Center Academy - Waterford Lakes

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: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 74 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,695
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1968

Student Body

Total Students
74 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Center Academy - Waterford Lakes Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Center Academy Polo with khaki or navy bottoms

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.
% on Financial Aid
95%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$11,250
Admissions Director
Lisa DuChateau

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 - Waterford Lakes cost?
Center Academy - Waterford Lakes's tuition is approximately $15,695 for private students.
When is the application deadline for Center Academy - Waterford Lakes?
The application deadline for Center Academy - Waterford Lakes is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Center Academy has made a huge difference in my child. He no longer has test anxiety because he feels confident in his understanding - thanks to the classroom structure and wonderful teachers. He also has a new sense of pride in his grades. The staff at Center Academy Waterford Lakes are exceptional and very caring.
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5  
Center Academy has been such a blessing for my son. The most important part of our experience is the academic strides my son has made while at Center Academy. Public school was not working at all for him, even with an IEP and extra help. He fell so far behind that it ended up hurting his mental health. I immediately pulled him out of public school in the middle of his 5th-grade year. Once he started at Center Academy that same year, he became a new child. As far as social aspects, my son had a hard time in public school because other children didn't understand him or relate to him. He had a hard time making connections with students, but at Center Academy, since the children understand each other and know that they are there because they face some of the same difficulties, they are compassionate towards one another and they understand each other. It's easier for them to make connections and friends. All the teachers are great. I have yet to have a complaint about any teacher. They are very understanding and compassionate towards the students. They are great at communicating, great at keeping order in the classroom, and making it a positive and enjoyable learning experience. The same goes for the administration. They truly care for their students as if they were their children. Every child has different needs and in some cases health issues. The faculty and staff have always done everything they could to help accommodate my son whenever he needed it. The students are acknowledged as individuals and they are not expected to "fit in a box." With smaller classrooms and two teachers per classroom, they get the attention and help they need which wasn't possible in public schools. The teachers and assistants are always there to help. The students enjoy field trips throughout the year and the school has various family activities throughout the year. My son went from getting C's, D's, and F's to A's and B's every semester and even all A's some semesters. The teachers challenge the students and make sure they don't stay stagnant and they help them reach their full potential. This is where I've seen the biggest academic strides with my son. He went from writing maybe five sentences to being able to fill a whole page with writing. It was hard for him to get his thoughts on paper, but he no longer has that issue. He volunteers to read out loud which he never would've done previously. He went from needing someone to sit next to him to get his work done or having to be constantly redirected, to doing his work completely unassisted and even going around to help other students with their work. My son has great relationships with the teachers, teacher's assistants, and faculty and he even feels comfortable talking to them about what's going on in his life. His self-esteem went up, his confidence went up, he came out of his shell, and he honestly became a new child thanks to the help from Center Academy. My son is now in 11th grade and is right on track to graduate next year. I could never thank the faculty and staff at Center Academy enough.
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5  
good school teachers are ok grade 10
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 74 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,695
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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