Experience CLA

Experience CLA

Academic Excellence – Exceptional Character

Students at CLA are divided into three academic divisions: preprimary, lower school, and middle school. A challenging, student-centered, academic program is introduced at the very youngest ages and excellence is encouraged throughout our school community. Our students exhibit a wide variety of gifts, talents, and abilities. Throughout the school, principles of good character, responsibility, self-motivation, intellectual curiosity, and respect for peers, adults, and other cultures are nurtured and exhibited.

We would be thrilled to have you join us for a private tour of our beautiful campus. Located on three acres in a safe, convenient, residential section of Pensacola, CLA offers a variety of innovative and engaging spaces for children to learn and explore.

To experience CLA in action, we offer personalized tours, by appointment, during school hours. You will have the opportunity to visit our classrooms, athletic facilities, outdoor learning spaces, media center, and design thinking laboratory. To learn more about the exceptional educational experiences offered by Creative Learning Academy, schedule a visit today!

Dragon for a Day

Would you like for your child to spend a day getting to know us? During the school year, CLA offers shadow days for students and parents interested in learning more about the advantages of a CLA education.

To schedule a private tour or apply to have your child shadow, call 850.432.1768 or email our Director of Admissions at admissions@creativelearningacademy.org.

Year Founded:  1972

School Colors:  Blue and Gold

School Mascot: “Blaze” the Dragon

Grades:  Preschool 3 through Grade 8

Student Enrollment:  205

Faculty Members:  28

Student/Faculty Ratio:  1:8

Average Years of Experience of Faculty:  15 years

Campus:  3.5 acres nestled in a quiet neighborhood on Hyde Park Road in Pensacola off of historic Scenic Highway

Technology:  iMac Lab, iPads, Smartboards, Campus-wide WiFi Access, Middle School Mac Airs and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Enrichment Courses:  Physical Education, Technology, Spanish, Art, Music, Character Education, and Library. Additional electives available to middle school.

Tuition Assistance:  Creative Learning Academy subscribes to the services of TADS to process financial assistance applications.  Families with students in grades K-8 are open to apply for needs-based financial assistance.

Secondary School Placement:  Consistently, 100% of CLA students are able to attend their first choice secondary schools.

Accreditations:  Florida Independent Schools Council (FCIS), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI), Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)

Community Outreach:  Manna Food Bank, Coats for Kids, Gulf Coast Kids House, Ronald McDonald House, Keep Pensacola Beautiful, St. Michaels Cemetary, Milk and Honey Outreach (Fricker Center), Habitat for Humanity, and Relay for Life.


If you have specific questions or wish to receive more information about our challenging academic programming, admissions procedures, or school culture, complete an Inquiry Form, contact us at 850.432.1748 or email admissions@creativelearningacademy.org. We look forward to getting to know you!