Imagine a school designed with your student in mind.

Foundations Academy offers an individualized, student-centered education in a welcoming Christian environment for kindergarten and first grade in Naples, FL. Foundations Academy works in partnership with families to provide a path to success for each individual student.

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Together we help every student achieve their potential

Imagine a school where teachers and parents work as a team to help every student achieve their potential. 

Our focuses:

  • Maintaining an environment where every student feels safe and supported
  • Promoting student growth in every area – academically, spiritually, socially and physically.
  • Partnership with families
  • Supporting our teachers and staff

Partnering with parents for student success

Foundations Academy partners with families to develop young minds with excellent character, critical thinking skills, a passion for learning, and a love for God. We want to create a space where children can achieve their potential.

Our core values

These core values are the pillars of our foundation.


Academic Growth

Consistent academic growth is the essential standard at Foundations Academy to gauge student success. Our curriculum is grounded in the basics while being highly engaging and focused on the individual learner.


Whole Person Philosophy

Children are dynamic and have been created by God to explore the world around them. We are committed to fostering education that addresses the Whole Person in every child: Academically, Spiritually, Socially and Physically.


Classroom Support

Positive classroom environment is an essential part of learning. Student learning is our focus, and as such, our teachers and staff are trained to manage classrooms well. We work with families and students to set a standard of excellence in behavior in the classroom along with support tools for students and teachers.


Supporting Our Teachers

We love our teachers! With our support, teachers can stay focused on teaching. They are given the creative freedom to practice the art of teaching. Teachers are able to have positive connections with students and success in teaching at Foundations Academy.


Partnership with Parents

No one knows your child as well as you do. Together we create an Individual Success Plan that works for your child. Community is part of who we are, as such, we believe family involvement in the education process is vital for the success of all students. We also believe in open communication between parents, teachers, and staff.


Safe Environment

Student safety is our highest priority. We maintain safety measures within our hiring process and our daily operation process. Students should be safe physically, mentally, and socially. We do not tolerate bullying in any form. Our trained staff will always make sure that student safety and health is our top priority.

Our teachers are fully qualified for the positions they hold.

Dr. Dennis Robinson


Dr. Robinson is an expert in all facets of school operations. He has been working in Christian education since July 2000. He has served as a middle and high school teacher, Headmaster of a Pre-K to 12 school of 650 students, University professor, and University Dean. Currently, he is the Chief of Operations (COO) of Schools by Design, a company that designs and opens Christian schools as well as helping existing schools to increase enrollment and improve operations. Click here to see Dr. Robinson's Curriculum Vitae

Mrs. Gianna Smith

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Smith comes to us after several years of teaching from Pre-K4 to Second grade. Her biggest strength--echoed by all of her references, is her ability to form strong relationships with students and increase their achievement to the best it can be. We are excited to have her as our Kindergarten teacher and are sure you will be as well. Click here to see Mrs. Smith's resume.