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Pinellas Preparatory Academy, Inc. consists of two separate schools, Pinellas Preparatory Academy (grades 4-8), founded in 2002 and Pinellas Primary Academy (PPA, Jr. serving grades K-3), founded in 2011. Both schools are housed in our own facility (shared) and are conveniently located at 2300 S. Belcher Rd., Largo, Florida. We are centrally located and close to Highway 19 and I-275, allowing easy access for families throughout Pinellas County.

As public schools there are no other requirements for admission. However, we encourage parents to evaluate what we have to offer to ensure it will be a good match for your child before applying to ensure we are a match for your child’s educational needs as we are designed with rigorous curriculum for the highly motivated student.

We believe we will provide an excellent education, however, we realize that we are not a match for all children or all families.  We are designed to meet the needs of students who are very highly motivated and willing to put forth effort into their education, are willing to accept and adhere to our school’s expectations, and families that are involved with their children's education.

We are proud of our facility and are happy to offer tours to potential students and their families. Please call our office to schedule the tour.

Contact Information

Pinellas Preparatory Academy
Pinellas Primary Academy

2300 S. Belcher Road
Largo, FL 33771 

Phone: (727) 536-3600
Fax: (727) 536-3661

Location

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School Hours

Monday through Friday

PPA, Jr. (K-3)        8:15am – 2:30pm

Prep (4-5)            8:00am – 2:40pm

Prep (6-8)            8:00am – 2:50pm

School Calendar

Highlights

Year founded: Prep 2002, Primary (PPA, Jr.) 2011
Mascot: The Phoenix
Colors: Red, yellow, and blue 

School Information

  • 47 Classrooms
  • Library and a computer lab
  • Two large multi-purpose rooms (cafeteria/auditorium)
  • Hot lunch line
  • Two outdoor fields, large covered court, and playground with equipment
  • Two separate health rooms for varying grade levels
  • 72,000 square foot owned facility

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Testimonials

We feel this is, by far, the best school for our child. She is challenged, nurtured and very well cared for.

Anonymous

I could not have selected a better school for my son Maxwell. I love the fact that he is challenged each day to become a better student. The project based learning model really helps him connect what he learns in the classroom to the “real world”. The teachers are wonderful and really care about student success. PPA is an awesome school!

Heather Dixon

We absolutely adore PPA. School isn't just about the lead teachers who have our children every day - it's the specialists, the office staff, the librarian, etc, that make a child's school experience complete. PPA's entire staff is caring, competent, and capable. That is VERY hard to find in a school. You hold families to your expectations, which makes the school exemplary. Thank you for an amazing year. I look forward to having my little Kindergartener begin in the fall, and continuing my boys at Prep!!

Anonymous

I am so thankful for such a wonderful school and staff. The students are challenged and seem to be on a higher level academically than traditional public schools. I recommend this school to others regularly.

Anonymous

I have been at PPA since fourth grade and I feel like I never want to leave. All of our teachers are amazing and I have learned so much from all of them. My 8th grade classes are definitely preparing me to be successful in high school.

Cassidy Glenn

We love PPA and feel truly blessed that our children have the opportunity to attend such an awesome school. Thanks to all the teachers and staff for making learning such a wonderful experience for our children.

Anonymous

I love the school. I really enjoy going to PPA every day and learning. I also love the variety of clubs and activities the school offers. PPA is fantastic!

Maxwell Dixon

I noticed an immediate difference between Pinellas Preparatory Academy/Pinellas Primary Academy and other schools. The entire staff - not just the teachers - invest their time and energy into the school to make it an amazing learning environment. Everyone who deals with my children during the day, from the lead teacher to the cafeteria assistant, makes a positive difference in their lives. The staff, specialists, teachers and principals work tirelessly to make this school outstanding. Not only do my three children feel warm and welcome in this school, they also receive an amazing education. PPA doesn't "teach to the test" - they expose my children to all pertinent subjects and are able to incorporate project-based learning, "specials" such as music and spanish, and PE and recess into the day. All of this happens without the children feeling overwhelmed or rushed. I recommend PPA to anyone and everyone!

Kimberly Sullivan

PPA is the expensive private school that I couldn't afford to send my daughter to. You challenge my daughter and provide her with a disciplined atmosphere. What more could I ask for. Great Job!

Anonymous

Pinellas Preparatory Academy is an A+ all around! Since 2007, the curriculum, clubs and sports have enhanced my children's education at PPA. But, to be completely honest, it has been the high standards of behavior and character development that has influenced our decision to choose this top notch school for all 4 of our children. The staff, teachers, and administrators have always been engaging, encouraging, kind, and consistent in expecting the best from my children and protecting the learning environment of our safe school. I couldn't ask for more from an educational team! The Varner Family loves PPA and PPA, Jr!

Mrs. Varner

We feel this is, by far, the best school for our child. She is challenged, nurtured and very well cared for.

Anonymous

I love the school. I really enjoy going to PPA every day and learning. I also love the variety of clubs and activities the school offers. PPA is fantastic!

