Welcome to BLI Institute of the Arts
A private performing arts microschool for children ages 5-16
BLI Institute of the Arts is a creative space for readers and performers ages 5-16, where they can unleash their creativity and hone their craft in our performing arts microschool!
BLI Institute of the Arts
What Makes Our Performing Arts Microschool Different
BLI Institute of the Arts is a performing arts microschool for children ages 5-16. We specialize in providing targeted reading instruction and utilize the arts as a way to empower and engage those who learn best through design and drama! Our team consists of highly trained, creative, and compassionate teachers who take a practical and fun approach to promoting self-worth, confidence, and resilience in children through reading, learning, and performing.
We Offer A Unique Learning Experience At Our Performing Arts Microschool
In addition to providing core instruction in ELA, math, and science, we offer a unique learning experience that integrates the arts into all aspects of education. Our students learn graphic design, music education, custom puzzle making, as well as produce and perform up to four plays each year. And they design their own props!
9:00 AM-9:45 AM
Designing/working puzzles; individual lessons
9:45 AM-10:00 AM
10:00 AM -10:30AM
10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Music and drama
11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Science and math
12:00 PM -12:30 PM
Independent reading and conferring
12:30 PM-1:00 PM
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Learner-led STEAM projects
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Games and community clean-up
Performance-Based Grading System for Our Performing Arts Microschool – Providing Comprehensive Feedback and Guidance for Artistic, Social and Academic Growth
At BLI Institute of the Arts, we strongly believe that learning should be a fun experience for children of all ages, while also ensuring that learners are prepared for rigorous higher education programs. We do not assign grades or homework. Instead, teachers keep a work portfolio for each learner, including writing samples, photos of team projects, and quarterly assessments in reading, writing, and math. Narrative evaluations are provided to parents before a child advances to the next level of learning!
Small Class Sizes and Personalized Learning at Our Performing Arts Microschool – A Look into Our Age-Appropriate Classrooms and State-of-the-Art Computer Lab
Our learning design includes a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, and children are grouped into four classrooms for core instruction: a 5 and 6 year old class, 7-10 year old class, 11-13 year old class, and a 14-16 secondary class. All students complete math, grammar, and reading comprehension assignments in our state of the art computer lab one day each week.
Whether you’re interested in our targeted reading instruction or our unique approach to learning through the arts, we invite you to schedule a tour of our private school, BLI Institute of the Arts, today. Our certified, creative, and compassionate teachers are dedicated to promoting self-worth, confidence, and resilience in all of our students.
At our microschool for children ages 5-16, there are options for both summer and year-round tuition. Parents can choose to enroll their children in the summer program for a more condensed and intensive learning experience, or they can opt for year-round enrollment to ensure their child’s education continues uninterrupted. The school’s flexible scheduling and small class sizes allow for personalized attention and a customized curriculum tailored to each student’s unique needs and learning style. Whether attending during the summer months or year-round, students at this microschool receive a top-notch education in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Give Your Child a Step Up by Enrolling Them in Our Performing Arts Microschool
Get ready for a summer of creativity, fun, and learning at BLI Institute of the Arts, a performing arts microschool for children ages 5-16! Enroll your child in our exciting summer program and watch as they develop their skills and explore their passions in a supportive and engaging environment. Our summer enrollment dates are now open! So don’t miss your chance to join the BLI community. Take your child’s creativity to the next level by enrolling them into our dedicated performing arts microschool.
Tuesday May 30- Friday June 23
Tuesday, July 18- Friday, August 11
Start the Enrollment Process Today!
- Apply by filling out the form.
- Attend a family interview with our founder.
- Enjoy Welcome Week!
- Welcome to BLI Institute of the Arts!
At our performing arts microschool, we are proud to have a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff who are passionate about providing the best possible learning experience for our students.
Our team is made up of experienced educators, industry professionals, and artists who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom. They are committed to fostering a supportive and nurturing environment where students can explore their creative potential and develop their skills in the performing arts.
Foster Your Child’s Creativity and Love of
Learning at BLI Institute of the Arts
A performing arts microschool for children ages 5-16 in Pinnellas Park, Flordia.
for your Child’s Chance to Join Our Community.
Step Up For Students
We are participating in school choice programs that supply students with scholarships to help them succeed. Visit the Step Up For Students' website for more details by clicking here.
MISSION & VISION
Our mission is to promote self-worth, confidence, and resilience in children through reading, learning, and performing. Leah Veal, a specialist level educator and equity champion, founded the organization so that children from every community will have access to a high-quality education. Our team envisions a world where all children find value in learning and want to help strengthen their community.
BLI began in 2017 as a one-person initiative, ten students, and a school bus converted into a mobile classroom. Under Ms. Veal’s leadership, the organization has grown to serve over 200 children annually through academic services and 2,000 + through educational products.
Hear why families and teachers choose BLI
Unlock Your Child’s Creative Potential At Our Performing Arts Microschool:
Join BLI Institute of the Arts Today!
Located in Pinellas Park, Florida, we’re a microschool for children between the ages of 5 and 16 that specializes in performing arts.
for your Child’s Chance to Join Our Community.
Our Educational Products
In addition to our performing arts microschool, we also offer a wide range of learning resources designed to inspire and engage learners of all ages and abilities. Our products are carefully crafted to help students develop essential skills and knowledge in a fun and interactive way.