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Bethune Academy8

Haines City, FL | Polk County

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January 4, 2015


Bethune is a K-8 Magnet school which provides a private school STEM education within a public school. The entire staff strives to incorporate real world hands-on learning STEM lessons and opportunities for our cadets. Bethune provides an aggressive curriculum while not sacrificing school assemblies, educational events, festivals and field trip opportunities creating memories that will last a lifetime. The school also provides a host of extracurricular clubs such as but not limited to: Ba Sound, BA Music Ensemble, Drum Line, Gifted Program, Strings Orchestra, Chess Team, Zumba, Safety Patrol, Recycling Team, etc.

Submitted by a parent

October 3, 2014


School staff are all Over the top champions for the students. We were fortunate to have our son in Bethune Academy. The AR reading program encourage by Mrs Akers has made our son a frequent, independant reader. Also the Chess program has helped build positive character and confidence in our Bethune Academy Cadet. BA develops better students because the enviroment is set to make learning top priority!

Submitted by a parent

August 12, 2010


My son just finished Kindergarten and will be moving to 1st grde and I'm excited because he has learnt so much, the staff cares for your child, and pays attention to each child and their needs to make a great school. They're just AWESOME, can't find words to describe...lol

Submitted by a parent

May 4, 2010


Out of five elementary schools that my sons have attended in Lake and Polk counties, Bethune Academy is by far the best! It has the most caring staff, outstanding teachers who have been there a long time, and Mrs. Fredericks, the music teacher, is phenomenal. They expect a lot of the students, and get a lot in return. They give the children great opportunities, help them love learning, and have lots of school pride. An amazing school!

Submitted by a parent

March 22, 2007


Where to begin? The teachers are among the best you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. They are caring but stern at the same time. The principal is the heart of Bethune Academy. Mrs. Knowles brings warmth, compassion and discipline that makes every student adore her. At one point, we considered moving to a nearby town. However, the thought of leaving Bethune was enough to keep us here. I have always felt safe each time I dropped my children off. The office staff always greet you with a smile. As a parent, your concerns are never dismissed. You won't find a school better than Bethune.

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September 19, 2006


My daughter just started Bethune Academy and I must say I have seen a great improvement in her work. She has homework everyday except fridays, which is their spelling test days. The parent teacher correspondence is great.

Submitted by a parent

May 25, 2006


Yes, this school is in a bad area, but that has no impact on the level of education in this wonderful school. Both of my children attend this school.

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May 25, 2006


My daughter is in 3rd grade at Bethune Academy. We have had experience with 5 elementary schools and Bethune Academy is at the top of our list, in great schools, if you are considering it, do it, you will not be disapointed.

Submitted by a parent

January 22, 2006


Great school with teaches who really care about the students.

Submitted by a parent

August 8, 2005


School is supposed to be an A school. Location of school is not in a good area.

Submitted by a parent

April 5, 2005


My child has attended Bethune Academy since Kindergarten and she graduated from Bethune last year. All of her teachers were extremely qualified and prepared her for the challenges she is facing in middle school. The principal and office staff are very friendly and conscientious. WOW! I would recommend to every parent to apply to attend this wonderful school!

Submitted by a parent

April 30, 2004


Both of my children have attended Bethune for several years. I have been very happy with the educational excellence Bethune has provided them. I could not have asked for more educated, compassionate teachers then they have had at this school. I had considered sending both of them to private schools in kindergarten but chose not to when they were accepted into Bethune. I have never regretted my decision to send them to Bethune over a private school. I feel we are very fortunate in Haines City to have such an excellent school!

Submitted by a parent

January 26, 2004


We almost moved out of Polk County for the lack of good schools. This school came highly recommended to us. Our son was accepted so we purchased a new house and plan to stay for a long time. He is doing great. The staff and principal are extraordinary. Mrs. Pruitt is a wonderful teacher. We are so thankful that our son got in! FYI The transportation system has serious problems. Consider driving your children.

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