About Us


Pineapple Cove Classical Academy is a K-8, tuition-free charter school located in Palm Bay, Florida. We are partnered with the Barney Charter School Initiative of Hillsdale College and offer a high-quality, private school education at no cost to our students.

The Pineapple Cove Classical Academy Founding Board has established the following educational priorities for its students:

  1. Basic cognitive skills: reading/writing/mathematics
  2. Core subjects: English language and literature, history, geography, and government; physical and biological sciences; mathematics.
  3. Other classical subjects: music; art; Latin
  4. Auxiliary subjects: foreign languages, P.E., performing arts, other social sciences
  5. Extracurricular activities to support the mission of the school as defined by the administrative team.

Several very unique innovations characterize Pineapple Cove Classical Academy:

  1. All students will study Latin roots to facilitate reading comprehension and vocabulary and bolster performance in all subjects.
  2. Upper level students will study history mainly through primary source documents to foster analytical skills and essential insight into their culture and heritage.
  3. All students will be trained in study skills such as time management, organization, note taking and research that are essential for building stamina for further academic pursuits.
  4. The intent to instill virtues of character in the lower grades through the classical virtues:  courtesy, perseverance, self-government, service, honesty, and courage. Instruction in the classical virtues (prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude) will be introduced in the upper grades as a continuance of the elementary character program and a necessary support of the classical curriculum.

For more information on our curriculum, please visit our Curriculum page.