Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

scott orthodontics logo

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Lakeland Preschool

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Southern Homes home builder Lakeland FL

Home » Guides » Education

Education

Summer Academic Educational Camp Lakeland

Education Directory – Lakeland + Polk County

Whether you’re searching for a local private school or interested in homeschooling, Lakeland Mom’s Education Directory can help you find what you’re looking for. Use the subcategories below to see listings by topic.

Don’t miss our full Education Guide – it includes information on Polk County public schools, tutoring and test prep, colleges, scholarship programs, and more.

HELPFUL TIP: Use the filter button (3 horizontal lines) to narrow down the list by city and/or category. All city filters are a general geographic area, check each listing address for a specific location. Use the map at the bottom to find Education Near You.

Family_Fun_Center
Family Fun Center Games
Family Fun Center Lakeland
Featured
Family Fun Center

Family Fun Center of Lakeland is the best place for Family Fun and Entertainment in Lakeland, FL. We have everything! Tons of video and arcade games, Mini-golf, Laser Tag, Funtasia, Parties, and More! Book your next outing today or bring the family in to play!

Funtasia Soft Play – One of the largest soft play areas in the country, Funtasia is active entertainment for all of your little ones ages 12 & under! Your children will explore a 4 story maze of tunnels, tubes, slides, and obstacles.

Arcade Games + Prize Redemption – Our arcade features over 100 video and redemption arcade games ranging from the classics like Pac-Man and Galaga, to the newest cutting edge games including Super Bikes 2, Crossy Road, Monster Drop, Spongebob Pinapple Arcade, and Big Buck Hunter. Our HUGE prize redemption counter has something for everyone.

Mini Golf – Enjoy our 18 hole adventure golf course. Fully lit so you can play day or night! Golfers of ALL ages will enjoy competing on each of the par 2 holes along the way.

Lazer Tag – Our Laser Tag arena offers over 2200 square feet of heart thumping space. You can run but you cannot hide! As a member of the S.T.A.R.R. force team, your mission is to eliminate the mutant aliens before they escape the area 51 compound. You can compete one on one, or team up for capture the flag style play. Grab up to 14 of your friends and give it a try!

Birthday Parties & Team Celebrations – Family Fun Center is the perfect location for birthday parties, team parties, and other celebrations. Party Packages start at just $149 and can be customized with any of our attractions based on the age group of your party. All packages include pizza, drinks, and a birthday gift for the guest of honor. For your next birthday party, let Family Fun Center do the set-up, clean-up, and all the entertaining in between. All you need to bring is the cake and candles!

Arcades + Video Games | Indoor Play + Open Gym for Toddlers | Indoor Playground Birthday Parties | Indoor Playgrounds | Laser Tag | Mini Golf | Nerf Gun + Laser Tag Parties | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Sports + PE Field Trips | Sports Parties | Unique Indoor Activities
4805 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Featured
Polk Museum of Art

The Polk Museum of Art is the largest and the only nationally accredited visual arts organization in Polk County and has been a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum since 2010. The museum offers workshops and classes for teens and adults, after school art for children, weekend workshops, spring break camp, summer camp, and the annual Mayfaire by the Lake.

Art Lessons | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Gift + Home Stores | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Museums + Historical Attractions | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities
800 East Palmetto Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Featured
Florida Children's Museum

The Florida Children’s Museum {formerly Explorations V Children’s Museum} opens in November 2022 at Bonnet Springs Park.

Learn more about the Florida Children’s Museum.

Children's Museums | Homeschool Enrichment - General | Indoor Play + Open Gym for Toddlers | Indoor Playground Birthday Parties | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Science + STEM Field Trips | Storytime
Bonnet Springs Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Achievement Academy

Growing up is tough. Growing up a step behind everyone else your age is tougher. Achievement Academy is a non-profit United Way agency and charter school. We serve children birth through age six that have developmental delays or disabilities. The Achievement Academy has 3 locations in Polk County-Lakeland, Bartow and Winter Haven.

Charter Schools | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
716 East Bella Vista Street, Lakeland, Florida 33805
695 East Summerlin Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
2211 28th Street Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Acting & Audition Coaching with Karissa Barber

After years of performing on the stage and on the screen, Karissa Barber’s practical experience takes learning out of the theoretical and into real life. Private acting coaching (for the stage, film or public speaking) or audition prep sessions (for Harrison or college theatre programs) are available from professional actress Karissa Barber with 14+ years of experience in her home studio in south Lakeland.

Drama + Theatre Classes | Homeschool Enrichment - Theater
Lakeland
All Hope Christian Academy (K-12)

Your child can learn! Whether gifted, hurting, or disadvantaged, your child can learn. We seek to provide an academic environment where successful learning is accomplished, including opportunities for students who are underprepared but have the desire to learn and achieve their goals.

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools
200 Havendale Boulevard, Auburndale, Florida 33823
All-Stars 4-H

Focuses on Archery, Community Service, Dog, Public Speaking, Dog Enthusiasts. Meets 1st,2nd,3rd Thursday, at 1:00pm; and every Friday at 3:30 pm in Lakeland.

Homeschool Enrichment - General | Scouts + Campfire + 4-H
Applewood Private Education

Applewood Private Education is a Florida-based Umbrella School program, designed to offer you and your family the most freedom possible on your homeschooling journey. Our qualified staff of education professionals is always available to offer guidance and support: we’re here to help your child learn and grow!

Supplemental Programs + Umbrella Schools
Lakeland
Art Centric Studio

For kids we specialize in after-school programs, mommy-and-me toddler classes, art camps, birthday parties, a monthly KiDz NiGhT OuT, school field trips, and much more. For adults we offer evening creative step by step classes – learn about acrylic, watercolor, gliding, pallets, mixed media, wood working and more!

Art Lessons | Art Parties | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Make + Take Art Studios | Mommy and Me Classes
1035 South Florida Ave St #180, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Brain Quest Academy

We offer homeschool enrichment activities for art, history, science, theatre, and stem. Kid approved and portfolio lesson plan included!

Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Homeschool Enrichment - General
Lakeland
Branch Christian Academy

Branch Christian Academy is a 501 (c) (3) organization in Polk County that seeks to educate families at home and in a community together. “We are a group of families that seek to educate our children at home and in a community together, leading and guiding them in the way they should go.  We desire to do life together and support one another through this journey.  As in the church, we are one body with many parts; all are essential to the co-op family. We all have something to offer, and value each person in our co-op.”

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups
Lakeland
Bricks 4 Kidz

We offer engaging classes, camps and in-school workshops that engage children ages 3-13+ with an emphasis on STEM education using LEGO® Bricks.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS – at local schools
CAMPS – locations vary
PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES – at your location
PARTIES – at your home or location of your choice
LEGO® BUDDIES for Children with Special Needs

At Home Birthday Party Ideas | LEGO® Parties | Science + STEM Field Trips | STEM Programs + LEGO Building
Brilliant Minds Christian Academy of Technology (K-5)

Founded in 2014, we are a Christian based, coeducational school. At Brilliant Minds Christian Academy of Technology, we believe that each child is an individual with his own rate and style of learning and growing, his own unique patterns or approaches to situations, and his own innate capacities. Preschool available as well.

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland
5900 Sundance Boulevard East, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Calvary Homeschooling Academy

Calvary Baptist Church Academy is a K-12 private Christian school and homeschool support group in Lakeland, Florida offering an award-winning fine arts program (choir, band, drama, visual art), junior varsity and varsity sports, and academic record keeping.

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Homeschool Enrichment - General | Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE | Homeschool Enrichment - Theater | Homeschool Enrichment – Music | Supplemental Programs + Umbrella Schools
1945 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Camp Gilead

Camp Gilead offers children, families, churches, and groups a life-transforming adventure and a fun, safe, Christ-centered environment in which to LEARN, EXPLORE, and GROW. They offer Summer Camps, Retreats, Bible Clubs, and GileadCLUBS Homeschool Enrichment.

Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Homeschool Enrichment - General | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals
1445 Camp Gilead Drive, Polk City, Florida 33868
Chesser Music Studio (Piano)

We believe piano lessons should be fun, creative, and engaging. We take time to learn about your student, and use creative materials and resources to help them engage and learn in the best ways. We teach piano lessons kids LOVE! Piano lessons are available Monday through Thursday, from 10am-7pm. Lessons for ages 3 – adult.

Homeschool Enrichment – Music | Music Classes + Lessons | Toddler Music Classes
Lakeland
Cinemark Theatres Lakeland Square Mall and XD

Movie Theatre at Lakeland Square Mall. Offering movies, birthday parties, private events, $1 summer movies, field trips, and event space rental.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Movie Theater Parties | Movie Theaters
3800 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Cinepolis IMAX Movie Theater

Cinepolis Polk County IMAX is a 9-screen upscale Cinepolis theater at Posner Commons in Davenport. This Cinepolis location features a 300 IMAX screen, reserved seating, gourmet snacks, expanded concessions and a beautiful bar. We at Cinepolis love movies and love hosting events be field trips, birthdays, meetings the list goes on!

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Movie Theater Parties | Movie Theaters
5500 Grandview Parkway, Davenport, Florida 33837
Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations is a national Christian-oriented curriculum company and homeschool organization. Classical Conversations Communities meet weekly during the school year. Trained parent-tutors model skills and facilitate activities that give students opportunities to practice these skills. There are multiple communities in Polk County, to find a community near you, visit the Website.

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups | Homeschool Enrichment - General
Classical Conversations Bartow

Home Education is a wonderful choice, and it may just fit your family’s vision and lifestyle! Classical Conversations has been equipping and encouraging homeschool families for more than 18 years! We can help provide you and your student with the support, accountability, and resources to unlock the lost tools of learning and prepare them for anything God has purposed for their life!

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups | Homeschool Enrichment - General
Bartow
CMX Cinemas Lakeside Village 18 Theatre & IMAX (formerly Cobb)

Movie Theatre in Lakeland, FL featuring IMAX and D-BOX Motion Seats. Birthday parties, Sensory Friendly Films, and FREE Summer Movies. Formerly Cobb Theaters, now called CMX Cinemas.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Movie Theater Parties | Movie Theaters
1650 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
CMX Grand 10 Theatres Winter Haven (Formerly Cobb)

Movie Theatre in Winter Haven, FL. Birthday parties and FREE Summer Movies.  Formerly Cobb Theaters, now called CMX Cinemas.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Movie Theater Parties | Movie Theaters
920 Spring Lake Ct NW, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Crossroads Christian School (K-12)

Crossroads Christian School is a K-12 private school in Lakeland that provides a personalized education focus for each of its students. With low student-teacher ratios and an encouraging, nurturing environment, Lakeland area kids with special education needs are finding success at Crossroads Christian School, and your child can too!

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
615 Old Polk City Road, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Crystal's World of Dance

Our mission is to bring positive enlightenment to diverse audiences through offering a variety of dance classes and community performances, to strive for excellence in dance education, and to teach students a unique style and approach to dance! Crystal’s World of dance offers dance classes, holiday camps, and after school programs.

After School Programs | Dance Lessons | Homeschool Enrichment - Dance | Toddler Dance Classes
801 North Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Cygnet School (K-12)

The Cygnet School is an inclusive small private school serving K-12 students in Lakeland, Florida. At Cygnet, each child is recognized as an individual with his or her own strengths, challenges, and interests. We utilize multi-age classroom instruction and offer both part- and full-time programs combining academics and electives to keep students interested and cultivate a love of learning.

Homeschool Enrichment - General | Non-Religious Private Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Supplemental Programs + Umbrella Schools
2700 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Cypress Junction Montessori Preschool & K-8 Charter School

Cypress Junction Montessori is a quality preschool and K-8 charter school in Winter Haven. Cypress Junction serves students in K-8th grade under the charter as a free public charter school that offers an authentic Montessori education. Preschool offers full & half day options, and accepts VPK vouchers, the ELC’s School Readiness Funding, & offers scholarships through our Early Learning Scholarship Fund.

Charter Schools | Montessori Preschools | Montessori Schools | Part Time Daycares + Preschools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | VPK Preschool Programs
201 Avenue B Southwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Deep Roots Nature School

Offering nature-based programs for ages 5 to 12.

Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals
Families of Faith Christian Academy International

Families of Faith Christian Academy adheres to the conviction that God has ordained that parents are directly responsible for the education of their children. The goal of FOFCAI is to serve families that believe in and practice Parent Directed Education. Each student and family is different, with varying educational needs. Students might be homeschooled, enrolled in a traditional campus program through a private school, or even taking virtual classes at home.

Supplemental Programs + Umbrella Schools
Lakeland
First HUG (Homeschoolers Under God)

Christian Homeschool Support Group in the Auburndale area, membership comes from Auburndale, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lake Alfred, Polk City. Provides encouragement and support for Christian homeschool families through group events, Moms meetings, co-op classes, and more.

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups
Auburndale
First Methodist School in Bartow (Age 2 - 8th grade)

At First Methodist School we feel that an essential key to higher learning is school enjoyment and that a child’s school years should be a positive experience. Children are learning about their world and developing socially, emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Our program offers activities and experiences to foster growth in each area. Serving age 2 through 8th grade.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | VPK Preschool Programs
455 South Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830
Florida Air Museum

As Florida’s “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center,” the Florida Air Museum features a dynamic display of unique designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques, and warbirds. More than a collection of airplanes; it stands as a tribute to the history and joy of flight. Exhibits educate about pioneers like Howard Hughes, early air racers, and Floridians and others who have influenced the world of aviation.

In cooperation with ACE, the Museum also offers a variety of year-round educational experiences for all ages including storytime, camps, tours, workshops, and speaker presentations. The Museum continues to grow and meet the challenge of showcasing aviation history through exhibits, restoration and preservation, education and outreach, and sharing a passion for flight with visitors of all ages.

Museums + Historic Field Trips | Museums + Historical Attractions | Science + STEM Field Trips | Storytime
4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, Florida 33811
Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA)

The FPEA serves thousands of homeschooling families in Florida, delivering a wealth of support, guidance and information to both new and longtime home educators.

Supplemental Programs + Umbrella Schools
Florida Unschoolers

Florida Unschoolers is a private umbrella school focused on independent home education, serving unschoolers and other home educators all across Florida. It is private school enrollment for attendance purposes while you support your particular child’s learning at home.

Supplemental Programs + Umbrella Schools
Future Scholars Christian Academy (K-12)

We are a non-denominational, independent, accredited private Christian school that offers an affordable, quality Christian educational experience to all students. We offer a one on one learning approach accompanied by a low teacher to student ratio. Our students are deemed to LEAD, SUCCEED and INSPIRE with a focus on fulfilling God’s divine plan, as pescribed through His Word, the Bible.

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Winter Haven
2551 Havendale Boulevard Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Geneva Classical Academy (PreK4 - 12)

Glorifying God through discipling young people is the aim of our community of believers, and we do this through the classical method in the light of Scripture. Since we desire for students to be equipped for their callings in life, we utilize the wisdom of the past, both biblical and general, while equipping students to serve in our current culture. Serving grades K4-12.

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland
1736 New Jersey Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Grace Lutheran School (Age 2 - 8th grade)

Grace Lutheran School is a private school for children in kindergarten through middle school. Students recognize God’s spirit at work in their lives, creating a climate of trust and respect, cooperation and love among teachers, parents, and students. Grace Lutheran also has a preschool for ages 2 – 5, full and part-time programs are offered.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Part Time Daycares + Preschools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Winter Haven
324 Bates Avenue Southeast, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Haven Homeschoolers

A cooperative group of homeschooling parents and children. Teachers’ (that’s the parents) meetings the first Friday of the month at Lake Hartridge Nature Park on Havendale Blvd.

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups
Winter Haven
Head of the Class Childcare Center

Welcome to Head of the Class Learning Center! We have served families in Lakeland for over 15 years and go above and beyond other preschools to ensure every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. Our private school (K-5) offers differentiated learning to effectively challenge each student, ensures a close relationship with students and families and prepares students for their future.

After School Programs | Daycare - Infants + Toddlers | Non-Religious Private Schools | Part Time Daycares + Preschools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Elementary Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | VPK Preschool Programs
1836 Kathleen Road, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Highland School of Dance

Highland School of Dance was opened in Lakeland in 1974. We offer classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, musical theater, and acrobatics, along with summer camps and dance intensives!

Dance Lessons | Homeschool Enrichment - Dance | Toddler Dance Classes
6929 Old Road 37, Lakeland, Florida 33811
Home Grown 4-H

Polk County 4-H offers more than 35 community clubs for you to choose from, including Home Grown 4-H that meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in Auburndale. They focus on Archery, Community Service, Sewing, Exploring 4-H.

Homeschool Enrichment - General | Scouts + Campfire + 4-H
Auburndale
HOPE Homeschoolers

HOPE is a community of families that both give and receive support for the homeschooling journey.  This exchange of practical support happens at the Moms’ Night Out events, Future HOPE meetings, on the playground during Park Days, at field trips, over the phone, and by other communications within the group.  We serve one another during times of triumph and struggle and endeavor to minister in any way God prompts us to do so.

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups
Lakeland
Huntington Learning Center of Lakeland

For 40 years, Huntington’s highly trained tutors have worked with students of all ages and abilities to improve their grades and build self-confidence, organizational skills, and good study habits. Whether your child is struggling academically or just wants to get ahead, we can tailor a tutoring program that will achieve results. Offering one-on-one tutoring and test prep programs.

Special Needs Resources + Organizations | Tutoring, Test Prep + Academic Support
6655 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Journey Homeschoolers

Journey Homeschoolers is a Christian homeschooling support group serving the greater Lake Wales and Winter Haven area. They provide support and encouragement for homeschooling parents as well as a social environment for children through park days and member-led field trips.

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups
Winter Haven
Lake Wales
Kumon Math and Reading Center

For more than 60 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide.

Tutoring, Test Prep + Academic Support
5371 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Lake Wales Arts Council Fine Arts Classes

The Lake Wales Arts Council offers fine arts programs for kids and adults in the fall, spring, and summer.  Scholarships, multi-enrollment discounts, and payment plans are available. Includes visual arts, digital arts, choir, orchestra, painting & pottery, and more.

