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Help Support the Waterfront Academy



Washington, D.C. My name is Melissa Rohan, and I am the Founder of the Waterfront Academy in Washington, DC. I recently turned 42, and for my birthday, I'm asking for donations to Waterfront Academy. I've chosen this nonprofit because this school means everything to me, and I hope you'll consider contributing $42 as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I've included information about Waterfront Academy below.


Waterfront Academy is a school I started in Southwest DC. It is a dual immersion (Spanish and English) faith-based Montessori school in the Catholic tradition for students as young as toddlers all the way until 8th grade. The doors opened in 2014, and the school has been growing ever since.


This year marks some significant achievements and challenges.


This year we became recognized as an Accredited Montessori School through the International Montessori Council. This is a huge achievement that was five years in the making.


Additionally, this year the COVID-19 pandemic created challenges, some of which we've overcome with flying colors, while other challenges are going to take some time to get past.


Distance Learning was a struggle for everyone, but I am so proud of the Waterfront Academy community for coming together to make it happen. From the jump, our teacher dived right into the challenge without hesitation, and we were able to create a plan to reach each family daily with virtual lessons and community building.


Moving forward, the team has created a plan to come back to school, and for the past three weeks, we've been training and preparing for students to return back to school. We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon.


Challenges that are harder to overcome include student recruitment and fundraising. All donations through this birthday fundraiser help Waterfront Academy move past the financial stress that the COVID-19 pandemic created and to create a brighter future for our community.


Thank you for your continued support and your generous donations. Every little bit helps, and it is greatly appreciated.


To support the Waterfront Academy and donate to their cause on their Facebook fundraising page, click here.


About Waterfront Academy

Waterfront Academy is a dual-immersion (Spanish and English) faith-based Montessori school with an emphasis on charity and stewardship in the Catholic tradition. We serve children between the ages of 18 months to 8th grade through several of our programs.



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