Bezos Academy to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — City officials in Orlando will help cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new, tuition-free preschool.


It’s called the Bezos Academy.

The school is an education organization started by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

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The school is located within a multifamily affordable housing community called Village on Mercy.

It’s the first Bezos Academy located in Florida.

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Classes will start next Monday for 40 students.

Channel 9 is taking a closer look at the impact of the school and will have continuing coverage on Eyewitness News.

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