Camille Prats: From ‘Munting Princesa’ Star to School Owner-Directress and Educator

It’s awesome to see child stars grow up to become wonderful role models, instead of going astray like so many of these young people.

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Recently, Camille Prats went viral and has earned much praise for becoming an educator and the school owner as well as the directress of Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. in Cainta, Rizal.

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

A lot of netizens remember Camille as that cute little girl who starred in “Sarah: Ang Munting Prinsesa”, the Pinoy adaptation of the popular 1985 Nippon Animation anime “Princess Sarah”. It was in the ‘90s that Camille took this role, yet people still call her as the ‘munting prinsesa’ or even as ‘Princess Sarah’.

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

But Camille is all grown up now. She even has three kids! One of the best news about Camille is that she has grown up to be a wonderful young woman. She is also an educator as she handled classes for the school, especially in the early stages.

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

Camille’s brother, John Prats, revealed that the school is truly her brainchild; thus, it was also quite appropriate that she would take the helm to run the business, with the help of their businessman dad.

Si Camille ‘yung mas active sa buong core ng school kasi siya ‘yung may background pero kami, ‘yung family, kami ‘yung investors,” John explained.

Kay Cams talaga (‘yung idea). Noong nagbuntis siya kay Nathan, nasa States siya noon at wala siyang magawa. Nag-aral siya ng Montessori teaching, so nung dumating siya ni-renovate ‘yung lumang office ni daddy, tapos ginawang three or four classrooms. Nag-start siya tatlo ang teacher niya. Siya nagtuturo minsan. Nag-start ng small and eventually ito na kami buong family na ang nag-invest.

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

From that idea the school was born. At first, it started as a small school for preschool students in 2009 but it would soon grow, expanding in 2014 to accept elementary students.

As the school grew, more teachers and staff were hired; Camille took her role as directress seriously. She plans to make the school at par with other high-end schools.

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

Starting out with a handful of students, the school now caters to over 300 students!

Hands on even from the start of the operations, Camille would handle some of the classes. Just imagine how thrilled the parents were to have their kids taught by a famous child star, huh?

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

Photo credit: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook

Sources: Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta, Inc. / Facebook, Business News Philippines