In a world of rapid change and new discoveries, she will need to adapt to change and learn entirely new skills throughout her life. Today’s essential lesson is learning how to learn. The most important years of your child’s education are not high school and college, but her first twelve years of life. This is…

Applying An Educational Focus To Critical Years They are the years in which a child becomes a student and a student becomes a life long learner. As every parent knows, grades 4, 5 and 6 are pivotal developmental years; a threshold during which children adjust to the changing landscape of responsibilities, social pressures and their…

Founded in 1960, Bradenton Christian (BCS) is celebrating over 50 years of preparing the hearts and minds of God’s children! An independent and fully accredited school, BCS has been offering challenging academics rooted in God’s Word since its inception. BCS is an interdenominational school where spiritual development is considered as critical to a student’s development…

Brickhouse Academy is a small college preparatory school with a wealth of learning opportunities for students from 3rd through 12th grade. Our class sizes are small offering low student-to-teacher ratios.  In many cases it is only 1:3. This individualized approach helps the students excel and succeed in school. Our personalized lesson plans benefit a wide…

CCS was established in 1968 to provide the choice of a traditional education for the families of Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Over the years, CCS has ministered to families not only in Bradenton and Sarasota, but also in Ellenton, Palmetto, Parish and as far south as North Port. The goal of Christian education is winning…

Since 2001, we have been providing a Catholic education to children with special learning needs, including: Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Speech and Language Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD), Anxiety, high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Asperger Syndrome (AS), and many others. Our students learn in classrooms of 12 students or fewer and are taught by our…

Epiphany Cathedral School provides excellence in education which nurtures a loving relationship with God and builds a caring community that serves others. Epiphany Cathedral School provides high quality education for children from preschool through grade eight. Its purpose is to ensure the development of the whole child so as to enhance each child’s God-given gifts.…

Our Mission: The GAP School is a not-for-profit, private school that provides daily intensive interventions focused on the “whole child” through educational, cognitive, developmental, behavioral and social skills training.  The GAP School focuses on individualized academic achievement, as well as social and emotional development. Our Philosophy: The GAP School has a unique foundation that is…

In 1961, America inaugurated its first Roman Catholic President, the youthful and vigorous John F. Kennedy.  The entire country was electrified by his energetic vision of a “New Frontier,” where the dreams of its children might come true, through ambition, hard work, and a good education.  In that heady atmosphere of promise, the Church of…

Julie Rohr Academy is a private, non-denominational pre-school serving students 18 months old through 5 years old. Our ultimate goal is to give each child the best possible educational beginning. Our school functions with each child’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual development in mind. It is our goal to provide our students with problem-solving techniques,…

The Lily School for Child Development, a program of Easter Seals Southwest Florida, is committed to providing high quality education and care that children need during their early developmental years, birth to five. Our preschool’s curriculum emphasizes emergent literacy experiences within well-planned and implemented play opportunities that incorporate cooking, dramatic play, fluid and structured construction,…

There are many benefits for choosing Manatee Charter School, but the most important advantage is that while other schools may see your child as a number, we see your child as a unique student! Your child will be challenged as an individual to succeed at the highest academic level. Imagine a classroom setting that focuses…

The Pinnacle Academy philosophy believes that the most effective education is one that incorporates a combination of proven methods and teaching strategies, deriving curriculum from the reinforcing conditions in the natural learning environment. We know that every moment is a teachable moment. The primary program supports the belief that early is essential and more is…

The Summit Program provides an exceptional education for students in grades K-12 who have social communication/pragmatic challenges, specific learning differences, high functioning autism spectrum disorders, and/or social organizational challenges.  Our students have the intellectual potential to succeed academically, but because of a learning difference, may have experienced frustration in a traditional school environment.  As a…

For over 50 years, Sarasota Christian School has been providing academically challenging, Biblically-infused curriculum to its students.  The independent Christian institute offers Pre-K through 12th grade education on a 25-acre campus in scenic Sarasota, Florida. Partnering with the family and the church, Sarasota Christian seeks to develop and nurture students’ abilities and help them become…

The Sea of Strengths Academy started with a very simple idea: students with learning differences can and should achieve. This belief in our students has made the Sea Of Strengths Academy a positive and secure environment for our students to grow. One of the key ingredients in our students’ success is individual attention. Through a…

Temple Beth Sholom Schools develop students who are challenged to think for themselves, have a passion for discovery, care for others and the world, and cultivate a “can-do” attitude that questions why, why not, and how. Our faculty of innovative teachers places a great emphasis on teaching for meaning and understanding, creating a hands-on environment…

Developed in 1919, Waldorf Education is based on a profound understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child. Waldorf teachers strive to transform education into an art that educates the whole child—the heart and the hands, as well as the head. Waldorf teachers are interested in the students as individuals.   They…

by Sue Schwartz-Wolski I recently had dinner with clients who had returned from a European family adventure that I helped them plan.  I rarely get the opportunity to speak with my “younger” clients and get firsthand feedback regarding their travels and this evening did not disappoint. The whole Hintze family of six was there: Mom…

Staying Healthy When a Family Member is Sick by Jamie Logan One family member gets sick and illness quickly spreads to the other family members. While it isn’t always possible to completely avoid getting sick when you are living with someone who isn’t feeling well, there are some things you can all do to minimize…

Ready for Success in the New Year! Helping your child with homework can be a fun learning experience or a minefield. Having a plan up front can help minimize stress and tears for your child and wear and tear on you! We asked Joan Rooney, Vice President of Tutor.com, what she suggests to ensure homework…

Think outside the box to change routines that no longer work by Kathryn Kvols There is an old Dakota Indian wisdom that was passed on from generation to generation. It says, “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.” ”Many of us keep using the same game…

Going back to the classroom after a school tragedy by Erik Lecky Life is a complicated and confusing endeavor. The tragic shooting Friday, December 14, 2012 in Newtown, CT, shocked us all. The unbelievable reality of 20 young children and 6 innocent authority figures being shot to death, 10 days before Christmas, is more than…

Cookies 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 ½ cups sugar 2 eggs 3 teaspoons vanilla 2 ¾ cups whole-wheat pastry flour ¼ teaspoon salt Food coloring Powdered sugar for rolling out dough Glaze 2 cups powdered sugar 3 tablespoons milk ½ teaspoon vanilla Food coloring makes 24-30 1. Cream the butter and sugar in a…