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About Our Schools In Brevard County

Welcome to Puzzle Box Academy!

Puzzle Box Academy was founded in 2014 by Pamela Furr and James Holz. Pamela, a mother of a child with Autism, saw the need for high-quality early intervention. They set out to provide a school where families could rely on their children to get the special attention they deserved without the obstacles most families face in public schools. Pamela believed families should be able to focus on what is important at home; confidence, security, love, and acceptance of our children’s quirks. Families should not have to battle the system for the special environments their children need to thrive.

Puzzle Box Academy is the first school in Florida to provide the Morningside Academy Curriculum and teaching methodology in addition to following Florida State Standards. The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction combines precision teaching of specific basic skills through guided intensive instruction and practice followed by opportunities for generalizing learning to the wider world. Through this evidence-based model, complex behavioral skills emerge without explicit instruction when well-selected component responses are appropriately sequenced, carefully instructed, and well-rehearsed.

We encourage you to learn more about our autism schools for students with developmental delays. With locations in Palm Bay, Melbourne, Rockledge, and coming soon in Viera, there’s a Puzzle Box Academy near you. Take a virtual tour or contact us today to learn more!

We are also glad to announce that we are offering Pre-K at our Palm Bay location!

For more info email us at or call at 321-345-0861.

Our Program

Each Puzzle Box Academy Campus offers the following:

  • A full academic school year with federal holidays, spring, summer, and winter break
  • Low student to adult ratio
  • Fundraising events support the student’s individualized tuition
  • Tuition supplemented by McKay, Gardiner (formerly PLSA), Step-up, and AAA scholarships
  • Staff who are highly qualified and continue to participate in current professional development
  • K-12 options for families to accommodate as many students as possible
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Our Mission

The mission of Puzzle Box Academy is to provide comprehensive, individualized, science-based education not available in our community. We believe children with developmental delays, like autism, deserve the opportunity to reach their full academic and social potential. The school’s curriculum combined with the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, provides effective treatment and education programs to children and their families. We also make our facility available for Speech and Occupational Therapy from other providers.

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Pre-K Now Available!

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Our Locations

Melbourne, FL PBATEC
Now Open!

125 East Nasa Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

P: 321-345-4232

Palm Bay, FL Main
Campus Location

2180 NE Julian Ave
Palm Bay, FL 32905

P: 321-345-0861

Rockledge, FL ABA Therapy
Early Intervention

5830 US-1 #102
Rockledge, FL 32955

P: 321-609-9007


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