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New School to Offer Alternative Options Amid Pandemic Fears

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

As the start of the school year looms, Lowcountry parents are eager to find a balance between school and safety amid the COVID crisis. The uncertainty of the upcoming school year prompted Daniel Island mom, Stefanie Swackhamer, to do some proactive parenting. The mother of two boys decided to open a safe alternative to traditional public schooling on Daniel Island. Elevate Learning Project will be a Montessori inspired K-2 program.
Swackhamer has over 15 years of community based work and was a teacher in North Charleston where she started a Literacy Through Latin program. Swackhamer partnered with Adrienne Day, an educator with a variety of experience, including elementary public education and Montessori.


Fearing fall return, parents choosing, creating education alternatives

Friday, July 17th 2020

Daniel Island, S.C. (WCIV) -- While sticky, mid-July heat ramps up in the Lowcountry, finding cool, pandemic-friendly activities isn't the only thing on the minds of families.

"I think we all had a moment of, this isn’t going to go away any time soon," said Stefanie Swackhamer a mom of two boys.

Summer break is half over and COVID-19 cases continue to climb, leaving parents grappling over big decisions come fall: go virtual or in-person learning?