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Words of Appreciation

Mary Ann Hogan

Each of our four children received an outstanding education, both with lessons in the academic arena and lessons in values and ethics. These lessons were in perfect balance with what was being taught at home. Once again, we feel we are sending a child to high school with a rock solid foundation to support him. I am so thankful for the eighth grade curriculum that you have put together. It is a curriculum so appropriate to their age. It allows these children to be free from the pop culture to be “cool,” and with that barrier down, allows incredible teachers to do their work. And what work they did with our son! This year has been a year of tremendous growth for him. I cannot compliment you enough on the program that you have set up for these children. From junior primary all the way through, each year was a building block that shaped the child who stood before us on the graduation platform. Our son stood before us, confident and ready to go forth into the next segment of his life. He is excited, and he is prepared. Thank you!

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Christine and Steven Farwell

A variety of intense emotions fill our hearts during this exciting (graduation) time.  We are certainly grateful for the quality education afforded our children at Carden Hall.  We are certain that it was God’s intention for our family to land here.  Jacob and Margaret have thrived in this rich and joyful learning environment.  We often find ourselves giving each other “the look” as one of them makes an interesting contribution to our dinner conversation with something they learned at school.  “The look” for us means, “God bless Carden Hall.”  Another example of when we give “the look” is when the children are singing happily as they get ready to race off to school.  Each day is a new opportunity for them to learn and become better persons.  This is truly lived at Carden Hall by every student, faculty, and staff member.

We confidently stand at a new threshold for Jacob.  He has been well prepared to handle the rigors ahead – academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.  He will often draw upon the positive experiences at Carden Hall to guide him throughout his life.  Fortunately, Margaret will benefit from a few more years.

May God continue to bless you and the faculty and staff as you have blessed so many.

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Fenton Carey

Carden Hall offers a positive and nurturing environment where one develops character and self-confidence. It’s a place where children don’t fall through the cracks. A Carden Hall graduate is well prepared for high school with a broad academic foundation and discipline in terms of study habits, organizational skills, respect for self and others, and a strong sense of patriotism. On a more personal note to you, I’ve been a big proponent of Carden Hall for years and one of your many cheerleaders. At various social events around town, I hear people make comments about Carden Hall, both positive and negative. I hear women saying, “It’s too strict,” “They don’t let children talk during lunch,” or “This Mr. Jones runs the place like a military camp,” etc, etc. Occasionally, as a Carden Hall graduate and Carden Hall parent, I’m asked by prospective parents about the school. My response is usually the same pitch:  It’s not for everyone. If you want a great academic preparation and a structured environment, this IS the place for you. I’m 42 years old, and I believe many parents today don’t view the “disciplined environment” as the right thing. I, on the other hand, think it is the right approach in elementary education. I often tell my family and close friends that Carden clearly helped shape me into who I am today in terms of my business skills, my personal relationships, my focus on family, and quite frankly, my political views. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful job Carden Hall has done in educating our children, Molly and Jack. Molly is thriving at Harbor. She entered Harbor with confidence. Her approach to her schoolwork is consistent with what I speak of above. She’s getting her work done and doing quite well in all her classes. Jack is having a great year so far with his teacher. As a graduate of Carden Hall, I absolutely love the fact that my daughter is now a graduate and that my son will be in a few years.

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Sarah and Bill Rauth

Dear Mrs. Peterson,

Thank you so much for your generous time and helpful guidance through the application process with Carden Hall. We cannot express to you how incredibly appreciative our family is. From the very start, we felt as if we were welcomed into a family.

Your campus is simply beautiful, but what sets it apart from others is the warmth and genuine kindness of your teachers, administration and students. We were exceptionally impressed with the weekly assembly.  By discussing character traits, such as kindness, respect, and honesty, as a community, you create an environment in which our children understand the incredible teachers, administration and students.

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Ruth Caron

Carden Hall has been blessed with strongly dedicated, insightful leaders, a staff that cares to be precise and meticulous in everything they do, and a staff oozing with talent, love, and concern. (Mr. Jones might say they are ready, willing, and very able!) But even when we looked at other good Carden schools, where the curriculum was the same on the outside, the richness of depth and breadth couldn’t compare. You teach so much in your values and your continual consistency and support of those values. I really began to appreciate the “extras,” the special activities for each grade level, the festivities at holidays, and the social enrichment for the junior high. Most of all, your positive attitude about life and the way you lift each student by seeing the good, the best in each of them, make Carden Hall the only school of its kind on earth.

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