The CinDay Academy

The CinDay Academy is a private, independent pre-12th grade school in Dayton, Ohio, offering all students individualized learning plans based on cutting-edge brain science research.
Coached by a team of devoted teachers, professional mentors and advisors, CinDay Academy students develop their unique talents and interest toward personalized goals.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded2002
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students191 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade The CinDay Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Lego Club, STEAM Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Running Club

School Notes

  • The CinDay Academy was formerly Minds In Motion Early Learning School, founded 2002 and The Academy at Minds In Motion, founded 2005 by Gina Pangalangan. She had a vision to build a school that was based on the best teaching practices and the latest neuroscience research in education. The school`s philosophy focuses on small class sizes, individualized and differentiated instruction and hands on, challenging experiences.
  • The mission of the school is to give every child his deserved chance to learn, in whatever way he needs to learn, because every child is unique and every child matters. With this mission, the school is a change agent in the trajectory of the lives of hundreds of students as well as many families and is preparing them for their role in the 21st century.
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  • Franklin
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    7.8 miles
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    Franklin, OH 45005
    (513) 423-4542
    7.8 K-12
  • Miamisburg
    Grades: PK-12
    3.7 miles
    9391 Washington Church Road
    Miamisburg, OH 45342
    (937) 291-7201
    3.7 PK-12
  • Anaheim
    Grades: 9-12 | 583 students
    1898 miles
    2200 W Sequoia Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92801
    (714) 710-8493
    1898 9-12
  • Louisville
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 203 students
    118.2 miles
    4600 Lynnbrook Drive
    Louisville, KY 40220
    (502) 451-2535
    118.2 K-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
CinDay Academy has been such a blessing for our family. We have been here for 6 years. My children mostly home schooled before this, and the transition was smooth to come here. Our kids have found good friends, and their teachers invest in them inside and outside of school hours. My children are discovering their academic strengths, life interests, and learning styles. They are being challenged to learn at their level, regardless of their peer's levels.
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The CinDay Academy has been a blessing to our family for five years now. My children look forward to school now, where in the past both struggled with anxiety, frustration and boredom. The true difference is the staff. Teachers, helpers, parents, and administration all work together to create a warm and emotionally safe environment for the students. I can't stress enough how vital this is. Children cannot meet their academic potential when fearful of being chastised, misunderstood, or discounted. Students at CinDay are given time to grow as learners, challenged to explore their own interests, and taught to think outside the box. There is no teaching to the test which in turn prepares my kids for real life. They are learning how to be great members of a community as well as great students. Who could ask for more?
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My children have been attending CinDay for almost ten years. Each of them have not only grown academically, but socially and emotionally. They feel very welcomed in their classroom and are challenged individually according to their skill level. They come home eager to share their knowledge and dive deeper into their subjects. I would highly recommend this school of your looking for an alternative approach to education that includes hands-on learning and small classrooms. I truly believe it is preparing them for life outside the classroom!
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Staff and teachers are absolutely extraordinary! Unique opportunities (that are not offered in traditional schools) allow their students to become self-starters, in addition to having the highest quality of education. Our son attended high school there and graduated this past week. He has been accepted into a nationally recognized private university and is well-prepared with twenty-first century skills and the creative thinking ability kids need in this day and age to be successful with launching into a lucrative and dynamic carreer.
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We`ve been a part of the Academy family for 12 years. Our children started in preschool and moved into the middle school program. I can`t say enough good things about the Academy. Our children thrived in the small classrooms and hands-on learning. The themed-based curriculum makes learning fun. The teachers are hands down the best! You can tell they love what they do and can see their enthusiasm for learning.
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This school is unique and wonderful. The Academy has the kind heart and soul of a small-town community school, with a teaching philosophy that embodies 21st century research, techniques, and tools.
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Our family moved to the area 6 years ago. We were not happy with the local public school system and quickly began a search for other educational opportunities for our children. We actually drove by the school one day while running errands, and decided to find out more. We set up a tour and meeting with the founder, and principal, Gina. As we walked and talked from building to building and observed the classes, it was clear that this was no ordinary school. There was no evidence of cookie cutter education, no kids staring blankly at a dry erase board, text book or computer screen.They were engaged in a multitude of activities, all revolving around the topic of study. The teachers were actively encouraging, instructing, and even playing with the kids. We were sold and excitedly enrolled our kids. Fast forward several years, and we could not be any happier with the experience. Our children are excited for school each day. They are encouraged to pursue their own interests, advance at their own pace, and are free to explore new topics. We, as parents, love to see how animated they are about a particular field trip coming up, an exciting science experiment, or a musical concert performance they have helped plan. The small class sizes allow a perfect balance of structure and freedom. The teachers are engaged and encouraging, the administration is approachable and clearly invested in our children's education and development, not just as students, but as good people, friends and members of our community. We cannot say enough good things about this school. We absolutely love it and feel very blessed to have our children there!
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We love this school. It feels like family. My kids are thriving there.
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We learned about The Academy through a friend when we were trying to find a Kindergarten for our daughter. The public school in our area had some safety issues, and barely met "average" test scores. The Academy was meant to be a 1-year solution as we figured out whether we wanted to find a new school district, or attempt to transfer schools within our district. That was 3 years ago, and now both of our children attend The Academy! Excellent teachers, excellent facilities, one-on-one learning, small classrooms, safe and loving environment, and test scores ranking the students far above grade-level. The Academy is a wonderful school, and we are so grateful to be a part of it!
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