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Monarch Learning Academy is almost ready to help students spread their wings: the school is opening in College Park August 21.
The academy will accommodate preschool through seventh grade and plans to add eighth grade for the 2018 – 2019 school year, according to Marguerite McNeill, Monarch’s director.
“College Park is rich with service opportunities and opportunities to connect with local business and organizations to make learning come to life,” McNeill said. This move to College Park will allow students to be involved in a thriving community where they can apply their classroom lessons to real life, she said.
The academy will rent space at Church on the Drive. McNeill said the area is currently undergoing renovations “to bring the existing space up to current educational code.”
McNeill also said the school’s carpool line will not be at risk for causing traffic jams: “We have a staggered start time and a staggered release time paired with parents parking and walking with their child for both drop off and pick up.”
Erin West, a parent at Monarch’s current location, said, “Our kids have excelled academically, but maybe most importantly, they have been in a school environment that encourages kindness, ingenuity, innovation, and respect.”
This school environment is part of what makes Monarch special. They consider the children’s overall well-being and “seek to nurture and support their growth not only academically but giving equal support and energy to their social, emotional, physical as well as spiritual growth,” according to McNeill. Teachers and administrators encourage their students, so they feel valued and respected. As a result, students will do their best in school and be able to connect better with their community — which, soon, will mean College Park.
To register for the 2017 school year, go to monarchlearningacademy.com.