In the Beginning
Brookridge Day School set the benchmark for private schools in Johnson County, KS in 1968. That was the year that Dr. Carol Savage decided that parents needed a choice in day care in the Kansas City area.
Why couldn't day care also be a preschool where children were inspired and early foundations were created for a lifetime of learning? Brookridge was founded and it began.
Dr. Savage became a pioneer of the "Head Start" program. Her focus on whole-child development and it put her preschool and day care center on a course to be second to none.
The message was simple: Take the education of children to heart; embrace diversity and cherish traditions. In all of her years that focus has never been compromised.
As Years Came and Passed
Evidence of success was overwhelming. Attendance grew and a waiting list formed. Dr. Savage and her staff began to entertain the thought of expanding their private school but only for the right reasons.
The search began for a suitable building.