Naples Christian Academy Relocating Classes to Hodges University’s Gaynor Building in Naples

Hodges University News

Hodges University is pleased to announce it has completed negotiations to lease additional space within the university’s Gaynor Building on the Naples campus.

In February 2017, Hodges University agreed to lease the Gaynor Building to Montessori Academy of Naples (MAN), which occupies the building’s first floor which fronts the quadrangle greenspace used by its students for outdoor play and other activities. Beginning in fall 2018, MAN will have relocated completely to this location from space it had occupied elsewhere.

As of April 2018, MAN made the decision to lease the entire building from Hodges and sublease the second floor to Naples Christian Academy (NCA) beginning July 2018 as an interim location until NCA can secure and build its permanent campus.

Phillip A. Tingle, NCA’s Headmaster, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “These beautiful facilities, conveniently located for access from both Naples and south Lee County, provide the opportunity for Naples Christian Academy to expand our ministry in partnering with Christian families to provide both outstanding academics and a biblically integrated curriculum.”

The location will provide a new home for NCA who will also occupy state-of-the-art facilities across the parking lot in Northbrooke Plaza. Northbrooke will house the preschool, kindergarten and first grade classes.

About Naples Christian Academy:
The first Blue Ribbon school in all Collier County - Public and Private - Naples Christian Academy is dually accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancEd.​ Naples Christian Academy confirms its commitment to its biblical distinctiveness and the complete integration of the Bible and biblical principles into all aspects of its educational experience. NCA recognizes that the successful realization of this objective is dependent upon the shared efforts of NCA personnel, families and the community.

About Montessori Academy of Naples
Montessori Academy of Naples (MAN) is a private, not for profit educational institution that was founded in 2007 by a group of local Montessori teachers, parents, and at-large community members.  The school serves students from infancy into adolescence and, from its inception, has been dedicated to creating an educational experience of high academic standard based on the comprehensive Montessori philosophy, practices, and curriculum.  Its mission is to guide each child in a thoughtfully prepared environment to become an independent thinker, resourceful problem solver, and a positive contributing member in our society by focusing on the development of the whole child.  MAN’s success is directly attributable to its commitment to Montessori, the hard-work and dedication of its staff, administrators, and Board of Directors, and the support of its families.

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