Plato Academy’s Pre-School was founded on the philosophy that all students are entitled to the best education possible. Our mission is to challenge each student through logical and creative thinking skills. Our program is structured to give each student the solid foundation of core values and key educational components needed to prepare them for the next level of their education. We provide an accelerated academic program that challenges them to excel at learning.


100% Ready!


100% of Plato Academy VPK students are determined to be ready for Kindergarten.


Our caring, experienced, highly qualified teachers are dedicated to providing a rich, nurturing environment that will prepare your student for kindergarten. We promote independence in an organized atmosphere, with a daily structured program. We also teach students to work well within a group through listening, sharing, and cooperation. We use an accredited curriculum in the classroom to prepare students for the next level of education and to challenge each student to their fullest potential. We combine Smart Boards, music, imagination, and play with our innovative curriculum.


For the success of each student, our program will require the support of parents, community, administrators, and highly qualified teachers. We strive to create an environment in which all students are cherished and develop memories of compassion, inspiration and affirmation. We further believe that the ultimate learning environment must be full of excitement and fun for all students.


Because we are committed to the individual success of each child, regular assessments are conducted throughout the school year. Through the use of both authentic and developmental assessments, we are able to document learning progress over time and adapt our curriculum to the unique cognitive, social, and emotional needs of each child. Our school curriculum is broad and we offer learning opportunities in the following areas:


Literacy Skills
Outdoor Play
Examining Science & Nature
Music and Movement
Creative learning through hands-on experiences
Commitment to Character
Exploring the World Around Us
Numeracy Skills
Greek Language & Culture
Critical Thinking
Phonological Awareness


Program Features:
Small-group instruction
One-on-one formal assessments to track students’ progress
Group activities to develop social skills
Daily communication between teachers and parents to keep you informed about your child’s day
100% compliance with Pinellas County License Board



Year-Round Care
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:45pm


Contact Information
Emily Ralston
Executive Director of Early Learning and Extended Care School Age Programs
Superior Schools Corporation

2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33765
727.799.1200 ext. 1023

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*Enrollment in our Preschool and/or VPK program DOES NOT guarantee placement in Kindergarten*