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 (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 96 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,680
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
LD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Learning Differences, Motivation
Year Founded
1968
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
96 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Center Academy- Pinellas Park Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
Advanced Courses
Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies, with need-based and McKay Scholarships available
Admissions Director
Neall Jones

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 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.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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My son has been at Center Academy for 2 years and we love it. He likes all his teachers and classmates, and I like it that he has PE every day, gets outside a lot, and there is a no homework policy. I also like that there are not a lot of demands on the parent, such as volunteer hours. Overall, great experience.
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"I have been so happy with my daughter's progress. I especially appreciate your well trained staff that knows her needs, capabilities, and when not to push her. She has come so far emotionally as well." Thank you!
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5  
My son has been at Center Academy since 8th grade. We moved him there because he was drowning in the public school system. He graduates this year thanks to Center Academy and the teachers. All his teachers have been available to speak with when there were concerns and they were quick to let us know if he was falling behind in his work. The principal always puts the students first and is there to help them out. The cookouts at the sporting events have really helped bring the students and parents together. My son has also enjoyed the prom and dances as well as playing flag football. Moving him to Center Academy was the best choice we could have made. And we are very happy we did!
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5  
Great school, great teachers and great staff. My son has attended for two years. I truly believe that without the encouragement and support of the school director, teachers and staff that he would not be graduating. My son has enjoyed the sports program and the family cookouts have been a great way to meet parents. The school director has been a positive role model and mentor for my son. Thanks to everyone at Center Academy!
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My child has had a wonderful education for the 6 years she has attended Center Academy and her favorite teacher is Mr. Hawe (always). He is a good teacher and cares about this students.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 96 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,680
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Pinellas County, FL is $9,055 for elementary schools and $11,554 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pinellas County, FL is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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