New Leaf, School For Change

Tel: (904)246-9100
Grades: 2 - 12 | 26 students
New Leaf School is an alternative school designed for learning to learn more deeply.
We use a social skills curriculum designed in-house to strengthen each child's social and emotional functioning level.
Individualization is the mainstay of our program, allowing the basics to be fully covered and each child access to work at his or her highest level.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 2 - 12
Learning Programs Supported ASD, SLD, Downs, SED, ADHD
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 26 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 33%
Students by Grade New Leaf, School For Change Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 6 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,950
Tuition Notes Tuition quoted is for basic services, additional surcharge is assessed for a student's particular learning assistance requirements.
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $800
Acceptance Rate 10%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ronda McDonald

School Notes:

  • Parents are required to attend a Parents Weekend annually and an additional three (3) quarterly meetings of WITT (We're In This Together). The School-family bond is significant and the school makes specific requests of families, such as limited screen time for students, nutritous (whole food) nutrition and use of Positive Discipline and Being 101 strategies.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Beaches Chapel School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Community Presbyterian Preschool & Kdgn (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Christ(united) Methodist Kindergarten (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Atlantic Beach Community Presbyterian Preschool & Kdgn
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Presbyterian)
    150 Sherry Dr
    Atlantic Beach , FL , 32233
    (904)241-7335
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Presbyterian)
    0.3  mi  |  133  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Neptune Beach Beaches Chapel School
    (Christian)
    610 Florida Blvd
    Neptune Beach , FL , 32266
    (904)241-4211
    (Christian)
    0.6  mi  |  250  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Neptune Beach
    Christ(united) Methodist Kindergarten
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Methodist)
    400 Penman Rd.
    Neptune Beach , FL , 32266
    (904)249-5370
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Methodist)
    0.7  mi  |  47  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Atlantic Beach Atlantic Beach KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    #2 Atlantic Court
    Atlantic Beach , FL , 32233
    (904)249-0888
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Neptune Beach The Beaches School
    2049 Florida Blvd
    Neptune Beach , FL , 32266
    (904)249-0905
    1.2  mi  |  93  students  |  Gr.  PK-9

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 06, 2012 - New Leaf School for Change has been a blessing to our family in so many ways. Our son, Jordan, has been diagnosed with PPD/NOS on the Autism spectrum and before we found New Leaf, we did not have much hope for the future. The public schools were basically just a day care for him and we found a lack of connection and interest there. When we came to New Leaf, that all changed. Jordan is in the 3rd grade and has been there since the later part of his 1st grade year. He is thriving! He is learning not only academics but how to interact with others and how to succeed in life. He is taught in a manner that meets him where he is and asks him to grow and stretch himself. He is happy and healthy because of the environment and the level of care he receives. The teachers and administration all genuinely care for the children there. The sense of family and cooperation is evident on a daily basis. I have never had one bit of trouble with this school or anyone there. I''m so happy we found New Leaf and for the first time in a long time I have HOPE for Jordan''s future! - Posted by Parent

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