2016 Family Favorite Winners: Education

One School of the Arts, Longwood

One School of the Arts, Longwood

Religious Preschool and Religious Elementary School:

ONE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
1675 Dixon Rd., Longwood
407-774-0168
oneschool.net
One School of the Arts (OSOTA) builds a foundation for your child—academically and spiritually—by focusing on fundamental core subjects while integrating Christian values into classroom culture. OSOTA encourages innovation, creativity and collaboration among students.

Non-Religious Preschool

ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER
777 E. Princeton St., Orlando
407-514-2000
osc.org
Did you know that the Orlando Science Center offers an in-house preschool program? Offered Monday through Friday, your preschooler will enjoy hands-on activities and skill-building centers while building their brainpower with the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum.

Private Non-Religious Elementary School

STARCHILD ACADEMY
Several locations in Central Florida
starchildacademy.com
Looking for an accelerated style of education for your elementary student? StarChild Academy excels in this style of learning with an advanced core curriculum and emphasis on subjects such as science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The specialized technology program immerses students in topics such as robotics, 3D design and printing, computer animation, game design, programming and website development. StarChild Academy has seven locations in Central Florida.

Part-Time Home School

CENTRAL FLORIDA HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY
1045 Azalea Ln., Winter Park
321-972-5601
cfhacademy.com
With two-day and four-day programs in Winter Park and a three-day program in Winter Garden, Central Florida Homeschool Academy makes it easy to find the perfect schedule for your child. The CORE program guides students in an academically rigorous curriculum that includes math, language arts, science, ancient history and Latin. The ENRICH program offers engaging opportunities to study Spanish, American Sign Language, art history, music theory, LEGO robotics and more. Your child’s experience is customizable and personalized for his or her needs.

Public Elementary School

GALILEO SCHOOL FOR GIFTED LEARNING
3900 E. State Rd. 46, Sanford
321-249-9221
galileogiftedschool.org
Galileo School for Gifted Learning is a tuition-free, public charter school for grades K-8 located in Seminole County. At Galileo, students set their own learning pace. When achievement increases, the curriculum advances so that students continue to move forward. Students are fully immersed in a full-time gifted education program. Galileo partners with UCF to provide professional training and development for teachers. Open houses will be held at 3 p.m. on November 16, 2016, December 14, 2016 and January 11, 2017

Progressive Non-Traditional School

WALDEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
4595 Howell Branch Rd., Winter Park
407-677-8225
waldencommunityschool.com
This small, progressive private school is a hidden gem tucked away in Winter Park next to an equestrian center. With no grades, plenty of outdoor time and hands-on learning experiences, kids will look forward to going to school. The student to teacher ratio is capped at 10 to 1, ensuring your student receives plenty of attention and assistance. Walden provides a challenging curriculum in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Homeschool Classes

ZOOVENTURE AT THE CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO
3755 NW Hwy. 17-92, Sanford
407-323-4450
centralfloridazoo.org
ZOOventure is the definition of unconventional. Let your child learn and thrive in the living classroom with interactive programs, personal attention, up-close wildlife encounters and more. ZOOventure classes are offered for students ages 6-8 and 9-12. The Central Florida Zoo also offers homeschool day camps and homeschool family workshops. Your child will roar with confidence after attending ZOOventure.

Summer Camp

HEATHROW GOLF & SPORTS CAMP
Heathrow Racquet Club
150 Tournament Dr., Heathrow
407-333-1475
heathrowcc.com
No need to be a member of the Heathrow Country Club to attend these fun weeklong camps. With a half-day camp for tots and a full-day camp for older kids, campers get unparalleled tennis and golf instruction balanced with fun water games, swimming at the Heathrow pool and more. Camps run weekly from June to August.

Dance Studio

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOL
Several locations around Central Florida
orlandoballet.org
As one of the finest training academies in the world, Orlando Ballet School has earned countless awards and titles that uphold its prestigious name. This American Ballet Theatre–certifi ed school features a breakthrough eight-level program that combines the basics of dancer health and child development. Training is age-appropriate and consists of outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to students of all ages. Three campuses are located throughout Central Florida

Gymnastics Studio

It was a TIE!

GYMNASTICS USA
Longwood & Winter Garden
gymnasticsusa.us
Gymnastics USA, formerly Ace Gymnastics, aims to make gymnastics accessible for anyone interested in the sport. The You and Me program lets kids up to 2 years old start learning coordination and motor skills; the Ribbon Club is for preschoolers who want to get a start in gymnastics; and the Red White and Blue program offers gymnastics lessons to ages 5-12. There is also a special program just for homeschool kids! With classes, camps, after-school programs and even Birthday parties, there are plenty of opportunities to try out one of the two convenient locations.

MY GYM
Orlando, Maitland, & Lake Mary
mygym.com
My Gym is a place where fun meets fitness for kids! Little gymnasts of any skill level can find a class or camp that fits them, from the Waddlers class for babies & toddlers to Zumba Kids for ages 6-12. Kids who want to get more serious about dance can even try a ballet class! Parents love taking advantage of the Parents’ Night Out events, which give kids four hours of action-packed fun at the gym so mom and dad can enjoy a quiet date. My Gym also offers several great Birthday party packages.

After-School Program

METRO GYMNASTICS
Several locations around Central Florida
orlandometrogymnastics.com
Metro Gymnastics, with several facilities in Central Florida, offers gymnastics and swim classes for all ages as well as birthday parties, special events, day camps and more. They even have an award-winning team of gymnasts. After-school programs include trampoline time, rock-wall activities and—everyone’s favorite—time in the foam pit!

Karate Dojo

CHAMPIONSHIP MARTIAL ARTS
championshipmartialarts.com
Championship Martial Arts offers a Lil’ Dragons Program for kids ages 3-6, a children’s program for kids ages 6-12 and even a Kinder Kicks program for toddlers. Regardless of the program, the mission remains the same: To encourage and motivate students and provide the skills needed to help them succeed in life, such as confidence, discipline, self-esteem, focus and physical well-being.

Tutor Center

MATHNASIUM
3030 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka
407-682-6284
mathnasium.com
All 700+ Mathnasium centers offer customized learning plans for students based on their assessment. This program offers unlimited and unscheduled attendance for a fl at-rate, monthly membership. As the official “M” in STEM, students can follow programs while being assisted by professional math tutors who provide insight and encouragement.

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