Meet our Families

  • Meet the Landingham Family

    When our daughter was about three and a half years old the timing felt right, she was ready to go to “school”. While we were excited to see her continue to grow we felt the weight of what seemed like one of the biggest decisions we would have to make. We believe the earlier years of education can set you up for a lifetime of love for learning or not. We also had strong beliefs and values we wanted upheld and respected. We wanted a sound education for our daughter, we wanted a safe place with a compassionate, caring staff that could support our entire family as we work together to help our daughter continue to develop, learn and grow. We wanted a place that embraced our entire family and welcomed us onboard and not just our daughter. We wanted a place that understood that all humans, especially little ones, need to connect with the earth and not just be cooped up inside all day surrounded by manmade materials. We wanted a place that would respect our boundaries while offering new experiences. We wanted to be part of a team, a family, not part of an institution. Our search for such a place spanned three counties and we left place after place shacking our heads and saying something just doesn’t feel right. Then we heard about Collage Day School and we were in aww. We had found a place that literally checked all the boxes. From the campus to the faculty we were and remain impressed. You can see they care and never accept the status quo. They foster a feeling of transparency by encouraging family involvement and helping you feel a part of everyday with pictures of your child. They have multiple outdoor areas including a wooded area and fully utilize both indoor and outdoor spaces. We love that they have a garden where the students are taught about horticulture and have an opportunity to learn where healthy food comes from; and our daughter loves getting to see the chickens and rabbits they care for on campus. They offer TimberNook which allows the children to explore, learn and play in the wooded area and get messy as children love to do. Every classroom I have seen contains products made from natural materials as is most of the décor in the common areas. On top of what you would expect your child to be taught they offer so much more, such as some I have already mentioned and others, from tennis to ballet. They truly offer so much in such a great space. I could go on and go. Our entire family is so happy we found Collage Day School and we look forward to spending our entire elementary school days with them and have our fingers crossed that by the time our daughter reaches 6th grade they have opened a middle school. We just can’t image being anywhere else.

  • Meet the Niblock Family

    Collage Day School has been such an amazing experience for our family. With both of us working full-time, it’s such a blessing to know our children are in such a loving, safe, and fun environment. We’ve had the best teachers who our boys absolutely love & we’re thrilled with how well they are doing from an educational perspective. We look forward to continuing on at Collage and so thankful as we watch our boys thrive!

  • Meet the Wolf Family

    We met with a few different daycare programs once we found out we were pregnant. The other schools didn’t compare to Collage. We had this immediate “at home” feeling when we did our tour. We loved the outdoor play spaces, butterfly garden, and chicken/rooster coop. We really wanted Walker to be around other kids that were influenced by outdoor activities rather than being glued to a screen all day. We also LOVE the flexibility Collage offers. The drop off and pick up time is so nice because it’s a wide window. Other schools can be much more stringent, you’ll spend half of your morning/afternoon in a carpool line. Once Collage started offering the in-school lunch program it made my mornings much less stressful. It’s so convenient to not have to think about packing a lunch everyday. Collage’s staff/teachers are always very friendly and communicative with us. I always feel included in Walker’s day with pictures and activity updates via the ProCare app. All the fun holiday parades and activities are also a huge plus. We really enjoy getting to see Walker thrive in his environment away from home. Walker loves going to school and loves his classmates and teachers, it shows on his smile every morning when we walk in. We’re so happy at Collage and always recommend it to our friends!!! Thank you for all that you do for us!!

  • Meet the Lunsford Family

    Collage Day School has been a blessing to our family for several years, starting when our children were just 3 and 4 years old, when they attended preschool there. It was such a wonderful pre-kindergarten experience and our kids truly loved going to school at Collage. Currently, our kids are in 2nd and 3rd grade and continue to love going to school there. Some of the reasons we chose Collage were because of the smaller class sizes and the focus on differentiated instruction by meeting the individual needs of each student. The teachers really take the time to get to know our children and recognize their strengths and weaknesses. We also love that Collage Day School utilizes their large outdoor space, which allows the children to be creative and use their imagination to learn and play at the same time.

