Big Pine Academy has earned an A rating from the Florida Department of Education for over five years. We offer a unique educational experience in the lower Keys with small class sizes and one on one engagement with students and teachers. Our curriculum has been developed to engage students on many different levels, including a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. STEAM represents a paradigm shift from traditional education philosophy, based on standardized test scores, to a modern ideal which focuses also on valuing the learning process as much as the results. In essence, we dare our students to be wrong, to try multiple ideas, listen to alternate opinions and create a knowledge base that is applicable to real life as opposed to simply an exam.
ART & MUSIC
Big Pine Academy is proud to remain firm our commitment to arts education. We believe that arts education is vital to the success of our students.
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical education is an integral part of the total education of every child. Quality physical education programs are needed to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime. Physical education programs can only provide these benefits if they are well-planned and well-implemented.
Hurricane Irma absolutely devastated our community and our school. We have been completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support we received from our community, other schools nearby and afar, and across the nation. If you would like to support Big Pine Academy, you may send checks, with "IRMA relief" in the check memo, to 30220 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, FL, 33043. Big Pine Elementary (academy) is now on Amazon Smile as a charity they give back to. It's a super easy way to give and it costs you NOTHING! Instead of logging into Amazon, log into smile.amazon.com and choose big pine elementary as your charity. Every little bit counts!
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The Big Pine Academy is a public charter school for three year old and pre-k through 5th grades. The Big Pine Area is a protected habitat for both the Key Deer and the Bald Eagle and all the natural wonder is incorporated into a meaningful program that is immediately relatable.