Western Academy Charter School Closes on Purchase of Larger Facility to Support Planned Growth


Closing Marks Exciting Growth Opportunity for a Well-Established, High-Quality Educational Program

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL (DEC. 31, 2021) – Western Academy Charter School today announced it has closed on its purchase of a 61,566 square foot space at 12031 Southern Boulevard in The Village of Royal Palm Beach, just one mile from its current location. The acquisition will enable Western Academy to consolidate operations into one facility, expand enrollment, and enhance the award-winning academics and services it provides to students in the local community.

Western Academy Charter School officially opened in September 2003 with a mission to equip all children with the skills necessary for success on both an educational and social level. The school’s curriculum, which currently serves 510 Kindergarten through 8th grade students, addresses the whole child through a multi sensory approach to learning. The school has consistently earned recognition for its successful programs and outcomes, including:

  • Florida State Rating of “A,” every year since 2006
  • Florida School of Excellence designation for scoring in the top 20% of all schools in the state, since 2017
  • Florida High Performing Charter School for excellent academic performance and school governance, since 2011
  • FDOE 5 Star Award for community involvement and service, since 2010
  • Project CHILD National Demonstration Site model school, since 2011
  • FDOE Green School of Excellence for the high-level of green initiatives and reduce, reuse, and recycle school activities, since 2016

“This is really a dream come true!” said Executive Director Linda Terranova, Western Academy Charter School. “Just as our 20th anniversary approaches, we will be growing into a larger facility with programs and services to provide even more local children with the high quality education for which we are known. We are all very excited.”

Western Academy Charter School’s philosophy centers on the belief that both the family and the community are essential participants in the education of children, and that together, they help children become socially adept individuals with self confidence, self respect, compassion and respect for others and their community.

The move will support the school’s four-year growth plan to an enrollment of 800 Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Located in Royal Palm Beach, Western Academy Charter School serves students who reside in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Western Lake Worth and Lantana. The school will increase the enrollment in phases to ensure its unique and positive school culture is maintained as it grows.

Now that the purchase is complete, the school will begin interior renovations and improvements. The new building will be open for the start of the 22/23 school year. The Village Council recently approved Western Academy’s plan noting that the project is beneficial to the community.


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