The Future is Bright!

Welcome to Colossal Academy

A Micro Middle School


What We Offer

 21st Century Education For 21st Century Kids!

Colossal Academy is an award-winning innovative micro-school for curious and active tweens and teens. Located in the M.A.S.S District in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Colossal Academy students engage in  

hands-on learning experiences. This progressive Montessori-inspired Middle School uses project-based approaches so that students are actively engaged with their education.  Colossal Academy balances curriculum rigor as an affiliate of the accreditated FLVS (Florida Virtual School) and practical life skills to help children self-actualize. Practical life skills are learned through gardening/ permaculture, surfing, skateboarding, Home Economics, and Social Emotional Learning. Students can choose to be on a hybrid school model or a full 5-day program. 

As a VELA Education Fund Next Step Grant and Yass STOP Award Quarterfinalist, Colossal Academy delivers 21st Century, innovative education that is transformative and outstanding. Students not only score in the highest percentile, nationally amongst their peers, but they are improving their overall happiness and taking social entrepreneurship to a new level. 

Colossal Academy is a unique option

Place-Based Learning

Farm Days at Colossal Academy

Why this mom enrolled her son

Emergent Learning 

Due to the small class size, each child's interests are able to be seen, cultivated, and explored. We welcome questions that lead to the process of inquiry so that we can follow the interest of the learner vs. the traditional classroom. 

Real Life Education 

Students engage in cooking, farming, organizational skills, drafting, website development, and video editing and so much more. These skills are highly transferable and desirable for the 21st Century! 

Place-Based Education

Colossal Academy spends a great deal of time in and around the community at parks, libraries, beaches, skateparks, museums, etc. PBE connects students to the natural world. 


Colossal Academy encourages and embraces students and families of all religions, races, genders, orientations, and abilities. 

Latest News 

Patria D.

Colossal Academy changed our trajectory in the exact ways I have been praying for for years.

Tara J.

Ms. Shiren has brought a spark to my child’s eyes that had faded in traditional school and ignited his love of learning. She has brought on equally brilliant teachers to teach various subjects. It feels like the school you could only dream of coming to fruition.

Kristin C.

I was constantly searching for an curriculum that went beyond teaching core subjects. I wanted an education that cultivates gifts and skills in order to contribute positively to our society. I have found that curriculum through Colossal Academy.

Parent Testimonials

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