Primrose School of Broken Arrow

Franchise Owner

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Manish and Gia Patel
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Manish and Gia Patel


Welcome to Primrose Schools!

We are Manish and Gia Patel, the proud owners of the Primrose School of Broken Arrow!

We are blessed to have two daughters and have called Broken Arrow home for over a decade. Prior to opening a Primrose School, I worked for several years as a Women’s Health Pharmaceutical Specialist but always had an entrepreneurial aspiration. Manish obtained his doctorate's degree in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and serves as a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist. Together, the four of us love to play basketball, hike, bike, swim, travel, and read!

Our Primrose story began when we found ourselves looking for high quality early education and child care for our eldest daughter, but felt thwarted by the lack of accessible options in our local community. Just like any other parent, we know how important it is to find both a safe and educational environment for our children. Having been amazed by Primrose Schools during our search, we even went so far as to enrolling our daughter to the waiting list of a Primrose School that recently opened in South Tulsa, even though it was not convenient to where we lived and worked. However, after considerable thought and deliberation, we realized that we were not alone in the challenges we were facing and decided to open a school locally to help support families across the Broken Arrow community and surrounding areas.

As we researched options for schools, it became clear that quality early childhood education is paramount for early development, as ninety percent of a child’s brain develops in the first five years of life. And it was the researched-informed, time-tested and exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum that continued to attract us to Primrose Schools as we looked to open a school of our own. Primrose Schools curriculum was created from the best early education wisdom, balancing purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. Our proprietary curriculum integrates sign language, Spanish, language and literacy; science, technology, engineering, creative arts and math (STEAM); social studies; music; gardening and mind-stretching exercises. Primrose Schools provides a strong foundation for children to empower their full potential.

Ultimately, we believe that “who children become is as important as what they know.” During our Primrose Promise giving events, we teach, model and practice ways to be compassionate and generous. While Primrose students have shown superior cognitive and academic readiness for Kindergarten, these children also exhibit steady growth in social, emotional, physical, character development and life skills. Primrose is more than just a curriculum; it’s a life-changing, early learning experience for children and their families for years to come! Our love for family and passion for the community is what encouraged us to open Primrose School of Broken Arrow.

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