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The Mount Zion Christian Academy opened its doors to serve children in grades K through 5 under the leadership of Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in August 2012. Prior to its opening as the church’s School, it was the Yvonne C. Reed Christian Academy Inc. under the ownership and direction of Mrs. Yvonne Clayton Reed for 14 years. When Mrs. Reed decided to retire, she entrusted the school to the Church. The school is now in its third year of existence under the new leadership of Principal Franca Sheehy, an accomplished educator.

  • Enrollment increased since 2014 by 95% with a 90% retention rate.
  • All teachers have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • All Teacher Assistants have an Associate’s Degree minimum
  • 100% of all students receive breakfast/lunch assistance
  • Half of faculty/staff have Orton Gillingham Reading Approach (multi-sensory) training (30 hours)


Contact Us

Mt. Zion Christian Academy
955 20th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712

Phone: 727-894-0140
Fax: 727-896-6103