Over twenty-five years ago, Smith Preparatory Academy began as a tutoring service for homeschooling families. Still committed to our homeschooling roots, we offer a blended school paradigm. The Cottage School combines the best parts of a traditional homeschooling experience with that of a classical private school education. We partner with parents to provide a rich educational experience for each student.
Our gifted and qualified teachers, who know and love their subject, work with Cottage students instructing, encouraging, and engaging them in the classroom on Mondays and Wednesdays (8:30am-3:40pm). They have recess and enjoy whichever elective is offered on those two days.
Cottage students work at home with their parents on Tuesdays and Thursdays to complete the work assigned by their teachers. They stay on track with their Traditional School classmates and complete the same work. This allows for more personalized attention and serves to strengthen an already robust philosophy of classical education.
There is no school on Fridays, so that families can rest, catch up on school projects, and participate in monthly school-led educational trips.
Our Traditional students attend classes Monday through Thursday (8:30am-3:40pm). There is no school on Fridays so that families can rest, catch up on school projects, and participate in monthly school-led educational trips.
Gifted and qualified teachers, who know and love their subject, work with students instructing, encouraging, and engaging them in the classroom. They complete in class on Tuesdays and Thursdays what the Cottage students complete at home with their parents.
Each day, lower school students have recess and an elective such as Aviation, Art, Music, or Physical Education. Upper school students enjoy electives such as Animal Science, Drama, Logic, Origins of Western Civilization, Christianity and Western Development, Reformations, History of Scientific Reformations, or Christ and Culture.
Students in both the Cottage and Traditional programs are considered to be enrolled in a private school.
Annual tuition for both programs includes books and curricular materials, record-keeping, standardized testing (grades 3-10), and/or portfolio review (grades K-3). High school tuition also includes credit advising, diploma, graduation, transcripts, dual enrollment options, and Florida Bright Futures and scholarship documentation.