    Brian & Kristin Lunsford

  • Meet the Barry Family

    Both of our children have attended Collage Day school since they were 2 years old. We absolutely love the curriculum as well as all the programs that are included in there. Yoga, Spanish, and Timbernook, to name a few, are big favorites in our house! We have been so fortunate to have such amazing teachers nurture our children all these years to make sure they get the best possible start to their education journey!

    Hamid & Maris Barry

  • Meet the Pita Family

    When our family moved from Miami in July, we were concerned that we would not find the right “fit” for our daughter. We wanted her to be in an environment where she would be amongst children her age who could act as role models for her. After much research, school visits, and sleepless nights,  we ultimately chose Collage Day School.  It was the BEST decision we could have made.  She has flourished so much. She is a social butterfly.  Collage has proven to be a warm, loving,  caring, safe environment. From the Head of School to teachers, therapists,  and everyone in between. It is a very well-run, organized school, dedicated to keeping us informed via frequent communication, daily pictures, and great programming. Most importantly,  she absolutely loves it,  and so do we!!

  • Meet the Sussman Family

    We can’t say enough wonderful things about Collage. For the past 4 years, our children, Elle and Asher have found not just an amazing school, but truly, a second home. Their teachers are encouraging, supportive, caring and creative in their methods of learning. Between Timbernook, horticulture and yoga they have the opportunity to grow and develop in a fun and exciting way. Our kids love school and can’t wait to come back again next year!! – The Sussman Family

  • Meet the Salter family, two full time working parents with two precious children at Collage!

    Collage has been such a blessing in our life! We are so happy that we have found a place that will not only take care of our children, but also provide a fun, nurturing, and supportive environment. The teachers are especially wonderful with our little ones and communicate throughout the day so we always know how they are doing and how their day went.
    We continue to be impressed with how much our children have learned and have grown since starting at Collage. Having experienced every class from infant to two year old, I have been able to see how each class focuses on the child’s development from every aspect. I love seeing pictures throughout the day of outdoor adventures, art projects, and music class. The teachers, staff, and curriculum are all amazing and we couldn’t ask for a better place for our children to grow.

  • Meet the Hollister Family! A beloved Collage family.

    We chose Collage for our family because it supports educational, emotional, and physical growth in all of our children who each have their own unique set of strengths and challenges. It is the warm and nurturing educational environment every parent hopes for their child. We love the community at Collage and feel like part of a team with Collage educators and staff. Our children are being provided with the foundation to be wonderful, well-rounded adults and we have never seen them so excited about learning!

  • Meet the Bass family!
    Chad and Beverly Bass have two beautiful children, Hayden and Caitlin.

    Our experience at Collage Day School has been fantastic. The focus on learning through direct experience and play has helped my children foster a deeper understanding of academic concepts. At Collage, teachers work diligently to meet each child where they are. With this attention to individualized learning, each of our children has grown tremendously. Collage understands the importance of developing the whole child, and enrichment programs such as Yoga, Incredible Years, and Timbernook have further bolstered each child’s confidence, creativity, and character. In addition to academics, they are learning how to be friends, how to resolve conflicts, and how to think critically. My kids look forward to school and come home excited to share what they have learned at school. We feel very blessed to be part of the Collage community.

  • Meet the Estrada family!
    Matt and Rayne Estrada have three beautiful daughters,
    the older two children attend Collage Day School.

    “Our girls have truly flourished while at Collage. Their whole child approach to learning and individualized approach in the classroom have helped each of our children grow in their strengths and have their opportunities be me with the right resources. The administration understands the need for children to become global citizens in our ever changing world and yet still a part of their local community. Collage extends the educational experience far outside the classroom and our girls have so enjoyed unique experiences like horticulture and Timbernook. Finally, we have been beyond impressed with how they have transitioned to Distance learning in our current environment and how the high caliber of teachers have continued to help each child feel loved, connected and challenged. Collage has such a special place in our hearts.”