Our History

Phyl’s Academy was founded by a registered nurse, Phyllis Frempong-Boadu, in 1979. This was her response to a pressing need for affordable, quality day care in her community. Phyl’s Academy provided a curriculum that challenged and nurtured the early childhood student at tuition costs affordable for working parents who wanted the best for their children. This quality service quickly grew, doubling its initial enrollment in its first year. Since its modest start, Phyl’s Academy has expanded to include Day Care, Elementary School, After-School Care, and Summer Camp, meeting the needs of hundreds of students and their families.

In 1988, the first Fort Lauderdale branch of Phyl’s Academy was opened, expanding our services beyond the New York City area.