Tuition Free Charter School

Welcome to Pinellas Preparatory Academy.

PPA was founded as a school that would concentrate on encouraging creativity and humanistic ethics in students.  The school, originally called Love of Learning, opened its doors in August 2002 with sixty students, four full-time teachers, and four part-time instructors.  The founding Board of Directors was reconstituted so the majority of seats are held by parents of current students.  In the spring of 2003, the Board voted to change the name to its current name, Pinellas Preparatory Academy.  Today, our staff is comprised of over thirty teachers and over four hundred students. 

We are a High Performing, “A” rated, tuition free, Pinellas County public charter school of choice.  Pinellas Preparatory Academy is designed for students with potential for creativity, emotional growth, and leadership. The school focuses on developing the talents of each student, while emphasizing high academic standards. Our academic program is rigorous in preparing our students and incorporates regular use of cooperative learning. High School credit courses are offered in the areas of English, Spanish, and Mathematics to our eighth graders. 

When prospective families visit Pinellas Preparatory Academy, they immediately feel the sense of community.  We take pride in offering a nurturing environment with a sense of family where our students receive a rigorous education that develops their academic, social, and emotional growth. 

Once again, I welcome and invite you to learn more about us.

Amanda Matsumoto-Roberts, Principal

Welcome From the Principal