Creative Learning Academy

Creative Learning Academy (CLA) was founded in 1972 as a Montessori program for young children and has since grown into a preprimary through eighth grade co-educational day school.
Our mission is to provide students with a strong foundation of academic excellence, creativity, and integrity.
Our philosophy is to achieve and maintain, in an academic balance, two specific educational goals - academic excellence and individual potential, recognizing and encouraging the best in each student.
We educate not only with respect to academic growth and achievement, but also in the areas of athletics, fine arts, community service, and extra-curricular activities.
Our vision is to provide each student the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in preparation for higher education and to instill in him/her a strong sense of morality, values and social responsibility.
Fundamental guiding principles include small class sizes, a personalized approach, high academic standards, creative teaching strategies, a full menu of arts and activities, and strong parental involvement.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 238 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
238 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Creative Learning Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
18%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition range: $7,200-$12,300 A 3% discount offered if tuition paid in full with contract. Optional monthly payment plan available. Tuition Assistance is available for qualifying applicants.
Admissions Director
Shannon Grady

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Gardening Club, Literary Club, Math Club, Private Music Lessons, Science Olympiad

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Music classes, Spanish Language Program

School Notes

  • Creative Learning Academy (CLA) was founded in 1972 as a Montessori program for young children and has since grown into a preprimary through eighth grade co-educational day school. Our mission is to provide students with a strong foundation of academic excellence, creativity, and integrity. Our philosophy is to achieve and maintain, in an academic balance, two specific educational goals - academic excellence and individual potential, recognizing and encouraging the best in each student. We educate not only with respect to academic growth and achievement, but also in the areas of athletics, fine arts, community service, and extra-curricular activities. Our vision is to provide each student the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in preparation for higher education and to instill in him/her a strong sense of morality, values and social responsibility. Fundamental guiding principles include small class sizes, a personalized approach, high academic standards, creative teaching strategies, a full menu of arts and activities, and strong parental involvement.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
CLA offers an extraordinary education with a rigorous academic program for lower and upper school. I love that the school is an open-air campus and that the students have the opportunity to run outside everyday. I can not think of a better educational opportunity within the Pensacola area.
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5  
This is by far the best school in the Pensacola area. The curriculum is rigorous, the teachers are well-qualified, and the students are dedicated to their education. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a superior education for their child.
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5  
Creative Learning Academy has been the best choice for our daughters' education. Its nurturing environment and academic rigor paired with enrichments of Spanish, Technology & Fine Art (even at preprimary levels) constantly reinforces our decision to be a CLA family. Having the best teachers in town under exceptional leadership convinces our family to recommend CLA to other Pensacola area families seeking a similar educational experience.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 238 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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