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.
- School Type: Special Education School
- Grades: 4-12
- Enrollment: 75 students
- Yearly Tuition: $14,995
- Average class size: 18 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
LD, ADHD, Learning Differences, Motivation
Summer School Offered
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
Dual Enrollment Courses through St. Petersburg College
Classroom Dress Code
School polo shirt and khaki,navy blue, or black pants
School polo shirt and khaki,navy blue, or black pants
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Financial Empowerment Scholarships are available to students with unique abilities or financial need.
Summer Program Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
- 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 $14,995 for private students and $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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Endorse Center Academy - Palm Harbor. 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
Children With Learning Differences: How To Proceed
Facing the reality that your child has learning differences is never easy. But with a diagnosis from a qualified professional, and skilled experienced teachers who know how to remediate those differences, your child can learn to handle her differences. More here.
Examining the Current State of Vouchers in Arizona
This comprehensive article explores the current state of voucher programs in Arizona, examining the relevant state laws, pros and cons, and their impact on education. Gain authoritative insights into the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) program, equity concerns, and the ongoing debate surrounding educational choice in Arizona.
Volunteering at Your Children's Private School
Discover the many meaningful ways parents can get involved at their children's private school and make a positive impact on the educational journey. From PTA involvement to sharing specialized skills, find out how your contributions can strengthen the school community.