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Clearwater Academy International:
Clearwater Academy International (CAI) in Clearwater in Pinellas County is a Preschool, Lower School and Upper School offering grades Pre-K through to 12. One of the distinct differences that parents and students quickly discover about Clearwater Academy International is its overall approach to the subject of education and academics. While the curriculum that a student studies is important there is another key ingredient to a child's success at school. The philosophy at CAI is that one of the most important factors in education is consulting the child's goals and developing a program that best matches their interests and skills.

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Photo of Private School in Clearwater, FLFormer Governor for the State of Florida Lawton Chiles wrote a proclamation that acknowledged Clearwater Academy International as, "one of the TOP TEN schools in the Nation based on their outstanding good examples and service to their community..." Whether you're moving here from across the country, from across the world, or already here and just looking for a better school or more of a challenge, Clearwater Academy International is the place to be.

Mission Statement:
To educate each child to his fullest potential and beyond, graduating with eagerness to take his place in the world and contributing to society in his field(s) of endeavor.

Education Programs:

-Preschool program
- Elementary School program (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
- Middle School program (6th - 8th Grade)
- High School program (9th - 12th Grade)

History of Clearwater Academy:
In Clearwater Academy International, you find twenty years of experience and best practices that have come together to form one of the most unique and effective private schools in Tampa Bay. Three distinct and successful private schools came together in 1997 and founded Clearwater Academy International.

While those three schools had existed successfully on their own prior to the merger they found that coming together they were able to offer a more complete and comprehensive educational experience.

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Address: 801 Drew Street, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida , USA
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