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Brevard County Schools

Education on the Space Coast

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When it comes to educating tomorrow's leaders, Brevard County is the launching pad for new, innovative, inspiring, and ground-breaking instructional techniques. Whether it's Brevard County's acclaimed circuit of public schools, innovative charter schools, or privately operated independent schools, the Space Coast provides every opportunity for today's students.

Find out more about public schools on the Space Coast by clicking a community on the map. If you need additional information about Brevard County's public schools, contact Brevard Public Schools at (321) 633-1000 or visit its website. The district's main offices are located at 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940. The Florida Department of Education provides complete data on test scores and school indicators for all of Florida including Brevard County on its website: http://info.doe.state.fl.us/fsir/ 

In addition to traditional public schools, Brevard County also has a selection of charter schools, each offering a unique and specialized curriculum geared toward a specific area of study. Click here to find out more.

For parents wanting more control of their child's education, there's always private instruction. The Space Coast has a diverse selection of private schools ranging in grades from pre-Kindergarten to the secondary level and curricula based on all foundations - from religious to military. For more information click here

For information on how to get started educating your children at home, find a support group or seek a school set up to supervise and offer educational support for parent educators, contact the Florida Parent Educators Association at www.fpea.com or call area representative Cheryl P. Boglioli at (772) 336-7697.

No matter what your education needs, whether it's getting kids off to school in the morning or getting the training and expertise needed for a new job or promotion, the Space Coast has everything to make it happen.

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Public School Directory

Combined Elementary And Secondary Schools
Elementary Schools
Junior High Schools
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Private Schools

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Most of these private schools have day-care services or preschool classes for children younger than 5. Many offer before- and after-school child care. 

NORTH BREVARD PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Lake Fern Montessori Academy
257 Aguinaldo Ave., Titusville; 
(321) 268-3365. 
Age 2½ to third grade. 

Park Avenue Baptist School
2600 S. Park Ave., Titusville; 
(321) 267-1871. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

St. Teresa Catholic School
207 Ojibway Ave., Titusville; 
(321) 267-1643. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

Temple Christian Church School
1400 N. U.S. 1, Titusville; 
(321) 269-2837. 
Pre-K through 12th. Full day-care available. Before- and after-school care available. 

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CENTRAL BREVARD PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Bethel Christian Academy
1950 Michigan Ave., Cocoa; 
(321) 636-0883. 
Pre-K through 12th. 

Brevard Learning Clinic
1900 S. Harbor City Blvd., No. 231, Melbourne; 
975 Eyster Blvd., Suite 2-4, Rockledge. 
(321) 676-3024. 
Kindergarten through adult. Tuition varies. 

Calvary Chapel Christian School
3500 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island; 
(321) 459-2900. 
Age 2 through sixth grade. Adding seventh grade this fall. Tuition varies by grade level. Before- and after-school care available. 

Cocoa Beach Christian School
830 S. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach; 
(321) 799-0577. 
Pre-K through eighth. Before and after-school care available. 

Cocoa Seventh-Day Adventist Christian School
1500 Cox Road, Cocoa; 
(321) 636-2551. 
Pre-K through eighth. Tuition varies by grade level. 

Destiny Christian Church
700 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island; 
(321) 453-4555. 
Age six weeks to pre-K. Before- and after-school care available.

Divine Mercy Catholic School
1940 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island;
(321) 452-0263. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

Grace United Methodist Preschool
65 Needle Blvd., Merritt Island; 
(321) 452-4484. 
Preschool and kindergarten.

Merritt Island Christian School
140 Magnolia Ave., Merritt Island; 
(321) 453-2710, Ext. 302. 
Preschool through 12th. 

Our Saviour’s Catholic School
5301 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach; 
(321) 783-2330. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

Rockledge Christian School
2175 S. Fiske Blvd.; 
(321) 632-6966. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

St. Mark’s Academy
2 Church St., Cocoa; 
(321) 639-5771. 
Pre-K through sixth. 

St. Mary’s Catholic School
1152 Seminole Drive, Rockledge; 
(321) 636-4208. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

Shari Medlock School
916-G Florida Ave., Cocoa; 
(321) 632-4631. 
Piano, vocal, Bible. 

Temple Israel
7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Viera; 
(321) 631-9494. 
Preschool and Pre-K. 

