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 School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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.: 32%
Students by Grade Center Academy Students 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 First Baptist Christian School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pinellas Park KinderCare (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Creative Learning Center (1.7 miles away)
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  • Pinellas Park Pinellas Park KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    6520 102nd Avenue North
    Pinellas Park , FL , 33782
    (727)541-5292
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Pinellas Park
    First Baptist Christian School
    (Baptist)
    5495 Park Blvd.
    Pinellas Park , FL , 33781
    (727)541-2785
    (Baptist)
    1.3  mi  |  223  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Pinellas Park
    Grace Christian School
    Alternative School (Brethren)
    6300 62nd Ave
    Pinellas Park , FL , 33781
    (727)546-2789
    Alternative School (Brethren)
    1.6  mi  |  22  students  |  Gr.  1-12
  • Pinellas Park
    American Montessori Academy
    Montessori School
    7400 62nd Ter N
    Pinellas Park , FL , 33781
    (727)520-5559
    Montessori School
    1.6  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  K-4
  • Pinellas Park
    Creative Learning Center
    4970 82nd Ave N
    Pinellas Park , FL , 33781
    (727)544-8416
    1.7  mi  |  27  students  |  Gr.  PK-2

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 21, 2012 - 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
  • Recommended May 21, 2012 - 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
  • Recommended May 21, 2012 - "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
  • Recommended May 01, 2012 - 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

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