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1408 County Road
Dunedin, FL 34698

(727) 580-2042
(727) 733-6696
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August 26, 2014
They do not even take kids who were expelled from other schools. .. so the people writing false reviews below obviously have other motives. I know one of them cannot spell which or is a child. Facts are what one should go by the facts are that they do not take kids expelled and they use Sadler Oxford vocabulary and most of the kids graduate quoth college credit already. I know 6 people that have graduated and have 2 children there now. So what if they aren't the prettiest school. Who cares about that? My kids are happy, well behaved and are smart. That is what matters.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
I think Dunedin Academy is a great school I have three children that go here.My son is in 3rd grade but does 4th & 5th grade work! His teacher is awesome!! She is new to the school this year. My two daughters are in 9th grade. They absolutely love it!! They have been going there for four years now & would not want to go anywhere else!! They is no bullying tolerance there!! It is a small school with a big personality!! The principal is like family, you will love it :)

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2014
I am a student at this school, and I am verry unimpressed with this school and the way it works. They run on the bare minimum in academics, with just math, science, history, and one elective. That's all! Also the school Is dirty and uncempt. When it rains the class rooms leek, the air conditioning in half of the classes doesn't work, and none of the bathrooms work consistently! My opinion of this school is that it is a school for kids that are too sensitive and won't servive in a public school. And for those who have gotten expelled from public schools and this is the only option. If your child fits into either one of those two catagories than this is the school for you, but if not than I recomend that you don't even consider this school!

- submitted by a community member
January 05, 2014
I went to high school here over a decade ago and just found this site because I'm now looking for a preschool for my daughter. While the people who ran the school back then we're very nice, the education was honestly a joke. The high school was basically comprised of kids who would get bullied at a real school, kids who got kicked out of a real school (druggies etc), and a few students who needed a flexible schedule because of other hobbies. We basically chatted with friends in class, did zero homework, and got straight a's. Perhaps they have changed thing since then, but I would never send my child to this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2013
I love this school I am a Student and i Have a walking problem and trust me there IS ABSOLUTELY NO BULLYING !!!!!! THIS SCHOOL IS GREAT! YOU DON'T HAVE HW. BUT ONLY IF YOU DON'T SCREW AROUND! This school pushes you to the limit. But they still make you feel comfortable. Teachers and the principle are all great! This school is like a family. They go from pre-K till the last year of high school. Teachers and principals are flexible and are always ready to help.This is a great school !!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2013
I think it is more than a school. It is really a community. My daughter has been there 2 years. I teach in the public sector and know what she should be learning vs. what she IS learning. They push the academics, yet at the same time they realize how important it is for family time and my child feeling good about her self! They do not put up with bullying either! Big Plus! It is expensive but my husband and I cannot put a price tag on our daughters esteem, safety or education.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2012
I mostly picked this school because it was private and didn't teach religion classes as I prefer to teach my children my views and have my kids go to school to learn the academics. It is a struggle to afford for us and I wish it was free, but we do like it. The principal is very nice and lets you text or call her cell phone whenver you want. It reminds me of little house on the prairie sort of. I know the academics are what they should be as I was a teacher for 25 years in New York and stay on top of that. I wish it took infants but does not.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2012
The school has been under new mgmt the past year and a half! I am very happy there. After Mr. Porter died the school struggled I heard from other parents but now it is being run in my opinion better than any other school. My daughter gets FREE tutoring as much as she needs it. I even had her tested privately and she is above where she should be academically. I look at the books they use and the spelling words and compared to Sunshine standards they are at a minimum a year ahead,.. My children are above average students that I am speaking of. I do know they have a separate program for special needs I heard was great but I cannot speak for that as I do not know! I do not care that they don't have a gym or a NEW perfect campus. That is not what is important to me at a school! I know they care about my children and care MORE than any where else I have been, The principal gives out her cell number and text me a picture of my daughter once when I was worried about her! Where else would I get that! I definitely think it is worth the money I pay for the peace of mind I have!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
I have two children that currently attend this school. I have a High Schooler and a 5th Grader. I can tell you from my observations and having my children here for a couple of years, this school has been fantastic. I graduated from UF with a Masters in Education, and what I am seeing here is what every school should practice. An atmosphere that includes an involved principal, teachers who care, and a constant striving for improvement around campus is something I commend them for. This school has been fantastic for my children, and I wouldn't have chosen anywhere else to send them.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2012
i was a student here for many years and believe me, you don't want your children attending this school. The work they gave us was way to easy, it takes 10 minutes to complete and its usually work that is a couple grades behind public schools (bad education). We were bored most of the day so we brought our cell phones and just listened to music and watch movies in class, right in front of the teachers and never got in trouble for it. The students themselves were nice and just as annoyed with the school. We could leave almost whenever we wanted to if you could walk home you could just walk right out of the campus. If you want your child to have a good education instead of free ride through all of school don't send them here

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2011
I attended this school for several years, and I must say it leaves a lot to be desired. Some of the teachers didn't seem to care about classwork. They would put assignments out that took 10 minutes, and we sat bored a lot of the time. We did lots of classroom assisting with other teachers, but a lot of times we just sat at a corner table and talked. When I left the school, I was behind in so many areas I almost needed to repeat grades. They chased away the one decent math teacher they had two years before my family gave up on me succeeding in their program. If you want your kid to skate by, this is a school for you. It's easy to make straight A grades at this school. -- They are nice to their students, sure. Just too nice. I experienced a lot of rude, spoiled peers and teachers who couldn't care less. You'd expect more at such a small private school. I am grown now, with my own family. You can put money on the fact that my children would never attend this school.

