About Us

At Debary Sonshine Academy, we have an educated, well-trained and loving staff. We have years of experience in teaching and nurturing children. Located in Debary, FL, we are proud to serve the children and families of West Volusia. Our preschool is privately owned and operated, and we also offer after-school care through our Armored Academy and summer camp for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We are a Christian, faith-based child care and education center striving to help your children grow and develop in all facets of their lives.

Debary Sonshine Academy

Committed to Teaching & Caring for Students


Our History

Debary Sonshine Academy was founded in 1999 by Ken and Mary Dietzel. They were inspired by their vision to provide a personal educational environment for children and families. This vision stemmed from when they had their first child and were unable to find a school that offered their needs and wants as parents.

We are the Volusia Partner of the Year for Volusia County Schools in recognition of our Commitment to Education. The Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS) voted us a “School of Excellence,” and the school inspector recognized our playground as one of the cleanest and largest playgrounds in the area.

Learn more about why so many parents entrust their children to the education and care provided at Debary Sonshine Academy by contacting us today at 386-668-0773!