Parent Testimonials

The Landingham Family

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. 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 awe. We had found a place that literally checked all the boxes. From the campus to the faculty we were and remain impressed. 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. 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. 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.

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!

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!!

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.

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!

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!!

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 Fox Family

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Collage Day School and how much our daughter thrived while she attended their preschool and VPK programs. The educational experience at this school is unlike any other in Northeast Florida, having the staff be beyond enthusiastic, passionate and supportive. The teachers are experienced educators with a dedication to the success of each of their students. They are accommodating to all learning styles and the needs of every child. Our daughter looked forward to each day at Collage and we all have so many fond memories of all that she experienced there; from Spanish, horticulture, art, music and yoga to the traditional math and reading curriculum. Choosing Collage Day School to form her educational foundation was the best decision we have ever made!

The Ellenz Family

Our family has had the privilege of being a part of this outstanding school for 4 years. Every day we are greeted with a smile, and wave! When this school year 2020/2021 began, our daughter was so excited to find out that her brother was going to have the same teacher she had when she was 3; She told him, “Max you are going to love Ms. Shari, she was my favorite and was super nice.” Our daughter is now 9, but wow she was left with a lasting impression. Everyone at Collage has treated us all as part of the Collage family, and we feel so blessed for that. The teachers at Collage truly go above and beyond to make sure the children are given an education that stands apart from other schools and have so much love for each child they have. The curriculum they teach is challenging and is presented to the children in a well thought out way, with a differentiated instruction in order to make every child is learning at their own level in a way that is best for them. It is heartwarming to know Max is well cared for, loved, is provided a safe and healthy environment, and is treated with respect. Our son comes home every day with a smile on his face, shares all the fun learning experiences he did that day, and can’t wait to go again. COVID has made for a very challenging school year to say the least, but teachers did an amazing job acclimating and making it successful, being sure the school was going to be ready for summer camps and school year.

The Salter Family

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.

The Hollister 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!

The Bass Family

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.

The Broda Family

We are an original Collage family from it’s first year in 2017. My son Jacob started at age 3, and will be entering Kindergarten in the fall 2020. Being a late August birthday and needing speech therapy for a little while when he was 4, we opted to hold him back to put him in the Transitional Kindergarten class. It was one of the best decisions we could have made. He is thriving this year in TransK, and learning so much in such a short period of time. He is confident and happy. He flies out of the car each morning and never looks back! He comes home just as happy, and messy from all the outdoor play time. We enrolled our younger daughter for the 2019-2020 school year. She especially loves Timbernook and art. Her teachers have been very nurturing and wonderful with her.

The Estrada Family!

Matt and Rayne Estrada have three beautiful daughters,
the older two children attend Collage Day School
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“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.”