PLAYguide: Education

2016 EducationPLAYguide™

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 5.36.09 PMYour resource for the top educational opportunities for your child in Central Florida.

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A Kids Gym Learning Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 5.35.51 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 5.35.47 PMA Kids Gym Learning Academy offers little learners (walking to pre-K) a wonderful introduction to school in a half-day or full-day program with a literature-rich environment and hands-on activities. We have an outstanding physical education curriculum that introduces little learners to gymnastics and dance and teaches them the core skills needed for basic ball handling, skipping, jumping, kicking and more.1495 Evans St. #400, Oviedo, FL 32765 • 407-365-6800 • akidsgymoviedo@aol.com •www.akidsgym.com

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Bright Horizons

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 5.35.38 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 5.35.41 PMBright Horizons Early Education and Preschool Centers offer high quality programming for children, from infants to kindergarten prep. Our highly rated curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips, invites children to approach school and academics with skills, con dence and a drive for excellence. We welcome you to visit your nearest location to explore our state-of-the-art facilities and meet our dedicated teaching staff. www.brighthorizons.com/OrlandoLocations

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Creative Inspiration Journey School

Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 1.27.44 PMScreen Shot 2016-08-05 at 1.27.31 PMCreative Inspiration Journey School (CIJS) implements standards using a ground-breaking approach in an organized manner through interdisciplinary learning while integrating a project-based method of teaching with the Reggio inspired philosophy. We establish an environment where children love to learn through self-discovery, imagination, and creativity while interacting with others in a friendly and safe atmosphere. www.CIJSchools.com 407-327-4000 info@cijschools.com 780 E. State Rd. 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708.

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Cranium Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.42 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.39 PMCranium Academy is a prestigious private school revolutionizing preschool (age 2+) through 5thgrade education. Students bene t from low student-teacher ratios and a unique combination of advanced curriculum featuring custom learning paths, critical thinking, innovative technology and creative play experiences. Also available are exceptional camps, birthday parties, after-school programs and more. 4068 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787 • 407-294-6950 • www.craniumacademy.com

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FlipQuiz™

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.36 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.33 PMFlipQuiz™ provides educators with a quick way to create their own Jeopardy-type games for test reviews in the classroom, replacing traditional games created using poster board, chalkboards or markers. With FlipQuiz™, questions are displayed on-screen and saved for later, and students are more interested and engaged with the test review process. www.flipquiz.me

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Florida Film Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.30 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.25 PMFlorida Film Academy offers year-round programming in East Orlando and Winter Garden for students ages 7 to 12 and ages 13 to 18. Specializing in after-school, homeschool, summer camp, workshops and special events, students can learn filmmaking, photography, journalism, movie make-up, acting, stop motion and so much more! Interested in having your child try a class? Mention PLAYGROUND Magazine for a free trial! 270 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787 • 407-654-8400 • www.flfilmacademy.com

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Holy Family Catholic School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.16 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.12 PMHoly Family Catholic School serves students pre-K to grade 8 and was voted #1 Private School in Orlando for 2015 and 2016. Holy Family Catholic School is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. As a Blue Ribbon School, it boasts high academics,  ne arts, foreign language and a vibrant sports program. Our philosophy is to provide a Catholic atmosphere where our students achieve academic excellence and a deep love for their faith. 5125 S. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32819 • 407-876-9344 • www.hfcschool.com

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Huntington Learning Center

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.10 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.05 PMThe school year is just around the corner! Equip your child with the necessary skills to be successful at Huntington Learning Center. We provide individualized programs for students PK-12 and are open 6 days a week. Mention this ad and receive an Academic Evaluation for $99 (regular price $199). We look forward to helping your students achieve their goals!5060 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819 407-522-4477 • aziz@huntingtondp.com • www.HuntingtonHelps.com

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Irblich Schools

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.58.30 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.58.26 PMIrblich Schools offers a strong foundation for academic and future life achievements. We serve 3- to 5-year-old students. They learn resilience through social, emotional and character intelligence. The physical environment and nutritional plan along with avoiding overstimulation and a wide variety of known toxins provides a huge lasting impact on each child’s developmental growth. We can cater to children with food allergies or asthma. 126 E. State Rd. 434 #1600, Winter Springs, FL 32708 • 407-542-0833 • admin@irblichschools.com • www.irblichschools.com

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Jewish Academy of Orlando

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.58.23 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.58.19 PMJewish Academy of Orlando is a K-5 school where students receive academic excellence within a culture of Jewish values. Our faculty strives to engage every student with new and innovative ways that best  t their learning style. Critical thinking, problem solving and challenged-based learning create an environment that encourages our students to be risk takers and strive for excellence. 851 N. Maitland Ave., Orlando, FL 32751 407-647-0713 • admissions@jewishacademyorlando.org • www.jewishacademyorlando.org

