Our Academics

We believe in creative solutions on a pathway to great endeavors! Our team is research driven and will academically challenge our students using a wide variety of curriculum. We provide an educational program that meets each child's unique needs and seeks to develop individualized skill programs. We have a team approach with dedicated educational specialists, teachers, instructional assistants, and parents. Together we work to support our students on their path to lifelong learning. We provide programs in many areas including:

  • Hands-on learning activities

  • Literature-based instruction

  • Enrichment classes such as art, physical education, gardening, and technology

  • Social and emotional growth

  • Sensory focused activities

  • Life skills and safety classes

  • Small class sizes with a ratio ranging from 3:1 to 1:1 as needed

Core Curriculum Includes:

Science
Social Studies
Language Arts
Mathematics
Music
Art

Administrator Qualifications

Melbourne:  BS, Psychology; MS, Behavior Analysis                       

                    20+ years of public and private professional education experience

Ocala:         BA, Elementary Education; MS, Educational Leadership

                   16+ years of public and private professional education experience

                   Endorsements: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Exceptional Student Education,                                                      English for Speakers of Other Languages

                                           

Teacher Qualifications

In compliance with section 1002.421(1)(h) of the Florida Statutes, The Sonder Academy will only employ or contract with teachers who hold baccalaureate or higher degrees, have at least three years of teaching experience in public or private schools, or have special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in subjects taught.