Casablanca Academy

400 N 35th Ave,
Hollywood, FL, 33021-0954
Tel: (954)415-1149
Welcome to the Only DIR® School in the State of Florida!  CasaBlanca Academy is a truly innovative school, implementing the DIR® approach as an alternative to traditional behavioral models.
The highly trained and qualified staff, in conjunction with each family, develops a plan for each student based on their individual strengths and challenges.
 This results in specific strategies directly addressing each child's emotional, social, and intellectual development. CasaBlanca Academy offers a one-to-one student-to-staff ratio and a dynamic environment to nurture and support positive relationships.

Casablanca Academy curriculum is designed to strengthen each student's developmental capacities in order to guide students to higher order thinking.
Engagement, reciprocity, problem solving, and logical thinking are incorporated into every activity in a manner which is both meaningful and purposeful.
Our curriculum includes speech and language, self-monitoring techniques, social skills training/peer play, motor planning, yoga and visualization, music and art/creativity etc.
Our program uses multi-sensory teaching materials to maximize opportunities for student learning.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 2008

Student Body

Total Students 9 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Casablanca Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 1:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School uniforms offered by not mandatory)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $36,000
Tuition Notes McKay Scholarship is accepted towards the tuition total.
Admissions Director Lizzie Bicknell

School Notes:

    What is The DIR®/Floortime™ Model?  The Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR®/Floortime™) Model is a framework that helps clinicians, parents and educators conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental challenges. The objectives of the DIR®/Floortime™ Model are to build healthy foundations for social, emotional, and intellectual capacities rather than focusing on isolated skills and behaviors. Our best outcome measure, however, is what our families notice most. When a child is happy and engaged, they are best able to learn! The aim of our program is to produce children who:
    • Are well-regulated 
    • Have healthy relationships
    • Have good self-esteem and positive experience in a school environment
    • Have a strong sense of self and are able to function independently
    • Are in touch with their emotions
    • Are independent thinkers and problem-solvers
    • Are prepared emotionally, socially, behaviorally, and academically for less restrictive environments

    Profile last updated: 03/15/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Aukela Christian Military Academy (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Mark's Lutheran School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Aukela Christian Military Academy (1 miles away)
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