Best Florida Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 2,554 private schools serving 436,614 students in Florida (there are 4,235 public schools, serving 2,830,721 students). 13% of all K-12 students in Florida are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $10,517 for elementary schools and $11,732 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Florida include Shelton Academy, Jacksonville Country Day School and Ft Myers Christian School.
The average acceptance rate is 84% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 46% and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.
56% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

Top Ranked Florida Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
29
5,042
31%
13
1,586
28%
84
10,339
34%
242
51,113
49%
7
1,370
11%
25
2,337
15%
31
8,396
14%
11
1,078
29%
157
30,327
41%
34
5,044
37%
13
2,356
24%
35
5,977
40%
50
8,854
26%
40
5,692
30%
37
5,674
27%
33
5,682
33%
12
2,170
28%
546
89,709
79%
14
2,499
27%
205
37,017
53%
44
7,286
79%
146
31,219
34%
42
4,749
35%
113
19,528
24%
66
10,850
35%
36
5,528
17%
67
11,008
34%
61
8,229
36%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Florida?
The best top ranked private schools in Florida include Shelton Academy, Jacksonville Country Day School and Ft Myers Christian School.
How many private schools are located in Florida?
2,554 private schools are located in Florida.
How much do private schools cost in Florida?
The average private school tuition in Florida is $10,517 for elementary schools and $11,732 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in Florida?
Florida private schools are approximately 46% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in Florida go to private school?
13% of all K-12 students in Florida are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Florida?
56% of private schools in Florida are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

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