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 (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 9 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,000
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
2008
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
1:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(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  The Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR®/Floortime™) Model is 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 the DIR®/Floortime™ Model 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

School Reviews

Endorse Casablanca Academy. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Is The IB Program Right For Your Child?
Is The IB Program Right For Your Child?
The International Baccalaureate programmes cover the entire K-12 spectrum with three distinct educational curricula. Is the IB programme right for your child? Some answers to your questions here.
How To Control Your Child's Screen Time
How To Control Your Child's Screen Time
We parents want to keep our children safe from anything and everything. That's always our biggest worry. We don't want our children watching inappropriate content or playing violent games on their smart devices, do we? That's the rationale behind controlling our children's screen times. So, here are a couple of tips on making that happen.
Myths About Private School
Myths About Private School
Second-hand information, myths, sensational news reports, and biased opinions rarely give a true picture of a private school. Find out what private schools are really like for yourself.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 9 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,000
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Hollywood, FL is $13,438 for elementary schools and $18,249 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links