When students join the Academy Prep family in the fifth grade, they enjoy numerous extra benefits. The fifth graders take part in special Inner City Outing field trips that involve biking and canoeing, learn about healthy lifestyles through our Fit Families activities, go on an overnight camping trip and gain an extra edge as they compete in sports at the middle school level.
Of course, like all students at Academy Prep, fifth graders enjoy small, single-gender classes and a focus on character development.
Academy Prep’s fifth graders also benefit from a partnership with Canterbury School of Florida. Canterbury’s Costeau Center for Marine Sciences has an excellent program that they share with the students at Academy Prep. Earlier this year, the boys and girls classes visited Canterbury for hands-on marine science learning after completing interactive classes via Skype. Together, Canterbury and Academy Prep students created a model of Florida estuaries using edible products and were taught about aquaculture of redfish.