Serving Tampa Bay‘s Advanced and Gifted Learners Since 1983.


Our lakefront, environmentally rich campus has been active continuously since August, following months of hard work preparing for the school year.  Our small classes and expanded number of classrooms, both inside and on our tree-shaded grounds, allow us to provide on-campus learning.

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  • The Lee Academy Experience

    “You have given him the inspiration to use his imagination, opportunity to be a responsible leader and freedom to express his opinions.

  • Philosophy

    Our philosophy at Lee Academy is straightforward: We strive to empower children to strengthen their gifts, pursue their passions and reach their potential.

  • Admissions

    Parents are invited to contact the school to arrange a date and time to tour the campus and meet with the director, Jennifer Deitz.

  • Int’l Students

Our Students

Lee Academy students are curious, internally motivated, self directed, independent learners who think outside the box. They enjoy a challenge and love learning. Our graduates do well at prestigious universities and colleges throughout the country. Our values of respect and compassion prepare our students well for the future.

Our Campus

We have created a responsive learning environment at Lee. The natural setting of our campus, with its open spaces, trees, grass, lake, garden and animals, promotes a mode of relaxation and reduction of stress. We have several outdoor classroom areas around our campus and an outdoor theater area which is used throughout the year for performances.

A Personalized Approach

All students are different and learn and develop in different ways. At Lee Academy there is no “one size fits all” approach. Our small class size permits our teachers to get to know students as individuals, to find out about their talents, interests and passions. This enables us to individualize curricula to enable students to progress at a faster rate.