New Leaf
We are currently enrolling ​new students for the Lower School, grades 1-8.

We accept the
​McKay Scholarship.

​Volunteer Opportunities

If you have a talent or interest you would like to share with us, we would love to hear from you.

Volunteer internships are available. Contact us regarding  2-, 4-, or 6- week interactive learning experiences.

We extend a hiring preference to those who are familiar with our program through volunteering and interning.​​

New Leaf School     407 Third Street, Neptune Beach, Fl  32266         904.246-9100
Recommended Parent Reading:

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Be the Pack Leader by Cesar Millan

10 Days to a Less Defiant Child by Jeffrey Bernstein.

​​New Leaf Mission Statement

​New Leaf School is an educational “field hospital” designed to retrieve and restore children alienated from success in traditional classrooms. New Leaf is an appropriate destination for any child wanting to learn how to learn more deeply.

Focusing on process over content, we apply strategies that teach cooperation and self-reliance. New Leaf’s educational system encourages each student to seek his or her personal best, which makes our classroom an ideal destination for most students.

New Leaf provides a fresh start for overlooked, underdeveloped, overwhelmed and underachieving students.

  • ​​Every person is gifted, every person matters.
  • Mutual respect maximizes learning.
  • Natural curiosity leads learning.
  • Rejection breeds rebellion, acceptance can heal.
  • The Law of Kindness is the rule.
  • Students deserve relevant, inspired lessons.
  • How to learn is more important than memorizing facts.
  • Seeing the unique person is the Teacher's chief task.
Philosophy of the Compassionate Classroom
New Leaf Foundation
To contribute to the 501(c)(3) scholarship fund for economically deserving students visit:

Our bricks and mortar thrift store, The Branch, is being transformed into a student-run online store to better utilize the time and energy of our volunteers. Much thanks to all!