Grandview Preparatory School is proud to announce that we were, once again, selected as the sole recipient of the 2020 Best of Boca Raton Award in the Private Schools category by the Boca Raton Award Program. Grandview also won the award in 2019.
Each year, the Boca Raton Award Program identifies organizations that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional businesses help make the Boca Raton area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Boca Raton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Boca Raton Award Program and data provided by third parties.
Grandview is grateful for this recognition and committed to providing the best and most well-rounded education for its students. Evidence of this commitment is demonstrated by:
- 100% of seniors accepted to college (2019-20) including (but not limited to) Drexel University, Elon University, Franklin & Marshall College, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, George Washington University, Roanoke College, University of Maryland, Emory & Henry College, University of Denver, Nova Southeastern University, and St. John's University
- State-level recognition at 2020's Energy Whiz Expo
- Recognized as one of Palm Beach County’s 2020 Green Schools of Quality
- Top 5 Finalist for Green Teacher of the Year for Donna Leech. Mrs. Leech also received the honor of becoming a National Geographic certified educator.
- Top 5 finalist in the Palm Beach Illustrated Education Awards for “Outstanding Academic Program” and “Institutional Excellence” in 2019
- Newsweek Top 5,000 Best STEM High Schools
- Over 75 hours of professional development completed by each faculty member to ensure we are teaching to best practices and in line with 21st century demands
- $4.25 million dollar real estate donation toward Grandview Preparatory School’s acquisition of its property
- Grandview is now in complete control of its future having closed October 24, 2019 on the current campus worth over $10 million
About Boca Raton Award Program
The Boca Raton Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Boca Raton area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Boca Raton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
Grandview Preparatory School Students
Earn First-Ever Young Justice Nerds Award
Students to be Honored at Prestigious Award Ceremony in Washington, DC on May 3rd
Boca Raton, (May 1, 2018) – Grandview Preparatory School is proud to announce that three of its Upper School students, Katherine Berlatsky ‘18, Hunter Davis ‘18 and Elizabeth Buckley ‘21, will receive a tremendous honor in Washington, DC this week from the Young Justice Nerds, through a collaboration of the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) and Google for Education. Earning First Runner-Up in the CPE’s first-ever Young Justice Nerds Awards competition, their student project was selected out of many submissions from high school and college students nationwide.
To be eligible for the award, students (with the help of an advisor/mentor/teacher) submitted written materials and a video essay regarding how they are using science and technology to improve the criminal justice system. Berlatsky, Davis and Buckley will be honored in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 3rd at a ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel, in addition to an awards dinner at the United States Institute of Peace in the evening. The events will bring together thought leaders, advocates, elected officials, celebrities, and tastemakers to honor leading organizations, partners, and stakeholders who are committed to justice in criminal justice reform and policing.
“We are extremely proud of our students and look forward to seeing how they will work to change our world for the better as they graduate from Grandview and further their education and passions,” said Samuel Berey, Director of Global Innovation & Expeditionary Learning at Grandview Preparatory School.
The goal of the Center for Policing Equity and Google for Education is to lift up the passions, genius, and inspiration young people have for justice. By highlighting the amazing talents of young people from around the country, the CPE also demonstrates how children’s brilliance utilizing science, technology, and justice can work together for community uplift.
About Grandview Preparatory School
Grandview Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997. Student enrollment is offered for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values. In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.
Flexible class schedule allows top local golfers to learn and train on their own terms
Boca Raton, (May 16, 2017) – Grandview Preparatory School is expanding its passion-based and personalized approach to education once again by establishing a partnership with Boca Raton’s Don Law Golf Academy. Grandview’s flexible schedule allowing for early release, plus its engaging campus community and emphasis on personalized education allows the school to accommodate a well-rounded academic experience while providing student-athletes the training time needed at Don Law’s full time golf program.
In fall 2017, Grandview will offer Don Law athletes a custom academic schedule between the hours of 8:00am-12:30pm. Students will have the option to supplement with an online course if needed.
"Grandview is very supportive of our student-athletes. Our personalized approach to education is a great fit with Don Law Golf Academy’s program and their commitment to opening doors for student-athletes at the collegiate level," said Grandview Preparatory School’s Head of School, Jacqueline Westerfield. "We are thrilled to partner with DLGA in the fall as Grandview enters its 20th year of operation serving the community as a college preparatory school."
“We are looking forward to partnering with Grandview and providing our full time golfers the opportunity to balance their training schedule with such a reputable private school education,” added Diana Law, Owner/Partner at Don Law Golf Academy. “We want to ensure our students are successful on and off the golf course.”
About Don Law Golf Academy
The Don Law Golf Academy offers comprehensive golf development and training programs for everyone. Our programs include specialized classes for kids age 3-5 (our “Future Stars”), after school classes and camps, advanced and elite customized training, mental game coaching, physical conditioning, college placement mentoring, private lessons, and a variety of private and group options for adults. Our passion and our specialty is junior golf development, and our full time junior academy attracts juniors from all over the world to train at the highest level and achieve peak performance in golf, academics, and life. Our programs allow golf athletes to build strong technical skills, great physical endurance and winning mental abilities.
Flexible class schedule allows top local tennis athletes to learn and train on their own terms
Boca Raton, (April 28, 2017) – Grandview Preparatory School is expanding its passion-based and personalized approach to education by cementing an exclusive partnership with Boca Raton’s Rick Macci Tennis Academy (RMTA). RMTA will be promoting Grandview as their exclusive brick and mortar educational offering. We will continue to offer our excellent academics and flexible scheduling opportunities to all mission specific students.
Grandview’s flexible schedule, engaging campus community and emphasis on personalized education allows the school to accommodate a well-rounded academic experience while providing student-athletes the time needed to develop into top tier athletes at one of the premier tennis academies in the world.
Beginning in fall 2017, students will work directly with Grandview advisors to tailor their core-curriculum schedule around their training schedule. Tennis academy founder Rick Macci has the distinction of having trained and worked with five players that have reached #1 in the tennis world on the Men’s and Women’s Tours. These include: Andy Roddick, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Jennifer Capriati. Macci’s hands-on approach and overall unique ability to analyze and correct technical, strategic, and mental deficiencies has resulted in over 124 USTA National Championships since 1985, and all four Junior Grand Slams.
"Grandview’s passion-based and personalized approach to education is a perfect complement to Macci Tennis Academy’s high performance training and personal attention to students," said Grandview Preparatory School’s Head of School, Jacqueline Westerfield. "We are thrilled that Rick Macci Tennis Academy is partnering with Grandview and are looking forward to welcoming such passionate and committed students to our community in the fall."
“We are very happy to partner with Grandview to develop top, well-rounded tennis players here in South Florida,” added Bryon Gill, Director of Rick Macci Tennis Academy. “Our student-athletes will receive a quality private school education while training full time at the academy.”
About Grandview Preparatory School
Grandview Preparatory School, entering its 20th year, is an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997. Student enrollment is offered for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values. In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.
About Rick Macci Tennis Academy
The Rick Macci Tennis Academy is considered one of the premier tennis learning environments in the world. Founder, Rick Macci, personally teaches private lessons daily to students of all levels and ages. RMTA will personally explain the developmental game plan for your child and evaluate where they are genetically, technically, strategically, and mentally, through private lessons. RMTA will set the “blueprint and foundation” and personally deliver it better than anyone, no matter what the student’s age or level. RMTA never enrolls more than 50 students at a time.