Optima Classical Academy Gladiolus

Announcement from the Executive Director

To ensure we provide the best possible educational experience, the opening of Optima Classical Academy Gladiolus has been delayed. This additional time will allow us to exceed our high standards of excellence and deliver an unparalleled learning environment.

Our team is hard at work preparing for this grand opening. We are meticulously enhancing our facilities, assembling a world-class team of educators and administrators, and crafting exceptional opportunities for our future scholars.

We eagerly anticipate providing tuition-free classical education in Lee County and look forward to welcoming you soon. Stay tuned for more updates!


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Welcome to Optima Classical Academy (OCA), Fort Myers’ new tuition-free, K-8 school that delivers content rich and virtuous education. Our unique approach to classical curriculum fosters a natural love for learning and thinking based on fundamental truths that are good, true and beautiful. Students learn about historical events, characters, stories, fables, myths, scientific facts, and mathematical proofs. Furthermore, they read the classics as whole books in great depth and learn to approach books both with motivation to learn and courage to question.

At OCA, what sets us apart is not only what we teach but how we teach. On top of providing our teachers with extra professional development, we also enrich our classroom studies by employing modern technology thus bridging the time-tested approach with classical application. Students at OCA will have access to state-of-the-art computer labs and virtual reality labs to enhance lessons and engage with course material on a new level.

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The Best School For Fort Myers Families

Best Curriculum

Optima Classical Academy uses Core Knowledge curriculum, differing from the Common Core in technique and focus. In the Core Knowledge approach, students engage in memorization and repetition early to earn a deep well of understanding.

Best Facilities

Our campus at the corner of Gladiolus and Summerlin will include a state-of-the-art school facility, sports field, room for a future gymnasium, and much more. Inside we equip our students with the tools they need to embark on a lifelong journey of intellectual exploration and growth.

Best Quality

We provide students with access to cutting-edge technology and comprehensive resources. Our educational approach is built upon the pillars of virtue, each one serving as a foundation for personal growth, meaningful interactions, and a lasting positive impact on the world.