Carpe Diem Academy

CDA will be using four main instructional approaches to facilitate learning by providing opportunities for every students learning mode. They are technology, web-based, educational software, therapy, small and large group instruction, outcome-oriented individual instruction, experiential and meaningful therapeutic and educational activities that promote each students educational objectives. This concept is team driven to provide every opportunity for the students to be educated within a balanced daily schedule of academic learning, therapeutic support, technology and social-emotional growth; the part of school that makes it feel "safe" "familiar" "like home" and a "fun place to hang out". All instructional methods will be developed, implemented and refined utilizing the most current scientific brain research on learning capacity, research based therapeutic interventions, cognitive therapy and social-emotional.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded2005

Student Body

Total Students46 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Carpe Diem Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,000
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid Available and Discounts for Clients taking our Therpies
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,000
Admissions DirectorMiriam Carlota Arthur
Admissions AssociateManny Riera

School Notes

  • Philisophy/Mission:The philosophy and vision of Carpe DiemAcademy focuses on the needs of theWHOLEchild. Itaddresses the cognitive, physical, medical, social and emotionalneeds of the child. Carpe Diem recognizes that children withdevelopmental disabilities can benefit from a comprehensiveapproach that combines therapeutic interventions, and integratestechnology to promote and enhance the learning environment and thechild`s independence. Carpe Diem Academy creates the opportunityfor each child to have an initial classroom experience inconjunction with an intensive therapeutic and technologicalenvironment that contributes to a successful transition into aninclusive school program. The core purposes are to allow forincreased parental choice and participation, to incorporate cuttingedge technology to impact the performance of children withdisabilities and to increase learning opportunities for childrenwho have difficulty achieving academically and social norms.CoreValues:We deliverEXCELLENCE& Go beyond. We arecommitted to making a difference. OurPURPOSEdrives theway we live and ourPASSION.We care for one another toshow concern, empathy and sensitivity to others whileshowingRESPECTfor individual differences.WeCOMMUNICATEeffecively.We areUNITED!OurTEAMsupports and trusts one another. Wesupport one another and work together to achieve great things whilehavingFUN! We haveINTEGRITYin all we do. Dowhat's right always by the transparency of your actions, honesty,kindness to foster an environment ofTRUST.WeEMPOWERone another tofosterINDEPENDANCEandCOOPORATION.WeINNOVATEand are constantly looking for new andcreative ways to learn, be theLEADERof new developmentsin the 21st CenturyEducation. We focusonPOSITIVITYbecause happiness boosts productivity andbrings fun to everything we do.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to Carpe Diem Academy is Be Unique Academy (0.0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of The Rosary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Miami
    Be Unique Academy
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    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12
    0 miles
    11025 SW 84th Street
    Miami, FL 33173
    (786) 856-6217
    0 K-12
  • Miami
    Gina Cumbie
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 34 students
    0 miles
    11025 Sw 84th St Cottage 10
    Miami, FL 33173
    (305) 279-3064
    0 1-12
  • Miami
    Mc Glannan School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-8 | 76 students
    0.3 miles
    10770 Sw 84th St
    Miami, FL 33173
    (305) 274-2208
    0.3 1-8
  • Miami
    Grades: PK-6 | 126 students
    0.7 miles
    10701 S.W. 95th Street
    Miami, FL 33176
    (305) 271-8389
    0.7 PK-6
  • Miami
    Grades: 10-12 | 9 students
    0.9 miles
    10300 Sunset Dr Ste 321
    Miami, FL 33173
    (305) 521-9526
    0.9 10-12

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