Welcome to IDEA Jacksonville

Nationally ranked, tuition-free public schools coming to Jacksonville in 2022. Application opens Fall 2021.

Our Impact

IDEA Jacksonville is ready to engage with the local community, find and develop school sites, and recruit top-notch principals and educators for future IDEA Jacksonville schools. Developing community relationships and partnerships that will enable IDEA to effectively provide a high-quality education to students as they progress along the road to and through college is a top priority for the new region.

IDEA's two founding locations in Jacksonville are official! Take a look:

4

SCHOOLS

In 2022, IDEA Jacksonville will be home to four schools on two campuses: IDEA Bassett and
  IDEA River Bluff.

1000

STUDENTS

In 2022, IDEA Jacksonville will educate approximately 500 students per campus in grades K, 1st, 2nd, and 6th.

100%

COLLEGE BOUND

Since IDEA’s first graduating class in 2007, 100% of our seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities nationwide.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Through small learning groups and daily access to technology, every student learns at the level and speed just right for them. 

Expert Teachers

Our teachers bring subject matter expertise and an unwavering commitment to set each student on a path to success.

FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

Our school is family. Parents, teachers, and administrators work as a team to help each student reach their full potential. 

Apply Now for the 2022-2023 School Year

Work at IDEA

We are a looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in Jacksonville. From the classroom to transportation and everything in between – your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.

Regional Leadership

Jose Luis De Leon

Executive Director, Jacksonville

Simaran Bakshi

Vice President of Schools,
Jacksonville

Armando Villareal

Regional Director of Staffing, Jacksonville

Alec Macaulay

Managing Director of Regional Development, Florida

FOLLOW IDEA Jacksonville ON SOCIAL MEDIA!