A Sandor Wiener School of Opportunity since 2001



        Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Register my child?

To receive information about how to register your child in ACE Academy, please contact your local campus. 

What Makes Ace Academy a Choice for Excellence?

What Curriculum Does Ace Academy Implement?

Ace Academy School is dedicated to providing a personalized learning experience for each child by utilizing the versatile High Scope curriculum across all our campuses. Our teachers have the freedom to customize lesson plans to best meet the unique needs of every student, ensuring a tailored and effective educational approach.

Does Ace Academy offer additional Specialized Curriculum?
Yes! Ace Academy School provides a range of specialized programs, such as functional life skills, adapted physical education, arts, music, social skills, and life skills, in addition to our academic curriculum.
What Therapy Services are Available?

Ace Academy School, based on eligibility and availability, offers the following: 

  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
Who Is Eligible for Ace Academy?

At ACE Academy we welcome all individuals including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These may include the following:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Speech Delays
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
Are Scholarships Available?

Ace Academy, a private school, participates in the Step Up for Students scholarship program to assist with tuition payments. For further details, please reach out to your nearest campus. They can provide you with more information on the scholarship application process and eligibility criteria.

Are there Career Opportunities

Do you love helping people and being a part of a team! Join a team that makes a difference. The Arc of South Florida is seeking candidates who are energetic, compassionate, caring individuals who want to help others and have a positive impact on the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

Click Here Apply and View Current Job Opportunities

The Arc of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Our Mission & Vision

ACE Academy offers a pioneering educational experience tailored to students with disabilities from PreK through 12th grade. With a fusion of contemporary social, educational, and therapeutic philosophies, our qualified and compassionate staff provide a comprehensive curriculum that caters to the holistic development of each individual. Our friendly and nurturing learning environment ensures that every student’s social, educational, and therapeutic needs are met with care and attention. At ACE Academy, we are committed to fostering a supportive atmosphere where every student can flourish.

Our Philosophy

The foundation of The Arc’s Children and Youth philosophy revolves around a few key principles. Firstly, we recognize the paramount importance of the family in a student’s life, striving to involve them actively in education and therapy. Secondly, we firmly believe in the inherent capacity of all children, regardless of their developmental stage, to learn and evolve into more productive individuals. Thirdly, we advocate for active learning and meaningful interaction with both people and the environment as pivotal to the learning process.

North Campus Contact Information Information

Principal: Dana Diffin

Address: 3450 NW 199 St. Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Phone: 305-623-9631

School Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM – 4 PM | Closed Weekends

Central Campus Contact Information Information

Principal: Irma Alvarez

Address: 11025 SW 84 St. Cottage 10. Miami FL 33173

Phone: 305-279-3064

 School Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM – 4 PM | Closed Weekends

South Campus Contact Information Information

Principal: Maria Barros

Address: 303 West Palm Dr. Florida City, FL 33034

Phone: 786-650-2030

School Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM – 4 PM | Closed Weekends


Years Established

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  • What does ACE mean to me? ACE Academy means the world to me and my daughter Olivia. She has been attending school at ACE for about 5 years and I can certainly tell you that they have helped my daughter in countless ways. They are always by our side through our many ups and downs with Olivia and Autism’s challenges. Even when Olivia is having a bad day, she is treated with respect and no judgement. She can come back the next day to start fresh and if we need to tweak something to make her and everyone work better, the teachers and staff are more than willing to help make it work. I am so grateful for Ms. Angelica and staff for their unlimited patience with Olivia. And last but definitely not least, Dana makes our experience at ACE completely wonderful. Always willing to make adjustments for Olivia to be successful in class and always wants to see her going home happy and I am extremely grateful for that. Thank you all for the amazing work you all do!

    Soledad Saporitto

  • I wanted to take a moment to express my profound gratitude for the exceptional service and the incredibly caring and loving staff and teachers at ACE Academy.

    Since my son Anthony began attending your school at the age of 3, he has received nothing but the utmost care, attention, and support. It's truly heartwarming to see the dedication and compassion with which the staff and teachers approach their roles every day.

    Their unwavering commitment to providing a nurturing and supportive environment for children with special needs is truly commendable. The love and patience they exhibit has made a significant difference in my son's life and development, and for that, I am forever grateful.

    I cannot thank you enough for the positive impact you have had on our son. Knowing that my he is in such capable and caring hands gives me immense peace of mind.

    Magaly Laboris

  • It's an amazing environment where students thrive academically, intellectually, and personally. My son has attended Ace Academy for 9 years now. I have zero complaints about it. He loves seeing his friends, teachers, and therapist. He’s always intrigued to learn new things. It brings me comfort knowing he’s well taken care of. He enjoys going to school everyday and learning new skills.

    Michelle Vera mother of Isaiah Romero


Equal Opportunity Employer / Protected Veterans / Individual with Disabilities

Ace Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully subscribe to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants and/or employees are considered for hire, promotion and job status, without regard to race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, age, sex (including sexual harassment, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability or handicap, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran, or current or future military status or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.