We are committed to cultivating passionate learners in an inclusive school community in which individuality and diversity are valued and students develop understanding and empathy for others through collaboration and active learning.


Ina A. Colen Academy (IACA) offers a unique educational opportunity through project-based learning focused on the whole child. We believe academic instruction and social emotional development are of equal value, as evidenced throughout our comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of all students. IACA students will engage in experiential learning on campus and within the broader community, with support from our qualified and caring faculty and staff. Our faculty and staff are specially trained to offer a personalized learning opportunities for each student. IACA’s school community fosters overall health and wellness of our students and teachers, personal growth, family involvement, and multi-generational connections. IACA plans to adopt the MCPS calendar and a starting/ending time of 7:45am-2:05pm.


IACA’s educational program is designed to enhance long-term student success as we focus on the development of students physically, emotionally, and academically. Our innovative approach to instruction in conjunction with challenging learning opportunities help equip students for successful transition to high school and postsecondary opportunities. Through our unique project-based learning and connections to the broader community, students are able to apply their academic, collaboration, and communication skills at an early age, setting the stage for their future successes. At IACA, students learn the importance of academics, personal development, and caring for one another – skills that can be applied in any future endeavor.


The Colen Family Charitable Trust exists to empower passionate learners capable of making the best decisions for themselves and for the society in which they live. The Colen Family Charitable Trust succeeds in this mission through its work with the Ina A. Colen Academy, providing quality education and materials to students K-12, as well as teachers and principals in public, independent and charter schools.


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Please direct any further inquiries about the school to the contact below or by filling out our contact form.

Email Address: info@iacafl.org

Phone Number: 352-304-6787


The Ina A. Colen Academy custodian of Public Records is Rebecca Rogers. She can be contacted at rrogers@iacafl.org with any specific inquiries.

Email Address: rrogers@iacafl.org