Discovery Days Institute Of Learning

227 N Ridgewood Ave,
Edgewater, FL, 32132-0321
Tel: (386)428-0860
Grades: K - 9 | 128 students
The philosophy and curriculum of Discovery Academy was constructed to encourage thinkers and day dreamers, to never be content with the status quo, to stimulate students that are the doers in the laboratory of life, not content to contain their learning to the confines of four walls.
The innovators have always been those who questioned facts, who thought and dreamed beyond them.
Discovery Academy was designed to be a fresh and lively place--where you’re energized, student and teacher alike--and when you walk in you never quite know what to expect and the place is jumping.
Not in a loud or out of control way, but a focused enthusiasm for learning, complete with hands on materials that they can use to test their own hypotheses.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 128 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 43%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Discovery Days Institute Of Learning Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wise Independent Private School System (9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Explorers Montessori (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sacred Heart Catholic School (3.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Edgewater Little Explorers Montessori
    Montessori School
    410 N Ridgewood Ave
    Edgewater , FL , 32132
    (386)423-2044
    Montessori School
    0.4  mi  |  57  students  |  Gr.  K-4
  • New Smyrna Beach Glencoe Classical Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Po Box 702938
    New Smyrna Beach , FL , 32170
    (386)428-3959
    Alternative School (Christian)
    2.4  mi  |  37  students  |  Gr.  K-7
  • New Smyrna Beach
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Sacred Heart Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1003 Turnbull Street
    New Smyrna Beach , FL , 32168
    (386)428-4732
    (Roman Catholic)
    3.4  mi  |  250  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Port Orange Wise Independent Private School System
    250 Poinciana Ave
    Port Orange , FL , 32127
    (386)767-2113
    9  mi  |  28  students  |  Gr.  1-12
  • Port Orange
    Mt Calvary Academy
    (Pentecostal)
    702 Vista View Cir
    Port Orange , FL , 32127
    (386)255-8654
    (Pentecostal)
    9.6  mi  |  80  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 14, 2014 - I have both my children enrolled at Discovery and can give a point of view for both the Kindergarten-3rd grade and 4th-8th grade programs. Both of my children started at Discovery when they were in Kindergarten. My oldest is now in the 4th-8th grade program and he is always busy learning new things, including hands-on science experiments, latin words, keeping a historical journal, an award winning drama program, debate, world geography (last year my oldest competed in the national geography contest and received a perfect score!), music, and architecture. There are several project-based activities that students engage in throughout the year. My youngest is in the K-3rd grade program learning through hands-on science experiments, Shakespearean play performance, art classes that teach famous artists and masterpieces, as well as hands-on math, language arts activities, cursive writing, and many exciting social studies projects throughout the year. --Busy mom of 2 - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended June 14, 2013 - Discovery Academy is an amazing school! My son has been there since he was three and will be going into third grade in the fall, along with his three year old brother. From the moment you walk through the front door, it''s like a breath of fresh air! The decor & classrooms are so welcoming to students and really encourage creativity and emphasize the importance of dreams and imagination. You can clearly see that the teachers and staff truly care and desire the very best for each child. At three years old, my eldest son was coming home singing the continents, presidents of the US, states,capitals, coins, and learning Spanish and sign language! Now, as a rising third grader at Discovery, he received second place honors in the state for Noetic Math, reads on an 8th grade level, and teaches me new things every day! Just this morning he was explaining some science concepts that were foreign to me, leading me to ask, "How did you know that?!" :). And the best part of all...the teachers make it FUN! My boys are also excited to come to summer camp every day, with hands-on art and science projects, learning sign language, songs, and more! We are so thankful for Discovery Academy!! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 08, 2012 - Discovery ranks number one in Florida for three consecutive years in the AMC (math competition and top 1 percent in the world, along with Korea, and Japan. Every year our Thespians get critic choice awards and superiors at district and state. Our students participate in student congress, debate supreme court cases, and have a mock presidential debate scheduled for November. Our graduating Science students are able to get a waiver for AP Biology in the 9th grade! Above all, our students love to come to school, and never want to leave. When they graduate they visit often and our older students are now bringing their own children. Discovery just celebrated its 25th year! - Posted by Teacher

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