Florida College Academy

A K - 12th grade private school where your child can achieve their highest academic goals in a Bible-based, safe and caring enviroment.
FCA, where every child is a unique part of our school family.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 440 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Florida College Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
440 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Florida College Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Pre-Calculus, AP Psychology
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Aviation Club, Beta Club, NHS, NJHS, Odyssey of the Mind, Rocketry Club, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Falcon Rock

School Notes

  • Florida College Academy provides a learning environment where biblical principles are taught and exemplified. From the beginning, Florida College's founders wanted students to receive an education which included a knowledge of God and His creation. Daily Bible classes and Chapel provide opportunities to focus on Christian attitudes and concepts. Students at FCA are instructed in 3 R's:
  • Reverence for God
  • Respect for others
  • Responsibility for myself
  • All faculty members embrace the highest Christian values and uphold the philosophy and purposes of Florida College Academy.
  • With a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1, students learn in a safe, caring environment.
  • Athletics are important in both physical and social development. Grades 4-9 are encouraged to participate in the extracurricular sports programs. Soccer, basketball,volleyball, and flag footballare offered for both boys and girls.
  • Field trips, projects, banquets and other programs allow students to interact in a variety of social situations.
  • We believe a school should provide a warm, nurturing environment where respect for others is demonstrated, and where safety is assured. When we speak of the "FCA family", we are emphasizing the close, personal relationships that exist between students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Located in the city of Temple Terrace, one of the safest neighborhoods in Hillsborough County, FCA strives to provide an environment free of weapons, alcohol, drugs, profanity and hostility.
  • Solid education, spiritual development, social interaction, and safety-compelling reasons to choose Florida College Academy for your child's education. We invite you to come visit our school and observe the warm, caring environment provided for our students. We hope you will become part of the FCA family soon. Your children deserve the best. Solid Education
  • At Florida College Academy (FCA), language arts, science, math, social sciences and Bible principles are stressed as the foundation of all education. This core curriculum is enriched by numerous electives and extracurricular opportunities. Since its establishment in 1958, Florida College Academy has provided the educational foundation for thousands of students. FCA is associated with Florida College, Hillsborough County's second oldest institution of higher learning.
  • FCA enjoys many advantages by being connected with Florida College. College facilities and resources are available to Academy students.
  • Educational events such as guest speakers, storytellers, lecturers and musicians are often scheduled to perform for Academy students.
  • All students enjoy weekly classes in art, music and physical education.
  • Non-Discrimination Policy --- Florida College Academy admission is granted to students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, and includes all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, athletic and other school-administered programs.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Florida College Academy offer?
Florida College Academy offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is Florida College Academy's ranking?
Florida College Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Florida College Academy?
The application deadline for Florida College Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
My son and I love this school and the only reason he is not going there after this year is we moved so far away. They genuinely care about the students here!
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All of my three children have attended Florida College Academy and had a great experience. The school community truly is a family to my family. My oldest two were students at FCA from kindergarten to 8th grade before attending high school elsewhere. They were very well prepared for high school and have gone on to succeed in college, graduate programs and professional work. Both of them still enjoy friendships that were developed during their years at FCA. We are fortunate that my youngest child was able to remain at Florida College Academy Prep for high school. The individualized attention she gets from this unique high school experience is helping her grow academically but also emotionally and spiritually. She has had wonderful teachers who are teaching their students so much more than math, science, English and social studies and I am very thankful to have these role models influencing her every day. I am grateful to have the opportunity for all of my children to be students at Florida College Academy.
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My sons both attend this school and we would not choose another school. It is worth any sacrifices financially to be able to send them here. They are excited to go to school each day, have made life-long friends, and are achieving great success academically! Thank you Florida College Academy for the great job you do!
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We are so glad that we found this school. My oldest son completed Pre-K through 8th grade at FCA and was fully prepared socially and academically for high school. My youngest still attends and has been there since Pre-K. We love that school continues to grow improve. The highly qualified teaching staff are encouraging and professional. Each student is encouraged to reach his/her potential. Respect and responsibility are fostered, encouraged and integrated daily. Students are disciplined quietly and not publically. Bullying is not tolerated. This school is a true gem in our community.
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 440 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Tampa, FL is $10,483 for elementary schools and $10,222 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tampa, FL is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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