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SPECIAL OFFER
Neighborhood Discount on the registration Sibling Discount: 5% Pre-payment Discount: - 3.5% Discount for 6 months pre-payment - 7% Discount for 1 year pre-payment https://pineswestacademy.com/enrollment/#discounts
In business since: 2001
Total Employees: 11-50
Awards & Accreditations
We are a Platinum accredited school, part of the international VESS Network, and use the world-renowned VESS Model to nurture individuals with the necessary skills and habits of mind to live Meaningful lives with Balance and Wisdom.
Our program follows the VESS curriculum, a holistic educational model approved by the Florida School Readiness Program and recognized worldwide for its evidence-based approach to the development of the whole child, a life-long love for learning and exploration. Those skills are crucial to ensure happiness and success in life. VESS Go beyond the learning of knowledge and seek to develop individuals that are autonomous in acquiring a Balanced life with Purpose and Wisdom.

LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: Operational (Care.com verified on 11/17/2022)
This business has satisfied Florida's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on Florida's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements

Hours

Monday :
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday :
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday :
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday :
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday :
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Additional Details
Summer care / camp
Philosophy
Developmental (Play-Based)
Academic
Special Needs
International
Reggio Emilia
Languages
English
Spanish
Program Capacity:
86

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Toddler $ 205 per week Yes
Preschool $ 199 per week Yes
Pre-K $ 210 per week Yes
*availability last updated on 10/11/2021
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Half-Day (Morning)
Half-Day (Afternoon)
Full-Day
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Credit Card

Ratings & Reviews

( 17)
Nayela
09/13/2022
This school, the staff, the teachers, the atmosphere- Everything is exceptional. My son has learning difficulties and initially, we were concerned how he would do in school. But we have seen an exceptional growth in his physical and cognitive development. His teacher, Ms. Lisa, is so amazing and caring that I feel comfortable leaving my child with her. She teaches him and cares for him as it was her own child. Her skills and abilities are exceptional and I am so happy my son is there.
Michelle S
12/11/2021
PWA has been the best experience for our little one and our family. We were so careful in selecting a school that would mirror our family environment. We feel incredibly blessed we selected PWA. Ironically, a close friend of ours also had their children there 20 years ago and spoke so highly. Here we are 20 years later at the same school. The experience is amazing from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you bring your child to the class. You get daily pictures and videos and can always contact any teacher. The Director Ms Teri is unbelievable and all of the teachers could not be better. We feel incredibly blessed to be at this school. They treat us like family. I feel her daughter has the most incredible foundation to start grade school. We will miss PWA when she graduates, we wish you could stay there they college. We highly recommend this school to all families!!!!
Nicole Q
10/29/2021
In love with this school! My 2 year old really struggled at the beginning because she had never been apart from me but the teachers and staff were so nice and patient with her, and now she loves going to school! We really trust all the teachers and staff members, they are all amazing and caring.
Ana M
10/29/2021
I would like to register here with great joy and love everything that Pines West School represents for me. My daughter entered the school network when she was 3 months old, started in another unit and is now at Pines West for more than a year. I only have praise and gratitude for the teachers, coordinator and principal. My daughter loves school, friends and teachers. I feel motivated and happy with the school, I try to be close and always in contact and I am always well received and attended to. My husband and Sophia consider school as part of the family, because school is the support we don't have from the family here in America. Thank you all for your dedication and care for my princess!
Patricia T
11/28/2014
I have two boys that attend Pines West Academy both from since they were 1 year old. Let's just say when I drop them off I feel secure that they are in a safe environment. I love the structure that Pines West Academy provides. The kids are constantly learning and I know this through the daily pictures that are emailed to me and by my conversations I have with my kids. From the vocabulary they use, exposure to agriculture, music class, art class, visits from the fire station, petting zoo, etc. The teaches are phenomenal from Ms. Meredhy, Ms. Mary, Ms. Ellen, Ms. Maria, Ms. Judy, Ms. Liseth, Ms. Sinady, Ms. Gerly, Ms. Terri. Without a doubt if Pines West Academy went all the way to High School my kids would definitely be there.
Andrea
11/05/2014
Pines West Academy is an active learning environment with teachers and support staff that truly care about the children enrolled there. My older son started with the VPK program and my younger son began in the 1yo room. The teachers are all kind and nurturing, as appropriate for the child's age. Beginning with the youngest students, they also reinforce important life skills, such as sharing, taking turns and listening. There are extracurricular activities available each week to the older children including soccer, ballet, karate, tennis, Lego robotics and others. I have enjoyed the special holiday shows and theme days coordinated by the school. My children are having fun and learning.....2 things that are important to me in a preschool.

