Casablanca Academy

Welcome to the Only DIR School in the State of Florida! CasaBlanca Academy is a truly innovative school, implementing the DIR approach as an alternative to traditional behavioral models.
The highly trained and qualified staff, in conjunction with each family, develops a plan for each student based on their individual strengths and challenges.
This results in specific strategies directly addressing each child's emotional, social, and intellectual development. CasaBlanca Academy offers a one-to-one student-to-staff ratio and a dynamic environment to nurture and support positive relationships.
Casablanca Academy curriculum is designed to strengthen each student's developmental capacities in order to guide students to higher order thinking.
Engagement, reciprocity, problem solving, and logical thinking are incorporated into every activity in a manner which is both meaningful and purposeful.
Our curriculum includes speech and language, self-monitoring techniques, social skills training/peer play, motor planning, yoga and visualization, music and art/creativity etc.
Our program uses multi-sensory teaching materials to maximize opportunities for student learning.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 9 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,000
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
9 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Casablanca Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
School uniforms offered by not mandatory

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
McKay Scholarship is accepted towards the tuition total.
Admissions Director
Lizzie Bicknell

School Notes

What is The DIR/Floortime Model TheDevelopmental,Individual Difference,Relationship-based (DIR/Floortime) Modelis a framework that helps clinicians, parents and educators conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental challenges. The objectives of theDIR/FloortimeModel are to build healthy foundations for social, emotional, and intellectual capacities rather than focusing on isolated skills and behaviors. Our best outcome measure, however, is what our families notice most.When a child is happy and engaged, they are best able to learn!

The aim of our program is to produce children who:
  • Are well-regulated
  • Have healthy relationships
  • Have good self-esteem and positive experience in a school environment
  • Have a strong sense of self and are able to function independently
  • Are in touch with their emotions
  • Are independent thinkers and problem-solvers
  • Are prepared emotionally, socially, behaviorally, and academically for less restrictive environments
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Casablanca Academy cost?
Casablanca Academy's tuition is approximately $36,000 for private students.
When is the application deadline for Casablanca Academy?
The application deadline for Casablanca Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Casablanca Academy located?
Casablanca Academy is located in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Hollywood, FL. There are 4 other private schools located in Hollywood Hills.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 9 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,000
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Hollywood, FL is $14,486 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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