A Place Where Your Child Will Fit In

Has your child struggled in a traditional school setting due to learning disabilities or behavioral issues? Or have you placed your child in an ESE classroom only to find he or she is too high functioning to succeed in that environment? There is a middle ground where your child will fit in . . . the Daniel Academy.
The Daniel Academy is a K-6 private elementary school launched in 2013 specially designed for children with learning disabilities and/or emotional issues. Whether your child is on the autism spectrum, has been diagnosed with ADHD, or is simply behind one or more grade levels and needs more intensive instruction, the Daniel team can help. The Daniel Academy offers a safe, nurturing environment with personnel who are specially trained to understand the unique problems these children face. Our school differs from the traditional school setting in a variety of ways including:
* a low student/teacher ratio of 12:1 to ensure each child receives individual attention to support their unique skills and alleviate deficits
* a curriculum that aligns academically with Common Core Standards, but is also infused with regular enrichment classes such as music, art therapy, computer, physical education and yoga to develop creative skills and to explore interests
* on-site auxiliary services, including group and individual therapy

Low Cost

Although the Daniel Academy is a private school, it is often free or available at a reduced cost for students who qualify due to the McKay Scholarship, which allows parents of students with disabilities to choose the best learning environment for their children. The Daniel Academy also accepts the Gardiner Scholarship (formally named Personal Learning Scholarship Account PLSA), which enables parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers.

Trained Educators

The Daniel Academy provides a nurturing environment where children who are academically and socially behind their peers for a variety of reasons, can establish a solid foundation of learning. Our educators are specially trained to work with children with academic and behavioral issues. They receive a minimum of 20 hours of pre-service training before beginning at the Daniel Academy as well as at least 20 hours of continuing professional development training each year. Our high rate of teacher retention offers the continuity and support that students with learning and behavioral issues require.  

Proven Performance

In the 2015/2016 school year, the Daniel Academy had a 90 percent promotion rate for our students. We also have exceptional parental satisfaction, retaining more than 77 percent of the students that didn’t naturally progress to middle school. Please check out a news story about one of our recent graduates (Click here). We are now accepting applications for the 2016/2017 school year.


3725 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL | 904-296-1055