We recognize that picking the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make as a parent. This is why we focus on academic excellence, building strong character in students, faith-based instruction, foundational basics and individual learning.
Committed to Academic Excellence
Foundations Academy is committed to offering a Christ-centered education and the pursuit of academic excellence for all students. Through individual instruction and project based learning, students experience an engaging classroom environment while receiving high-level instruction.
Foundations Academy utilizes curriculum and resources that engage students in multifaceted learning experiences while ensuring they have a deep understanding of State and National standards. Students receive mastery instruction in the following subjects:
For a complete list of all the Florida Standards by grade level and subject click here: Link to Florida Standards
Personalized Learning is Our Specialty
We believe in keeping the learning environment personal and applicable. Our small classes enable each student to receive personalized instruction.
We offer families support with classroom guidance, individual success plans for each student, and faculty and staff who work with parents to help every child succeed.
Diverse Education Experiences
At Foundations Academy we are committed to providing educational experiences that leave lasting impressions on students’ minds and hearts, instilling durable knowledge. Our goal is to equip students with skills and tools to engage twenty-first century culture and workforce.
Whole Person Philosophy
At the heart of the Foundations Academy experience is our commitment to helping students develop as “Whole Persons.” Children have been created in the image of God and are spiritual, intellectual, social and physical beings.
Jesus, whose humanity is the model of our own, “grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and people.” (Luke 2:52). That is why we are committed to a “Whole Person” philosophy that fosters the growth of the child in every area of life.
Our whole-person approach to teaching supports and nurtures all areas of a child’s development and learning from social-emotional and cognitive skills to literacy, mathematics, and science. We encourage children’s learning and thinking skills by being responsive to children’s understandings, interests, and abilities, allowing them to deepen their natural curiosity and discovery of the world around them.
Vigorous academics are the heart of what we do at Foundations Academy. We are “unquestionably” academic. That commitment is lived out in the classroom every day. Cultivating a child’s mind is more than teaching course content; it is fostered in enrichment activities during the school day and in after-school activities.
Students have opportunities everyday to explore their interests and discover their unique gifts.
Because humans are created by God and in the image of God, we are fundamentally spiritual beings. No education is complete without a vibrant spiritual life that inspires students to love God with all their hearts, minds, soul and strength. An emphasis on spiritual life is embedded in everything we do at Foundations Academy. All of the children take Bible classes where they learn to love God and His Word.
At Foundations Academy we endeavor to help students develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to get along with others and to find their place in a family, church, community and society. This includes recognizing and respecting God’s image in others, treating everyone with dignity, and learning responsibility, loyalty, kindness, faithfulness, and fair play, to name a few.
Everyone experiences trauma in their life—sickness, physical injury, personal loss. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have devastating consequences for a child and impact their growth and well-being. This is why Foundations Academy offers guidance counseling to our students. Working closely with parents, we seek to support and guide the child through these challenging times. We seek to instill them with resilience and confidence to overcome the ACEs we all experience.
At Foundations Academy we are committed to students developing healthy lifestyles that include diet and exercise. Every student participates in physical exercise every day in both structured and unstructured ways. They learn the value of a healthy body as a foundation for a healthy life.
At Foundations Academy we are committed to helping students learn how to live lives of caring, compassion and service. Beginning in kindergarten, students participate in projects that instill these values through hands-on experience.
Foundations Academy students participate in monthly Community Partnership Activities. This provides an opportunity for students to develop the biblical principle found in Acts 20:35; “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Foundations Academy believes in offering a diverse cultural experience for every student. Through developmentally appropriate activities, special guests, and field trips, our students learn to appreciate the diversity God created and the uniqueness of cultures and people groups from around the world.
In order to nurture students’ passions and interests, every elementary student receives an opportunity to explore various interests through special enrichment. These special classes rotate throughout the year and include Art, Music, Physical Education, STEM and Foreign Language. These classes are designed to excite students and provide exposure to various topics while motivating students to discover talents and learn new things.
Our belief is based on the theory that children should be exposed to fine paintings and inspiring examples of art. Equally important is the opportunity for students to create their own art. Students experience a cultural and diverse range of art theory, mediums, terminology, and techniques while viewing a wide range of artists and masterworks.
Students are introduced to musicians and works from around the world and throughout history. They will learn to communicate their ideas, feelings and judgements about pieces they hear. They will learn a foundational level of music theory and terminology.
Our PE program is based on movement and teamwork. Students will learn concepts and skills in varied team and individual activities through sports play integration. The focus is on student movement and development of fine and gross motor skills as well as respectful sportsmanship.
Preparing students with an understanding of science and technology is at the forefront at Foundations Academy. STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and math”.
We recognize that many future employment opportunities are in the growing STEM fields. As such, STEM offers a truly well-rounded educational background which is essential for future success in life. Whether your students pursue college or enter the workforce right away upon graduation, they will need the baseline skills to adapt to whatever their academic or professional careers require of them.
The STEM framework brings the four disciplines together to create an inclusive learning environment that encourages all students to participate and contribute. This holistic approach encourages students to exercise both the left and right sides of their brains simultaneously.
At Foundations Academy, we believe in introducing students to world languages and culture at a young age. This helps students develop language skills as well as further exposes students to cultural diversity. We use age appropriate lessons to introduce concepts of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and understand another language. While we don’t expect our students to become fluent speakers, we do challenge them to utilize foreign languages in their academic experience.
Exciting students with literature, sayings and phrases, and novels is just the start of a vibrant library curriculum! The Library curriculum is closely integrated with the Traditional classroom. Students learn about research and information skills.
Family Support Partnership
At Foundations Academy parents and teachers work together as a team to enhance the student experience.
Family Support Partnerships are a shared responsibility and reciprocal process whereby Foundations Academy engages families in meaningful and culturally appropriate ways, and families take initiative to actively support their children’s development and learning.
We make every effort to listen to parents, support them, and ensure that they have the tools to be active partners in their children’s school experience.
Partnerships are essential for helping students achieve at their maximum potential. We recognize that parent involvement is a cornerstone in our school. At Foundations Academy we support the importance of these collaborative efforts.
Attend our next information session or call our Admissions Office at 239-593-0060 to see if Foundations Academy is the right fit for you and your child.