The mission of Center Academy is to provide students with a learning environment that facilitates the development of self-confidence, motivation, and academic skills, and gives students the opportunity to achieve success in life.
It is often difficult for a child to maintain self-esteem when his/her learning requirements differ from other students in school.
Therefore, we offer a highly structured educational program in an atmosphere that is familiar, understanding, nurturing, and supportive.
Center Academy helps students with average to above average intelligence who "fall through the cracks" in school, or who need special help with organization, motivation, and/or social skills.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 75 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,380
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 4-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
LD, ADHD, Learning Differences, Motivation
Year Founded
1968
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
75 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Center Academy - Palm Harbor Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Advanced Courses
Dual Enrollment Courses through St. Petersburg College
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(School polo shirt and khaki,navy blue, or black pants)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Empowerment Scholarships are available to students with unique abilities or financial need.
Summer Program Cost
$695
% on Financial Aid
95%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$11,250

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • The mission of Center Academy is to provide students with a learning environment that facilitates the development of self-confidence, motivation, and academic skills, and gives students the opportunity to achieve success in life.
  • It is often difficult for a child to maintain self-esteem when his/her learning requirements differ from other students in school.
  • Therefore, we offer a highly structured educational program in an atmosphere that is familiar, understanding, nurturing, and supportive.
  • Center Academy helps students with average to above average intelligence who "fall through the cracks" in school, or who need special help with organization, motivation, and/or social skills.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
My son attended Center Academy and graduated in 2000. He recently needed transcripts for a new job and the school provided a quick turnaround. I was reminded of how pleased we were with our son's 4 years at Center Academy. My son's experience in a public middle school was miserable and he was frustrated. He was able to thrive at Center Academy and loved the school. He is in the fiber optics field with a wonderful job. I'd like to thank the staff at Center Academy for all they did for him!
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5  
My daughter struggled in other schools both public and private. Between the constant bullying, the homework sessions till midnight, trying to find what`s due, the assignments and rubrics online, and parent-teacher conferences school was a nightmare for the whole family. From day one at Center Academy the bullying stopped, she could learn during school hours and she began to love school. There was no more homework, her grades soared and she even began taking college dual enrollment classes. Center Academy has radically changed the trajectory of my daughter`s forever. Words can`t describe how grateful I am!
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5  
My daughter loves attending school at Center Academy. She has attended other private and public schools and would come home in tears because she was so overwhelmed. She thrives at Center Academy. The teachers are not only encouraging but also engaging. She has lots of friends and is excited about her future. The staff is wonderful and supportive. If you are looking for a good fit for your child you should really check out Center Academy.
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5  
The principal, teachers, and staff are amazing. Their high expectations only make the students want to achieve that and much more. This school treats each student as a unique individual who deserves guidance, education, love, and support. My son felt safe & comfortable and as a parent I enjoyed peace of mind knowing that my child was both challenged and cared for. Thank you Center Academy.
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5  
Our daughter has attended the Palm Harbor campus of Center Academy for four years. The staff (director, teachers, classroom teacher assistants and office personnel) are loving, caring, compassionate and truly committed to educating her. We and she is grateful for their consistent desire to provide her with a safe and supportive learning environment.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 75 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,380
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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