How does The Academy provide valuable services which benefit the community and ORC?
The Academy at Ocean Reef is an educational jewel located in the Ocean Reef Club. Accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Academy offers a values-based and student-centered nurturing learning environment led by a group of experienced and committed educators.
Educating students from Toddler (age 2-3) through 8th grade, this technology-rich independent school offers a challenging and well-rounded curriculum to the children of Associates at the Ocean Reef Club, ORCA and The Medical Center; to the children and grandchildren of Ocean Reef Club members, and to the children of independent business owners operating in the Ocean Reef Club. The Academy also offers seasonal enrollment opportunities to Member families based on their desired length of stay at the ORC.
Our substantial financial support of Associate families helps the Ocean Reef Club community attract, hire and retain quality employees. Additionally, our daily After School Child Care program, 3:30-5:30 pm, allows our Associate families to enjoy a safe, nurturing, and structured environment for their children during the late afternoon business hours. The Academy is an appealing benefit for Associate families.
For the Members, The Academy can often be a key factor in their decision to purchase a home and/or to extend their stay for the length of a school year, a discernible trend over the last two years. The influx of young member families now populating The Academy helps reinforce a healthy landscape for the future of the Ocean Reef Club.
The Academy provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for children to enjoy a well-balanced, traditional, and rigorous academic program. In addition, our athletics program, open to children starting at the age of 5, allows students the opportunity to learn about and engage in life-long activities such as tennis, golf, sailing, pickleball, and swimming with trained ORC staff.
The Academy’s goal is to instill in our children the confidence, moral leadership skills, and the pursuit of excellence needed to help our children transition successfully to selective secondary schools and colleges in the future. To that end, The Academy cultivates in its students a sense of responsibility, the development of strong values, and the establishment of excellent academic skills and study habits.