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PK-7
Private
Punta Gorda, FL
Students enrolled: 70
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1800 Shreve Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

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(941) 575-2139
(941) 575-2769
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February 25, 2014
This school is AMAZING! My children have been going here three year, and I have to admit our first year was hectic as a new principal, and group of teachers were then taking over. I'm so glad we stayed! The new principal has been a Godsend, she truly believes in these children and their education. As for the teachers, I can not praise them enough, they make my children excited to go to school everyday (in fact, it is difficult to get them in the car at dismissal). When it comes to my older daughter I am so thankful that above and beyond academics, she has learned the importance of being a good person and making good choices. Both important lessons I think get lost in translation in most schools these days. And for my younger daughter, I don't know where to begin. I have a kindergartener that plays the violin, is learning spanish and is reading and doing math far above her level. I love that the class sizes are small enough to allow her this opportunity. Also the Childrens Garden is an amazing experience. Where math, science, conservation and sustainability come together for another great lesson my children will be able to take with them into the future.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2014
Good Shepherd is more of a family than a school. The teachers truly care and are passionate about what they do, even with kids such as my son who are a little difficult to work with. I send my kids to school, knowing they are in good hands, to an environment they thrive and learn in.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2013
The task of making the decision of where to send our child was an extremely hard one. We like so many before us have found peace and comfort at Good Shepherd Day School. The school works hard to insure that each child and parent are well informed as to the needs and progress of all who attend. This school has a great Christian program where our children are taught not only the subjects needed to insure a good education but also the values of treating others with respect and an enduring sense of right and wrong. We are thankful for Good Shepherd Day School. It s a place where our children receive the needed help and support from a loving staff that focuses on the family as a whole.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
My wife and I visited every school in the area before choosing Good Shepherd D.S. as our child's school. This school is exceptional. They provide a great academic program and just as importantly they have an environment and culture that makes my son actually want to go to school in the morning. At Good Shepherd your child is an individual and the teachers really care about their students and want to help them learn.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
This school has an outstanding track record for it's focus on education. My children are grade levels ahead of those students that are at public schools and we are proud to say that we are GSDS parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
My School is Good Shepherd Day School in Punta Gorda Fl. My children have been attending G.S. since they were 15 months old. I cannot begin to say enough about the calibre of educators the staff represents. Public Schools wanted to stamp my children with an ESE label and let them fail kindergarten if necessary citing at their age they would not know any different. I disagreed and so did Principal Slattery. Together we developed a plan of action for my children and I could not be happier. They are engaged and eager to learn doing things I was told they would struggle with. Their success is a testament to what a loving and truly nurturing environment can do for children. I once wrote that I firmly believed the future of my children's academic sucess lay in the hands of Good Shepherd. That statement has been reinforced tenfold as I look forward to each afternoon to a pair of excited voices sharing the knowledge they learned that day with all the wonderment discovery brings.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
We are so happy that we found Good Shepherd Day School. We are very pleased with the education that our son is receiving. The staff is caring and really takes time to get to know the children. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
Good Shepherd Day School looks at each child as an individal and takes the time to meet their needs. They look for new ways to get the children excited about learning. My children love going to school now! They are learning to play music and sing a variety of songs, Spanish,Art and PE. They are deveeloping good relations that will last a life time. I am thrilled with GOOD SHEPHERD DAY SCHOOL in Punta Gorda.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
Good Shepherd is a wonderful school! The teachers care greatly for the children and it shows. The education they provide can't be beat. They are very hands on. My daughter learns something new everyday. I am so glad that I found this school. My daughter will attend until they don't have a class for her grade!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
Good Shepard is not only a school but a family. Each students needs are met with the innovative and progressive teaching. It's not just a classroom and books. They do so much more. I'm very pleased with Good Shepard and would recommend this school to others

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
We feel blessed with this school. The quality of teachers and curriculum are second to none. The principle gets involved on a personal level with all aspects of the student's development. Teachers truly care and communicate with parents regularly. The student ratio is incredibly small so teachers can fine tune their approach with students on an individual basis. We moved from another private school in Charlotte County that in no way comes close to the quality of this school. I highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
Great School, great Principal, great, Faculty, great community. Joy and caring mark this faith based school where education comes in many different ways to students who are met on an individual level. Things keep getting better at Good Shepherd Day School, Punta Gorda.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
Good Shepherd is a unique family oriented school whose main focus is to teach all children, regardless of abilities, in their unique learning style while exposing them to many modalities to encourage success. As principal of the school, I am dedicated to the supportive environment and believe we all need to work together to ensure our student's productivity and ultimately flourishing as independent learners. Good Shepherd school has highly qualified teachers who believe in our mission to build a better world, one child at a time!

