Cranium Academy offers a completely unique preschool experience combining advanced learning with imaginative social and play experiences.

The Next Generation of Preschool

Ages 2 – 5, VPK available

Our exclusive curriculum helps our students soar beyond ABC's and 123's into active critical thinking.

Children gain comprehension through interactive learning journeys rather than memorization, exploring 'how' and 'why,' and developing life-long learning advantages.

Schedule a Tour

The best way to see what we do is to come see for yourself. We believe you will clearly see what makes Cranium Academy so special! Please contact us to schedule a tour of Cranium Academy.

As a Cranium Academy preschool student, your child will benefit from:

  • Advanced, technology-based learning skillfully balanced with creative play, discovery and hands-on exploration.

  • A modern Montessori approach to critical thinking.

  • A custom learning path based on frequent skill assessment and analysis to help achieve his/her ultimate learning potential.

  • Exclusive curriculum soaring beyond ABC's and 123's into dozens of additional topics including astronomy, earth science, biology, art, world travel, foreign language, physics, weather, wildlife, public speaking, drama, social skills and character development.

  • Innovative programs designed to build cognitive, critical thinking, gross and fine motor skills, while fostering social, emotional, speech and language development.

  • Continuous engagement, challenge and motivation for learning as we change environments throughout the day, altering structured and technology-based learning with social play and hands-on discovery.

  • Large indoor and outdoor play areas featuring the latest gym and playground equipment.

  • Structured athletic gym program developing gross motor skills, strength, and coordination.

  • Revolutionary teaching techniques delivered by caring teachers focused on positive reinforcement and praise to build confidence.

  • Ongoing communication between teachers and parents with progress reports, teacher conferences, and continuous updates.

  • Access to a homework website loaded with fun, interactive activities to help parents reinforce learning at home.

  • Advanced curriculum which exceeds the highest common core state standards (CCSS).

Cranium Academy Preschool Advantages

Advanced Reading & Math - Custom Learning Paths

Traditional school curriculum is centered around teaching all children in a class the same skills. Cranium Academy was founded to solve this problem. We test and monitor students throughout the year while providing a custom learning path for each child that is integrated into their reading and math learning journeys throughout each day.

Critical Thinking - Explorers

In addition to advanced reading and math, Cranium Academy offers our exclusive Cranium Explorers program featuring Montessori type critical thinking lesson plans that cover the four scientific domains: life, earth, physical and process science. Through Cranium Explorers, children build creativity, focus, communication, confidence, critical thinking and cognitive skills while exploring topics such as:

  • Earth Science
  • Astronomy
  • Weather
  • Wildlife
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Physics
  • Dinosaurs
  • World Travel
  • Theatre

Students not only learn about the weather, they become junior meteorologists who can predict the climate using critical thinking skills. They don't just learn about dinosaurs, they become young paleontologists embarking on journeys through time to explore what life was like in prehistoric times. At Cranium Academy, students go beyond 'what' to explore 'how' and why,' discovering a true love of learning along the way.


Cranium Academy recognizes the importance of art as a language, and an important form of self expression. Our teachers utilize two core art programs, along with art integration within other programs such as science, social studies and reading. Art highlights include:

  • Preschool through sixth grade art curriculum that meets all national art and state specific art standards.
  • An animated interactive art program that teaches students the "language" of art while developing critical thinking.
  • Exploration of art history, including appreciation of art periods, styles, famous pieces and museums around the world.


Cranium Academy uses base components of our core kindergarten through sixth grade writing program in our preschool to give even our youngest students a head start in fine motor skill development. This program links writing as a form of expression, while focusing on fun and achievement.


Cranium Academy curriculum introduces languages such as Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) while taking children on virtual journeys throughout the world. They learn about famous places and how children use language to live, learn, and play within various cultures.

Character Education

Cranium Character, our exclusive ongoing character education program, integrates character education and positive discipline techniques throughout each day. Students benefit from:

  • Engaging character education focused on building character traits such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship
  • Fun character curriculum utilizing real world scenarios and creative strategies that match emerging cognitive abilities
  • Positive discipline techniques that nurture the development of life skills, while encouraging ethical and responsible behavior

Structured Gym Program

Our Winter Garden facility incorporates an indoor and outdoor state-of-the-art gym divided into Fun-Zones (over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor fun space). Our structured gym program develops a child’s gross motor skill proficiencies while building:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Flexibility

Music Education

At Cranium Academy, we value music as a powerful learning tool that helps children develop into well-rounded individuals. Our preschool students begin to discover the marvelous wonders of music including beats and rhythms, instruments, and more! Cranium Academy teachers use music to:

  • Stimulate retention and overall learning capacity
  • Enhance communication and cognitive skills
  • Expand abilities in other academic areas
  • Fully engage students while making learning more fun!

Teacher Ratios

Preschool students at Cranium Academy benefit from some of the lowest student to child ratios around:

  • 10:1 ratio for oldest kids
  • Down to 7:1 for youngest kids

Most other facilities use Florida Child Care standard ratios which are up to 15 to 1 for three and four year olds and 25 to 1 for five year olds.


Preschool Classes & Schedule Options

We have a variety of schedule options to help meet the unique needs of every family. Please call for more information and to schedule a tour.

Our preschool classes include:

  • Masters

    Ages 4 – 5, or one year from entering kindergarten as of the Fall Semester

  • Bachelors

    Ages 3 – 4, or two years from entering kindergarten as of the Fall Semester

  • Associates

    Ages 2 – 3, or three years from entering kindergarten as of the Fall Semester

Note: For Academy students we have a schedule that allows us to be open every week day with the exception of only 8 scheduled closing days per calendar year. Please call for more details on special holiday, spring break, and summer camps.

Extend for a Day Option

Parents of kids in the regular or extended day school options can pay for additional time on an as needed basis. This must be confirmed to ensure proper student/teacher ratios.

Schedule Options

Our preschool schedule options, offered for each class listed

  • 5

    days per week

    Mon thru Fri

  • 3

    days per week

    Mon, Wed, & Fri

  • 2

    days per week

    Tues & Thurs

Time Options

Pick a time schedule that works best for you and your family

  • Regular Hours

    (Preschool only)


    Drop off:

    8:30 - 9:00 am |

    Pick up:

    12:00 - 12:30 pm

  • Extended Day


    Drop off:

    8:30 - 9:00 am |

    Pick up:

    3:00 - 3:30 pm

  • Full Day


    Drop off:

    7:00 - 7:30 am |

    Pick up:

    5:30 - 6:00 pm