Cultivating Leaders with
Heart at America’s 
Happiest School

Learn More

If your family is ready for a school that knows your children can be happy, healthy, AND successful, then it’s time to try Centner Academy. Fill out the form to start the enrollment process.

Helping Your Child Bee All They Can Bee

At Centner Academy, we believe that students learn best when using their minds to solve problems, create solutions, and collaborate with peers to make the world a better place.

We believe that every student, every teacher, every parent, and every leader has responsibility on this planet to pursue learning and growth in every activity of our lives.

Because our whole community is dedicated to being better for our world, we love learning, embrace mistakes as opportunities to grow, and challenge ourselves to be both loving and candid in our relationships with one another.

Centner Academy’s Entrepreneurship

Centner Academy Signature Programs



Brain Optimization Program

Brain Optimization Program

Technology & Innovation

Technology & Innovation

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline



Regener8 Farm & Retreat and Garden Beds

Regener8 Farm & Retreat and Garden Beds

Foreign Languages

Foreign Languages



Regener8 - Our Farm!

Regener8 - Our Farm!

Centner Academy shares a close alignment with Regener8 Farm and Retreat, a 34-acre agriculture and retreat property owned by David and Leila Centner. Located in South Miami only 35 minutes from the school, Regener8 will provide farm-to-cafeteria regeneratively- and hydroponically-grown nutrition, while weaving in a wide breadth of curricula encompassing science, entrepreneurship, and nutrition. There’s simply nothing like this in America!

Centner Academy

Preschool, Elementary, Middle & High School

At Centner Academy, learning is authentic, complex, and intellectually engaging. Students do real work as authors, artists, inventors, explorers, athletes, and mathematicians. Giving students choice, autonomy, and high expectations for growth, we harness intrinsic motivation as the engine for academic excellence. Our academics are fueled by a strong foundation and emphasis on mindfulness and emotional intelligence.

Through an interdisciplinary and inquiry-based program, students discover and master foundational skills in academic disciplines while learning to grapple with the unknown, embrace multiple perspectives, and create innovative solutions.

Students develop social and emotional skills that promote self-confidence, emotional intelligence, positive communication, and collaboration.

Our students are empowered to be themselves, to embrace learning fully and to contribute to the community as stewards and changemakers. We believe empathetic citizens change the world.

Fast Facts






Our Core Values

Project Based Learning

Our Middle Schoolers participate in Science Fair, Bee Happy Marketplace, Earth Day, Math World Wide Competitions, and Entrepreneurship Activities to help them learn in the real world, not just in classrooms.

Social Emotional Learning

Centner Academy leverages Conscious Discipline and focuses on mindfulness throughout the school day. All of our classrooms have Zen Zones for meditation and our Middle Schoolers actively participate in Big Life journaling to help them reflect and grow.

Differentiated Instruction

We believe in meeting children where they are and helping them grow from there. In Elementary School, we ability group and content-accelerate students based on readiness.

Cross-Curricular Instruction

Our faculty help students connect their learning across subjects by using a literature-based curriculum, and real world mathematics. Our five available language programs also integrate cultural education to help our students develop empathy for people across the world.

Instead of teaching students what to think, we teach them how to think.

Critical Race Theory & Gender Fluidity

As our world continues to shift rapidly, we have now found ourselves in a time of more controlled messaging from the media and unprecedented censorship in the United States. The repeated messaging from the media shapes cultural norms and the way we view social and cultural issues. Rather than jump on board with the mass media’s storyline, we challenge our students to question, research, analyze and consider issues from multiple perspectives before coming to their own conclusions.

For this reason, as a school, WE DO NOT PROMOTE OR TEACH CRITICAL RACE THEORY, Gender Fluidity, or the mainstream narrative surrounding Covid, all hot topics that many schools are now choosing to teach as factual rather than as the theories they are.

After School Programs

  • After Care
  • Functional Exercise
  • Architectural Design
  • Architectural Fashion Design
  • Preschool Art
  • Awesome Science
  • Ballet Preschool
  • Basketball
  • Budokon
  • Cheer and Dance
  • Chess
  • Handwriting Clinic Preschool
  • Homework Help
  • Jewish Studies
  • Keyboarding
  • Lego Robotics
  • Makers Lab
  • Martial A. Preschool
  • Pottery
  • Private Piano 0 Drums Lessons
  • Cooking Around the World
  • Cyber Security 101
  • Drama Club
  • Espo. and Coding
  • French
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Singing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Boxing Fitness (no contact)

Parents Testimonials


“Being the parent of two young girls, it’s very important for me to bring them into a place where they feel comfortable and happy.”

Our Process

Schedule a Tour

Our application process begins with a private tour with a member of the friendly Centner Academy Admissions team. We are looking forward to meeting your family and learning more about your children.


After you fill out our Inquiry Form, we will provide you with access to our Online Admissions Portal.


Prospective students and families will be invited for interviews to make sure our school family is a great fit.


The Admissions Team sends decisions by email. If your family is accepted, you will have two weeks to accept or decline our admission offer and complete the enrollment contract.




Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Preschool Campus

MIAMI, FL 33127

Elementary School Campus

Newly renovated campus (opening soon)

Middle School Campus

MIAMI, FL 33132



[instagram-feed feed=1]
Center Academy

Cultivating Leaders with Heart

Copyright Centner Academy – 2022

Apply Now!

Fill Out the Form Below and Our Human Resources Team Will Be In Touch.