Trinity Lutheran School
1330 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge. 
Call (321) 636-5431, or visit www.trinity-rockledge.org 

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SOUTH BREVARD PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Akademeia School of Art
1520 N. SR A1A, Indialantic; 
(321) 953-6444. 
Classes in visual arts for all ages and special programs that include art classes for children with attention deficit disorder and physical challenges. 

Ascension Catholic School
2950 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne; 
(321) 254-5495. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

Brevard Christian School
1100 W. Dorchester Ave., West Melbourne; 
(321) 727-2038. 
Pre-K through 12th. 

Brevard Jewish Community School at Temple Beth Sholom
5995 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; 
(321) 757-0832. 
Pre-K through fourth. 

Brevard Montessori School
944 Pine Tree Drive, Indian Harbour Beach;
(321) 773-5437.
Pre-K through kindergarten. 

Community Christian School
1616 Ferndale Ave., Melbourne; 
(321) 259-1590.
Kindergarten through 12th. Before- and after-school care available. 

Country Beginnings of Palm Bay
7155 Babcock St. S.E., Palm Bay; 
(321) 727-7744. 
Age 2 to pre-K. Before- and after-school care available. 

Country Day for Children
1281 S. Wickham Road, West Melbourne; 
(321) 951-8005. 
Age 2 to kindergarten. 

Covenant Christian School of Palm Bay, FL
720 Emerson Drive N.E., Palm Bay; 
(321) 727-2661. 
Kindergarten through 12th. Tuition varies by grade level. 

Diamond Community School
2575 Pacific Ave. N.E., Palm Bay; 
(321) 727-9436. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

Especially For Children/Indian Harbour Montessori Elementary
1230 Banana River Drive, Indian Harbour Beach;
(321) 777-1480. 
Toddlers, pre-K through sixth. 

Especially for Children Eau Gallie

455 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach; 
(321) 777-1198. 
Ages 1 to 3. 

Faith Fellowship Preschool
2820 Business Center Blvd., Melbourne; 
(321) 259-7200. 
Pre-K. 

Florida Air Academy
1950 S. Academy Drive, Melbourne; 
(321) 723-3211. 
Seventh through 12th. Boys only. 

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School
3060 N. SR A1A, Indialantic; 
(321) 773-1630. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

Lower School, 50 W. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, pre-K through sixth. 
Upper School, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne, seventh through 12th. 
(321) 723-8323. 

Lighthouse Christian Academy
2350 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne;
(321) 733-1030.
Kindergarten through eighth. 

Melbourne Central Catholic High School
100 E. Florida Ave., Melbourne;
(321) 727-0793. 
Ninth through 12th. 

Melbourne/Palm Bay Seventh-Day Adventist Christian School
210 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne; 
(321) 727-8877. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

New Covenant Christian School
4028 S. Babcock St., Melbourne; 
(321) 724-9603. 
Kindergarten through 12th. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
420 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne; 
(321) 723-3631. 
Pre-K through eighth. 

Palm Bay Baptist Academy
2601 Emerson Drive S.E., Palm Bay; 
(321) 723-3773. 
Pre-K through 12th. 

Riverside Christian Academy
3333 N. Riverside Drive, Indialantic; 
(321) 773-2522. 
Pre-K through sixth. 

St. Joseph Catholic School
5320 Babcock St. N.E., Palm Bay; 
(321) 723-8866. 
Pre-K through eighth.
 
Seaside Christian Academy
399 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne; 
(321) 773-8676. 
Preschool. 

Suntree Montessori
2990 Business Center Blvd., Melbourne; 
(321) 254-7500. 
Preschool through kindergarten. After-school care available. 

Wade Christian Academy
4300 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; 
(321) 259-1723. 
Kindergarten through 12th. 

West Melbourne Christian Academy
3150 Milwaukee Ave., West Melbourne;
(321) 725-3743. 
Kindergarten through 12th. Before- and after-school care available. 

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Charter Schools

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In addition to the numerous grammar and secondary public schools the Brevard County School District operates, a new initiative has allowed an alternative form of education - charter schools. With specific student needs in mind, the Space Coast's charters schools have developed courses and curricula designed to invigorate and inspire young minds. Traditionally, charter schools deliver smaller class sizes, which is thought to be conducive to educational achievement. Choose from the following for charters schools in specific educational development areas.

