25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in celebrating a quarter-century of empowering students and shaping futures at Pepin Academies!

Pepin Academies

Public charter tuition-free learning disability schools for learning disabled children in Tampa Bay

Pepin Academies

Tuition Free, Public Charter Special Education Schools for Students with Learning Disabilities in Tampa Bay

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

To serve, teach, and model restorative practices and student empowerment through the values of respect, responsibility and integrity within our school community.

Why Pepin Academies

Discover why parents choose Pepin Academies special education schools in Tampa Bay. Our approach combines individualized instruction, a supportive environment, and comprehensive programs to empower students with learning disabilities. Explore FAQs and see why Pepin is the right choice.

Campus Tours

Take virtual tours of Pepin Academies’ campus locations in New Port Richey, Riverview, and Tampa. Select the campus nearest you and experience our exceptional student education learning environments and supportive atmosphere for students with learning disabilities.

How to Apply

Applying to Pepin Academies is simple! Click the Apply Now button below, complete the online application form, and submit the required documents. Take the first step towards an inclusive and empowering education for your child with learning disabilities at Pepin Academies.

What Our Parents Say

Watch our parent video testimonials and hear firsthand accounts of the life-changing impact Pepin Academies has on students with learning disabilities. Parents share their stories of growth, success, and gratitude for the inclusive education their children receive at Pepin Academies.


Pepin Academies special education schools offer comprehensive programs tailored to students with learning disabilities. From individualized instruction to career readiness and extracurricular activities, our programs empower students to excel academically, socially, and emotionally. Discover the transformative impact of our specialized programs today.

Career Technical Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses are part of an overall program of study designed to prepare students to be successful in a rapidly changing workforce and equip them to make informed decisions about future college and career pathways.

Extracurricular Programs

Pepin offers a variety of extracurricular programs at each of their campuses which may include athletics, performing arts, and clubs. Our programs create a well-rounded student and give our students an equal opportunity to participate and teach valuable social skills through teamwork and competition. 

Transition Program

Some students have a plan to go to college post-high school and others may want to obtain employment. Some may be unsure of what their next steps will be. Our Transition Program is designed to support students who may benefit from additional time and experience, regardless of the path they choose.


New Port Richey Campus

Pepin Academies' New Port Richey campus serves over 300 students in grades 3-12.  Find information on family resources, a transition program, our athletics & arts programs, as well as various clubs for students with learning disabilities in New Port Richey by clicking the button below.

Riverview Campus

Pepin Academies' Riverview campus currently serves over 400 students in grades 3-12. Discover information on valuable family resources, a transition program, an athletics program, an arts program, and various clubs on our Riverview campus by clicking the button below.

Tampa Campus

Pepin Academies' Tampa campus, our first campus, currently serves 350 students in grades 3-12. Explore comprehensive family resources, a transition program, an athletics program, an arts program, and various clubs and extra-curricular for students with learning disabilities in Tampa.

Application Process

Pepin Academies admits students of any race, color, creed, or national origin. Students must have learning or learning-related disabilities; students with pervasive processing and language difficulties and with achievement scores significantly below the expected grade level are encouraged to apply.

A Word

From Our Executive Director

“A firm believer that “Belonging leads to Learning” Pepin Academies was founded to serve students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in the Tampa Bay area. We value the diversity and gifts of all of our students. ”  … Read More

– Jeff Skowronek, MST, Ph.D.

Pepin Academies 25th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating a quarter-century of empowering students and shaping futures at Pepin Academies! As we mark our 25th anniversary, we reflect on the journey that brought us here, honoring our past achievements and those who contributed to our success along the way. We eagerly anticipate the bright future we’ll continue to build for our students and community. Join us in honoring our past and celebrating our future!

Support Pepin Academies

Pepin Academies Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created in 2008 to support all of the Pepin Academies campuses.Your contribution helps support our mission of empowering students with learning disabilities to maximize their potential in a positive therapeutic environment while helping us continue to grow to serve even more students in the future!

Our Environment

Our mission is to empower students with learning disabilities to maximize their potential in a positive therapeutic educational environment. Pepin Academies are 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, tuition-free, public charter schools, featuring a nurturing environment focused on improving the academic and social success of students. Students have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities and educational opportunities such as athletics, performing arts, and clubs.

Our Curriculum

Pepin Academies special education schools offer a supportive atmosphere that focuses on improving academics and social achievement. We provide individualized instruction for each student and utilize continuous and authentic assessments. The curriculum is diversified and driven by the needs of the students. Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and educational opportunities such as athletics, performing arts, and clubs.

Events & Activities

Pepin Academies follows a modified calendar starting school in late July.
Students have the same number of school days but have a shorter summer break with more frequent breaks throughout the school year.

July 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • NPR - Parental Advisory Committee Meeting
  • NPR - First Day of School
  • RV - First Day of School
  • TPA - First Day of School
Our School

Facilities and Organizations

Pepin Academies are full-time ESE Center Schools in Tampa Bay with campus locations in Tampa, Riverview, and New Port Richey. Pepin Academies facilities are equipped with specialized resources to support students with learning disabilities. We collaborate with organizations, such as local businesses and community partners, to offer internships, job placement programs, and extracurricular activities. Campus locations offer Parent Teacher Organizations, Meal Programs, and  Before/After Care.

Campus Locations

Pepin Academies has multiple campus locations, including Tampa, Riverview, and New Port Richey in Florida. Each campus offers a safe and inclusive learning environment with modern facilities, accessible classrooms, and specialized resources to meet the diverse needs of students with learning disabilities

PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)

The PTO is an organization made up of parents, grandparents, Pepin family members, teachers, and staff all working together to support the school and students. Joining the PTO is the first step to becoming involved in your child’s school. Striving to build a strong partnership between families, teachers, and staff to provide students with the best possible learning experience and maybe even a few fun memories to take with them along the way.

The PTO plays an important role in making sure that students, teachers, and staff have what they need to make each year the best it can be. Leading events geared toward building a sense of community within our school, fundraising for our school’s needs, and providing a welcoming educational environment. There are plenty of ways to be involved, including teacher appreciation activities, school improvement projects, and volunteering at various events throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining a PTO or have any questions, please check the PTO section of your campus and fill out our interest form and a current member of the campus PTO will reach out to you with more information.

School Nutrition Program

Pepin Academies is an approved sponsor and participates in the National School Breakfast/Lunch Program. Pepin provides free breakfast and lunch for all students. Students also may bring their lunch. Visit the Family Resource page on the campus nearest you for more information on school meals at that campus.

Before/After Care Program

All students must be registered in our Before/After Care program and have a payment method set up for automatic payments to attend. Registration and payment set-up can be completed at any time during the school year. Visit the Family Resource page on the campus nearest you for more information on Before/After Care at that campus.


For students who qualify, therapy is provided, at no cost, with access to social workers, mental health counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists.

Extra Curricular Programs

Pepin Academies offers athletics, clubs, performing arts as well as after-school social opportunities for students.


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