Cranium Academy

4068 Winter Garden Vineland Road
Windermere, FL 34786
Tel: (407)294-6950
Grades: PK-5 | 264 students
Cranium Academy is a completely unique preschool through fifth grade experience.This renowned private school features advanced learning curriculum with custom learning paths for each child.
With an emphasis on critical thinking and innovative technology, students have the opportunity to experience key critical learning concepts which develop life-long learning advantages, while building confidence and a true love of learning.
Combining advanced learning with imaginative social and play experiences, Cranium Academy is a safe and welcoming environment where students can't wait to come explore together.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded 2003

Student Body

Total Students 264 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Cranium Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $700
Tuition Notes Per month for 10 total months. Tuition varies from $ 300 - $ 830 per month depending on which program chosen, # of days per week and hours.
Admissions Director Esther Grillo
Admissions Associate Front Desk Director


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Music Program, Spanish Language Program Music Program, Spanish Language Program,

School Notes

Cranium Academy is an advanced private school offering a unique and innovative preschool through fifth grade experience.  School highlights include:

  • Revolutionary teaching techniques which liberate learning, going beyond memorization to a higher goal of active critical thinking and problem solving
  • State-of-the-art, technology-based learning, combined with hands-on exploration
  • Advanced learning programs include custom-tailored reading and math curriculum combined with foreign languages, art, astronomy, earth science, biology, travel, nature, public speaking, and more
  • Custom learning paths derived from ongoing assessments help each child reach his or her ultimate learning potential
  • Ongoing communication and exclusive progress tools strengthen partnerships between parents and teachers
  • Imaginative social and play experiences throughout large outdoor/indoor play areas, as well as a structured athletic gym program
  • Engaging teachers with low student/teacher ratios
  • Flexible schedule options available 

Cranium Academy is a place where kids cannot wait to come discover together, while building confidence, friendships, and a lifetime love of learning!

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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   07/24/15
We moved from the west coast two years ago and were having a very hard time finding any school we liked. We liked the local public schools but figured out that the curriculum taught was basic at best. The gifted programs at all the local schools were severely lacking. Then we looked in and around the Windermere area for the best private schools and could not believe the lack of good choices. It took us one full year to happen upon Cranium Academy (two independent recommendations from friends). We were blown away by the curriculum, methodology and general family friendly feel of the place. After just over one year of having our kids attend Cranium we still can not believe such a great school is located so close to us. Everyday we pass by a much more expensive prep school in our area and are so glad there is a better, more affordable option that meets our families needs. PS Kudos for the new car drop off option. That makes the morning flow a lot easier for families who have too much other stuff going on in the mornings :-)
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