Art Lessons | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Music Classes + Lessons
1099 East State Road 60, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Lakeland Christian School (PreK4 - grade 12)

The hallmarks of LCS are strong academics, championship athletics, award-winning fine arts, and a close-knit school-family partnership. Classes are taught from a Biblical perspective, emphasizing God’s truth as it applies to every aspect of a student’s life. The Discovery Program is offered to students age 5-14 with a specific diagnosis of autism and/or related disabilities.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Lakeland Community Theatre

Lakeland Community Theatre boasts a Main Stage season of five high quality productions; The Eunice Fuller Theatre for Youth three show season as well as classes, summer camps, workshops, Master Classes; The Out of the Box Troupe for special needs youth and adults, a Senior Troupe and many special productions and events each year.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Drama + Theatre Classes | Homeschool Enrichment - Theater | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues | Volunteer Opportunities Available
121 South Lake Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lakeland Homeschool PE

Lakeland Homeschool PE offers classes for students age 5 (as of Sept. 1) – 12th grade. To become a member, come out to the park and sign up. Tuesdays, 9 – 10:30 AM at Lake Parker Park, Entrance 2 at the soccer fields. Check FB page for updates and start date. Students participate in exercise, team sports, fun, and friendship. This is a true co op, parents participate and do not leave while students attend PE. Cost is $5 per child annually, with a family cap of $25.

Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE
Lakeland
Lakeland Ice Arena

Our Arena in the heart of Lakeland offers year-round public ice skating as well as Professional Coaching for both Figure Skating and Ice Hockey, all Hockey Camps, Tournaments and Special events, Elite Level Hockey Opportunities, Organized Travel Hockey Programs, Rec hockey, Ice Skating Camps, Spaces for Parties and special events.

Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE | Ice Hockey | Ice Skating Rinks | Roller Hockey + Ball Hockey | Skating Parties | Sports + PE Field Trips | Sports Parties
3395 West Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Lakeland Institute For Learning

The Lakeland Institute for Learning is a clinical school for ESE and ELL students whose purpose is to deliver services to students within the educational setting in order to facilitate their overall health and well being and maximize their academic growth. These students fall into two areas: special needs and those who are also English Language Learners (ESE) (as defined by law). The school is striving to deliver Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Speech Language, and tutoring services to students during their school day, within a rigorous educational environment to facilitate academic growth into postsecondary opportunities.

Non-Religious Private Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
2020 Crystal Grove Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lakeland Montessori Schools (Age 3 - 8th grade)

Lakeland Montessori Schoolhouse and Lakeland Montessori Middle are Polk County Charter Schools serving children age 3 through 8th Grade. It is our mission to facilitate the well-rounded, advanced and challenging authentic Montessori curriculum that instills a sense of wonder and awareness about the universe and the child’s place within that universe. We wish to provide an educational environment that sparks curiosity and nurtures a love of learning along with teaching the skills to succeed academically.

Charter Schools | Montessori Preschools | Montessori Schools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up
1124 North Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Lakeland Symphony Orchestra

The Lakeland Symphony Orchestra is a Lakeland-based arts organization that produces and presents symphonic performances, ensemble concerts, school-based outreach, interactive family events, and an annual opera as part of a mission to connect, enrich, engage, and entertain. Formerly the Imperial Symphony Orchestra or ISO.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues | Volunteer Opportunities Available
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lakes Academy

Lakes Academy is a ministry of Lakes Church and will be launching as new school for the 2022-2023 school year.  The mission of Lakes Academy is to provide students with a Christ-centered environment, where they can receive a quality education with a biblical worldview. Our goal is to equip students to be “more than conquerors” for the Kingdom of God.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland
1010 East Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lighthouse Homeschoolers

Lighthouse is a cooperative of parents that strives to meet the needs of the families within the group. Field trips, educational events, social activities, and parent/teacher support are the major focus of the group. Lighthouse is a Christian led organization but is not an exclusively Christian group.

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups
Magnolia Montessori Academy
Montessori Preschools | Montessori Schools
815 South Central Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Main Street Homeschool Auxiliary

The mission of Main Street Homeschool Auxiliary is to promote curiosity and creativity in a supportive community of learners. We supplement the work you do at home by offering workshops for a variety of age groups, from preschoolers to adults. Our classes are small, project-based endeavors where the children are actively engaged in topics as wide-ranging as their interests.

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups | Homeschool Enrichment - General
942 South Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Mathnasium of Lakeland Highlands

Mathnasium is your neighborhood math learning center for students in 2nd through 12th grade. We began with a powerful idea: Teach kids math in a way that makes sense to them, and they’ll actually enjoy math. When math makes sense, kids want to do more of it, building their confidence and setting them on the fast track to math mastery.

Tutoring, Test Prep + Academic Support
4758 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Mi Escuela Montessori

Mi Escuela Montessori is a tuition-free, K-8 public charter school in Polk County, Florida, and also has The Children’s House (Casa) preschool for children ages 3–6 (sliding scale tuition). Mi Escuela Montessori fuses two well-researched and innovative approaches to education:  the educational program developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and the two-way, dual-language immersion program advocated by most language learning experts.

Charter Schools | Montessori Preschools | Montessori Schools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up
6129 Bartow Road, Lakeland, Florida 33812
Mulberry Cultural Center

It is the belief at the Mulberry Cultural Center that everyone has a story to share. Through exhibits and programming, the Mulberry Cultural Center wants to tell those stories in a fun and engaging environment. Every six weeks a new exhibit is displayed in the main gallery with ongoing programs available for the whole family.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Museums + Historical Attractions
101 Southeast 1st Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Mulberry Phosphate Museum

Mulberry Phosphate Museum which houses an outstanding collection of fossilized remains, area memorabilia, and educational exhibits on the Phosphate Industry. You will experience the Earth’s past, viewing the remains of various types of marine life as well as reptiles and mammals dating back millions of years. Dig for sharks teeth and fossils in our outdoor pile!

Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Museums + Historical Attractions | STEM Programs + LEGO Building
101 SE 1st Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Mysti's Music Studio

I believe a well-rounded approach to piano instruction is important. I teach technique, ear-training, sight reading, performance, theory, ensemble and accompaniment techniques, and improvisation. Whether students are headed toward music study at a university, or taking piano lessons for their own enjoyment, they will receive quality instruction in those 8 areas. WunderKeys program for ages 3-5.

Homeschool Enrichment – Music | Music Classes + Lessons | Toddler Music Classes
Lakeland
Oasis Christian Academy (PreK3-12th grade)

Oasis is a covenant, Christ-centered, college preparatory, private Christian school.  We strive to educate our students in an atmosphere of strong academics, quality sports, growing fine arts, and spiritual accountability in a traditional school setting. PreK3, VPK and grades K-12.

Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Winter Haven | VPK Preschool Programs
151 King Road Southwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Ovell's Christian Academy (K-5)

The mission of Ovell’s Christian Academy is to nurture our students academically, socially, physically, and spiritually with the guidance of the Holy Bible.

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Schools in Winter Haven
105 Avenue G Southeast, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Parkway Christian Academy (VPK-12)

Parkway Christian Academy is a college preparatory K4-12 school that offers a distinctly Christian education with a biblical worldview. Our mission is to glorify God, disciple students, and pursue excellence in education, with the Bible as our foundation and Jesus Christ as our focus.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | VPK Preschool Programs
4210 Polk 37B, Lakeland, Florida 33813
PicassoZ Art Cafe

A contemporary, casual, do-it-yourself art studio featuring pottery painting, mosaics, fused glass jewelry, clay, & host parties, special occasions, field trips, family nights, youth group outings, etc! Our studios & cafe are a great destination for creative activities & things to do in Lakeland, Fl. PicassoZ Art Cafe / Breakables Mosaics / Party Loft / Tea Largo

Art Lessons | Art Parties | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Make + Take Art Studios
4634 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Polk Christian Preparatory School

Polk Christian Preparatory School is a non-denominational, private Christian school for grades K through 12th. Our school is designed to provide your child with a quality and unique education in a safe and motivating environment.

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland
3151 Hardin Combee Road, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Polk County FL Catholic Schools (PreK - 12)

Polk County Catholic Schools form remarkable leaders in a Christ-centered environment for a better tomorrow.  Our foundation of faith is an education for life.  The Polk County Catholic Schools system offers 3 Elementary/Middle Schools, 1 High School, and one Early Learning Center providing a high-quality Catholic education from Pre-K3 through 12th grade.

Neumann Early Learning Academy (Pre-K3, Pre-K4 and VPK) – 501 E Carter Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813
Resurrection Catholic School (PreK – 8th) – 3720 Old Hwy 37, Lakeland, FL33813
St. Anthony Catholic School (PreK – 8th) – 820 Marcum Road, Lakeland, Florida33809
St. Joseph Catholic School – Winter Haven (Pre-K3 – 8th) – 535 Ave. M NW, Winter Haven, FL33881
Santa Fe Catholic High School (9-12) – 3110 US-92, Lakeland, FL33801

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Part Time Daycares + Preschools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Catholic Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Private Schools in Winter Haven
3110 East Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33801
3720 Old Road 37, Lakeland, Florida 33813
924 Marcum Road, Lakeland, Florida 33809
532 Avenue M Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
501 East Carter Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Polk County History Center

What was once the Polk County Courthouse is now the historical museum and library which serves Polk’s community through special events, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs. Throughout the year, the History Center hosts rotating exhibits and educational programs that feature a variety of subjects specific to Polk County. Highlights include artifacts and displays from Polk’s early industries (cattle, citrus, farming, railroads, phosphate mining), long-time Polk businesses (Badcock, Coca-Cola, Harrell’s, Mosaic, Publix and Citizens Bank), historic courtrooms, and a children’s room. The Polk County History Center offers educational programs and tours designed for classroom students, scouts and other large groups,

Homeschool Enrichment - General | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Museums + Historical Attractions
100 East Main Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School (grades 11-12)

Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School is a charter high school housed within Polk State College and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The purpose of the school is to provide academic and technical education for serious high school junior and senior students who desire to undertake college-level study. The two-year curriculum enables students to complete a high school diploma and many of the requirements for an associate degree, simultaneously, in either academic transfer or technical education options.

Charter Schools
3425 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Reactory Factory

School assemblies and live shows for kids based on STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics + A for Art. Academic entertainment with Dr. Reacto and DJ Dan. The only live program to combine music, laughter, theatrics, high technology, video, and dance in Florida elementary schools. Serving Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando areas.

Science + STEM Field Trips
Lakeland
Resurrection Catholic School (PreK3 - grade 8)

Resurrection Catholic School is a Catholic private school for grades PreK3, VPK, and K-8 located in Lakeland, Florida. With a strong focus on academic excellence, spiritual development and service to others, RCS strives to nurture and develop students to their fullest potential. We are a parish ministry of Resurrection Catholic Church, but we welcome students and families of all faiths.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Part Time Daycares + Preschools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Catholic Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | VPK Preschool Programs
3720 Old Road 37, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Ridge Christian Academy (VPK - grade 12)

Ridge Christian Academy is a Christian Preschool through High School operated as a ministry of Ridge Assembly of God. Our programs offer a Christian philosophy of education and a Christian environment for your children’s growth. Accepts Step up for Students and McKay Scholarships. Offering VPK and grades K-12.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in NE Polk County | VPK Preschool Programs
41219 U.S. 27, Davenport, Florida 33837
Saint Anthony Catholic School (VPK - grade 8)

St. Anthony Catholic School is a private Catholic school and is a ministry of St. Anthony Catholic Church in North Lakeland, Florida. We accept children from Pre-K through 8th Grade, regardless of denomination. We are also a free VPK provider.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Catholic Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | VPK Preschool Programs
930 Marcum Road, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Saints Sports League at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven

Saints Sports is an open-to-the-public community league for boys and girls ages 5-12 dedicated to developing a well-rounded athlete. By giving participants equal playing time, building self-esteem, and teaching the fundamentals of each sport, we help young athletes develop a love of the game that sets them on a path for a healthy lifestyle, safe play, and future athletic success. Located at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven. Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball and Volleyball.

