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“Grateful for Goodwater”: A Dad’s Story

Ensuring a bright future for children is a parent’s ultimate goal, and providing them with a quality education is the key. Recently, a dad shared his heartfelt appreciation for the education his children receive at Goodwater Montessori Charter School, serving as a shining example of the transformative power of Montessori charter education.

A Place of Nurturing Growth

Two years ago, this dad enrolled his three children, aged 13, 11, and 8, in Goodwater Montessori Charter School. His motivation was simple but profound: he wanted a smaller setting, one that was more family-oriented and hands-on for his kids’ education. He confirms that the outcomes have been truly impressive. 

The primary reason this dad is grateful for Goodwater Montessori Charter School is the environment it offers. In his words, the school is a “smaller setting, community-oriented, and more hands-on learning.” This, he believes, is the essence of education that fosters not just academic excellence but also the development of life skills and personal responsibility.

The Joy of Participation

One of the hallmarks of Goodwater Montessori Charter School is the active involvement of students and parents in the educational journey. According to this dad, the school makes learning enjoyable for students and parents. It’s more than just textbook knowledge; it’s about understanding responsibilities and actively participating in the learning process.

“From the very beginning, I felt welcomed and included in all the school’s activities and events,” he shares. “It’s a place we love going to, and I often find myself wishing they could go seven days a week, even during the summer.”

A Transformation in Confidence

What strikes a chord with this father is the positive change he’s seen in his 8-year-old son, who was once shy and uninterested in being around people. Thanks to the nurturing environment at Goodwater Montessori Charter School, his son has not only become more confident but also actively seeks opportunities to be involved with teachers and other students. His self-esteem has soared, and this transformation is something the dad attributes to the school’s caring and encouraging atmosphere.

Beyond Academics: Safety and Life Skills

For parents, the safety and overall well-being of their children are paramount. Goodwater Montessori Charter School understands this deeply. This dad appreciates the school’s commitment to the children’s safety and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure they are not just academically enriched but also exposed to a range of practical life skills. Gardening, raising chickens, and building structures with their hands have broadened their horizons.

The Gift of Unity

One of the most cherished aspects of Goodwater Montessori Charter School for this dad is the opportunity for all three of his children, in the 2nd, 5th, and 8th grades, to attend the same school together. Smaller classrooms where everyone knows each other create a community atmosphere that’s hard to find in traditional schools.


This dad’s story is a powerful reminder of the significant impact of a well-rounded education for our children. Goodwater Montessori Charter School is more than just a place of learning; it’s a nurturing environment that empowers children to become confident, responsible, and curious individuals. As we approach #GivingTuesday, please consider supporting this public charter school that has touched the lives of countless families, including the one we’ve heard about today. Your generous donations will help Goodwater Montessori Charter School continue its mission to create a brighter future for our children.