Little Highlander Academy


 Little Highlander Academy provides care for children from birth to five.  To register your child, please call the Lake Wales High School office at (863) 678-4222 and the receptionist will connect you to Little Highlander Academy.


Little Highlander Academy offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the needs of each individual child.  Our program encourages a child’s natural desire to learn.  Children engage in hands-on learning activities and benefit from our low student to teacher ratios.  Little Highlander Academy is staffed with experienced teachers holding CDA credentials, director licenses and bachelor degrees.  We provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for children including infants through age five.  Little Highlander Academy follows the Lake Wales Charter School calendar.


We offer a FREE Voluntary Prekindergarten class for children turning 4 before September 1st.   VPK eligibility is based on age and residency.  Our morning VPK program is M-F from 8:30AM to 11:30AM.  We offer a before/after program for VPK children who needed extended care.   For information on how to enroll in VPK, you may visit the Early Learning Coalition website at or by contacting one of the following Early Learning Coalition offices:

Lake Wales: ( 863) 676-3708  – You may schedule an appointment with Mary Rhett at the Lake Wales CareCenter. You must call ahead for an appointment as she does not take walk-ins and is at the Care Center only a couple of days a week.

Winter Haven Early Learning Coalition:  (863) 508-2037

Lakeland Early Learning Coalition:  (863) 577-2450

Hours of Operation

Our program for 2-5 year olds is from 6:45AM to 5:30PM M-F.  Our infant and one year old class is open from 6:45AM to 4:00PM M-F.

For additional information on Little Highlander Academy, please contact  our director, Lisa Davis @ (863) 678-4222 or e-mail her at

What our donors say...

“The time is right to maximize this opportunity by equipping the teachers and students with the latest and best technology. I’m optimistic that this gift will allow everyone — administrators, teachers and students — to realize their full potential.” – Anonymous donor, after giving $1 million to Lake Wales High School, March 2011

What our students say...

Here are some words our students use describe us: “Respectful, awesome, outgoing, caring, adventurous, loving, wonderful, unique, creative, and hands-on.” Come visit us and let us know what word you’d like to add to the list!

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