Basketball | Flag Football | Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE | Soccer | Volleyball
5001 Florida 540, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Santa Fe Catholic High School (9-12)

Santa Fe Catholic is the only Catholic high school in Polk County, serving grades 9-12. Families of all faiths find that Santa Fe Catholic has not only an outstanding academic program, but also a very solid foundation of religious education and values. These factors create a safe and secure environment that promotes healthy spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social growth.

Private Catholic Schools | Private High Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland
3110 U.S. 92, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Snapology

With dozens of programs to choose from, there’s something for everyone. From fun-themed programs using LEGO® bricks and K’Nex® to STEM / STEAM programs, Robotics, Movie-Making, Drones and Video Game Design, your children will be engaged from the minute they walk in the door. Classes, camps, birthday parties and more. Serving Lakeland, Bartow, Auburndale, Winter Haven and surrounding areas in Polk County.

Birthday Entertainers + Characters | At Home Birthday Party Ideas | LEGO® Parties | STEM Programs + LEGO Building | Science + STEM Field Trips
Lakeland
SO4S Tutoring

SO4S Tutoring offers assistance in reading, math, science, study skills, homework help, test prep and much more to students from kindergarten up to adult learners that is affordable with proven results.

Tutoring, Test Prep + Academic Support
Lakeland
Solutions Academy

Solutions Academy is designed to meet the individual needs of non-traditional learners. Through the use of technology, individualized curriculum and a small classroom setting students are set up for success.

Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools
Lakeland
South Lakeland Classical Conversations Homeschool Group

Home Education is a wonderful choice, and it may just fit your family’s vision and lifestyle! Classical Conversations has been equipping and encouraging homeschool families for more than 18 years! We can help provide you and your student with the support, accountability, and resources to unlock the lost tools of learning and prepare them for anything God has purposed for their life!

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups
Lakeland
Southern Grace Dance Company

Southern Grace Dance Company is a dance studio conveniently located in central Lakeland and welcomes dancers ages 2 through adult. Ballet, ​Pointe, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, ​Jazz, Tap, ​Pre- Dance​​, Special Needs (Joyful Soles), ​Home School Program, Competition Teams (SG Elite).

Dance Lessons | Homeschool Enrichment - Dance | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Toddler Dance Classes
2300 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Sparrow Academy (grades 3 - 8)

Sparrow Academy is a third through twelfth-grade school that approaches learning through the lens of Emotional Regulation. At Sparrow Academy, our staff is trained in trauma-informed approaches to learning. We work to understand the root of problems and develop a plan to correct the underlying cause, not just the symptoms. Our program is especially designed to meet the needs of children who have experiences abandonment, abuse, or neglect. We are also a great place for children with behavior and attention disorders, such as, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

 

Non-Religious Private Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
8595 U.S. 98, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Spirit Gymnastics Sports Academy

Spirit Gymnastics Sports Academy’s mission is to build and encourage true character in all ages as they learn the sport of gymnastics. Offering Recreational/Team Gymnastics, Summer Camps, After School Care, Birthday Parties, Dance Classes, All Star Cheer Team, Tumbling, and more. HUGS Special Needs classes.

After School Programs | Gymnastics + Tumbling Lessons | Gymnastics Parties | Homeschool Enrichment - Gymnastics | Indoor Play + Open Gym for Toddlers | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Toddler Gymnastics
2830 Recker Highway, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
St. Joseph Catholic School (PreK3 - grade 8)

St. Joseph Catholic School, founded in 1957 in the Diocese of Orlando, is a faith community dedicated to the education of children as together we grow in the love of God, of others and of learning. For over 50 years, St. Joseph Catholic School has offered Catholic education with strong academics. PreK3 – 8th grade. VPK Program available.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Catholic Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Winter Haven | VPK Preschool Programs
532 Avenue M Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Sylvan Learning of South Lakeland

At Sylvan Learning of South Lakeland, we’re focused on building academic confidence, igniting intellectual curiosity, and inspiring a love for learning – all of which make a big impact in school and in life. We tailor our tutoring programs to your child’s specific needs, so learning is truly engaging and effective! Our research-based Sylvan Method™ blends the best of adaptive learning technology and curriculum with our personalized teaching approach. Learn why families choose Sylvan Learning of South Lakeland for tutoring, homework help, STEM enrichment, College prep, and more.

Tutoring, Test Prep + Academic Support
3730 Cleveland Heights Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Tampa Bay Heat

The HEAT offers a variety of sports and activities for homeschool families – preschool through graduation. One of 4 homeschool groups that are part of the Florida High School Athletic Association. Offering field trips, academics, extracurriculars, and sports.

Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE
307 South Parsons Avenue, Tampa | St. Pete | Clearwater, Florida 33511
Teachers Exchange

Teachers’ Exchange provides a wide range of products to meet the educational supply needs of schools, teachers, parents and home schoolers. Shop our on-line catalog or visit our 4,000sq. ft. store which stocks over 60,000 products and is centrally located south of downtown Lakeland, in Dixieland.

Educational Supply Stores | Toys, Games, + Books
801 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33801
The Color Express - Mobile Art Instruction

The Color Express is a mobile art instruction company where we bring the art fun to you! We specialize in kids birthday parties, after school art enrichment, school on-site field trips, summer camps and more!

Art Parties | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | At Home Birthday Party Ideas
The Homeschool Connection

The Homeschool Connection offers homeschool classes as a supplement to Florida’s homeschooling families, as well as after school tutoring. They have a professional staff of teachers ready to meet your child’s needs.

Supplemental Programs + Umbrella Schools
The Polk Theatre

The Polk Theatre is a historic theater in Lakeland, Florida. The 1,400 seat theatre was built in 1928 and has a mezzanine, a high balcony, a permanent backdrop of a “Venetian piazza,” an orchestral pit, high twinkling stars, a cloud-covered ceiling, and terrazo floor. Hosting classic movies, live performances, and a variety of community events.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Movie Theaters | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues
139 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33801
The Roberts Academy at Florida Southern College (grades 2-8)

Since 2010, The Roberts Academy has successfully prepared talented students with dyslexia to achieve academic excellence through dynamic educational programs. The Roberts Academy provides a full complement of academic programs, as well as support and training for parents and teachers of students with dyslexia. Students experiencing difficulty in their current schools can attend The Roberts Academy in grades 2-8 until they have mastered the skills to accommodate their learning differences and are fully prepared to succeed in a traditional school setting. Reading tutoring is also available to the community.

