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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)


Welcome Back! School Year 2020-21

  • Wednesday, August 12th - 1st Day of School
  • Monday, September 7th - SCHOOL CLOSED- Labor Day
  • Monday, September 14th - Out of Uniform Day
  • Friday, September 25th  - Progress Report
  • Monday, October 5th - Out of Uniform Day
  • Monday, October 12th - Closed – Teacher In-Service/Make up day
  • Friday, October 23rd - End of First Quarter
  • Friday, October 30th - REPORT CARDS


Contact Us

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

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

Michele Ariano