Welcome to Puzzle Box Academy!
Puzzle Box Academy (PBA) is a private school in Brevard County, Florida, for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. PBA is the first kindergarten through 8th grade school in Florida to provide the Morningside Academy Curriculum and teaching style; in addition to following the Florida State Standards. The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction combines well-designed instructional materials, fast-paced classroom presentation, and focused practice to fluency. The results are expert and confident learners who apply skills and strategies to think about the world around them, continue to learn on their own, and solve problems of daily living. Each classroom is equipped with the latest in classroom technology, using interactive SMART boards for visual learners. PBA believes in a hands-on learning approach to schooling and is a year-round program that is open for academic session from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. After 1:00 pm, the school is available for enrichment activities, academic tutoring, and therapeutic treatment.
Puzzle Box Academy currently:
- Serving Children and Adolescents affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Kindergarten through 8th Grade)
- Running a Year-Round School Model (students have 7 weeks off dispersed throughout the 12 month school year)
- Has Staff who are highly qualified and continue to participate in current professional development
- Has a Full Day Program
- Offers Before and After Care Including Drop off at 7:30 a.m. and pick up by 5:30 p.m.
- Low student to adult ratio
- Fundraising events support the student’s individualized tuition
- McKay, Gardiner (formerly PLSA)
Located in Palm Bay (Space Coast), Florida: Site offers an over-sized occupational therapy room, classroom libraries, technology (classroom iPad labs), student-friendly kitchen, and large classrooms.
Our Core Values
The mission of Puzzle Box Academy is to provide comprehensive, individualized, science-based education not otherwise available in our community. We believe children with autism and other developmental delays deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. The school’s curriculum provides effective treatment and education programs to children and their families based on Applied Behavior Analysis accompanied with Speech and Occupational Therapy.
Puzzle Box Academy was founded in 2014 in the State of Florida by a mother of a child with Autism who saw the need for high-quality early intervention in Brevard county. Through her journey, she has set out to provide a school where families can rely on their children getting the special attention the child deserves without the obstacles most families face with an exceptional education student. "Families should be able to focus on what is important at home; confidence, security, love and acceptance of our children's quirks. Families should not have to battle the system for the special environments their children need to thrive."