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Jacksonville

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Status
Now Enrolling!
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Afterschool
Available until 5:30pm
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Location
6801 Merrill Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32277
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School Hours
M-F: 8:30am-3:00pm
Dropoff:
8:15am-8:30am
Pickup:
2:45pm-3:00pm
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Status
Now Enrolling!
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Afterschool
Available until 5:30pm
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Location
6801 Merrill Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32277
View on Google Maps
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School Hours
M-F: 8:30am-3:00pm
Dropoff:
8:15am-8:30am
Pickup:
2:45pm-3:00pm
Apply Now
Our Microschools

At Primer, we're freeing the next generation of kids to be more ambitious, more creative and to think for themselves. Your child is amazing and they deserve an education that takes them seriously. That’s why Primer kids learn at their own pace, pursue their passions, and get the support they deserve. Our Microschools focus on small-group, student-centered learning powered by exceptional educators and the best of technology, built by engineers at Primer.

Grades K-2

For our early learners, our goal is to ignite a love for learning and ensure students are mastering foundational core skills in math and literacy. Students are also exposed to new topics that nurture their innate curiosity and develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Grades 3-5

Primer students are introduced to self-paced learning in a whole new way. With guidance from their Microschool Leaders, they set personal goals for their core academics, as they engage with texts in a meaningful way and grasp deeper concepts in math. They also begin taking courses based on their interests, from robotics to art to financial literacy.

Grades 6-8

In our upper grades, we are focused on preparing students to take ownership over their learning by prioritizing their work and making choices on how they spend their time. Students also start to prepare for the complex challenges in advanced math and science so that they can seamlessly transition into high school and beyond with confidence.

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FAQs
Does Primer have any sports teams?
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While Primer doesn’t host its own organized sports teams, we fully support our students’ athletic pursuits. In Florida, students enrolled in private schools are legally entitled to participate in sports and other interscholastic activities at their local public schools. Families at Primer have the opportunity for their children to join public school sports teams, provided there’s space available, while enrolled with us.

Are there uniforms?
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There are no uniforms at our Jacksonville campus. However, we have a simple dress code to ensure students are dressed appropriately for the school day.

Does Primer offer extra-curricular activities?
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What sets Primer apart is our belief that extracurricular activities should seamlessly integrate into the daily curriculum, not just happen after school. At Primer, we weave students’ passions into the school day.

Do you provide lunch?
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Yes, our Jacksonville campus provides a light breakfast and catered lunch service.

Do you provide transportation?
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Primer does not currently provide transportation to our Jacksonville campus.

Welcome

We are building a new kind of school system: one where we value what kids learn inside and outside the classroom, one where kids learn to solve real problems, not just pass tests, and one where kids learn how to think, not what to think. Primer is committed to creating an environment where every individual feels seen and valued for their unique passions, curiosities, and interests.

In the mornings, students focus on core academic skills, with an emphasis on literacy and math. Primer’s curriculum is tailored to fit each student’s individual needs, no matter if they’re ahead of the curve or need help catching up.

In the afternoons, our students engage in project-based learning, where they can bring their passions and curiosities to life, whether that means they’re learning to code or writing a book.

Our educators at Jacksonville are more than teachers; they are leaders, redefining what education can be. They make Primer Jacksonville the caring, enriching, and fun community that it is. We’re thrilled to welcome new families like you to the Primer community.

“Since enrolling my son at Primer, he’s excited to learn and go to school daily. We could not be more grateful for the amazing Microschool Leaders.”

Ashton’s Mom
Microschool Leaders
Admissions process
1
Inquire
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Complete our initial inquiry form to learn more about our personalized curriculum from a Primer team member.

2
Fill out an application
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Once you’re ready to move forward, you’ll fill out an application for the campus of your choice. This is where we’ll learn more about your child so that we can make sure Primer is the best fit.

3
Family interview
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In this 45-60 minute Zoom call, you’ll re-connect with your admissions representative to answer all of your questions. This is also where you can talk about tuition and learn about our options for financial aid and scholarships.

4
Receive your admissions decision
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Once we agree that Primer is definitely the right choice for your family, we'll send your personalized tuition package tailored to your family's needs. We're here to guide you through the process every step of the way.

5
Reserve your child’s spot
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When you complete this step, you will officially reserve your child’s spot at Primer. Time to make it official and celebrate - welcome to Primer!

Financial aid

Primer is committed to making our schools accessible and encourages every family who may require assistance to apply. We provide generous financial support and resources so that an education at Primer is within reach. Our sliding-scale tuition is personalized for each family and we will always work with you to determine a family contribution that works for you. Learn more about our tuition and get a personalized estimate here.