Chase Leyner: There are many things that I regret as a parent. But one of my biggest regrets was not finding Waterfront Montessori until my youngest daughter was going into 8th grade. Her one year at Waterfront literally changed the momentum of her entire life. Where she felt less than at other schools she felt like a rock star at Waterfront. She entered feeling defeated and unsure of herself and graduated knowing she was brilliant, articulate, talented and self assured. Waterfront, found and encouraged her strengths. Her intellect was challenged and nurtured through projects that would later shape how she moved through her world at high school, college and beyond. She was very shy but participated in Model Congress and gave a speech at the Waterfront graduation. This led to poetry readings in high school and eventually to stand-up comedy. Waterfront appreciated her artistic take on things and she became an artist. Waterfront taught her how to manage her time and her work and she immediately, post college with a design degree, booked work on television series for HBO and Apple TV. I can see in all she has accomplished the hand Waterfront has had in supporting her, teaching her, listening to her and most importantly valuing her. So thank you Waterfront Montessori so much!