About Phyl’s

A place where children blossom.

About Phyl’s

Welcoming, Bright, Motivating, Literary Rich, Thought Provoking, Collaborative, Child-Centered, Family Friendly…

These are a few words that describe Phyl’s Academy. Situated in a well-equipped, 30,000 square foot facility, and guided by caring, dedicated staff, Phyl’s Academy provides its students the opportunity to experience early academic excellence while building the vision of who they will become.

Fast Facts

Phyl’s Academy at a Glance


Years of Service to

Our Community


Student Age Range


Students Enrolled Annually


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Spacious Facility


High Passes

Standardized Tests


Average Student-

Teacher Ratio

What We Believe

Developing students’ intellects and personalities

We believe that a good education shapes the growth of an individual’s creativity, knowledge and character. Recognizing all children as capable, we celebrate their differences and the development of their intellects and personalities. We believe that encouraging exploration, problem solving and an enthusiasm for learning builds independent thinkers, leaders and confident members of society.

At Phyl’s Academy we know all big trees started as tiny seeds, planted in fertile foundations. For our young students, Phyl’s Academy is that foundation, a place to blossom and take their first steps towards becoming all that they can be.

Our History

Founded in 1979

In 1979 Phyllis Frempong-Boadu, our founder, was a full-time registered nurse, wife and mother who knew the challenge of finding quality, affordable childcare in her community. With the obvious need and a true love for children, she started Phyl’s Academy with a clear goal – to nurture and educate every child who came through the doors. Phyllis absolutely loved what she was doing and the community loved her back.

From a humble start with an enrollment of 2 children, Phyl’s Academy has grown to serve hundreds of students annually through accredited Early Childhood, Elementary, Extended Day, Enrichment and Summer Camp programs. In 1988, the first Fort Lauderdale branch of Phyl’s Academy was opened, expanding our services beyond the New York City area.

In these more than 40 years, there has naturally been growth and transition, but the truly important things stay the same. Our goal remains to nurture and challenge every child who comes through our doors. We are still a community of educators who love what we do and dedicate each day to ensuring that Phyl’s Academy students are inspired, motivated and confident as they take their first steps towards becoming all they are meant to be.

Thank you for visiting Phyl’s Academy online to learn more about our progressive program. We look forward to welcoming you to our Phyl’s Village family.

After Phyl’s

Confident and well-equipped for the next meaningful step in their academic journey

Phyl’s students are confident and well equipped for the next meaningful step in their academic journey. We work with our 5th Grade families, guiding them to programs best suited to their individual interests and needs. Each year our graduates go on to attend a wide variety of top Middle Schools across the Tri-State area.

Phyl’s Academy Graduates have been accepted to the following schools and special programs:

Middle School Programs

BASIS Independent Brooklyn
Brooklyn Friends School
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
Cardigan Mountain School
Dock Street School
Genesis Program, Middle School at Xaverian
George Jackson Academy Prep
Hewitt School
I.S. 281—Joseph B. Cavallaro
Lenox Academy
Little Red Schoolhouse (LREI)
Mark Twain Intermediate School for Gifted & Talented
Marymount School of New York
Medgar Evers College Preparatory School
MS 2 – Leadership Program
MS 354 – The School of Integrated Learning
Poly Prep Country Day School
PS 189—The Bilingual School
Saint Ann’s School
S.T.A.R. Early College School at Erasmus
St. Luke’s School
The Nightingale-Bamford School
United Nations International School (UNIS)

Special Programs
A Better Chance
Prep for Prep
R.E.A.C.H. Program at Regis High School