also knew that she needed to learn at an appropriate pace which would give her adequate time to think, process and complete her school work. I did not want her to be in a system where teachers keep racing ahead through the curriculum and leave her behind. I’ve seen this happen all the time where students are not given the time to grasp concepts because the school or district has a set pacing guide.

After researching and visiting several Christian schools, I found them to be the Christian version of public schools. During my search, I found one Montessori school in Waldorf that met most of my expectations, however, the school was non-sectarian and the tuition was not affordable. I continued to search and then I found the Living Water School. I was very pleased with the philosophy, but I was nervous. The philosophy of the school was a major shift from the way I’ve known education for my entire personal and professional career in the education field.

In the beginning when my oldest daughter started attending the LW school, I struggled with the philosophy and the independence that students are afforded to chart their own paths. (In hindsight, isn’t this what I was initially looking for?) However, I’ve made great progress. I’m still learning to accept that my children will grow and make progress outside the set ways that I’m used to doing. I’m still learning that I don’t have to interfere in every little thing they are doing. I am still working on waiting patiently while God is working on them to be whom He has created them to be.

Today, I am happy to report that all my four children are enrolled at the LW school.
I am delighted to see that in addition to academics and other developmental areas, my four children are thriving in their own unique way.

I would like to thank you and your team for the being the Village. It truly takes a village to raise up our children.

May God continue to bless you and the LW community abundantly.

All my very best,

(to protect their privacy, we did not publish their name)

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