WHAT SETS US APART

North Florida Arts & Sciences Academy

  • Serves students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Provides a unique, arts-infused curriculum which gives students a winning edge both academically and socially.
  • Provides a safe, wholesome learning center where students learn to embrace our slogan: “Listen, Learn, Do Your Best, & Have Fun”. 
  • Provides organized student supervision after school hours for a nominal fee. Arrangements can be made during formal registration.
  • Teachers meet one or more of the following requirements according to Florida Statutes: hold a Baccalaureate Degree or higher OR have 3 or more years of public and/or private school teaching OR have special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in subjects taught.

Our Mission

  • To ensure effective instructional practices that meet the needs of diverse learners
  • To inspire, challenge, and motivate artistically gifted students
  • To achieve success in academic, social and career preparation
  • To provide a supportive community that identifies, encourages and develops each student’s interests and abilities.

Educational Philosophy

We believe that children learn by doing.  Experiential learning, hands-on and minds-on discovery encourages the development of personal responsibility, decision making and problem-solving in both intellectual and interpersonal areas. Developing the love of learning in an arts-centered atmosphere builds a commitment and passion, encouraging all students to become life-long learners and positive contributors to society.

Specials & After-School Programs Available:

General Music, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Dance, Guitar, Keyboard, Graphic Arts & Visual Arts, Private Music Lessons, Drama Club, K-KIDS Leadership Club, Poultry Project and School Farm.

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Co-Owner and Director of Operations, Abigail R. Buzzella

Abigail R. Buzzella, known to everyone as “Miss Abby”, has worked with principal Buzzella for over 10 years.  Miss Abby is co-owner and Operations Manager of North Florida Arts & Sciences Academy.

She also serves as the intake specialist, test coordinator, and personnel director.

Miss Abby became Mrs. Anthony Buzzella in 2015 and together they enjoy running the school as husband and wife.

Prior to opening the school, Miss Abby helped run her family’s health food store in Downtown Lake City.

Miss Abby has lived in Lake City most of her life.  She’s a homeschool graduate and self-motivated entrepreneur.  Miss Abby is also an accomplished musician, songwriter and performer.

Founder, Educational Leader & Principal, Dr. Anthony J. Buzzella

Dr. Buzzella is a native Floridian, born and raised in Miami-Dade County where he excelled in both academics and the arts.

In addition to numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, Dr. Buzzella has been a professional musician and entertainer since the age of sixteen.

Through the years, he has shared the performance stage with several legendary musicians and entertainers including: Pete Fountain, Eddie Miller, Grandpa Jones, Alfonso Levy, Kenny Rogers, Jerry Clower, Chubby Wise, Tim Allan, Danny Rubio, Tyler Jackson, Rusty Hammerstrom, and many others.

Buzzella has served the local community for over 35 years as an educator and community leader including two terms on the local School Board. In 1999, Dr. Alfonso W. Levy and Tony co-founded Mister Mac Behavioral Consultants, Inc. a 501-C-3, non-profit, educational foundation and public charity.

He holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Education, majoring in Music with a minor in Psychology.