Center Academy

6710 86th Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33782-0346
Tel: (727)541-5716
Grades: 5 - 12 | 96 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)
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported LD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Learning Differences, Motivation
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 96 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Center Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
Advanced Courses Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology,
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies, with need-based and McKay Scholarships available
Admissions Director Stephen Kenney

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag FootballBasketballFlag Football,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Grace Christian School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is American Montessori Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is First Baptist Preschool (1.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pinellas Park
    First Baptist Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.4 miles
    5495 Park Blvd.
    Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    (727)544-9465
    1.4NS-PK
    n/a
  • Pinellas Park
    Grades: K-4 | 14 students
    1.6 miles
    7400 62nd Ter N
    Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    (727)520-5559
    1.6K-4
    14
  • Pinellas Park
    Grace Christian School
    Alternative School (Brethren)
    Grades: 1-12 | 22 students
    1.6 miles
    6300 62nd Ave
    Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    (727)546-2789
    1.61-12
    22
  • Pinellas Park
    Grades: PK-2 | 87 students
    1.7 miles
    4970 82nd Ave N
    Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    (727)544-8416
    1.7PK-2
    87
  • Saint Petersburg
    Grades: PK-12 | 611 students
    1.8 miles
    7777 62nd Avenue North
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
    (727)541-7593
    1.8PK-12
    611

School Reviews

My son has been at Center Academy since 8th grade. We moved him there because he was drowning in the public school system. He graduates this year thanks to Center Academy and the teachers. All his teachers have been available to speak with when there were concerns and they were quick to let us know if he was falling behind in his work. The principal always puts the students first and is there to help them out. The cookouts at the sporting events have really helped bring the students and parents together. My son has also enjoyed the prom and dances as well as playing flag football. Moving him to Center Academy was the best choice we could have made. And we are very happy we did!
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/12
Great school, great teachers and great staff. My son has attended for two years. I truly believe that without the encouragement and support of the school director, teachers and staff that he would not be graduating. My son has enjoyed the sports program and the family cookouts have been a great way to meet parents. The school director has been a positive role model and mentor for my son. Thanks to everyone at Center Academy!
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/12
"I have been so happy with my daughter''s progress. I especially appreciate your well trained staff that knows her needs, capabilities, and when not to push her. She has come so far emotionally as well." Thank you!
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/12
My child has had a wonderful education for the 6 years she has attended Center Academy and her favorite teacher is Mr. Hawe (always). He is a good teacher and cares about this students.
- Posted by Parent, 05/01/12

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