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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)


School Year 2019-20 / Welcome Back!

  • Friday, November 22nd - Thanksgiving Luncheon, Early Release (1 p.m.)
  • November 25th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 2nd - Out of Uniform Day
  • Tuesday, December 10th - Field Trip - Mahaffey (Hungry Caterpillar) K-3rd
  • Tuesday, December 17th - Christmas Program (6:30 p.m.)
  • December 19th - End of Second Quarter
  • Friday, December 20th - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • December 23rd- - Jan 3rd - Christmas Break
  • Monday, January 6th - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Tuesday, January 7th - STUDENTS RETURN
  • Friday, January 10th  Report Cards Distributed
  • Monday, January 20th - MLK Holiday (SCHOOL CLOSED)
  • Monday, February 3rd - Out of Uniform Day
  • Wednesday, February 5th - Field Trip - Mahaffey (Sweet Chariot) 3rd-5th
  • Friday, February 7th  Field Trip – Sunken Gardens – K-2nd
  • Friday, February 13th - Progress Reports
  • Monday, February 17th - SCHOOL CLOSED

Click here to view full 2019-2020 calendar


Contact Us

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

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

Administrative Secretary ext: 277
Kathryne Scott