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"Har Shalom Preschool and Kindergarten is more than a school, it is a truly special community of caring mentors who guide their students with loving-kindness as they set out on the amazing journey of growing up. As my daughter would tell me, 'Miss Ilene makes school feel like home, and she never ever runs out of hugs.' Feeling at home in school is no small task for a child with Sensory Processing Disorder. My daughter’s S.P.D. has made her feel different from other children so many times, but at HSPK she joyfully found that we are all unique, and we all do 'what is just right for us.' The staff genuinely cares so very much for all of their students. They create a warm and welcoming space for each and every child, and my daughter always felt valued, respected and heard. I don’t exaggerate when I say that HSPK was life-changing for my little one and my family. We are forever grateful for our very special two years." 

~ Ian and Julie

"We are so grateful to Har Shalom and all of the wonderful teachers.  We were so lucky to have such a warm, nurturing environment for our two young children. The teachers really appreciated each child individually, and allowed them to grow and blossom in their own ways and at their own pace. We could not have asked for a more loving, safe, family-like first school for our kids. It's been a wonderful 5 years, and we will miss it!"

~ Kimberlee and Andrew

"We have wonderful memories from your school and we believe we have been so lucky to have had our kids there as preschoolers.         Thank you!"

~ Lora and Svet 

"Our daughter Sophia attended Har Shalom Preschool and Kindergarten for two years. As a non-Jewish family we were slightly concerned that Sophia was not familiar with any of the Jewish traditions, holidays, etc. Yet, she had enjoyed going to school from day one and probably more so on those “special days” – celebrating Jewish holidays! Although the classroom is fantastic (spacious, well-organized and welcoming), we do think that the teachers are the most important element in educating young people. All teachers at Har Shalom are very, very caring, knowing the needs and preferences for each individual child, providing an amazing loving environment and a unique teaching style!

Similarly, we have made lasting friendships among the shalomies’ families and really enjoyed the community feeling at Har Shalom. The school helped Sophia grow immensely - academically, socially, emotionally and has shaped her as a very kind, generous and loving person. We are very grateful that our daughter had the opportunity to learn through Montessori education at the school and be part of the amazing Har Shalom community! We will truly miss everybody at Har Shalom! Thank you!"

~ Pavlina and Mark McGrady

"We found Har Shalom Preschool/Kindergarten as a recommendation from a neighbor. This neighbor is now our forever friend.  Har Shalom is the best kept preschool secret in Fort Collins.  For three years my child and family have had a loving accepting home. Natasha has grown academically, spiritually, socially, and culturally.  When she entered preschool at Har Shalom she was speech delayed and very shy from an orphanage background in Russia. Now, as a kindergartner at Har Shalom, we feel that Natasha is prepared for first grade at her neighborhood school. The love we were surrounded with at HSPK was unexpected and delightful. Do not question your background or faith—just go there for your child."

~ Laura Snider

"I often joke that the teachers at Har Shalom Pre-school and Kindergarten are raising my three children. There is, however, a grain of truth to that notion. Har Shalom genuinely integrates the idea that it does take a village to raise a child. The school is a gathering of like-minded souls (families and educators alike) that works together to nurture our children academically, socially, physically, and spiritually. The curriculum acknowledges that all of these aspects play a role in helping our children to become strong, independent, and loving individuals. My girls know that they have limits, but that they are citizens of the world and they want to make it a better place.  Har Shalom has given them the tools to embark on this journey."

~ Debbie Duffy

"We feel confident in our son's kindergarten readiness and overall enthusiasm for learning as a result of his attending Har Shalom. As a non-Jewish family, we have learned much about the Jewish culture as well as the roots of our own faith. We appreciate the inclusive, supportive and joyful community of Har Shalom and look forward to our next two children attending."    

~ Gwen Koenig

"Har Shalom PS/K is such a warm and loving environment. The whole family looks forward to school days."

~ Sandy Hunter

"When we went looking for a preschool it was very important to our family to have a school that had substance in the curriculum in a small, caring environment. We found that at Har Shalom and so much more. Our children have excelled in learning wonderful things about themselves, their environment, math skills, love of literature, caring for others, and more than I ever imagined. You have helped develop in our sons a passion for learning and a tenderness for the people and world around them…

our family does not have a Jewish background but we have always felt welcomed and a part of the Har Shalom family.  We have been excited to learn some Hebrew, celebrate the holidays, and learn traditions, along with our children and in a way that is appropriate for their age…

…we have met some amazing families who continue to be a part of our lives. We have shared support through difficult times and celebration of the many milestones of our children.

…we truly believe you have the most amazing school and we feel so blessed to get to be a part of the journey here."   

~ Tricia and David Diehl

"My child has blossomed at this school. The teachers are affectionate and caring. I think the most important thing for our children at this critical age is to be in an  environment that showers them with plenty of love, appreciation and encouragement. We found all this for our child at Har Shalom. He had a hard time adjusting at two other preschools. He is a happy child here and is learning things at his own pace."

~ Madhu Kumar

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