Parent Stories

What Parents Are Saying

As parents, we constantly question the decisions we make regarding our children.  We have never doubted our decision to have our children at the Hiawatha Day School.  Our oldest son has an August birthday and we were hesitant to send him to a large kindergarten class.  We chose to enroll him in the kindergarten class at the Hiawatha Day School when he turned five.  He left this kindergarten program a well-rounded six year-old; more than ready for a large kindergarten class.  He was able to get constant one-on-one attention at HDS and enjoy all subjects in school: reading, spelling, math, science, art and music!  We are very grateful to the teachers and staff at HDS for not only teaching our son the kindergarten basics, but keeping him excited about learning!  We recommend HDS kindergarten to every parent we know and can’t wait for our younger children to experience this program.

– Joe & Amy

“Our daughter had the opportunity to be a part of the first graduating Kindergarten class at the Hiawatha Day School.  Throughout the school year our expectations were not only met but exceeded by leaps and bounds.  Our daughter entered public school well prepared  and with  an excitement for learning.  Abbie was a fabulous teacher and brought energy and dedication with her every day which clearly paid off!”


“All 3 of our children are blessed to be able to attend this wonderful school since it opened in 2007. We really cannot say enough about Hiawatha Day School itself or it’s Kindergarten Program. Our oldest son went through the Kindergarten program in its first year (2009) and we have been nothing but pleased with his progress and transition to public school. The phonics program, math, music and supporting classes really gave him the structure and foundation he needed. He has continued to be a focused student thanks to the great instruction and support he was given and knows the importance of school and respect for his teachers and classmates. This we believe was result of his teacher Miss Johnson, the wonderful staff of degreed teachers that HDS employs and the great ownership, dedication & support from Blayne and Christa Fielder.”

Chad and Melissa Muszynski