Pinnacle Academy

Tel: (941)755-1400
Pinnacle Academy is a private, non-denominational school, specializing in the education of children with autism and related behavioral disorders.
Our goal is to provide children and families with a unique, supportive setting-a place to call “home”.
Our philosophy is based on the agreement between researchers, educators, and parents, which strongly suggests that early is essential and more is better.
We believe that children should not be expected to mold into a classroom environment or teaching style, but rather that the setting and methodology should be developed to suit each individual child.
We believe that the most effective education for our children is one that incorporates a combination of proven methods and teaching principles, deriving curriculum from the reinforcing conditions in the natural environment.
We feel that each child’s progress should be monitored not only through observation, but also through frequent data collection and probes.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 85 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 33%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Out Of Door Academy-upper School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sea Of Strengths Academy (3.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Tabernacle Christian School (6.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Sarasota Out Of Door Academy-upper School
    5950 Deer Dr
    Sarasota , FL , 34240
    (941)554-5950
    3.1  mi  |  344  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Sarasota
    Sea Of Strengths Academy
    Special Education School
    7037 Professional Pkwy E
    Sarasota , FL , 34240
    (941)538-6822
    Special Education School
    3.5  mi  |  8  students  |  Gr.  3-6
  • Bradenton Primrose School At Lakewood Ranch Town Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    9127 Town Center Pkwy
    Bradenton , FL , 34202
    (941)373-6363
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3.7  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Sarasota The Tabernacle Christian School
    (Christian)
    4141 Desoto Road
    Sarasota , FL , 34235
    (941)365-1050
    (Christian)
    6.5  mi  |  243  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Sarasota
    Cardinal Mooney High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    4171 Fruitville Road
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)371-4917
    (Roman Catholic)
    7  mi  |  500  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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  • Recommended August 10, 2013 - I have recently moved to Sarasota. I am a Speech and Language Pathologist who speicalizes in working with students on the autistic spectrum. I would like to visit. - Posted by Administrator

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