Dear Monarch Community,
After much difficult consideration, I have made the personal decision to close the chapter on Montessori Monarch. This will be our final term. We will not be re-opening in September 2018.
The truth is, when I opened this school ten years ago, my life looked very different. My husband and I had yet to welcome any children of our own and the encompassing demands of entrepreneurship was a feeling we both relished. As the years progressed and I continued to run this beautiful program for these little souls, I could not have been happier. There is no denying, and there never will be a chance to refute that working in the classroom with children is where my heart will always be. I have enjoyed every moment of the past ten-year journey. It has been amazing. Hard at times, for sure - the demands of working for yourself are ever present, but not a moment that has not made me better and stronger in some shape or form. I am so grateful for every moment and memory.
I feel truly lucky to have been able to start a successful business at such a young age. I was 24 years old when I opened Montessori Monarch in 2008. My expectations were high and my desire to run a program that upheld the Montessori principles as proposed by the AMI was a challenge I fiercely undertook. Montessori Monarch raised the bar extremely high for other Montessori programs in Halifax. We were unapologetic in defending the what and why’s of our program, and enjoyed welcoming families that understood how far we would go to see the best interest of their child(ren) always come first. Creating a beautiful and engaging environment for our students to explore and be able to take charge of their learning in such a successful manner will always be a positive triumph.
This was not an easy decision for me. Ultimately, the choice was propelled forward when I was able to honestly look at the demands that continuing to run Monarch is now placing on our family life. We now have three children that we want to be present for, available to support and to enjoy the fleeting life moments of childhood with. Three beautiful souls that we have been entrusted with raising into kind and loving people. My little family. Simply, the reason for it all.
I want to thank every individual that has been a part of this journey. Our supportive team members, the beautiful families I have been blessed to work with, all of the small business teams behind the scenes, helping this little school achieve all that it was able to – THANK YOU! You have made this journey that much more enjoyable.
With a full heart, I want to thank everyone for your continued support of Montessori Monarch through the years. This has been a beautiful and shining chapter in my life. I feel honoured to have been entrusted with the care of so many children, and to have had the opportunity to work with such wonderful and loving families. I am grateful for every moment. I will always cherish the memories. Always.