EA Young Academy

Tel: (817)601-5336
Grades: K - 12 | 39 students
2012 Pilot
2012 Pilot
Young Academy is a not-for-profit private academy dedicated to the  gifted, talented, and high-ability scholar.
At  E.A.
Young, we are passionate about kids.
We believe that the essential purpose of education is to empower learners to fully develop their talents and abilities in order to become innovative, problem solving, compassionate stewards of our global community.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Gifted/Talented
Year Founded 2011

Student Body

Total Students 39 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade EA Young Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniforms (polos, khakis))

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,750
Tuition Notes Payable by month.
Admissions Director Kathy Lyda


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Destination Imagination, Recorder Ensemble, Show Choir (Voci di Volo), Student Council, The Torch Honor Society Destination Imagination,
Recorder Ensemble,
Show Choir (Voci di Volo),
Student Council,
The Torch Honor Society,

School Notes:


E.A. Young Academy is founded on the philosophy that gifted, talented and high ability scholars:

  • thrive in an educational setting with other advanced scholars where the curriculum is differentiated and allows for mindful, in-depth study
  • require thoughtful attention to their social/emotional development
  • do not benefit from a setting that fails to make demands on their abilities
  • require faculty who are uniquely trained to select and adapt the content of curriculum to the mental caliber of each scholar they teach

Instructional Theory

Scholar centric education starts with detailed, multi-dimensional information about where each child is on his/her learning journey. At E. A. Young matching curriculum with the learning styles, expression styles, interests, and abilities of scholars is central to creating life-long learners. 

At the start of the academic year, and at key points throughout it, E.A. Young Academy scholars  take adaptive assessments, which provide a picture of each scholar's grade independent progress.

Instructional strategies are then adapted to each scholar’s specific learning needs. Strategies for each scholar incorporate:

  • Personalized instruction
  • Linking test results to skills and concepts aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
  • Self-directed, project-based learning driven by constructivist pedagogy
  • Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) for all scholars emphasizing student needs and interests
  • Technology-infused environment and incorporation of 21st Century Skills
  • Individual/group projects complemented by multiple teaching and learning approaches
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Authentic Assessment

Core Competencies

The  scholars of E.A. Young Academy engage in nine Core Competencies. These general competencies are applied in many contexts and specify how learning can be expressed and assessed in practice. The Core Competencies of the E.A. Young Scholar are:

  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Second Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Health Promotion & Physical Education

Core Values

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and competitive, we must maximize every opportunity to develop gifted learners and nurture their leadership.  At E.A. Young Academy, teams, service and leadership groups are an additional means to build a strong character in scholars and in the whole community. 

Whether learning skills, competing in intramurals, supporting team members or competing interscholastically, E.A. Young Academy scholars practice eight core values.  Multiple opportunities exist for multiple and varied interests.

Each month, the Academy will focuses on one of its eight core ethical values:

  • Attitude
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Cooperation
  • Perseverance
  • Initiative
  • Responsibility 

In addition to teaching about values, E.A. Young Academy expects to see those values in action, in developmentally appropriate social behaviors.  In all situations, the Academy expects its scholars to reflect upon and take responsibility for their actions and choices.

Community Stewardship
At E.A. Young Academy, collaborating with peers, sharing resources, and codifying know-how are typical facets of work activity.  E.A. Young Academy believes that it must work collaboratively with fellow educators to identify opportunities for sharing, articulate values, and best practices, and assimilate knowledge as an everyday experience. 

Profile last updated: 03/27/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Covenant Christian Academy (3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Richland Hills Montessori (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is North Richland Hills Montessori (0.3 miles away)
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    Colleyville, TX 76034

School Reviews

We absolutely love EA Young Academy (the total enrollment of 39 isn''t accurate anymore, we''ve got more Firehawks)! This school is an amazing environment for gifted learners. Both the academic and social/emotional needs of the scholars are nurtured. The students are truly engaged in project based learning (both individual & group). We can''t say enough positive things about the faculty, staff and other families at the school.
- Posted by Parent, 04/20/15

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