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. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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.: 32%
Students by Grade Center Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 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 $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 Holiday Springs KinderCare (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Coral Springs Christian Academy (2.1 miles away)
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  • Pompano Beach Holiday Springs KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3225 Holiday Springs Boulevard
    Pompano Beach , FL , 33063
    (954)753-7833
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.5  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Pompano Beach
    Mary Help Of Christians Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    6000 N University Dr
    Pompano Beach , FL , 33067
    (954)323-8006
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.6  mi  |  424  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Pompano Beach
    South Florida Christian Academy
    (Pentecostal)
    6042 Nw 66th Avenue
    Pompano Beach , FL , 33067
    (954)655-3170
    (Pentecostal)
    1.7  mi  |  11  students  |  Gr.  2-12
  • Pompano Beach
    Coral Springs Montessori
    Montessori School
    10154 W Sample Rd
    Pompano Beach , FL , 33065
    (954)344-0027
    Montessori School
    2  mi  |  67  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Pompano Beach
    Coral Springs Christian Academy
    (Presbyterian)
    2251 Riverside Dr
    Pompano Beach , FL , 33065
    (954)840-1116
    (Presbyterian)
    2.1  mi  |  860  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 17, 2013 - 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
  • Recommended October 17, 2013 - 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
  • Recommended October 17, 2013 - 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

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