The American Academy, Palm Beach Campus
5.00 (7 reviews)
Tel: (561) 495-7272
At The American Academy, we believe that students with learning differences in Kindergarten through grade 12 can benefit greatly from a well-rounded program that promotes development of social, academic, and executive skills as well as collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
Small class sizes are staffed by experienced teaching professionals who create a nurturing and supportive classroom environment and enable students to experience success by accomplishing personalized academic tasks. At The American Academy, we provide positive learning experiences for each student with an indoor/outdoor learning environment on a beautiful school campus.
As a child's skills and knowledge base grows, we work collaboratively to encourage creativity, critical thinking, and independent learning.
We are unique among schools, in that we offer a complete program that nourishes the whole student through leading educational research on curriculum, technology, and brain-based learning.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)|
Association of Independent Schools of Florida
National Council for Private School Accreditation
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||ADHD, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Processing Disorders, Executive Function Disorders, Receptive Lagnguage Disorder, Expressive Language Disorders|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$1,000|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Tuition varies based on grade level and number of sessions.|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||257 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||47 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Number of AP Courses||28 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Students wear school uniforms)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$39,829|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information please contact the school.|
|Admissions Director||Harold Bailey|
|Admissions Associate||Daniela Oliveira|
|Total Sports Offered||21 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Dance,
Equestrian, Figure Skating,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Water Polo, Winter Track,
- The American Academy in Palm Beach County (City of Delray Beach), Florida educates advanced students with mild learning differences in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Our progressive curriculum fosters creativity, critical thinking, leadership, and executive functioning. Our college preparatory culture is prevalent as we cater to each student`s abilities and set high expectations for all students. All of our graduates are accepted to a 4-year college or university. Our staff of expertly trained and highly experienced educators is completely dedicated to the success of each and every one of our students. Our program carefully monitors student growth. Each child`s plan is customized to meet his or her unique needs. It is important to us that our students gain confidence through success and truly realize the joy of learning.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Delray Beach Grades: PK-8 | 127 students
250 Nw 3rd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 243-0715 4.5 PK-8
If it was not for this school, I would not know where to turn to. The Academy has done wonders for my son and family. My son has ADHD, hearing and visual processing and dyslexia. They taught him how to overcome his obstacles. I would recommend The Academy to anyone with learning disabilities. You will not be disappointed.
- Posted by Parent - Jodi Sheen
We have a child in the Academy program, and we love it! The classes are small - he is in a class with fewer than 10 students with two teachers. We love the amount of support he receives, and his reading levels and math scores have improved dramatically.
- Posted by Parent - T. Williams
American Academy/Heritage of Boca/Delray is a school that delivers everything a parent and student could ask for. The school's safety and education exceed all others. The educators and administration have gone above and beyond not only in the past, but especially this year during these uncertain times. My children are eager to go to school and as a parent, I am grateful for their daily enthusiasm. The campus is beautiful and constantly maintained. The school continues exceeding all expectations, and they want the very best for their students. We are proud to be part of this incredible school.
- Posted by Parent - Andrea
The Academy program is amazing! The teachers are wonderful and so kind. It has helped our son so much, and he is progressing and learning so quickly. The principal, Dr. Cowing, is very helpful, knowledgeable and caring. We are very happy with the school and the program.
- Posted by Parent - Parent
My daughter is in 10th grade and takes a few Academy classes and a few Heritage classes. I am grateful that the school took the time to create a schedule that helps my daughter improve on her weaknesses, but still shine in her stronger areas! Their no cut policy in sports has allowed her to be on the cheerleading squad every year and it has really been a huge boost to her self-esteem! The teachers and administration are very supportive.
- Posted by Parent - Academy Parent
American Heritage American Academy is a fantastic program for learners that have mild learning differences. Teachers educate using various types of learning styles to reach each learner. The class sizes are small, and each learner gets their individual needs met. Students are surrounded by a positive, engaging atmosphere on campus.
- Posted by Teacher - Mrs. Michelle Schiffman
I have been an educator at American Academy of Boca Delray for over six years. During my tenure at American Academy I have been blessed to teach grades 7-12 in a variety of English/Language Arts classes. My students have varying strengths and skills as well as mild to moderate learning differences. A variety of core courses as well as multiple electives ranging from classes such as: Semantics and Logic, Contemporary Literature, Marine Biology, Photography, Drawing and Painting, Guitar, Weight Lifting, Journalism, TV Production, Drama, Robotics, Pre-Med, and Pre-Law programs, etc. are offered to our students. The opportunities for our students to grow academically, socially and civically are in abundance. Our school motto is Knowledge, Integrity, and Compassion and I am proud that the faculty, staff, and students demonstrate and encourage these traits daily. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a parent and my three sons attend elementary school on campus. American Heritage School and American Academy are safe, nurturing environments where every interaction with faculty, staff and administration is filled with the desire for the students to become leaders in society, capable of overcoming adversities and meeting great success.
- Posted by Teacher - Mrs. Burton
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