BASIC STUDIES

Odyssey Charter School
344 Emerson Dr. N.W.
Palm Bay
(321) 733-0442
Principal: Constance Ortiz
Grades: K-6
Specialty: Basic
Enrollment (May 2004) 187

Stepping Stones
Charter School

4400 South Dixie Hwy. NE
Palm Bay
(321) 729-0500
Principal : Scott Infante
Grades: K-4
Specialty: Basic
Enrollment (May 2004) 164

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BASIC/EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION

Campus Charter School
3805 Curtis Blvd.
Port St John
(321) 633-8234
Principal: Ms. Jessica DeFord, M.S.
Executive Director: Dr. Elaine F. Clifford
Grades: K-6
Specialty: Basic, Gifted and Exceptional Education Student
Enrollment (May 2004) 128

Educational Horizons Charter School

1281 S. Wickham Rd.
(321) 779-0031
Principal: Rich Thomas
Grades: 1-5
Specialty: Basic/ESE
Enrollment (May 2004) 55

Explorer Elementary and Middle Charter School
9150 Ellis Rd.
West Melbourne
(321) 733-1917
Principal: Ruben Rosario
Grades:K-8
Specialty: Basic/ESE
Enrollment (May 2004) 222

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BASIC/GIFTED STUDIES

Palm Bay Academy Charter School
1465 Baytree Dr. N.E.
Palm Bay
(321) 984-2710
Principal: Madhu Longani
Grades: K-7
Specialty: Basic/Gifted
Enrollment (May 2004) 213

Royal Palm Bay Academy Charter School
7145 Babcock St. S.E.
Palm Bay
(321) 723-0650
Principal: Carolyn Thon
Grades: K-3
Specialty: Basic/Gifted
Enrollment (May 2004) 128

Sculptor Charter School
Knight Building
1031 Armstrong
Titusville
(321) 264-9991
Principal: Ron Watford
Grades: K-8
Specialty: Basic/ Gifted
Enrollment (May 2004) 354
Web address: http://sculptor.cs.brevard.k12.fl.us

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EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION

Milestones Community Charter School
4400 S. Dixie Hwy. N.E.
Palm Bay
(321) 729-0500
Principal: Scott Infante
Grades: 5-10
Specialty: Exceptional Student Education
Enrollment (May 2004) 138

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Colleges and Universities

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Brevard County colleges and universities offer many opportunities for residents who want to continue their educations.

Barry University: 135 E. Merritt Ave., Merritt Island, 453-6253; 630 S. Wickham Road, Suite 104, W. Melbourne, 409-5553; or www.barry.edu/. 

Tuition is $320 a credit hour. The Catholic university offers four-year degrees in professional studies, liberal studies and science and information technology. 


Brevard Community College: 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa; 632-1111, or www.brevardcc.edu.  About 12,000 students take courses at BCC each term. 

Campuses are in Cocoa, Titusville, Melbourne and Palm Bay, with a center at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and other off-site facilities. Classes also are available via television (WBCC-TV 68) and the Internet as part of BCC’s Virtual Campus. 

BCC provides a two-year associate of arts degree with guaranteed transfer to a state university, 27 associate of science degrees, and 50 one- or two-year vocational certificates, as well as programs for community education, business training, dual enrollment, early admission and parent education/lab schools. 

BCC tuition is $56.50 a credit hour for Florida residents in degree programs; $46.45 a credit hour for residents in vocational program. Visit www.brevardcc.edu for links to registration and the course catalog. The school also offers courses online. 

Chapel Christian University:
1138 Peachtree St., Cocoa; 633-8261 or 452-0135, or www.chapelchristiancu.org.  Mailing address: 870 Australian St., Merritt Island, FL 32953. 

Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are available through the Brevard County distance-education program.  The school is a member of the Commission of Independent Education and the Florida Council of Private Colleges. 

Tuition costs $50 a credit hour for undergraduates; $70 a credit hour for graduate and doctoral programs. 

Columbia College — Patrick Air Force Base:
1020 Central Ave., Suite G2, PAFB; 783-5506, or www.ccis.edu/PAFB

Regionally accredited by the higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools offering associate’s/bachelor’s degree in business administration, computer information systems, criminal justice administration, general studies and online degrees. Adult evening classes once a week with eight-week session five times a year. Affordable tuition. Financial aid available. Open to military and civilian students. Campuses also in Orlando and Jacksonville. 

Florida Tech: 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne; 674-8000, or www.fit.edu

Florida Tech is the only independent scientific and technological university in the Southeast. It has been recognized as one of the top national universities by U.S. News and World Report. More than 4,500 students are enrolled at the main Melbourne campus and 10 off-campus graduate centers, including the Spaceport Center. 

