Comments from parents and alumni of Ramalynn Academy
"Ramalynn instilled in me a sense of community and responsibility within
that community to be a leader and a role-model. The time management skills
that I learned at such a young age through the Ramalynn sports program still
help me today as I balance academics and athletics in college. The teachers at
Ramalynn are dedicated to the point where they still check up on me as a college sophomore.
I have come to realize that the lessons and virtues I learned at Ramalynn
will always be with me!"
• Christine Bolger, Ramalynn Alum, current sophomore at the prestigious Middlebury College in Vermont where she is an academic standout as well as a starter on the school’s soccer team that reached the third round of the NCAA tournament that fall.
"If it’s possible to be slowly astounded, that’s what we were."
"At first, it was just little things. Our then 3-year old daughter, Christina, would come home from Montessori school and proudly begin to name the shapes of leaves on our house plants. Names we didn’t even know. Then we discovered she was very quickly learning to read– if we occasionally tried to hurry up her bedtime book by skipping a sentences or two, she’d point out exactly, what we had missed…she was reading along!" "But the truly astounding part of Christina’s Montessori education – and what we now know is the real meaning of ‘Montessori’ – is the excitement she has for learning. How she approaches understanding something. And, most importantly, the kind of inner discipline and responsibility that have really become part of her person." "We had no idea what ‘Montessori’ meant. To say we’ve been impressed would be a tremendous understatement!."
• Christina's parents
"My Ramalynn years set me up for nothing but success in the classroom and on the athletic field. Whether its 1st, 4th, or 8th grade, each of us was given a responsibility and the opportunity to mentor those younger than us, which helped us in developing character, gaining confidence, experiencing achievement and giving us a sense of pride in our school. We still come back and visit Ramalynn whenever we get the chance."
• Andy Groebner, Ramalynn Alum, 1999 Class President at Bloomington Jefferson High School and 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame
"How fortunate we are to have our son, Mark, at Ramalynn Montessori. Lynn Pamalingam and her staff have found the balance between intellectual stimulation, emotional support and physical activity so crucial for the development of each child."
• Steven and Mary Milner
"Athletically, the friendships I made after school in the athletic program are friendships that I maintain to this day. The program gave me something fun to do after school instead of playing video game at home. I learned how to compete and budget my time in ways that I still use today at Colorado College. Ramalynn is the perfect school for students who want to learn and enjoy staying active."
• Jack Hillen, Ramalynn Alum and current freshman at Colorado College, where he plays on the school’s highly successful men’s Division I ice hockey team.
"The things I like about Ramalynn M. A. are: the loving staff, the stimulating, fun and calm environment and learning atmosphere, the various and highly individualized program options and the development of self-esteem in the youngsters."
• Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hui
"Ramalynn is an incredible place. The education that my children received at Ramalynn gave them an edge when it was time to move on to their next school. The practical life skills that they gained while attending Ramalynn have shaped them in a positive way that allows them to stand on their own and make sound decisions. No matter how many schools or colleges they attend in their futures, Ramalynn will always be their home."
• Tonya Puckett, Ramalynn parent for 10 years
"In short, you’ve delivered what you promised – quality teaching, caring supervision, and an exceptional awareness of how much children are capable of. We looked long and critically for just the right place for our child; we don’t regret our choice."
• David and Deborah Moriah