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2011
Dunedin Academy is a fantastic school! Don't believe any of the bad comments, most likely their child got expelled or wasn't even excepted in the first place. I am forever grateful to the caring staff and nice students.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2011
[Enter your review here]My older child went here and did great, and is graduating from college this year. He had bright futures, speaks several languages fluently... My younger child was enrolled in the 2 local Catholic elementary schools in the Dunedin area, and they were both a tragic disappointment. Those schools catered to a select few parents and the rest of the children and parents suffered as a result. I personally saw bullying, nepotism, and discrimination occur. I am happy that I took him out. At Dunedin Academy I immediately saw that the math is at least a year ahead of OLL and the reading program is more focused. If you want your child to have a great nuts and bolts academics along with teacher accountability and honesty....then this is the place to go!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 21, 2009
Dunedin Academy DOES have art, music and spanish as electives as it should be. If you want your child to be an art student at school then yes go somewhere else then. We wanted our children and now grandchildren to actually have an education which is excatly what DA gave them. English, Math, Science and History is what an education should include. Art etc. should be limited. Look at test scores of schools that focus on the arts and compare them to DA'S CTBS scores or their collegboard scores (THAT ARE GRADED NOT BY THEMSELVES)!

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 16, 2008
My older son went here. My younger one is at GACS. Dunedin Prep had more dynamic, kind and caring teachers as well as the leadership which seems to be undercover at GACS

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2008
The teachers are excellent, the classes are serious but not stressful, and any child could benefit from Dunedin Academy.

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 13, 2008
I was a student, and it is awful! Filthy, I learned absolutly nothing that I didnt already know. They make kids sweep and beat rugs, clean for the teachers. No electives at all. Not a good choice, dont do it to your kids, keep them safe and educated.

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2007
This school is lacking in a lot of areas. There is no music program, art program and no library. There are virtually no hands on learning tools and no science labs for the older kids. When my daughter was in the pre school, I took her into the bathroom and it was so dirty and smelled strongly of urine. I do not recommend this school at all.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2007
This school is not what it was supposed to be. We thought it would be better and safer than public school, not!. It is dirty,old,and alot of the students have discipline and/or learning problems. Just be sure to check out all other options before choosing here.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
Amazing. Teachers are amazing. Especially Mr. U and Mr. Murray. School is amazing. Don't care what everyone else says, it's called opinion.

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2007
Wonderful, wonderful school. They prove that you don't have to have brand new state of the art equipment to get kids to learn. It's like it was growing up, they are there to learn not to see the latest and greatest computer program and unecessary crap. My child went from a 1.8gpa to a 4.0 having college credits from being dually enrolled with SPC. I couldn't praise this school anymore than I already have because it's just great.

- submitted by a former student
June 12, 2007
My daughter attended this school for one year and I was very unhappy with the classrooms, campus and teacher. The campus and classrooms were unkept, had no amenities and reminded me of a summer camp in the woods. My daughter's teacher had no patience with the children! I was also told that my child's class would be small, but they failed to tell me that they had combined both the third and fourth grades together!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2007
I am a graduated Valedictorian from Dunedin Academy of Florida. I have come across this page by accident and happened to stumble upon some reviews of the teachers and atmosphere which I found both noteworthy and aggressively critical. Particularly a review written by an anonymous 'student'. During the many years I spent attending Dunedin Academy I experienced many different cultures and attitudes. Most effectively the attitudes, like mine, whom enjoyed learning and being taught by teachers passionate about their environment and students. Many times while attending this school I was in need of serious tutoring in order to fill certain holes in my education. Every single one of teachers not only stayed late with me but continued to help tutor me through college more than 6 months AFTER I graduated. I urge any parent looking for an educating environment for their child to consider Dunedin Academy!

- submitted by a former student
January 26, 2007
My child has switched to this school from the Public School system and he not only is learning his self esteem has soared! He has ADD and they teach things in a different way, that may not be for everyone, but the public school system casted my child aside and wanted him to withdraw and take his GED. My child now looks forward to going to school.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2006
Im a student at dunedin academy and I posted this here because I thought more adults would read this here. Im appaled at the way the school is run. Its disgustingly dirty, the teachers with the exception of two are horrible, we recive no homework and very little classwork. I have done pretty much nothing, learned nothing and have straight a's. If there is anything I can tell you is please dont send your child here. I have very little knowledge after attending this school and im trying very hard to get more people from the state to look into this school and relize its not a place for kids to learn its just not!

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2006
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April 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
My children both attend this school. I am not impressed by this school for a number of reasons. They offer no extra cirricular activities,there is no cafeteria. My child has yet to get on a computer wich is strange to me because most things today are centered around computers. I am not quite sure of the education level of this school as I am now investigating my child against other friends whom attend other schools to see where he is as far as advanced,normal or behind the other children his age.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2004
My children are on their 4th year at Dunedin Academy. I can't imagine sending them anywhere else. The children are taught at their level and progress from there. No child gets left behind. I am also pleased with their policy of no bullying. They stick to the rules and it is a zero tolerance when it comes to that. I am very happy with this school.

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Dunedin Academy
1408 County Road, Dunedin, FL  34698
(727) 580-2042
Last modified Dunedin Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Dunedin Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top