Elementary and Middle (grades K-5) have academics Monday through Thursday from 9:30-1:00, Followed by lunch and enrichment classes.
Middle School runs academics from 9:15AM-2:00PM with an hour break for lunch and recess. from 2:00-3:30, they enjoy enrichment classes.
High School classes meet between Monday through Thursday from 9:30-3:30. Students attend for classes they need or desire.
All groups have regular breaks. Students can eat when hungry.
We prefer students bring healthy snacks low in sugar and chemicals.
Timeless Teachings in a Changing World
Our curriculum is based on a mash up of research-based models and is inspired by Maria Montessori, Leah Bortins, global education models, and cutting edge research at our own University of South Florida. At Educational Harbor, students and parents have a say in how they learn. Students get to choose not only research topics, but a foreign language, their own reading materials, and how they will learn math. Please read our curriculum guide for more information.
Our class sizes are small, capping at 10 students. This allows students to work one-on-one with the teacher and receive accommodations that may be difficult to get in a traditional model. This includes specialized seating (or standing), extra breaks, special materials, and more. The teacher can also focus on each student's learning style, designing lessons that speak directly to the students. For example, If a student works best with music, we use that!
Our classes meet for four days during the week and often include private tutoring outside of class. This allows students to meet with classmates for projects and experiments and some direct lessons. Students then complete assignments at home or at academic enrichment without wasting valuable class time. This allows students to work at their own pace in the comfort of their own home, or in academic enrichment at school with a certified teacher.
Students who are home schooled tend to accelerate faster than their traditionally-taught peers. Our blended model gives parents the comfort of being led by an experienced teacher while still giving their students the chance to flourish in their own way.
Students can also partake in a wide variety of outside classes at local businesses and museums. See LINKS for more information on extra classes we recommend.