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North Florida Arts & Sciences 


7443 West US Hwy 90

Lake City, Florida 32055


"Dare to be DIFFERENT, Choose to be GREAT!"

About Us

North Florida Arts & Sciences Academy                                                  

  • Serves students from Kindergarten through 12th grade...

  • Provides a unique, arts-infused curriculum which gives students a winning edge both academically and socially.

  • Provides a safe, wholesome learning center where students learn to embrace our slogan: "Listen, Learn, Do Your Best, & Have Fun".

  • Provides organized student supervision after school hours for a nominal fee. Arrangements can be made during formal registration.


  • To ensure effective instructional practices that meet the needs of diverse learners
  • To inspire, challenge, and motivate artistically gifted students

  • To achieve success in academic, social and career preparation

  • To provide a supportive community that identifies, encourages and develops each student's interests and abilities. 

Educational Philosophy:

We believe that children learn by doing. Experiential learning, hands-on and minds-on discovery encourages the development of personal responsibility, decision making and problem solving in both intellectual and interpersonal areas. Developing the love of learning in an arts-centered atmosphere builds a commitment and passion, encouraging all students to become life-long learners and positive contributors to society.

Specials & After-School Programs Available:

General Music, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Dance, Guitar, Keyboard, Graphic Arts & Visual Arts, Private Music Lessons, Drama Club, K-KIDS Leadership Club, Poultry Project and School Farm.

School Administration

Founder, Educational Leader & Principal, Dr. Anthony J. Buzzella, is a native Floridian, born and raised in Miami-Dade County where he excelled in both academics and the arts.

In addition to numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, Dr. Buzzella has been a professional musician and entertainer since the age of sixteen.

Through the years, he has shared the performance stage with several legendary musicians and entertainers including: Pete Fountain, Eddie Miller, Grandpa Jones, Alfonso Levy, Kenny Rogers, Jerry Clower, Chubby Wise, Tim Allan, Danny Rubio, Tyler Jackson, Rusty Hammerstrom, and many others. 

Buzzella has served the local community for over 35 years as an educator and community leader including two terms on the local School Board. In 1999, Dr. Alfonso W. Levy and Tony co-founded Mister Mac Behavioral Consultants, Inc. a 501-C-3, non-profit, educational foundation and public charity.

Abigail R. Buzzella has worked with Dr. Buzzella and Mister Mac Behavioral Consultants, Inc. for over 10 years.

She is Co-Owner and Director of Operations. "Miss Abby" also serves as intake specialist, test coordinator, and personnel director.

Miss Abby became Mrs. Anthony Buzzella in 2015, and together they love running these programs as husband and wife.

 North Florida Arts & Sciences Academy

Where every student is a shining star!