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Lake Highland Preparatory School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.58.04 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.58.00 PMLake Highland Preparatory School is Central Florida’s school of opportunity. Lake Highland is a pre-K to 12th grade private school located on a beautiful 42-acre, lakefront campus in downtown Orlando. Students are inspired by innovative educators, and they thrive in academics, earning top rankings annually at international STEM competitions. Beyond outstanding academic opportunities, our artists and state-champion athletes  ourish under the mentorship of award-winning directors and coaches.901 N. Highland Ave., Orlando, FL 32803 • 407-206-1900 • www.lhps.org

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LearningRx

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.57.58 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.57.53 PMLearningRx works with kids and adults, improving the core cognitive skills the brain uses to think, read, learn, remember and pay attention. Our programs focus on reading, math, comprehension, processing speed, attention (sustained, selective, divided), logic, visual processing, auditory processing, long and short-term memory, executive processing skills and study skills. We average 3.5 years of reading gain, 1 to 3 years of skill growth and a 15-point IQ increase. 6735 Conroy Rd., Ste. 326, Orlando, FL 32835 407-614-6255 • gleacox@learningrx.net • www.LearningRx.com/orlando-windermere

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Loving Earth Preschool

Screen-Shot-2016-07-27-at-4.00.39-PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.02.01 PMWe focus on early childhood education, ages 6 weeks old to 8 years old, which includes full-time, part-time and before and after school child care. Our teachers are experienced professionals, maintaining up-to-date knowledge to ensure academic excellence. Our programs are offered in a loving, nurturing, and challenging environment. Parents will find a spacious, clean, well-monitored, wholesome environment, where safety is the #1 priority.
813 N Lakemont Ave, Winter Park • 407-740-6118 • lovingearth@live.com • www.lovingearthpreschool.com

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MusikGarten

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.57.50 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.57.45 PMFounded in 1994, MusikGarten is an internationally known, pre-eminent early childhood music program available to children ages birth through 9 years old. Classes are informal and structured in a way that is age appropriate. Each lesson includes singing, dancing, playing instruments, listening and pattern work. Join us this fall in Downtown Orlando. 106 E. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801 • 407-423-3441 x1186 • srivera@fpco.org • www.fpco.org/musikgarten

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One School of the Arts

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.51.14 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.51.09 PMOne School of the Arts is a fast-growing, private, Christian school offering classes for children from pre-K to 12th grade, incorporating visual, performing, communicative and culinary arts into our program. Our mission is to provide a school of excellence, creativity, innovation, honor and curiosity where the mind and heart are fully engaged. Through this environment, scholars will thrive, discover their true identity and, as a result,  nd themselves positioned for success as leaders in our culture. Innovate. Create. Collaborate.1675 Dixon Rd., Longwood, FL 32779 • 407-774-0168 • www.oneschool.net

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Orlando Metro Gym

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.51.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.59 PMOrlando Metro Gym’s after-school program provides transportation from local schools directly to our facility. Daily activities include gym games, outdoor games, homework and trampoline time. In addition, once a week swimming and once a week gymnastics classes are provided. 4915 New Broad St., Orlando, FL 32814 • 407-644-0847 • www.orlandometrogymnastics.com

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Orlando Science Center

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.52 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.47 PMOrlando Science Center after-school programs are a wonderful way to engage children in additional STEM learning opportunities outside of the school day. The Orlando Science Center is launching a new immersive afters-chool program that offers enriching hands-on learning for elementary K-5 students. We believe in a hands-on, inquiry-based model that is developmentally appropriate by grade level. Registration begins August 22, 2016 and sessions begin January 16, 2017. 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803 • 407-514-2112 • classes@osc.org • www.osc.org

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Park Maitland School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.41 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.37 PMPark Maitland School is an independent day school for children in pre-K4 through 6th grade known in the community and beyond for its challenging academics, fine arts, performing arts and cadre of enrichment subjects and activities that help mold the whole child. 1450 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751 • 407-647-3038 • info@parkmaitland.org • www.parkmaitland.org

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Serendipity Learning Center

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.33 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.18 PMSerendipity Learning Center is an inspiring and developmentally appropriate learning environment that allows children to express their creativity, explore their surroundings and learn while providing peace of mind to parents when it comes to the care of their children. Starting at 6 weeks old. Located just off 17-92 between Casselberry and Maitland. Ask about our corporate discounts. 410 Ridge Rd., Fern Park, FL 32730 407-848-7790 • www.myserendipityschool.com

