American classical schools are popping up all over the country, and Florida is one of the best states to start a classical charter. A couple of weeks ago we found ourselves in Florida speaking to a crowd of over 400 about the Barney Charter School Initiative, and then we visited our affiliated schools in Florida, including the Pineapple Cove Classical Academies of West Melbourne and Palm Bay.
They are beautiful schools, and some of the biggest in the Hillsdale network. The Palm Bay school was founded in 2015, and now served students in K-10th grade. West Melbourne is newer, founded in 2018 with students in K-7th grade.