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Our Mission, Vision & Values

Empowering students with learning disabilities to maximize their potential in a positive therapeutic educational environment.
To prepare special education students to meet the academic, social and emotional challenges encountered in everyday life and prepare them for a successful transition to middle, high school and post-secondary opportunities.
To serve, teach, and model restorative practices and student empowerment through the values of respect, responsibility and integrity within our school community.


My son was seen by FDLRS when he was about 3yrs old. I was told that he was developmentally delayed amongst other things. Even with 'interventions' and 'special programs' he seemed to fall through the cracks. He needed to repeat 3rd grade due to the FCAT. He still has severe test anxiety but it's getting better...thanks to Pepin. We learned about Pepin and brought him here for 6th grade. Pepin has worked with his IEP, provided therapy for his anxiety and has shown him acceptance and understanding where he only received ridicule and hopelessness before. Before Pepin, he rarely received a report card that didn't have a 'D' or 'F' on it at some point. He is now receiving A's, B's and a few C's. I can't thank the Pepin Organization enough for their patience, caring, acceptance & knowledge. This is the best decision we've ever made, I'm just sorry we didn't do it sooner. - Current Parent, Tampa Campus
I encourage anyone who is looking for the highest quality education for their learning disabled child to apply to Pepin Academies. Our family will be forever grateful for the care, support, and education they provided to my son Hunter Frost. We know that without it, the probability of him being where he is today without the education and skills he acquired at Pepin is very low. Hunter started Pepin Academies in sixth grade and graduated with Honors in 2016, he went on the earn an Associates Degree in Political Science at HCC, continued onto USF, and recently graduated with Honors, a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. During his college years, he has interned in Tampa, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C. for a US Senator, a US Congressman, and a State Senator. He even made Congressional Record along with Pepin while in Washington during School Choice Week. We know these incredible achievements would not have been possible without Pepin. Not bad for a 10-year-old Autistic boy, who showed up to his first day of Middle School, with noise blockers, limited communication skills, and a tendency to get so frustrated he would cry...a lot. Thank you, Pepin! - Parent of an Alumi
“Out of all the schools I’ve been to, none of them have been like Pepin Academies. I’ve found it easier to make friends here than almost any other place. I learned that my disability does not show how bad I am at things, but how good I am at things in a different way.”
- 12th Grade Student, Riverview Campus
Our daughter has been going to Pepin Academies Pasco since the 3rd grade and she's now in the 8th grade. She's had some minor bumps along the way but despite all of that she's been doing very well in school this year. You all have been very supportive as she has gone through some things and the most amazing part is that you work with her and now in my heart she actually enjoys going to school again. Thank you so much for everything you have done for her and continue to do on a daily basis. Current Parent-New port Richey Campus

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Pepin Academies named 2023 Cognia System of Distinction

We are excited to announce that Pepin Academies has been named a 2023 Cognia System of Distinction for excellence in education! This year Cognia, a global nonprofit school improvement organization, recognized 33 schools and school systems out of 1,100 reviews in the United States and in four other countries across the globe as 2023 Cognia Schools or Systems of Distinction. We are honored and humbled to be recognized as a System of Distinction by Cognia. Accreditation and accountability are the cornerstones of valuable education, and this achievement reinforces our dedication to these principles. This recognition also shines a spotlight on the incredible work our staff does to deliver a high-quality program to our students with learning disabilities across all our campuses.
September Falcons of the Month Featured Photo

September Falcons of the Month

Way to go, Falcons! Thank you for representing our
core values of respect, responsibility, and integrity. 👍
#FOTM #PBIS #PepinPride
July/August Staff Member of the Month Featured Photo

July/August Staff Member of the Month

🦅 JULY/AUGUST 2023 - Staff Member of the Month 🦅
Congratulations Ms. Eshelman, Ms. Birt, and Mr. Morton! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to supporting our mission and empowering our students!
July/August Falcons of the Month! Featured Photo

July/August Falcons of the Month!

🦅 JULY/AUGUST 2023 - Falcons of the Month 🦅
Way to go, Falcons! Thank you for representing our
core values of respect, responsibility, and integrity. 👍

Our Facts

  • 23
    Years in the Community
  • Over 900
    Graduates as of 2022
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