Center Academy

4700 Riverside Drive, Suite 100
Pompano Beach, FL 33067
Tel: (954)575-1231
Grades: 6 - 12 | 77 students
The mission of Center Academy is to provide students with a learning environment that facilitates the development of self-confidence, motivation, and academic skills, and gives students the opportunity to achieve success in life.
It is often difficult for a child to maintain self-esteem when his/her learning requirements differ from other students in school.
Therefore, we offer a highly structured educational program in an atmosphere that is familiar, understanding, nurturing, and supportive.
Center Academy helps students with average to above average intelligence who "fall through the cracks" in school, or who need special help with organization, motivation, and/or social skills.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Specific Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Language Impairment, Asperger Syndrome/ASD
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 77 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 29%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Center Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,980
Tuition Notes John McKay and Center Academy scholarships available for students with IEPs, 504 Plans, or financial need
Admissions Director Barbara Cooper

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is South Florida Christian Academy (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary Help Of Christians Catholic School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Coral Springs Montessori (2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Parkland
    Grades: K-8 | 464 students
    1.6 miles
    6000 N University Dr
    Parkland, FL 33067
    (954)323-8006
    1.6K-8
    464
  • Pompano Beach
    Grades: 2-12 | 11 students
    1.7 miles
    6042 Nw 66th Avenue
    Pompano Beach, FL 33067
    (954)655-3170
    1.72-12
    11
  • Coral Springs
    Zimmerman School House
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 12 students
    2 miles
    10168 W Sample Rd
    Coral Springs, FL 33065
    (954)753-4441
    2UG
    12
  • Pompano Beach
    Coral Springs Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-K | 50 students
    2 miles
    10154 W Sample Rd
    Pompano Beach, FL 33065
    (954)344-0027
    2NS-K
    50
  • Coral Springs
    Grades: PK-12 | 863 students
    2.1 miles
    2251 Riverside Dr
    Coral Springs, FL 33065
    (954)752-2870
    2.1PK-12
    863

School Reviews

Center Academy in Coral Springs is an excellent Private School. Ms. Cooper, the Principal runs a challenging and professional school. The teachers go the extra mile for all students. Curriculum is tailored to each student in a way that they succeed. My daughter loves the school and is thriving academically. Thank you Center Academy!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
My son was struggling in public school so I was desperate to find an alternative learning environment for him. Miraculously, Center Academy is only a mile from my home. From the first visit, I could sense the difference in the level of concern and caring for the children and their education. This is my son''s second year at Center Academy and I am thrilled to announce that it was been a Godsend to my son and my family. We cannot give enough praise to the teachers and staff. Now I am confident that my son will be successful
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Center Academy is the best school my son ever attended! He used to say that he hated school before, but on his first week at CA he came home very excited that he was finally learning. That helped his self steem and gave us hope. He''s now a senior, and oddly enough, I feel sad, that he''s finishing High School, mixing feelings, because he''s not going to get the same understanding, help, caring and attention that''s used to. Mr. Nelson is a great teacher, actually all teachers are terrific, I never had any doubts about their skills, but Mr. Nelson is "the man". Mrs. Cooper also made such a difference, it was great already before her, but her energy, focus and idealism pumped up the whole structure. I can stay here all day praising the wonderful job this school has done in my son''s and our lives...but I don''t think anybody will read everything anyway...lol...do your homework, and go check this school out! Way to go Center Academy! thanks for all the hard work!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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