Bachelor’s degrees available: aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, software and ocean engineering; applied mathematics; computer science; computer information systems; environmental science; meteorology; oceanography; aquaculture; ecology; general, marine, molecular and pre-professional (dental, medical and veterinary) biology; biochemistry; chemical management; general, premedical and research chemistry; interdisciplinary science (with military science option); physics; astronomy/astrophysics; pre-professional physics; space sciences; communication; mathematics education; science education with options in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth/space science, general science and physics; accounting; business administration; business information systems; business and environmental studies; management information systems; aeronautical science; aviation meteorology (with and without a flight option); aviation management (with and without a flight option); aviation computer science; psychology; forensic psychology; and humanities.

Master’s degrees are offered in more than 60 disciplines; doctoral degrees in 20. Through the School of Extended Graduate Studies, the university provides online master’s degree programs and professional development programs in such areas as financial planning, programming, and technical and non-technical project management. 

Keiser University: 900 S. Babcock St., Melbourne; 255-2255, or www.keiseruniversity.edu/melb.htm

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, associate of science degrees are offered in medical assisting; computer programming; computer engineering technology; computer graphics; computer network engineering technology; computer-animation design; culinary arts; nursing and occupational therapy assistance; and radiologic technology. 
Associate of arts degrees are available for criminal justice; paralegal studies, accounting, business and public administration, and health services. 

The cost is $5,060 per semester. 

Florida Metropolitan University: 2401 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne; 253-2929, or www.fmu.edu/. 

Associate degrees are available in accounting, business administration, computer information science, criminal justice management, film and video production, and medical assisting. Bachelor’s degrees are available in accounting, business administration, computer information science and criminal justice management. Graduate degrees offered include master of business administration with concentration in accounting, business administration and computer information systems. 

Rollins College Brevard: 475 S. John Rodes Blvd., West Melbourne; 726-0432, or www.brevard.rollins.edu/. 

Rollins Brevard offers two-year associate of arts programs, bachelor of arts and science degrees, professional development and noncredit opportunities. 
Programs offered include accounting; business administration; computer information systems; computer science; economics; elementary and secondary education; English; environmental management; history; humanities; organizational behavior; organizational communication; psychology; and telecommunications.  Rollins Brevard has Florida teacher certification and recertification programs. Master of arts degrees in teaching are available. 

Tuition is $167 a credit hour for undergraduates. 

The school is scheduled to close this campus in August. 

University of Central Florida Southern Region: Full-service campuses in Cocoa adjacent to BCC’s Cocoa campus at 1519 Clearlake Road; 433-7800, or www.regionalcampuses.ucf.edu.  Centers located at Kennedy Space Center, Melbourne and Palm Bay.  A public university branch campus offering junior, senior and graduate-level courses. 

Applicants can be Brevard Community College graduates or transfer students who have completed freshman and sophomore years at other approved colleges or universities. UCF-Brevard offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of programs. 

Undergraduate programs include: College of Arts and Sciences: history, liberal studies, political science, psychology, and sociology; College of Business Administration: general business administration, accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing; 

College of Education: early childhood education, elementary education, English language arts education, exceptional education, social science education, vocational education; 

College of Engineering and Computer Science: engineering technology-operations, information systems technology; 

College of Health and Public Affairs: communicative disorders, criminal justice, health services administration, legal studies, nursing, public administration. 

Graduate programs include: College of Arts and Sciences: applied sociology; College of Business Administration: Business Administration; College of Education: elementary education, educational leadership, exceptionalities education and vocational education; College of Engineering and Computer Science: Engineering FEEDS/ITV graduate engineering, industrial engineering/engineering management; College of Health and Public Affairs: criminal justice, health sciences, health services administration, public administration. 

Certificate programs include: domestic violence, ESOL endorsement K-12, initial teacher professional preparation, nonprofit management, pre-kindergarten handicapped endorsement, public administration, teaching English as a second language. 

Webster University: 150 N. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island; BCC Palm Bay campus; Patrick Air Force Base: 449-4500, or www.webster.edu/spacecoast
Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, Webster provides graduate degree programs in business administration, computer resources and information management; human resources management, human resources development; management; security management; counseling; and computer science. 
The university offers nine-week terms beginning in January, March, May, August and October. 

Classes meet weeknights and Saturdays. Tuition is $365 a semester hour.

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