Play. Learn. Grow.


The Padawan Academy

Play is your child's primary expression of social-emotional, linguistic and physical development. At the Padawan Academy, we are building a learning environment that generates wonder and creativity at every turn. We nurture babies to become toddlers and toddlers to become school-ready. Your child will be supported by an educational team experienced in early childhood development and in the use of activity-based curricula.

The Padawan Academy is centrally located in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville. It launches in August 2021 to serve children ages 1 through VPK. We are a private entity partnered with the tuition-free San Jose Schools charter school system. Children who enroll in preschool at the Padawan Academy will be invited to matriculate to San Jose Primary (K-5). In fact, your child could remain with a close-knit group of friends on the same campus from age 1 through 12th grade by progressing from the Padawan Academy through the San Jose Schools. 

Come play, learn and grow with us at the Padawan Academy.

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June 27, 2023

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February 21, 2023

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