The CinDay Academy offers an educational experience that is both challenging and individualized by providing opportunities for the students to explore their interests and develop a passion for learning in a small class environment. We develop the individual student, intellectually, socially, ethically, artistically and physically. Our school offers an environment where all children can reach their full potential.
Address: 11 Sycamore Creek Dr., Springboro, Ohio 45066
Phone: (937) 748-1991
Q&A with CinDay Academy:
What makes CinDay Academy unique?
The CinDay Academy is the private, independent pre – 12th grade school in Dayton, Ohio, offering all students individualized learning plans based on cutting-edge brain science research. In our small class sizes, students of all giftedness levels develop their unique talents and interests toward personalized goals. We enable all students to thrive, achieve and flourish by incorporating the 21st century teaching methods to encourage creativity, develop critical thinking skills, sharpen communication and foster collaboration. Coached by a team of devoted teachers and professional mentors, The CinDay Academy develops leaders, lifelong learners and lasting skills for the real world.
What is CinDay Academy’s age/grade range?
Preschool- 12th Grade
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
There is an application process for applying to The CinDay Academy. Applications for the following school year begins on February 1st.
Do you offer financial assistance?
We offer a needs based scholarship which may cover a portion of the tuition but not the full tuition. Applications start February 1st.
What are the standard school day hours?
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Does CinDay Academy offer before/after school care and or afterschool activities?
We have before school care from 8:00-9:00AM and after care from 3:00-6:00PM on site managed by Tiny Tree Childcare. We also after After School Enrichment classes from 3:00-4:00PM in clubs such as Drama Club, Lego Club, Run Club, Band, and Art Club.
Does CinDay Academy have a homework policy?
CinDay does not believe that more busy work equates to deeper level learning, nor is it the best use of a student’s time. We are mastery-based, meaning when a student masters a concept, he or she moves on to the next challenge versus plodding through meaningless homework covering content he or she already knows just because it was assigned to the whole class. On the contrary, we prefer our students to complete most of their work in the classroom while the teacher is with them to guide and challenge their work. This allows students to have plenty of time for extra curricular and family activities, without becoming over scheduled, which research shows is so important for the health of the whole child. CinDay is also a strong believer in the recent sleep studies showing that students with heavy homework loads are missing essential sleep hours which compounds stress, anxiety and depression issues.
Does CinDay Academy offer support for students with special needs?
Our special education department is limited as we are not a top-heavy or admin-heavy staff being a small school. We are very invested in our classroom teachers first and foremost, and within that setting, academically challenged students have the opportunity to receive accommodations as needed with every lesson. Helping struggling students find success within the contained classrooms is very important to us to allow all of our students to feel included with their peers.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does CinDay Academy offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?
In addition to weekly art, gym, and music classes, all students also receive Spanish instruction beginning at Kindergarten. Students who have grown up in our program are typically speaking high school level Spanish 1 by their 7th grade year, and upon entering our high school program, can continue on to higher levels of foreign languages. Our regular curriculum follows the Project Based Learning methodology, which immerses students in a topic using field trips, guest speakers, meaningful community service tasks, researching, building and innovating. We have weekly EXTRA classes on Friday which are enhanced skill-based classes where students can “kick the tires” on a new hobby with an expert, such as photography, sewing, iceskating, tennis, and cooking, just to name a few. After school students can participate in clubs such as Muse Machine, Drama Club, Art Club, Lego Club and others. A popular weekly assembly, called Spotlight, provides character education and showcases our students’ own talents while celebrating their good character choices with Spotlight Awards. At Spotlight, students are given many opportunities through the years to develop their public speaking and presenting skills. Our older students take part in job shadows, career days, and internships, all coordinated by CinDay high school staff. CinDay staff also coordinates on campus job opportunities and College Credit Plus classes.
What are CinDay Academy ’s safety policies?
Being a small private school, our staff knows and recognizes the parents and is very aware when an unknown stranger is on our campus. All 4 of our buildings are fitted with constantly monitored security cameras and doors that are locked at all times. CinDay staff are screened through BCI; and safety drills are practiced monthly.