Creative Learning Academy

3151 Hyde Park Road,
Pensacola, FL, 32503-0325
Tel: (850)432-1768
Creative Learning Academy (CLA) was founded in 1972 as a Montessori program for young children and has since grown into a preprimary through eighth grade co-educational day school.
Our mission is to provide students with a strong foundation of academic excellence, creativity, and integrity.
Our philosophy is to achieve and maintain, in an academic balance, two specific educational goals - academic excellence and individual potential, recognizing and encouraging the best in each student.
We educate not only with respect to academic growth and achievement, but also in the areas of athletics, fine arts, community service, and extra-curricular activities.
Our vision is to provide each student the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in preparation for higher education and to instill in him/her a strong sense of morality, values and social responsibility.
Fundamental guiding principles include small class sizes, a personalized approach, high academic standards, creative teaching strategies, a full menu of arts and activities, and strong parental involvement.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 200 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 1%
State avg.: 33%
Students by Grade Creative Learning Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,450
Tuition Notes Pre-primary tuition = $6500 Middle School tuition = $9450 Discounts offered for multiple children and lump sum payments. Financial Aid available.
Admissions Director Robin Bates

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pensacola Private School Of Liberal Arts (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Paul Catholic School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is East Hill Christian School (1.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pensacola St. Paul Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    3121 Hyde Park Rd
    Pensacola , FL , 32503
    (850)436-6435
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.1  mi  |  215  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Pensacola
    Pensacola Private School Of Liberal Arts
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    1010 N. 12th Ave Ste 228
    Pensacola , FL , 32501
    (850)434-2294
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    1.6  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Pensacola
    Sl Jones Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    2480 Tronjo Cir
    Pensacola , FL , 32503
    (850)456-2249
    (Christian)
    1.7  mi  |  193  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Pensacola
    East Hill Christian
    (Christian)
    1301 East Gonzalez Street
    Pensacola , FL , 32501
    (850)-43-8-7746
    (Christian)
    1.7  mi  |  204  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Pensacola
    East Hill Christian School
    (Christian)
    1301 E Gonzalez St
    Pensacola , FL , 32501
    (850)438-7746
    (Christian)
    1.7  mi  |  208  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 01, 2012 - CLA offers an extraordinary education with a rigorous academic program for lower and upper school. I love that the school is an open-air campus and that the students have the opportunity to run outside everyday. I can not think of a better educational opportunity within the Pensacola area. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended May 21, 2012 - This is by far the best school in the Pensacola area. The curriculum is rigorous, the teachers are well-qualified, and the students are dedicated to their education. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a superior education for their child. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 16, 2012 - My three children attended CLA. It was by far the best choice in Pensacola for a rigorous curriculum, well executed enrichment classes, and caring community. CLA is the top choice in Pensacola. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 28, 2012 - Creative Learning Academy has been the best choice for our daughters' education. Its nurturing environment and academic rigor paired with enrichments of Spanish, Technology & Fine Art (even at preprimary levels) constantly reinforces our decision to be a CLA family. Having the best teachers in town under exceptional leadership convinces our family to recommend CLA to other Pensacola area families seeking a similar educational experience. - Posted by Parent

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