What if school was designed to prepare children for the unique challenges of the future, rather than the familiar problems of the past?
That’s the question that inspired Roberto and Candy Ortega to found KLA Academy, the flagship preschool-grade five school powered by their network of Reggio Emilia-inspired KLA Schools.
The Ortegas envisioned a school grounded in research yet flexible and child-centered; a place where learning aligns with different stages of child development in order to grow kind, empathetic, resilient citizens of the world.
This is that school. More than a state-of-the-art building, more than a pioneering educational philosophy, KLA Academy is a holistic program that inspires students to become dynamic thinkers, creative collaborators, and motivated learners who follow their passions to remarkable futures.
This is Purpose, Pursued.
In 2008, KLA Academy started as a small preschool in Brickell. There was such a demand for a continuation of our program, that in 2017, we expanded into elementary years. We opened one grade per year and by 2022, we graduated our first-ever 5th Grade class. I couldn't be prouder of how far we've come!Candy Ortega, Founder, KLA Academy and KLA Schools