Now enrolling elementary and middle school wrestlers and football players.
"Average is not an option."
“The Academy Way” requires student-athletes to mature by encouraging them to take responsibility for their learning and behavior, instilling values such as accountability, honesty, and self-reflection.
"The Academy Way" provides student-athletes with opportunities to work independently, collaborate with peers, and develop their leadership skills while teaching them how to manage their time, set goals, and prioritize their work.
"The Academy Way" emphasizes the importance of accountability, teaching students that their actions have consequences and that they are responsible for their successes and failures.
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"As parents, we discovered, that [THE ACADEMY 3A] was the missing link in our childrens’ academic success."
"Gino received academic scholarships from some of the top catholic schools in the state."
"Max entered The Academy 3A a boy and came out a MAN."
Student-athletes must be committed to hard work and believe that "good is not good enough" and that "average is not an option."
Parents must be committed to "THE ACADEMY WAY." They must be able to "let go." And they must trust the process, the coaches, and the teachers.
We believe in our students, and in turn, they believe in themselves.
Our students are far more than the labels the traditional educational system assigned them.
We remind our students with "learning disabilities" that they are simply students who learn differently.
Our innovative approach to education is made possible through Interdisciplinary Project Based Instruction (IPBL) that combines academic subjects and gives students a broader perspective and a more profound learning experience. It also makes the instructional program of studies more flexible and efficient, enabling students to progress through the curriculum faster and creating more meaningful learning experiences.
The school year starts the second Monday in September (after Labor Day) and ends the third Friday in June. The calendar is flexible, providing days off for traveling to tournaments, etc.
The school day starts at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm. Student-athletes receive up to 2.5 hours per day of live, in-person instruction and up to 2.5 hours of sport-specific and strength development instruction and training.
THE ACADEMY 3A is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Being a nonprofit enables us to keep our tuition affordable at $825 per month from September through June.
This rate is equivalent to $5.90 per hour for academic instruction, sport-specific training, and strength training.
THE ACADEMY 3A provides financial need-based scholarship opportunities for student-athletes who qualify.
THE ACADEMY 3A does not provide transportation. However, many families create carpools.
Email: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our academic and athletic programs.