The Magnolia School Inc. is a private, nonprofit school founded in 1985 and incorporated in 1987. We are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, we are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions from groups and individuals. A paid director and a volunteer board of directors oversee the operation of the school.
The school is divided into primary (K-2), intermediate (3-5) and middle (6-8) school groups. K-5 is in one building and the middle school is next door. Both are housed in formerly private homes. Each group has two dedicated teachers and there also are specialists for reading, math, speech, language and art.
Parents are a part of the education team at Magnolia and volunteer in myriad ways, from helping teach in areas where they have a special expertise (science, music, writing), to sharing their interests and abilities with students and teachers.
The school has a very active and involved Parent Teacher Organization. Every parent/guardian is considered a member of the PTO and is encouraged to attend PTO meetings and to actively participate in PTO activities. In general, the PTO provides funding for teacher bonuses, instruction, the cross-country team, playground equipment and public-relations activities.
The Magnolia School satisfied the requirements of the Florida Department of Education to participate in the John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program and the Florida Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Program. We are a Title 1 participating school and we keep accurate and up-to-date attendance and health records. The school complies with the Ethics in Education Act.