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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 under the leadership of the new Principal Michele Ariano.

  • 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

  • Friday, April 2nd, SCHOOL CLOSED- Teacher In- Service
  • Monday, April 5th,  Out of Uniform Day
  • Friday, April 23rd,  Progress Report
  • Monday, May 3rd,  Out of Uniform Day
  • Wednesday, May 26th,  End of 4th Quarter
  • Monday, May, 31st, SCHOOL CLOSED Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, June 1st, REPORT CARD / Last Day of School


Contact Us

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

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

Michele Ariano