If you are a parent or teacher at Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts, you know what a wonderful student-centered school it is. We love our integrated arts-focused curriculum and our new focus on technology. We love our playground too!
Our side yard needs help, as we all know. We plan to build a large deck to provide the students and staff with a safe and above ground surface for outdoor education, student and family lunches and staff meeting space. The new deck will overlook our garden project and will be a great location for environmental education lessons as well. As part of this project we will also be putting sunshades on our existing playground, adding railings and steps down to the playground and adding native landscaping. If we raise enough money we will also add to our playground equipment. To date we have raised more than half of the funds needed! Please consider donating to the playground phase 2 fund! See our fundraising thermometer for progress toward our goal. Thanks! We’ll be adding a “donate now” button to the website very soon – in the meantime please send in your donation by check or money order or contact the school for additional donation information. Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts is a non-profit 501c(3) tax exempt organization.
Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts is a Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school located in Dunedin, Florida. We are the first charter school to be established in Pinellas County. Our school is part of the Pinellas County Schools and complies with the Pinellas County Schools curriculum. As stipulated in our state charter, we enhance that curriculum with a program of the arts. We also follow the county's school-year calendar. (See the calendar for the schedule of events.)
The school's two buildings house the school offices, 13 classrooms for grades K through 5, a Multi-Purpose room, and Music, Visual Art, and Dance Studios.
Our school hours are 8:30 - 3:00 for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades, and 8:30am - 3:15pm for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade. The school office is open from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. Monday - Friday.
Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts
1060 Keene Road
Dunedin, Florida 34698
School Phone: (727) 298.2778
School Fax: (727) 502.6065
Principal: Lucy Foran
Academie Da Vinci has long been known as the premier Charter School for the Arts in Pinellas County. Our students excel in dance, including ballet, jazz and modern dance, music and art. Our students participate in several art events throughout the year and show off their music and dance talents in our winter and spring shows. In addition, Academie Da Vinci offers after school clubs in dance, drama, math, media and building. We also have a large program for Gifted students, which encourages creativity and advanced learning.
Recently we have decided to increase our focus on other kinds of arts, including the arts and sciences of engineering and technology. We know that our students' knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math are critical to their success in a competitive world. Therefore, in 2015-2016 and going forward, we will offer our 4th and 5th grade students the opportunity to take a new course, "Introduction to Technology" as one of their elective courses. This course will be full of hands-on experiences in technology and engineering. The topics will connect students to what they're learning in their math and science curricula. We anticipate this course will help students prepare for challenging work in middle school. Class sizes will be kept small in all our elective choices too.
Lucy Foran, M.Ed., M.A., Principal