Also, my 5yo attended the summer camp before going to Kindergarten and I was more than pleased with the variety of activities and the organization of the camp overall.
Mr&Mrs D
10/24/2014
Wonderful program and caring staff. My son started attending Pines West during the beginning of summer. He was shy and new to any type of my childcare or school. The staff made us feel comfortable by making suggestions for an easy transition. He is now in the pre k program in Ms Sylvia's class and he loves it. It has become more social and has learned so much in only a few months. I never expected the staff to go above and beyond for him but they have. Each day I feel confident and secure in my decision to send him to Pines West .
Damien'sMom
10/23/2014
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the school and staff. The teachers (whom have 10yrs plus at the school VERY important) genuinely show interest in your child's well-being and education. The curriculum is AMAZING it exposes the children to language based activities, art, music, sports, Spanish class, analytical & creative thinking. All staff are friendly and welcoming ( I have seen a very nice lady who cleans late afternoons greet every parent pickup there child)

Nothing beats receiving picture emails of your child learning to trace his name or during music, art or soccer while you work. I am fortunate enough to say my child goes to a great school.

Teacher Ellen, Maria, Terri, Sinady, Gerly, Judy - Thank you for being so dedicated and caring YOU GUYS ROCK
Gina G
10/23/2014
As a Speech Pathologist it is very important to me that the schools my children are exposed to plenty of language based activities and activities which help to refine your child as a whole. This is what I found at Pines West. The teachers are highly trained in the areas that are important to the development of young children (physically and in terms of language). They allow them to utilize their creativity and learn new vocabulary in innovative ways. My children both love this school and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Genevieve L
10/22/2014
I am happy to have my toddler at PWA. The teachers show REAL genuine interest in the education of our children's lives and really love what they do in every aspect. I love that most of the teachers have been there for a long time (little or no turnover) which shows that not only do they love to teach but PWA loves their teachers as well. When a teacher is happy, compensated and respected; they reciprocate kindness to our preschoolers and can reach their best potential which in turn is clearly seen in our children.
I am one of the MANY proud parents to be part of the PWA family. I've heard from parents of children even in High School how happy and comfortable they were to have their children attend PWA at one time. Terry, teachers and staff: KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! ....and THANK YOU for being the positive impact in our children's lives!
Anel B
10/22/2014
I love this school. It will definitely get your son or daughter ready to start kindergarten. The staff is like no other. I am truly pleased and couldn't ask for more.
Vaiju J
10/22/2014
I have been working at P.W.A for. 10 years, and I can proudly say that I'm part of a team that truly makes a difference in children lives. I believe the curriculum which we use at our school is one of the best for children. I'm honored to be a part of the P.W.A. Family.
Liseth R
10/21/2014
As I began working for Pines West Academy 5 months ago, it never occurred to me what a shocker I was in for. I was introduced to toddlers and preschoolers with such high-leveled thinking. The curriculum and philosophy used in this school is one with such quality that I rate it top notch! I'm so proud of the school that I work for and I stand behind their beliefs one hundred percent. I cannot wait until my baby starts in November 2015!
Ellen K
10/21/2014
I enjoy working at Pines West Academy because this is not only a school but a family. I enjoy working with the children and watching them grow academically and independently. The school has many perks for the staff to enjoy. They offer many seminars and classes that help us grow professionally as teachers.
Teri S
10/21/2014
I have worked for over fifteen years for Pines West Academy and have tremendous passion for what I do. I believe in our Visionary Bilingual Education Program that promotes thinking dispositions and a life full of balance, meaning and wisdom. It is so rewarding to see small children capable of powerful, critical, analytical and creative thinking and showing a real understanding of core values. What I love most, is no matter how "Big" the Edu1st company grows we are one big family supporting and learning from each other.
Judy R
10/21/2014
Working at this preschool has been a great experience for me. There has been such growth in myself as well as my teaching using the Vess curriculum. I see daily in my students curiosity, excitement and discovery. When I stop and reflect I cannot see myself teaching any other method and am internally grateful for all I've learned.
Catherine
10/20/2014
What an amazing preschool! They have an international bilingual program!!!
My child has so much fun!!! This preschool it's a wonderful childcare of play and discovery mixed with discipline, love, respect and education! I would highly recommend this preschool.
SPECIAL OFFER
Neighborhood Discount on the registration Sibling Discount: 5% Pre-payment Discount: - 3.5% Discount for 6 months pre-payment - 7% Discount for 1 year pre-payment https://pineswestacademy.com/enrollment/#discounts
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