Non-Religious Private Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools | Tutoring, Test Prep + Academic Support
1140 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, Florida 33801
The Vanguard School (grades 6-12)

The Vanguard School is an independent, co-educational, boarding and day school for students in grades 6-12 who learn differently. Vanguard strives to ensure each student aspires to higher educational opportunities and independent life. Most commonly, our students experience difficulties with: ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Anxiety, Autism, Tourette’s, Auditory Processing Disorder.

Non-Religious Private Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
22000 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, Florida 33859
Theatre Winter Haven

Local Community Theatre in Winter Haven, Florida. Each year, Theatre Winter Haven produces a five-play Main Stage subscription season, a two-play Theatre for Young People’s series, a summer musical, two touring productions and a three-play staged reading series called StageRead.

Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Drama + Theatre Classes | Homeschool Enrichment - Theater | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues
210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
TimberNook West Central Florida

TimberNook West Central Florida provides innovative outdoor play experiences that challenge the senses and inspire creativity, imagination, and independent play in the great outdoors. TimberNookWCFL provides year-round programs for ages 18 months through middle school. Join us on Social Media or find our current programs on our website.

Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Mommy and Me Classes | Nature + Outdoor Field Trips | Nature Classes + Outdoor Activities for Toddlers | Playgroups | STEM Programs + LEGO Building
701 East Sparkman Road, Plant City, Florida 33566
Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten is an outdoor play-based learning class for ages 18 months-8 Years old. Perfect class for the whole family!

Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Mommy and Me Classes | Nature Classes + Outdoor Activities for Toddlers | STEM Programs + LEGO Building
Ultimate Dance Center

Ultimate Dance Center (UDC), bringing you the BEST in DANCE since 2016, offers a standard of excellence in dance education that is for EVERYONE, all ages, all levels. UDC offers a diverse array of dance styles under one roof. We offer opportunities with a variety of styles for ALL ages 2 – Adult and levels of experience that the whole family can enjoy.

 

After School Programs | Dance Lessons | Group Fitness Classes | Homeschool Enrichment - Dance | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Toddler Dance Classes | Yoga + Pilates
2930 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Urban Air Trampoline Park

Indoor trampoline and adventure park with attractions for all ages.

Homeschool Enrichment - Gymnastics | Indoor Play + Open Gym for Toddlers | Indoor Playground Birthday Parties | Indoor Playgrounds | Sports + PE Field Trips | Trampoline Parks + Ninja Warrior Gyms
3800 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Valor Christian Leadership Academy (K-12)

Valor Christian Leadership Academy (VCLA) is a K-12th grade private school in Winter Haven, FL.  VCLA looks to develop the entire student. Pairing the infallible Word of God, with life and leadership skills, youth receive a customized, academic experience that will prepare them to live productive lives post-graduation.

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Winter Haven
1104 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33884
Victory Christian Academy (Age 2 - grade 12)

The mission of Victory Christian Academy is to partner with parents and the local church to provide the highest quality Christian education to prepare students to deal with the issues and realities of life by developing their spiritual, academic, social, and physical potential, all from the foundation of biblical truth. Serving ages 2 – 12th Grade.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Part Time Daycares + Preschools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland
1401 Griffin Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
What's Cooking?

What’s Cooking? teaches children the importance of clean eating and cooking from scratch in a peanut free kitchen that caters to everyone’s allergies. Camps and classes are offered to further develop cooking skills and teach children about local foods, restaurants and our natural environment.

Catering + Food Trucks | Cooking Classes | Cooking Parties | Homeschool Enrichment - General
6935 South Carter Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Winter Haven Adventist Academy (K-8)

Winter Haven Adventist Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. Grades K-8.

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Winter Haven
401 Avenue I Southeast, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Winter Haven Christian School (PreK-12)

Winter Haven Christian School is an independent, interdenominational Christian School serving children from PreK4 through 12th grade. We are located on a beautiful 15-acre campus, at 1700 Buckeye Loop Rd., N.E. in Winter Haven. Our school is an accredited member of the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. Accepts Step Up for Students Scholarships.

Part Time Daycares + Preschools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Winter Haven
1700 Buckeye Loop Road, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Winter Haven Homeschool Running Club

Weekly running club for homeschool families. Join the Facebook group for more information.

Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE
Winter Haven
Winter Haven Montessori

Winter Haven Montessori serves students ages infants to 3rd grade and offers VPK classes both morning and afternoon. Dedicated to providing a challenging educational environment in which each child is empowered to grow to his/her fullest potential academically, emotionally, physically and socially at each stage of development.

Daycare - Infants + Toddlers | Montessori Preschools | Montessori Schools | Non-Religious Private Schools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Elementary Schools | VPK Preschool Programs
305 Avenue East Southwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Bok Tower Gardens
Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens is a Polk County Gem. With over 50 acres of beautiful gardens, a variety of plants, trees, and flowers, 205 foot Singing Tower carillon, and a fantastic children’s garden play area, it is one of our favorite places to be outdoors. Learn more and see photos in our article on Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden at Bok Tower Gardens.

Botanical Gardens | Hiking + Nature Preserves | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Nature + Outdoor Field Trips | Nature Classes + Outdoor Activities for Toddlers | Science + STEM Field Trips
1151 Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
City of Lakeland - Coleman-Bush Building

The Coleman-Bush Building is a multi-purpose facility with attractive amenities including several rooms serving as rental space, meeting rooms, classrooms and a dance studio. This building is a fitting location for a wide range of events including weddings, receptions, reunions and many other types of gatherings. A variety of classes and programs are offered for children and adults, including dance, martial arts, tutoring, piano, and more. Visit the website for a full list of activities.

