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Washburn Academy

Private | K-12 | 150 students

Our school is best known for our academic, art and leadership programs.

 
 

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 14, 2014

My son has been attending Washburn for about a year. He is 6. His teacher is amazing with him. She got him to feel comfortable right away. He never wanted to leave my side before this. He's reading and writing and is learning so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

My 3 boys have gone there for many years now and I love it! They each get the individual attention they each need to succeed. They are doing really well and love going to school everyday! Which that alone shows you how amazing it is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2014

Great school that teaches students actual life skills. The best teenagers with best manners. I love the school and am lucky my children get the best education possible in a safe environment.
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Posted May 9, 2014

You can be sure that if you enroll your child in Washburn that he or she will get very individual attention. It is like one large family, and everyone cares. It is an environment that your child learns from, not just the classes or the teachers. Your child will learn morals, ethics, manners, etc, as well as learn vital things for growning up such as taxes, resumes, etc. You can beat this!
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Posted November 21, 2013

This was one of the best schools I ever attended. Not only was I prepared for college, but for life. I was taught taxes, finances, house emergencies and more! And they let you have a free day! Call 727-647-1668 to arrange it!


Posted November 21, 2013

Washburn is really an amazing school! They have awesome staff and amazing programs to get kids to actually ENJOY learning. My favorite thing about this school is that not only do they get you fully graduated and ready for college, but they get you ready for LIFE. With classes on taxes, finances and business, it is really unlike any school! This school really gives back to the community too, and shows their students that they can improve their environment. Many students and staff received an award from the President because of their amazing volume of volunteer work!


Posted November 21, 2013

I have heard nothing but good things about this school, and every student I have met from Washburn has been competent, creative and eager to learn new things and have all mentioned loving their school.


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College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 50% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 50% (2013)
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Italian
Spanish
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • President's Volunteer Service Award (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • Community college courses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:25 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Shawn Float
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Applied Scholastics

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • Community college courses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Parent Involvement is Encouraged
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$8000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Community college courses
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 50%
Military - 0%
Workforce - 50%
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222 S. Lincoln Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756
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Phone: (727) 647-1668

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