Staff Testimonials

Mrs. Keagy, Kindergarten and Bridge Teacher @ Shady Oak Christian School writes,

“In June, Mrs. Otto and I attended an intensive, 3 day long, hands on training on project based learning. We have received practice and training from the individual who wrote our handbook on projects, Judy Helm, and Pam Stanton. I am eager to deepen our project work at Shady Oak. Project based learning brings true ownership of knowledge to young children, and helps them to use those skills they are gaining in all areas of development; it also includes all areas of our curriculum.”

Parent Testimonials

“Shady Oak has been a haven of happiness for our family. Before we found you, we had our son in a school where he was consistently failing with the day to day expectations placed on him as a 3 year old. When we found Shady Oak, the teachers and staff worked to help transform him from a timid and anxious child with poor self esteem to a confident (now 6 year old) boy who can function successfully in a classroom and who genuinely loves himself. Shady Oak and the “Nurtured Heart Approach” has provided nothing less than a life changing experience for our entire family; and I am forever greatful for this.”


“Shady Oak has been a blessing to me and my two children. This will be my son’s 4th year and my daughter’s 2nd year attending Shady Oak. The first time I toured the school and met with Mrs. Trigger I knew this was the school for us. We have had a great experience in the Readiness, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and the 1st grade classrooms (Primary). 

I initially chose this school because of their focus on social skills as well as the emphasis on outdoor play. Parent education is just the icing on the cake. Together with the Shady Oak staff, we teach important skills such as delayed gratification, self regulation, and to love to learn. I am confident that my children and I are getting the education and experiences we need to prepare us for life.”