Pembroke Kids was founded in 2005 by educator Andrea Caris of Avon Lake. The very first preschool class had 6 students and one teacher. The school was located in a rental space next to the current Avon Lake Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Over the next 2 years enrollment grew steadily and Andrea was soon joined by her husband Steve, also a teacher.
In 2008 the couple planned and built the current facility on Pin Oak Parkway. 2015 marks Pembroke’s 10th year in Avon Lake! That means there is a good chance you know a Pembroke Kid!
At Pembroke there is a real sense of community. Family involvement in the school is encouraged and supported with activities such as literacy night, potluck suppers, and school-wide field trips. Our teachers, parents and students have a special connection to one another. More than 1,000 children have attended Pembroke over the last 10 years.