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Finding a School Where My Child Will Thrive

By Stephanie Penvose
July 7th, 2021

There’s nothing more nerve-wracking as a parent than finding the right kindergarten for your child. When it came to choosing a school for my son Jaxon, I was looking for a hands-on, diverse learning environment where he would thrive. I was thrilled to learn of a new school called Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC) that was opening near my home in Madisonville. Every single staff member I have met at CWC has shown me they are committed to creating a diverse school where my son will learn and grow.

As a parent, you want the best education for your child. To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about the “new” school in my neighborhood, but after learning CWC Cincinnati was connected to a national network of schools with strong academic track records, I knew I made the right decision.

As part of the school’s inaugural kindergarten class, Jaxon and I have had a unique opportunity to feel connected to the staff and other families. CWC has hosted read-alouds and playdates for families. CWC’s principal Dr. Amy Crouse surprised Jaxon by mailing him personal greeting cards throughout the spring. CWC even brought a traveling petting zoo to the school this summer where Jaxon and his future classmates could interact with llamas, sheep, and other animals.

And it’s not just my son who has found new friends at school; I’ve also been welcomed into the CWC community and now feel connected to a group of parents who will be by my side as our children grow over time.

I believe that diversity is what makes our school, our city, and our country so beautiful, and I know that the teachers, staff, and leadership at CWC share my perspective. I feel grateful that CWC is going to be part of our community for many years to come and that Jaxon can look forward to being part of a vibrant, diverse school that will prepare him for future success.