“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
— Proverbs 22:6
Many preschools quote biblical scripture to encapsulate their philosophy, but Orange Tree Christian Preschool isn’t like many other preschools. Founded in 2006, its teaching methods are a sea change to the now-established philosophies of late 1990s educational reform.
Since its founding in 2006, this non-denominational school is attracting parents from far and wide – parents who prize classical education’s more traditional methods and values.
Who’s behind this massive shift in early education? A former surgical assistant named Leslie Lucy. Working in the medical field until age 35, Lucy discovered her calling while raising her own three children. In them, and in the many other children she encountered, she saw a need to focus youngsters on the perseverance, collaboration, and empathy skills crucial to arriving victorious against the challenges of life.