Who benefits from our school: Recognized locally and state-wide, our school is for students in pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade with physical, communicative and/or medical needs. The intensive classroom learning is interwoven with speech, occupation, and physical therapies and the comprehensive family support services of The Arc of Palm Beach County.

What our school offers: Our curriculum focuses on a therapeutic educational model, designed especially and individually for children with special needs. The school’s focus on independence, communication and academics provides stimulating opportunities for learning. Potentials School has the full support of the Palm Beach County School Board and is an active member of the Florida Consortium for Public Charter Schools.

Here is what Potentials School focuses on:

Our Curriculum

  • Quality instruction based on each child’s individual needs, strengths and abilities.
  • Creative teaching methods using hands-on learning about the world around us.
  • Achievement based lessons.
  • Active learning with unique lesson plans designed to engage the whole child.
  • Innovative on-site and off-campus field trips chosen to broaden learning experiences.

Our Therapy

  • Daily occupational, speech and physical therapy integrated into all aspects of the school day.
  • Certified art and music therapists.
  • State-of-the-art customized adaptive equipment.
  • Innovative approaches to assist communication using the latest technologies.
  • Additional therapy accommodated on site when needed.
  • Sensory room designed to reach students through active play.

Our Family

  • Highly trained, creative, nurturing teachers, therapists and staff.
  • Full-time registered nurse on staff.
  • Family support service offered on site.
  • Access to specialized respite care.
  • Hospital/home visits when needed.
  • Family events, plays, and holiday parties.


If you are interested in learning more about our Potentials School, please call Bairbre Flood at 561-842-3213 x146.
Our programs rely on support from the community. Please donate here.
We are always in need of volunteers, too. Please sign up here.

Thank you to our generous supporters:
  • The Palm Beach County School District
  • Federal funding through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • The Town of Palm Beach United Way
  • The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation
  • Frenchman’s Creek Charities Foundation
  • Ballenisles Charities Foundation


We're a Box Tops School!

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Now that school is back in session, it’s a great time to start collecting BOX TOPS for Potentials Charter School. Last year we collected nearly 1,000 BOX TOPS, and our goal is to double that this year!

Each BOX TOP FOR EDUCATION official coupon is worth 10 cents to the school. That may not seem like a lot on its own, but they add up quickly, and every dollar makes a difference to our students.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION coupons are found on every item that has the BOX TOPS logo pictured above. If you would like to donate your coupons, please mail them to:

Karen Bodwell
The Arc of Palm Beach County
1201 Australian Avenue
Riviera Beach, FL 33404