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Frequently Asked Questions 

We are happy to answer any questions you may have that might not be listed below!

What grades do you serve? 

The private school serves kindergarten through 12th grade. The early learning center offers childcare beginning at the age of 3.

What are the Scholarships avaliable?

  • Step Up for Students offers several scholarships. The FTC is based on income and the Gardiner is based on special needs. Visit for more information.

  • McKay for students that are in public schools that have an IEP or 504 and are wishing to transfer to a private school. Visit for more information.

  • Family Empowerment Scholarship is offered by the Florida Department of Education for students that are wishing to transfer from public school into private education that meet the income requirements. Visit to learn more and to apply.

Do you accept mid-year transfers?


How much does it cost? 

  • The early learning rates are listed under the Early Learning Center tab. Private school rates depend on the grade: 2019-2020 rates are as follows: K-4th is $6800 annually, 4th-8th is $7200 and 9th-12th is $7500 annually. 

  • We allow parents to set up payment arrangements that best fit their situation. You are able to pay annually, quarterly, monthly, or even weekly if necessary.

Are you acredited? 

Yes. Hart 2 Hart Academy is accredited through the International League of Christian Schools.

What is your school hours/calendar?

School begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:45 PM. We typically follow the Columbia County School's calendar for ease of planning for families that have students enrolled in multiple schools. Typically the school year will begin mid-August and finish the end of May.

How many students are in each class

Typically we enroll between 15-18 students per class.

Are the teachers certified? 

Our teachers all have a degree and are either certified through the Department of Education or through our accrediting agency.

Are we a Christian School? 

Yes. We are non-denominational however we are highly involved with Connect Church which is an Assemblies of God church. It is not necessary for families to believe what we believe in order to attend, however, we do ask that you do not actively teach against our faith.

What are families are saying 

Diana K. 

Wonderful center. My boys love this center and private school. All the teachers go above and beyond to make your child feel welcome each morning. The curriculum is up to date and on target. The Center is always clean and you're always greeted with a friendly face. I love this preschool, my boys actually look forward to school every day.

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