- submitted by a teacher
September 10, 2013
Good shepherd is growing and improving under current leadership.. It offers foreign language for little ones, gym, music, and art much more intensive than the public school. The administration is caring and available.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
Good Shepherd is a great school! My children are happy and learning. They have many offerings that you will not receive in a public school. Besides the main classes they have Spanish, gym, PE, and music - every week! They are getting a well-rounded education! The staff is small and strives to reach my children's needs.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2013
My children have been going to school here for 4 years & yes it has seen its share of changes, but through it all the children have been the focus. All things change & sometime change again to get it right. They did not give up and except status quo, they kept striving and demanding the best that there was to offer. This is an outstanding school with a genuinely caring staff that is second to none. Thank you Good Shepherd Staff & Administration for all that you do, keep up the GREAT work!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2012
I was a parent at this school for four years and I have since enrolled my children at another Christian school. I am extremely disappointed in how behind my kids are. They went from straight A's at this Project Child School to failing and their new school. Too many changes and took place during my four years and the staff does not communicate with the parents. Numerous things took place last year that were unacceptable and it seemed as if i had to tell the administrators how to handle the problems. I am so happy I left!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2012
This school continues to grow and strengthen! You should check it out! The enrollment numbers continue to grow and I as a parent feel good about where things are going. We are growing in the most effective way...slowly to build a strong foundation.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2012
In the 2010/2011 academic year we really thought things were going well at the school. However, as another person has put, the Prinicpal who had been a valuable member of staff for almost 7 years disapeared into thin air. The Principal was the sole reason for implementing Project Child although many senior members were against the program. He increased student role to over 80 children - a first at the school! It is interesting to read what the new Principal has put in the April comments - what did the old Principal do wrong if the school still uses the same program!!!!!! IReports are stating that numbers are as low as 36 students - Why if before the old Principal left were they an all time high? Go to this school with real caution and open eyes and ears. A former concerned parent.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2011
We left this year, due to constant changes, loss of a good Principal and a church that has no idea how to educate. We are better off now!

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2011
In less then 3 year going on 5th principal at school. Church does not listen to parents. Only hears what they want to hear. To many hypocrites!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2011
vanishing principal, church vestry as school board has seen to that don't know what to think or do. The principal was great,really great. too bad, this is now a sinking ship.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2010
Our 11 year-old son James has done exceptionally well at this school which he has attended since he was 3. One of his teachers advised us that he would do best if we advanced him one grade and he has responded beautifully. No school is completely free of dfficulties, especially while it is trying to get established. What is amazing about this school is the dedication of the teachers who have consistently provided an academically challenging environment which encourages creativity. Every teacher has been enthusiastic about teaching, and each has their own unique strengths. Most importantly, the school fosters respect and concern for others and the world. We can see this in our son. We have 3 children and have been through various private and public schools in Sarasota and Charlotte counties. We love this school and hope it continues to grow.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2010
Overall we've been quite happy with Good Shepherd. Our child has been attending for the past 5 years, starting with 1 1/2 years of preschool. The school has an excellent curriculum and is very strong in music but as noted in a prior post, the student body size has limited the sports facilities and related opportunities. The post written a year ago that spoke of problems involving a new principal is out-of-date. The problems have been met, dealt with, and the school is once again thriving.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 22, 2009
Outstanding. The small class size, personalization and concern from administration, staff and teachers, expanded curriculum which includes strings from 2nd grade up, chimes from K-up (music!), art, and focus on character education contributes to the overall experience. They are receiving a life education, not just academics. My son was transferred from a much larger public elementary school, initially struggled because the academic rigor was more intense, but the 1 on 1 attention and student interaction helped him progress quickly. He is now achieving at a much higher level with far less anxiety. We can't afford this school, but we were able to enroll thanks to McKay Scholarship because he has an IEP, and I am applying for the pride scholarship online at www.psas.org. My first exposure to the students from the school were the violinists playing with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Kudos!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2009
since the new principal came this school has suffered dramatically. they have lost so many children and parents alike. the school needs an overhaul in administration and leadership

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
Fantastic school, my son has been there since he was 7 months old. This site needs updating. The school now goes to grade 8. It is costly but the kids get the best education that there is. Plus it has small class sizes. This means you know pretty much all the teachers and most of the parents. The best way to go if you can afford it.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2005
Overall a great school. I have two children who attend one in daycare and one in second grade. The school offers a well rounded curriculum, small class sizes and dedicated teaching staff. Best of all, every class last year scored at least a grade higher in the state placement test. The only downside to this school is it is overpriced compared to other local private schools and does lack in extracurricular sports.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2005
Great School for big kids not for the Day Care. Their policies need to change.

- submitted by a parent
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Good Shepherd Day School
1800 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL  33950
(941) 575-2139
Last modified Good Shepherd Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-7
Good Shepherd Day School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top