About Palm Bay Academy
Palm Bay Academy is a Brevard County K-8 Title I public charter school
Your child deserves the best educational experience possible. At Palm Bay Academy we care more. We are family and our campuses have a private school feel while being tuition free. As well as offering a high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities to our students, we also have a commitment to ensure that our students receive the best guidance and support—to insure they feel happy and safe here and are able to thrive and achieve socially and academically.
Palm Bay Academy
Palm Bay Academy is a high performing Brevard County tuition free charter school. Academics are emphasized and blended with Montessori teaching principles. To create equanimity (and make morning outfit choices easier) students are honored to 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. Their need and will created the school.
Palm Bay Academy opened in August of 1998 with 90 students in kindergarten through 3rd 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 8th grade.
The school’s rapid growth necessitated the need for additional buildings. On our 10th anniversary, in August of 2008, Palm Bay Academy Middle School (6th through 8th grades) opened. The new school consists of three buildings totaling 35,000 sq. ft. 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 sq. ft. 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. We provide students at all our campuses with a high quality, healthy and great tasting meals that are prepared by our own cafeteria staff.
Palm Bay Academy began its foreign language immersion program in 2007. This is part of our dedication to teach for tomorrow. The schools Immersion programs are full-immersion (starting at the kindergarten level each year) in both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Immersion programs provide equal instructional time in both English and the immersion language. This is a continuing program for those beginning in kindergarten and completing 5th grade. We are looking to prepare our young people for success far beyond the Space Coast, helping them see global opportunities.
Benefits of Palm Bay Academy
- 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
- We Care More
Past Statistics of Palm Bay Academy
Palm Bay Academy students consistently rank within the top 10 of Florida schools. Our fourth graders have placed 1st and 2nd in the State of Florida Writes on numerous occasions.
PBA students have consistently ranked in the top five places in the following competitions:
- Science Fair
- Art Fair
- Spelling Bee
- Future Problem Solving
- Geography Bowl
- Math Bowl
Florida School Grade
Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F). In 2017-18, a school’s grade cuold include up to eleven components. There are four achievement components, four learning gains components, a middle school acceleration component, as well as components for graduation rate and college and career acceleration. Each component is worth up to 100 points in the overall calculation. Using this criteria, PBA is currently a C+ school. To review Florida School Grades: Click Here
- Gifted Program
- Literary Week
- Tutoring Program
- Current Clubs - Chess, Hip Hop, Junie B. Jones Books, Lego, Strings, Young Authors
Palm Bay Academy is dedicated to serving the needs of its students by providing an opportunity for an enriched academic environment to serve each student with excellence as the standard.
Palm Bay Academy is dedicated to continuing its role as a pioneer in education by establishing community partnerships to enhance its resources so as to inspire and stimulate the intellectual growth of its students.