Devoted to Early Education

Rising Star has maintained accreditation through the National Association for the Education of young Children. Learn more

Boosting the Star Power in Each Child

Our mission is to foster a caring, supportive environment where every child has a chance to shine. Learn more

Rising Star Academy

Proudly Serving Families in Alachua County for 17 years! Learn more

Come Visit Our Brand New State of the Art Facility!

We’ve moved into a brand new building and can’t wait to show it to you! Learn more

Welcome to Our School

Research done on childhood development shows that learning is a natural and enjoyable state—education is an adventure, so let’s keep that adventurous spirit alive. At RSA we fill a necessary and safe role in the emotional, social, spiritual, and educational development of young people. Learning can and should be fun. Our programs are designed to work with your child’s needs. Our quality educational child care programs cater to children 16 months to 11 years of age.

Whether you require a full day, half-day, or flexible days, our teachers are happy to design a schedule convenient for your family needs. Rising Star Academy is also one of the ONLY accredited Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Programs (VPK) serving Alachua County.

Rising Star Academy

provides quality care, education and developmental assistance to each child, so that he or she can reach the greatest potential in their mental, physical, spiritual, social and emotional growth.

Full or Half Day Sessions
State Aligned Curriculum
Safe and Clean Facilities
Afterschool and Respite Care

Our happy parents

Ready to Schedule a tour?

Please call or email us today to schedule a tour. We can work with your availability to make an appointment.
A tour will give you and your child the opportunity to meet the teachers and view the classroom.


Grand Opening
  • October 15, 2021
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • 1938 NE Waldo Road Gainesville, Fl 32609
First Thanksgiving
  • November 24, 2021
  • All Day
  • 1938 NE Waldo Road Gainesville, Florida 32609/Thanksgiving feast and First Thanksgiving play by VPK.

Rising Star Programs

Cuddle Bear Infants
(6 weeks - 12 months)
Our infant program starts at just six weeks of age to 12 months old.
Busy Bee Toddlers
One year old
Our toddler classroom is designed to ignite a sense of adventure.
Lions Den Toddlers
(Two Year olds)
As your child grows, their world begins to open up. We want to bring to them a world of possibilities and a place to shine.
Leaping Frog Preschoolers
(Three Year olds)
Your child grows by leaps and bounds during this time! We’ll be there to help!
Shooting Stars Preschoolers
(Four Year olds)
Watch your little star grow and shine in our classrooms.
Afterschool Care
(age 6-11)
Need a safe place for your child after school? Homework help and more offered here!

Our mission is to provide quality learning and developmental experiences that will result in whole child development. These experiences are consistent with best practices at both the local, state and federal levels.