Dance Lessons | Group Fitness Classes | Martial Arts Programs | Music Classes + Lessons | Tutoring, Test Prep + Academic Support
1104 Martin L King Junior Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
City of Lakeland - Kelly Recreation Complex

Kelly Recreation Complex is a 30,000+ square foot facility that provides a variety of features and offers the residents of Lakeland (and visitors) access to a diverse selection of recreation activities. Programs offered at Kelly Rec include pre-ballet for kids, adult dance classes (latin, swing, belly dance, line dance, salsa), martial arts, basketball, chess, sewing, guitar, etiquette, and more.

Art Lessons | Basketball | Chess Clubs | Dance Lessons | Drama + Theatre Classes | Group Fitness Classes | Gyms | Homeschool Enrichment - Dance | Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE | Martial Arts Programs | Music Classes + Lessons
404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland, Florida 33803
Lakeland Public Library

The Lakeland Public Library is a member of the Polk County Library Cooperative, an inter local agreement between 13 municipalities with public libraries and the Board of County Commissioners, enabling all residents of the county, including those in the unincorporated area to have library services. Check out their fantastic programming for adults and children, including storytime, writing club for teens, children’s theatre, technology programs, summer programs, and more! Visit the website to see a full list of upcoming programs. You can also find them all on our calendar at lakelandmom.com/calendar.

Homeschool Enrichment - General | Libraries | STEM Programs + LEGO Building | Storytime
100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Polk's Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve

Polk’s Nature Discovery Center sits on one of Polk County’s treasured Environmental Areas, Circle B Bar Reserve. The center not only offers outdoor educational opportunities, but chances to learn about our surrounding local environment in an indoor setting. We encourage you to stop in for an educational experience before you hit the trails, which will have you coming back for more.

Hiking + Nature Preserves | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Nature + Outdoor Field Trips | Parks + Playground Rentals
4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Winter Haven Public Library

The Winter Haven Library hosts Lego Club, Little Sprouts Story Time, Minecrafters, Family Movies, Teen Activities. Visit the Winter Haven Library calendar for details.

Libraries | Storytime | Teen Volunteer Opportunities
325 Avenue A Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Academy Prep Center of Lakeland

Academy Prep Center of Lakeland is a rigorous private middle school for students qualifying for need-based scholarships in Lakeland and the surrounding communities. Academy Prep students attend school up to 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, 11 months a year. Academic classes are taught separately by gender.

Non-Religious Private Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland
1021 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33805
All Saints Academy Lakeland Winter Haven
All Saints Academy (Age 2 - 12th grade)

All Saints Academy is a vibrant and progressive independent Christian college preparatory day school serving students PreSchool 2 – Grade 12 and their families. ASA’s highly qualified faculty fosters self-discipline, sparks enthusiasm, and encourages the academic success and well being of each student. The faculty, administration, and support staff work together as a team to inspire independent thinkers, principled leaders, and humble learners. ASA is conveniently located between Lakeland and Winter Haven.

Read our Posts about All Saints Academy:

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Private Schools in Winter Haven
5001 Florida 540, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Excel Christian Academy (Infant - 12th grade)

Excel Christian Academy opened its doors as Lake Wire Christian Academy in 1974 with a single preschool class and has since grown to a community of more than 400 students, from infants to high school seniors. Located on a 26-acre campus in Lakeland, Excel Christian Academy is a ministry of Free Life Chapel, and under its dedicated and inspiring leadership, has high hopes and great vision for the future in “Pursuing Excellence with Honor.”

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland
6505 Odom Road, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Lakeland School Of Music

Lakeland School Of Music is Lakeland’s largest music school with over 14,000 lessons taught annually. We offer music lessons in over 25 different instruments, and have 16 dedicated music teachers on staff, ready to serve you and your family. Guitar, Piano, Singing, Voice, Drums, Violin, & more. Lakeland School of Music also offers Music Fun Time, an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum for kids 18 months to 7 years old.

Homeschool Enrichment – Music | Music Classes + Lessons | Toddler Music Classes
115 West Oak Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Learning Resource Center of Polk County

The Learning Resource Center of Polk County helps students maximize their learning potential through year-round one-to-one tutoring, SAT and ACT test prep, study skills courses for middle and high school students, after-school programs, summer programs for all ages including Camp READY! for rising kindergartners, and more.

Tutoring, Test Prep + Academic Support
1628 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Pathways School of Excellence (ages 11-22)
Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
1000 Longfellow Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Skate World

Skate World Lakeland is known for birthday parties for all ages, roller skating lessons, the Friday night hang out for preteens and teens, and a fun summer activity for camps, daycares and family get-togethers! No one can pass up Skate World’s $2 Tuesday, which includes $2 admission, $2 rentals, and $2 specials in the snack bar. Skate World also offers Christian Skate Nights throughout the year and hosts numerous church and school fundraisers.

Roller Skating | Science + STEM Field Trips | Skating Parties | Sports + PE Field Trips
911 North Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
St. Paul Lutheran School (PreK - grade 8)

St. Paul Lutheran School is a non-public school serving children age 15 months through 8th grade. Over the 56 year history of SPLS we have provided nurturing and engaging education that has equipped students exceptionally well for the next stages in their lives. This is all done with Christ and God’s Word at the center and with individual care and respect for each learner.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Daycare - Infants + Toddlers | Part Time Daycares + Preschools | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland
4450 Harden Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Wild & Free Lakeland

Our desire is to explore God’s beautiful creation in and around our wonderful city in order to nurture the souls of children and mothers alike, and to encourage our spirits to truly be Wild + Free. This is a group of homeschooling families that go on nature hikes.

Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals
WonderHere

WonderHere is a learn & play studio that offers hands-on homeschool classes, creative extracurriculars, homeschool support, summer and holiday camps, birthday parties, mommy & me toddler classes, & an open studio for free & structured play. The WonderHere Schoolhouse is a small private school for age 4 – 5th grade, founded on the principles of play-based, project-driven, and personalized education. Utilizing our Family-Style™ Schoolhouse model, children are taught core skills and concepts, while also getting the opportunity to explore their own interests with the guidance of teacher mentorship.

Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Homeschool Enrichment - General | Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE | Homeschool Enrichment - Theater | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Mommy and Me Classes | Non-Religious Private Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Supplemental Programs + Umbrella Schools
5120 Colbert Road, Lakeland, Florida 33812