The Education Academy recognizes its responsibility to provide opportunities to the children we serve which will enable them to experience academic success as well as social and emotional growth.
Our educational program is offered in a modern facility. The school enjoys both a convenience location and the tranquility of being adjecent to a quiet natural wildlife preserve. Our playground and picnic area are surrounded by trees and are located directly behind our school.
The Education Academy is committed to provide a quality program taught by caring, talented teachers. The dedicated faculty and staff receives the support and encouragement to continue to grow professionally. We are strong believers that teachers can and do make a difference.
The faculty of The Education Academy recognizes the need to help children under our care achieve social and emotional growth. In striving to attain that goal, a variety of educationally sound and effective behavior modification techniques are employed. The Education Academy also employs a behavioralist on our staff.
The Education Academy is a private school created to address the needs of elementary school children who are experiencing difficulties within a public school setting. These difficulties include, but are not limited to, social skills integration, attention deficit, anxiety disorders, and autistic spectrum disorders. Each child is enrolled by the sending district’s child study team with parental approval and support.
Educational programs are available for grades Pre-K to 8. All classes are self-contained and are designed to maximize learning opportunities for special children. The program is highly structured and equal emphasis is placed on academics and social growth. An extended school year (summer program) is also offered.
The Starfish Flinger by Loren Eiseley, PhD
One day a man was walking along the beach at dawn,
when he noticed a boy picking up starfish
and flinging them into the sea.
Finally catching up with the youth, he asked why
he was doing this. The answer was that the stranded
starfish would die if left until the morning sun.
“But the beach goes on for miles and there are
millions of starfish,” countered the other.
“How can your effort make any difference?”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up
another starfish and threw it back into the surf. Then
smiling at the man, he said “It makes a difference to this one.”