The Genesis Schools Story
More than 40 years ago, the Genesis Schools began. Genesis started as a preschool, teaching children and serving families in New Port Richey. In 1981, Dr. Melissa Nurrenbrock lovingly took the reins. Her mission was simple: help every student who came to Genesis find a love of learning that would fuel them throughout their lives. She did this by creating a school system that offers an independent education with the highest standards possible.
Generations of Genesis students know Dr. Nurrenbrock as Dr. Missy, but before she was a Head of School Melissa was a New Port Richey child herself. She spent her childhood in New Port Richey schools and communities, and later pursued a career in education. Dr. Missy has taught at every level, from preschool to college, and earned a Doctorate in Education. Her background in education and her history in West Central Florida inspired Dr. Missy to give back to the community by serving its families and children.
The love for the classroom and her roots in the community led Dr. Missy to expand and develop the Genesis Schools. The Genesis Schools now includes four locations and five different programs, educating students from 18 months to 18 years old.
One of the best moments for Dr. Missy is when she sees a former student return, with a new generation of Genesis learners in tow. At its core, the Genesis Schools is a family of learners committed to their community, to achievement, and to focus on every child’s unique talents and gifts.
The philosophy of Genesis School shall be:
That each child is an individual with particular capabilities and needs;
That the primary responsibility of a school is to teach and develop basic academic skills that will give the child an excellent foundation of fundamental knowledge on which to build his or her educational experience;
That careful attention must be given to the development of each child in physical, social, and aesthetic areas as well as in these basic academic skills.
The mission of Genesis School shall be to instill in each student a lifelong love of learning while providing a strong foundation for further education in a safe and nurturing environment.
The purpose of Genesis School shall be:
To provide each child with a challenging curriculum which will allow him or her to progress academically, physically, and socially in accordance with the philosophy;
To maintain a small pupil-teacher ratio;
To allow for the development of creativity by providing a variety of experiences in the areas of art, music, and drama;
To provide an atmosphere conducive to the accomplishments of these purposes;
To provide a staff of highly qualified instructors who are dedicated to our mission and philosophy.