Center Academy - Palm Harbor

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 (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Enrollment: 75 students
  • Average class size: 8 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
3%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Center Academy - Palm Harbor Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 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
Tuition Notes
FES and additional Center Academy Scholarships available
Summer Program Cost
$695
% on Financial Aid
95%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$11,250
Admissions Director
Andrew Guido

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Center Academy - Palm Harbor cost?
Center Academy - Palm Harbor's tuition is approximately $695 for summer students.
What sports does Center Academy - Palm Harbor offer?
Center Academy - Palm Harbor offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering and Flag Football.
When is the application deadline for Center Academy - Palm Harbor?
The application deadline for Center Academy - Palm Harbor is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
CA is an OUTSTANDING school and an answered prayer to this family! We found everything we were looking for in a school where our child can be himself and give his best in everything he does. Since our son started attending school (vpk) he was always the problem to all his teachers until he started attending CA! Our child is treated with love and respect! The principal, teachers and the staff is very professional, always in a good mood, and looking for ways to make each day a safe, stress-free and healthy environment for everyone including the parents. Our child comes home very happy every day, loves school again, and looking forward to going to college! We thank you CA for the love and support you've given us! May the Lord bless this school and everyone in it!
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5  
We feel blessed to have found Center Academy. The staff is in educating children the way the child learns best. The entire school sincerely cares about your child and them to succeed. The school not only improves academic success it also increases the confidence of the student. The class sizes are small the students work independently and in groups. In addition to academics, they offer sports, PE, cheerleading, and after-school clubs. We have been with Center Academy Palm Harbor since our son was in 5th grand and our daughter was in 6th grade. They have become more confident, less stressed they have made friends and they love going to school.
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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.
- Posted by
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 (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Enrollment: 75 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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