Head of School’s message

Daniels Preparatory School is a high achieving, happy, vibrant and forward thinking Online sports based College Preparatory School which services student athletes K-12 to excel themselves, both academically socially, and athletically.

Daniels Prep is a school inspired by some big ideas.

Inspired by the lack of adequate educational services, I inherently made the decision to birth a school that would ultimately benefit the student athlete who needed a different type of education. Let’s face it in many cases the traditional education system fail student athlete who excel in athletics. Focused on the status quo the educational structures in most towns fall short of educating student athletes adequately; the traditional eight hour school day exhausts young people to the point they are burnt out. My talented group of educational coaches promote academic excellence through a pedagogy of joy: an approach that reflects our belief that stress isn’t the fuel of academic achievement but that joy is, and that student athletes learn best when motivated by delight, wonder, curiosity, and purpose.
Grounded in tradition, Daniels Prep remains ever open to innovation, looking to the best research on the science of learning and the craft of teaching to advance the timeless values and aspirations of our mission.
Believing in the importance of reflection and growth, not only for ourselves and our student athletes but also for the school’s online education program, we develop, structure, and fine-tune the curriculum to feed the intellects of our student athletes, broaden their curiosity, stretch their imaginations, and equip them with the knowledge, skill, and desire to live lives of purpose, integrity, compassion, and fulfillment.
Knowing that the health of our community is not a separate concern from the learning that takes place within it, we work hard to take good care of one another so that this may be a diverse and resilient community of broad welcome and deep belonging. We hold fast to kindness, humility, generosity, and joy while resisting the cynicism, scorn, selfishness, and stress that often fester within the cultures of elite schools like ours. Daniels Preparatory school, welcoming children of all faiths and of none, Daniels Prep believes in the inherent, precious dignity of every individual and seeks to provide an outstanding education worthy of our common humanity.
Powerful though we have found them to be, Daniels Prep’s big ideas are ultimately less important than the program and community they inspire, which is why we invite you to visit us and see how we translate these ideas into the daily experience of our student athletes. If you do, I expect that you will get a firsthand sense of the enthusiasm for learning, warmth of spirit, and energy and excitement that make Daniels Prep such a wonderful place to work, learn, play, and grow.
Head of School