Academic Program

Edgewood Ranch Academy, our on-site private Christian school, exists to serve the needs of the students attending Edgewood Children’s Ranch. Our Academy uses ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) School of Tomorrow as our base curriculum. This individualized curriculum, combined with a low student-to-teacher ratio, allows our students to experience academic success in a closely monitored environment. Our teachers have advanced education, special skills, knowledge, and/or expertise that qualify them to provide instruction to our students.

Upon admission, all students are evaluated to determine their academic level and any special learning needs. Students are then placed at a working level according to their current ability and provided with any necessary accommodations to encourage success. Although many of our students arrive at the Ranch 1 to 3 years below grade level, teachers work one-on-one with students to promote consistent academic growth and integrity. The ACE curriculum promotes individual responsibility by giving students an active and accountable role in their advancement. Our goal is to provide a high-quality, Christian education with the opportunity for the student to matriculate back into a traditional school setting better equipped to succeed.


Edgewood Ranch has had an impact on so many lives in Central Florida since it started in 1966. Read some of the stories of a few of our past Ranchers.