At Tree Top Academy, our early childhood philosophy places the student at the center of the educational process, helping them to blossom and grow into healthy, productive adults.  We respect the different ways in which an individual learns at various stages of life, as well as the differences among individuals in the ways they perceive the world and express their ideas.  This approach invites parents to be active participants in the education of each student, serving as partners, collaborators and advocates for their children.  We believe parents are the most significant adults in a child’s life so we welcome their involvement in their child’s learning journey.

 

"Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that every child possesses the innate ability to think critically and acquire knowledge of different topics through engaging in a wide array of activities. Therefore, we respect their choices and encourage their interests.  Activities offered in our classrooms, on the playground and in our Atelier invite students to explore, discover and express their learning experiences through a variety of means."

- Jeff  Turner, Executive Director

 

 
 

ACCREDITATIONS

Accredited by the AISF
We are accredited by the Association for Independent Schools of Florida. Other Palm Beach County schools accredited by AISF include: American Heritage School in Boca Raton and Turtle River Montessori in Jupiter.

Accredited by the NCPSA
We are accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation.

AFFILIATIONS

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Our Director is a member of the NAEYC.

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
Several of our teachers are members of the NAREA.

ColLABorate South Florida
We are a founding partner of ColLABorate South Florida. This is a professional development partnership with Palm Beach Day Academy, North Broward Preparatory School and Education First Preschools. We meet several times per year to share ideas for professional development opportunities.

     

    At Tree Top Academy, we value and invest in the professional development of our teachers. Here are the professional development events that some or all of our teachers participated in from  2016-2018.

     
     

    February 2016
    CPR training
    Palm Beach Day Academy School Visit
    Outdoor Learning at Jonathan Dickenson Park

    March 2016 
    North American Reggio Emilia Alliance Conference

    April 2016
    Conscious Discipline Conference

    May 2016 
    Bottega Child Development Center School
    The Hundred Languages of Children Exhibit in Miami
    Harvard University Online Course

    July 2016 
    Public Waldorf Conference with Summer by the Sea  

    Conscious Discipline Book Study

    October 2016 
    Habits of Mind ColLABorate South Florida

    Interrater Reliability Gold Training

    November 2016 
    Loris Malaguzzi International Center in Reggio Emilia, Italy

    February 2017
    Harvard University Online Course

    CLASS Training

    June 2017

    Conscious Discipline School Family

    August 2017

    FAU Project Training
    Basic Conscious Discipline Training
    School Family Conscious Discipline with Ginny Luther

    October 2017

    VPK Math Training with Heather Sargent
    Conscious Discipline Training with Ginny Luther
    Career Advising with Erica Lamb
    CD Conscious Crew

    November 2017

    NAREA

    December 2017

    NAREA

    January 2018
    CPR Training
    Tour of CalTech    

    February 2018
    Early Childhood STEM
    Collaborate SF Mini Conference

    NAREA
    Math Strategies

    May 2018 
    ICOT International Conference on Thinking

    June 2018 

    Harvard : Daily Leadership to Promote Development and Buffer Stress

    August 2018                                         

    Conscious Discipline with Jenny Luther

    Mindfullness Techniques

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cherishing Children. Nourishing Relationships.

    Our program is designed to help your child develop habits of observation, inquisitiveness, experimentation and listening. We assist each child in learning how to express his or her feelings and how to communicate these feelings to peers, family and teachers. At our school you will find:

    A curriculum that promotes academic enrichment and self-expression

    Activities that develop fine and gross motor skills

    A safe, secure, nurturing environment for your child

    Dedicated, certified educators with many years of experience

    Enriched learning programs to develop each child socially, emotionally and academically

    Experiments that encourage natural curiosity


    We offer the following programs:

    18 to 24 months
    5 days full time 7:30am to 5:30pm

    2 year olds
    3-5 days full time 7:00am – 5:30pm
    3-5 days part time 8:30am to 12:30pm

    3 year olds
    5 days a week full time 7:00am – 5:30pm
    3-5 days part time 8:30am  to 12:30pm

    VPK
    5 days full time 7:00am – 5:30pm
    5 days part time 8:30am – 1:30pm
    3 days part time 8:45am – 1:45pm

    Kindergarten
    5 days full time 8:15am – 3:00pm
    Our fully accredited Kindergarten program is grounded in well researched and proven teaching practices from leading researchers in the field of Early Childhood Education. We maintain a low student to teacher ratio, and provide individualized learning plans, developed for each child in partnership with the teacher and parents. 

    Aftercare
    2pm – 5:30pm
    Our after school program runs from Monday to Friday during the school year. We pick up at most local elementary schools. The aftercare program includes full time care on most public school holidays, breaks and early release days.

    Summer Camp
    We offer an extensive summer camp program for all of the above age groups.

    Enrichment & Extracurricular Activities
    In addition to the regular curriculum, students can participate in Enrichment Classes such as Music, Spanish, French and Yoga which are scheduled for full time VPK and Kindergarten students. We also provide the opportunity to participate in Extracurricular Activities such as dance, soccer and karate.