Smith Prep is a classical, Christian program serving Central Florida for twenty five years.


Michael Phillips, Headmaster

Welcome to Smith Preparatory Academy (SPA). For over twenty five years SPA has been providing students with exceptional instruction and curricula that draw from the great works of the Western tradition. SPA was founded in 1994 to serve local home-school families by providing a Christian classical program for their students. Over the years we have grown to become a fully accredited, private Christian classical school.

Still committed to our homeschooling roots, our school embraces a blended paradigm. Our students attend classes two days a week and work at home the remainder of the time. We combine the best parts of a traditional homeschooling experience with that of a classical private school education. Grounded in a partnership with our families, we are able to see students flourish beyond what could typically be achieved in a traditional five day a week program.

SPA is unique in its structure but it is also unique in its educational philosophy. The school’s commitment to a Christian classical paradigm and the dignity of the human being results in a robust philosophy of education centered on the formation of the whole person. SPA does not merely aim to educate the mind but also the sensibilities and dispositions of its students. The goal of our philosophy is to cultivate in students a desire to love the truth, embrace the good, and celebrate the beautiful.

Our website has a wealth of information about our school. Please explore, read, and become acquainted with Smith Preparatory Academy. Feel free to call or email us if you have any questions. We would love the opportunity to set up an appointment for you to visit our school, meet the teachers, and discuss your future at Smith Preparatory Academy!


Michael S. Phillips