Sweetwater Episcopal Academy is a small independent Episcopal school, founded in 1984 and located in Longwood, Florida (20 minutes north of Orlando). Our school offers a strong academic curriculum, motivating enrichment programs, small class sizes and over 25 years of academic excellence for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5.
The Sweetwater Episcopal Academy family delivers academic and enrichment excellence in a loving environment guided by Christian values.
Sweetwater Episcopal Academy is accredited by:
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
- We strive to make Sweetwater Episcopal Academy—The “Kind Zone” - A learning and loving environment where along with the academics, we teach respect and responsibility.
- Sweetwater Episcopal Academy is a Christian school which teaches respect and acceptance of the religious and cultural diversity in our community.
- We believe it is our responsibility to provide a positive learning environment in which all feel physically and emotionally secure.
- We encourage our students to achieve excellence in both scholarship and character through developing self discipline, integrity, compassion, good manners, and friendship in their work and activities.
- It is our objective to fulfill the intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional potential of every child by instilling a sense of worth that comes with purpose, direction, commitment, and success.
- We strive to teach children to think and solve problems, to write and speak effectively, to learn and apply knowledge, and to work cooperatively with each other.
- We believe that an effective and excellent education for youth is the best investment in the future.
A hands– on curriculum based on age appropriate software, digital cameras, and Internet sources prepare students to function in a technology literate world. Teachers provide significant learning opportunities for using technology in a safe computing environment. Classroom teachers schedule computer activities during open lab periods for their students to work on various projects that are integrated with what students are learning in the classroom. Computer use is extended beyond the lab and into the regular classrooms through the use of twenty wireless laptops. Each classroom is equipped with LCD Projectors coupled with state of the art wireless laptops. Grades 1-5 have SMART Boards to enhance lesson presentation and interactive learning in the classrooms. Digital cameras are used by the 4th and 5th graders to create multi-media projects.
SEA is situated on Lake Brantley which provides our students a unique opportunity to engage in nature. Our PE program for 4th and 5th grade students includes canoeing. Under a hammock of majestic oak trees our students play and learn and witness nature's majesty on a daily basis.
Under the direction of Coach John Driscoll, SEA's Chess Club has received numerous awards.
The academic curriculum is integrated across the different subject areas with both core academic and enrichment classes. Each enrichment teacher plans their lessons based on the units of study being conducted by each core curriculum teacher at each grade level. The enrichment curriculum is designed to enhance and highlight subjects of study being taught in each classroom. In this way students receive a well-rounded study in each content area. Enrichment classes, which are part of each student's weekly school curriculum, includes:
- Creative Writing (3rd - 5th)
- Library Media Center
- Physical Education (Indoor gymnasium, Swimming, Canoeing (4th and 5th grades)
- Weekly Religion & Chapel