Page 22


Odyssey Early Schools Odyssey was created by educators who dreamed of opening an early learning center where children could be nurtured and taught by a highly trained and loving staff. That dream was realized when our Inverness school opened in 1995, and then again in 2001, with the opening of our second school in Trace Crossings. Odyssey’s goal is to create a life-long love of learning. We have developed our own age-appropriate curriculum, specifically designed to introduce each age grouping to language, reading, math, science and more, so that your child will possess a strong foundation for Kindergarten and beyond. Additionally, we guarantee teachers with four-year education degrees in all preschool classrooms and offer exceptional child-to-teacher ratios. At our schools, you can watch your child’s entire day in live, streaming, HD video over the Internet, through an individual, secure connection linked directly to your child’s classroom. We want our parents to know what happens during their child’s day, and Odyssey is the only Over-the-Mountain daycare to offer this service. Our team works tirelessly to earn its reputation as the best childcare option for Birmingham parents, and we invite you to visit today to witness for yourself what so many other families have known since 1995! Visit www.odysseyearlyschool.com for more info.

Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy Our educational practices are built around the belief that children are born with the strong need to discover and learn. We treat their curiosity and creativity with great care, allowing them to explore their interests from an early age. We provide lessons, even the most challenging ones, that make learning exciting and stimulate the desire to know more. Lessons are given to small groups and individually, so that they can understand the concepts presented. Our students are our first priority, and we take time to listen and help them find answers. Older students learn through seminars, laboratory experiments, and hands-on projects. Visitors will see our students working individually and cooperatively to get their work done, enjoying the total learning experience. We have high expectations for our students, and they learn to set higher and higher standards for themselves. Accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and The American Montessori Society To schedule a tour of our school, call 205-995-8709 or visit jbma.education

Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School

Holy Family Cristo Rey integrates a rigorous Catholic college preparatory curriculum with a Corporate Work Study Program to empower and prepare our scholars to persist in college and flourish in life. Our Corporate Work Study Program provides our scholars with the unique opportunity to experience the corporate workplace firsthand. As a result of mutual work and collaboration unprecedented successes are formed, and young people grow up prepared to transform their lives. Our desire is to partner with families who understand the power of education and experience, as well as the strength found in persevering against all odds, all of which create uncompromising character. Our scholars graduate from Holy Family Cristo Rey equipped with a healthy self-awareness knowing they can achieve anything while being College Ready and Career Prepared!

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS) takes pride in educating young minds in grades 3K - 8th. Its comprehensive academic curriculum provides a variety of enrichment opportunities for its students. Accredited by AdvancED, the curriculum is partnered with Christianity as it strives to bring each student to a personal experience of faith and a deeper knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. Art, Music and Spanish are supplemental enrichment programs that accompany the required courses in addition to other educational events. The school’s innovative technology classes teach keyboarding, coding, robotics, Google web applications, and 3D graphic art (grades 4- 8th). Through many opportunities of age appropriate school activities, OLS students attain communication skills that help instill confidence socially, both in classroom and assembly settings. They learn to express themselves in diverse religious and academic social situations. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in athletics through the Birmingham Catholic Diocese Toy Bowl League. As members of the Alabama High School Athletic Association, 7th and 8th graders can participate in the John Carroll Catholic Middle School Athletics program. Prospective students in grades 1st through 7th are welcome to experience Shadow Days. Tuition support is readily available. For more information, please call the school office at (205) 879-3237. We are growing our children in knowledge and faith…Experience the Difference!

Come visit us at our new campus located at: 1832 Center Way S Birmingham, AL 35205 We can also be reached at: admissions@hfcristorey.org 205-263-0133 www.hfcristorey.org

www.olsschool.com • 205-879-3237

22 | birminghamparent | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

Profile for Birmingham Parent Magazine

November/December 2019 Birmingham Parent