WATCH: Enrollment Now Open at Tuition Free Palm Bay Academy, a Brevard County K-8 Title I Public Charter School
By Space Coast Daily // July 25, 2023
Small classes are taught by highly qualified teachers
ABOVE VIDEO: Your child deserves the best educational experience possible. At Palm Bay Academy offers a private school feel and is tuition free. As well as offering a high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities to students, PBA also has a commitment to make certain that students receive the best guidance and support—to ensure they feel happy and safe and are able to thrive toachieve socially and academically. Meet one of the fantastic and dedicated teachers, Ms Herrera as she explains the advantages of immersion education.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay Academy is a Brevard County tuition free charter school where academics are emphasized and blended with Montessori teaching principles. To create equanimity, and make morning outfit choices easier, students wear standardized uniforms.
Small classes are taught by highly qualified teachers so as to provide each student with the attention they need in order to succeed academically and in life.
Palm Bay Academy’s existence was initiated by a handful of parents in the community. These parents recognized the need for a learning environment offering an excelled and enriched curriculum for elementary and middle school children.
“Palm Bay Academy, a Brevard Schools public charter, is the better choice because we care more,” said Madhu Longani, Director of Palm Bay Academy.
“We care more about your students, about their future… and about you. Palm Bay Academy believes that each child has unlimited potential. Our Leader in Me model helps us unlock and fulfill the unlimited potential in each and every student. With both face to face and e-learning options, everyone feels comfortable in their learning environment. Our e-learning experience is just like being face to face with each student receiving the attention they need to succeed.”
Palm Bay Academy opened in August of 1998 with 90 students in kindergarten through third grade. Each year, the school added a grade and increased student enrollment without compromising academic standards. By the 2013-2014 over 500 students were enrolled in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade.
The school’s rapid growth necessitated the need for additional buildings. On the 10th anniversary, in August of 2008, Palm Bay Academy Middle School (sixth through eighth grades) opened. The new school consists of three buildings totaling 35,000 square feet.
These buildings feature state of the art technology in all classrooms, a modern science lab, and a 24-station computer lab. The school’s Cafetorium houses a full performance stage, sound proof classrooms and rehearsal rooms, 10,000 square feet of open space that seats 600 for a performance or graduation, and seating for up to 300 for dinner or a banquet.
The building also has a full commercial kitchen that provide students at both of campuses with a high quality, healthy and great tasting meals that are prepared by our own cafeteria staff.
Immersion Program: Palm Bay Academy began its foreign language immersion program in 2007 and provides equal instructional time in both English and Spanish and now benefits from our new ELL Language Lab. This is a continuing program for those beginning in Kindergarten and completing 5th grade.
Montessori Program: Palm Bay Academy has embedded the Montessori method of education within our Kindergarten and 1st Grade Immersion classrooms. The Montessori method creates an environment that promotes a child’s optimal intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development to occur.
STEM and STEAM Programs: Palm Bay Academy focuses on promoting STEM and STEAM throughout grade level curriculum, K-8. STEM and STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
ELL Language Program: Palm Bay Academy’s newest curriculum enhancement is the ELL SmartClass Language Lab. This web-based platform is accessible on any student device. It is a simple but powerful tool offering a wealth of benefits to both teachers and students.
Benefits of Palm Bay Academy includes small class size, involved parents, committed to character and family values, accountability to local school district and state, standard uniform policy, nurturing environment, committed to success of every child, Montessori philosophy, challenging curriculum, individualized instruction, innovative educational opportunities, technology rich environment, firm discipline policy strictly enforced, physical and social development and Florida school grade.
“Our Parent Engagement team is dedicated to strengthening the voice of our families aiding us in identifying areas in need of improvement, helping us be the best we can be for you,” said Longani.
“When families and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits. As well as offering a high quality of teaching to our students, we also have a commitment to assure that our students receive the best guidance and support – to ensure they feel happy and safe here and are able to thrive and achieve socially and academically.”
Enrollment is Now Open
Palm Bay Academy is currently accepting enrollment for this school year and you do not need to live in a particular zone in order for your child to attend Palm Bay Academy, which is tuition free. You can either download and print an application form to begin the enrollment process. After you print the form to fill out, return it to the main campus located at 2112 Palm Bay Road NE in Palm Bay. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM
For more information, call 321-984-2710 or log on to PalmBayAcademy.org.