Best Florida Private Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 2,581 private schools serving 433,951 students in Florida (there are 4,230 public schools, serving 2,781,092 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 $9,789 for elementary schools and $10,945 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Florida include Community Day School, Walden Community School and Bishop John J Snyder High School.
The average acceptance rate is 86% (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 Baptist).

Top Ranked Florida Private Schools by County (2023)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
29
4,904
31%
12
1,170
27%
84
10,340
32%
244
52,291
49%
7
1,370
11%
25
2,918
15%
31
8,247
14%
11
1,078
29%
155
29,126
40%
34
5,037
37%
14
2,421
20%
35
6,162
39%
49
8,536
25%
40
5,668
30%
36
4,249
26%
35
5,766
34%
12
2,170
28%
563
91,467
80%
14
2,266
27%
204
36,018
51%
46
7,470
80%
145
30,551
34%
42
4,522
33%
113
20,189
22%
69
10,536
34%
38
5,364
16%
69
11,070
34%
62
7,749
38%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Florida?

The best top ranked private schools in Florida include Community Day School, Walden Community School and Bishop John J Snyder High School.

How many private schools are located in Florida?

2,581 private schools are located in Florida.

How much do private schools cost in Florida?

The average private school tuition in Florida is $9,789 for elementary schools and $10,945 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 Baptist).

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