Maxwell Dixon

I noticed an immediate difference between Pinellas Preparatory Academy/Pinellas Primary Academy and other schools. The entire staff - not just the teachers - invest their time and energy into the school to make it an amazing learning environment. Everyone who deals with my children during the day, from the lead teacher to the cafeteria assistant, makes a positive difference in their lives. The staff, specialists, teachers and principals work tirelessly to make this school outstanding. Not only do my three children feel warm and welcome in this school, they also receive an amazing education. PPA doesn't "teach to the test" - they expose my children to all pertinent subjects and are able to incorporate project-based learning, "specials" such as music and spanish, and PE and recess into the day. All of this happens without the children feeling overwhelmed or rushed. I recommend PPA to anyone and everyone!

Kimberly Sullivan

Pinellas Preparatory Academy is an A+ all around! Since 2007, the curriculum, clubs and sports have enhanced my children's education at PPA. But, to be completely honest, it has been the high standards of behavior and character development that has influenced our decision to choose this top notch school for all 4 of our children. The staff, teachers, and administrators have always been engaging, encouraging, kind, and consistent in expecting the best from my children and protecting the learning environment of our safe school. I couldn't ask for more from an educational team! The Varner Family loves PPA and PPA, Jr!

Mrs. Varner

We love PPA and feel truly blessed that our children have the opportunity to attend such an awesome school. Thanks to all the teachers and staff for making learning such a wonderful experience for our children.

Anonymous

I could not have selected a better school for my son Maxwell. I love the fact that he is challenged each day to become a better student. The project based learning model really helps him connect what he learns in the classroom to the “real world”. The teachers are wonderful and really care about student success. PPA is an awesome school!

Heather Dixon

I have been at PPA since fourth grade and I feel like I never want to leave. All of our teachers are amazing and I have learned so much from all of them. My 8th grade classes are definitely preparing me to be successful in high school.

Cassidy Glenn

PPA is the expensive private school that I couldn't afford to send my daughter to. You challenge my daughter and provide her with a disciplined atmosphere. What more could I ask for. Great Job!

Anonymous

I am so thankful for such a wonderful school and staff. The students are challenged and seem to be on a higher level academically than traditional public schools. I recommend this school to others regularly.

Anonymous

We absolutely adore PPA. School isn't just about the lead teachers who have our children every day - it's the specialists, the office staff, the librarian, etc, that make a child's school experience complete. PPA's entire staff is caring, competent, and capable. That is VERY hard to find in a school. You hold families to your expectations, which makes the school exemplary. Thank you for an amazing year. I look forward to having my little Kindergartener begin in the fall, and continuing my boys at Prep!!

Anonymous

Pinellas Preparatory Academy is an A+ all around! Since 2007, the curriculum, clubs and sports have enhanced my children's education at PPA. But, to be completely honest, it has been the high standards of behavior and character development that has influenced our decision to choose this top notch school for all 4 of our children. The staff, teachers, and administrators have always been engaging, encouraging, kind, and consistent in expecting the best from my children and protecting the learning environment of our safe school. I couldn't ask for more from an educational team! The Varner Family loves PPA and PPA, Jr!

Mrs. Varner

I could not have selected a better school for my son Maxwell. I love the fact that he is challenged each day to become a better student. The project based learning model really helps him connect what he learns in the classroom to the “real world”. The teachers are wonderful and really care about student success. PPA is an awesome school!

Heather Dixon

PPA is the expensive private school that I couldn't afford to send my daughter to. You challenge my daughter and provide her with a disciplined atmosphere. What more could I ask for. Great Job!

Anonymous

We love PPA and feel truly blessed that our children have the opportunity to attend such an awesome school. Thanks to all the teachers and staff for making learning such a wonderful experience for our children.

Anonymous

I have been at PPA since fourth grade and I feel like I never want to leave. All of our teachers are amazing and I have learned so much from all of them. My 8th grade classes are definitely preparing me to be successful in high school.

Cassidy Glenn

We feel this is, by far, the best school for our child. She is challenged, nurtured and very well cared for.

Anonymous

I am so thankful for such a wonderful school and staff. The students are challenged and seem to be on a higher level academically than traditional public schools. I recommend this school to others regularly.

Anonymous

We absolutely adore PPA. School isn't just about the lead teachers who have our children every day - it's the specialists, the office staff, the librarian, etc, that make a child's school experience complete. PPA's entire staff is caring, competent, and capable. That is VERY hard to find in a school. You hold families to your expectations, which makes the school exemplary. Thank you for an amazing year. I look forward to having my little Kindergartener begin in the fall, and continuing my boys at Prep!!

Anonymous

I noticed an immediate difference between Pinellas Preparatory Academy/Pinellas Primary Academy and other schools. The entire staff - not just the teachers - invest their time and energy into the school to make it an amazing learning environment. Everyone who deals with my children during the day, from the lead teacher to the cafeteria assistant, makes a positive difference in their lives. The staff, specialists, teachers and principals work tirelessly to make this school outstanding. Not only do my three children feel warm and welcome in this school, they also receive an amazing education. PPA doesn't "teach to the test" - they expose my children to all pertinent subjects and are able to incorporate project-based learning, "specials" such as music and spanish, and PE and recess into the day. All of this happens without the children feeling overwhelmed or rushed. I recommend PPA to anyone and everyone!

Kimberly Sullivan

I love the school. I really enjoy going to PPA every day and learning. I also love the variety of clubs and activities the school offers. PPA is fantastic!

Maxwell Dixon

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