Garden of Light Academy

1171 Northeast 149th Street Miami, FL 33161

1171 Northeast 149th Street Miami, FL 33161

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  • Ages

    6 weeks - 12 years

  • FL DCF

    License no. C11MD1369

  • Hours of operation

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Weekly cost estimate

    $170 - $190 (5 days/week, full-time)

  • State quality rated

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  • Accreditations

    APPLE

About the school

Garden of Light Academy (GoLA) offers full-time and part-time programs for children age six weeks to five years, including VPK. This APPLE-accredited school began serving families in the Miami area in 2001. It’s open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm, with after-care. GoLA is committed to motivating children and providing safe places for them to develop. The facility’s outdoor area features a garden and a walking path.

Educational philosophy and administration

Garden of Light Academy uses The Creative Curriculum, which the program’s publisher describes as a “comprehensive, research-based curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.” The academy also incorporates STEM, arts and culture into the curriculum. GoLA offers enrichments including dance, music, basketball, mindfulness, nutrition, and gardening. The academy also offers special events including field trips, holiday events, community outreach, a walk-a-thon, and seasonal photos.

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Amenities

  • Garden
  • Shaded outdoor area
  • Computers
  • Outdoor play area
  • Library
  • Track
  • Garden
  • Shaded outdoor area
  • Computers
  • Outdoor play area
  • Library
  • Track

Enrichment Programs

  • Dance
  • Basketball
  • STEM
  • Physical education
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Computers
  • Reading
  • Literacy
  • Mindfulness
  • Dance
  • Basketball
  • STEM
  • Physical education

Programs & Pricing

This school has Full day,Part day, and After care programs. Log in or create a free account to see further details about programs and prices at Garden of Light Academy.

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Accreditations

  • Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is the address of Garden of Light Academy?

    Garden of Light Academy is located at 1171 Northeast 149th Street Miami, FL 33161.

  • What ages does Garden of Light Academy accept?

    Garden of Light Academy serves children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

  • What hours is Garden of Light Academy open?

    Garden of Light Academy is open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

  • How much does Garden of Light Academy cost?

    The average cost of attending Garden of Light Academy 5 days/week for the full day is $170 to $190 per week, depending on the age of your child.

  • Is Garden of Light Academy accredited?

    Garden of Light Academy is accredited by APPLE.

  • What is the curriculum at Garden of Light Academy?

    Garden of Light Academy uses The Creative Curriculum, which the program’s publisher describes as a “comprehensive, research-based curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.” The academy also incorporates STEM, arts and culture into the curriculum. GoLA offers enrichments including dance, music, basketball, mindfulness, nutrition, and gardening. The academy also offers special events including field trips, holiday events, community outreach, a walk-a-thon, and seasonal photos. Director Hochyana Pierre leads the staff at Garden of Light Academy. One parent says, “The director, teachers and staff of this school are friendly, understanding, and approachable. They have a lot of patience with the students and the facility is secured.” The campus features cameras on the exterior and in each classroom to keep children safe. Another parent says, “We love the Pierre family. They raised our children with such care.” He continues, “They showed my children and all the children at the school such love and support. The owner and Director, Mrs. Pierre, gives all of herself to her students.”

  • How many students attend Garden of Light Academy?

    Garden of Light Academy has a maximum licensed capacity of 55 children.

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