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StarChild Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.43.08 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.43.01 PMStarChild Academy offers the highest quality children’s programs for those parents who want the very best in education, personal development and safety for their children. For infants through school-age children, StarChild Academy’s caring and dedicated educators provide first-class developmental programs at seven convenient, world-class facilities in Apopka/Wekiva, Hunter’s Creek, Lake Mary, Oviedo, Waterford Lakes, Windermere and Winter Garden. Several locations throughout Central Florida www.starchildacademy.com/locations

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St. Luke’s Lutheran School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.38 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.35 PMSt. Luke’s Lutheran School provides a strong academic foundation. Our staff studies and uses materials that align with our school philosophy on education from multiple sources, such as Florida Sunshine State Standards, Regional Education Laboratories, Common Core State Standards Initiative, Concordia Curriculum Guides and national subject area organizations such as STEM education.Our goal is to help your child grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and academically. 2025 W. State Rd. 426, Oviedo, FL 32765 • 407-365-3228 • www.school.stlukes-oviedo.org

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Ampersand School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.21 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.13 PMAmpersand School is an innovative K-12 learning environment. Ampersand is a radically new school experience for makers, entrepreneurs, inventors, philosophers, writers, thinkers, doers and world changers. If you’re looking for been there done that, we might not be the place for you. If not, let’s talk. 893 E. State Rd. 434, Longwood, FL 32750407-960-7994 • sayhello@ampersandschool.com • www.ampersandschool.com

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The Christ School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.09 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.05 PMThe Christ School partners with families to provide an academically rigorous and Christ-centered K–8 experience.The Christ School students and graduates confidently pursue excellence in scholarship, service and leadership. The Christ School is an independent school accredited by Christian Schools of Florida.The Christ School is located in downtown Orlando on the campus of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. 106 E. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801 407-849-1665 • info@thechristschool.org • www.thechristschool.org

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The First Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.02 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.41.56 PM (TFA) is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school serving over 1,400 students across four academic divisions: Upper School (9th-12th), Middle School (7th-8th), Lower School (K4-6th) and the Extended Educational Programs (Preschool, Homeschool and Special Needs). Since 1987, TFA has grown the academic, fine arts and athletic programs and has helped develop its students’ strength and character, leading these young men and women to serve others locally and globally. 2667 Bruton Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805407-206-8642 • www.thefirstacademy.org

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The Geneva School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.13.26 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.14.25 PMThe Geneva School is a private school serving students in grades K4-12. The Geneva School embraces the gospel of Jesus Christ and applies the truths of Scripture as the foundation for all its programs. Subjects are integrated historically, thematically, and developmentally, all under the banner of God’s over-arching truth in history and creation.2025 State Rd. 436 Winter Park, FL 32792 • 407-332-6363 • www.genevaschool.org

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The Parke House Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.13.23 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.13.19 PMThe Parke House Academy vision includes the preparation and continual assessment of a well-balanced academic program with both competitive and cooperative learning experiences. Our curriculum promotes a healthy social and cognitive development. Students acquire the necessary skills to meet present and future challenges within our advanced curriculum. We are traditional in our content, but young and innovative in our approach.1776 Minnesota Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789407-647-3624 • www.theparkehouseacademy.com

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Walden Community School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.13.06 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.13.02 PMWalden Community School offers a unique educational program that focuses on educating the whole person through the development of each student’s artistic, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. Led by excited, passionate teachers who utilize hands-on activities and big-picture thinking, Walden students learn how to think not what to think, enabling them to become motivated, eager, and responsible community members.4595 Howell Branch Rd., Winter Park, FL 32792 • 407-677-8225 www.waldencommunityschool.com

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Weekday School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.12.39 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.12.35 PMWeekday School is a Christian preschool serving children ages 2 ½ to 5 years. Known for its committed teaching staff, play-based learning environment and personalized focus on each child, Weekday School offers small class sizes and a strong parent-volunteer network. Established in 1950 at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando and accredited by the Christian Schools of Florida. 106 E. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801 407-996-5864 www.weekdayschoolorlando.org

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Windermere Preparatory School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.12.30 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.12.24 PMWindermere Preparatory School (WPS) is a private college preparatory school educating students from Pre-K3 to 12th grade. WPS is located on a 48-acre campus in Southwest Orlando and its curriculum culminates with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). WPS is the only Central Florida private school to offer the IB Diploma, which is widely considered as gold standard of high school curriculum. 6189 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Windermere, FL 34786407-905-7737 • www.windermereprep.com

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