Florida Famous Private School Alumni

Use the table below to browse notable alumni from private schools around the United States.

Private School Alumni Directory:

Famous Private School Alumni (Florida):

School Name
Notable School Alumni (Sample)
  • RADM Alan Shepard, Jr., USN (Ret.) ‘41N - Moonwalking NASA astronaut: First American in space in 1961 and a member of the Apollo 14 mission in 1971
  • Brig Gen Charles Duke, USAF (Ret.) ‘53S - Moonwalking NASA astronaut: member of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972
  • Lorenzo Lamas '75 - Actor whose notable works include the role of Tom in Grease and the role of Lance in Falcon Crest, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
  • RADM Mark H. Buzby, USN (ret) ‘75N - Former United States Navy Rear Admiral and Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration
  • Maj. Megan M. McClung ‘91N - The first female United States Marine Corps officer killed in combat during the Iraq War
  • Rayshawn Jenkins ‘12 - Safety for the Los Angeles Chargers
  • Joseph Zolfo ‘86N - Film and television producer of the most notable shows God Friended Me and NCIS New Orleans
  • Casper Van Dien ‘88S - Actor on the most notable movies Starship Troopers and as Tarzan in Tarzan and the Lost City
  • John Hodges ‘85N - Started his career on Capitol Hill in 1992 and is currently the Director of Office Supply Services under the Chief Administrative Officer of the House. He has served the US House of Representatives for a total of 27 years
  • Caroline Barlow '07 - 2010 Rhodes Scholar and US Naval Academy Brigade Commander
  • Joseph Kittinger '46 - US Air Force pilot, performed highest and fastest skydive over 100,000 feet as key member of Project Excelsior
  • Ryan Murphy '13 - 6-time Olympic gold medal swimmer
  • Travis Tygart '89 - CEO, United States Anti-Doping Agency
  • Chipper Jones '90 - 7-time Major League Baseball All-Star with the Atlanta Braves, 1999 MVP, 1995 World Champion
  • Jackie Crosby '79 - 1985 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism
  • Kevin Sack '77 - 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism
  • George Scribner '70 - Artist, Director and Imagineer with Disney
  • Anthony Nesty '87 - First Black Male Swimmer to Win Olympic Gold Medal
  • Alina Alonso, MD '74 - Palm Beach County Department of Health Director
  • Jeff Atwater '76 - former State Senator
  • John Collins '15 - Atlanta Hawks power forward
  • Susan Gauvey '66 - Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court in Maryland
  • Rome Hartman '73 - CBS Evening News Producer
  • Adi Halevy Arezzini - Co-founder and CEO of Team, a lifestyle brand centered around all-natural, plant-based ingredients.
  • Habakkuk Baldonado - Italian football linebacker for the New York Giants of the NFL. He played college football at Pitt.
  • Jared Wayne - American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He played college football at Pitt.
  • Adam Finn - President B.A.S Business Administration Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Britteny Lucas - Vice President B.A.S. Supervision & Management Miami Dade College
  • Christine King - Curriculum/Head Teacher Ph.D. Philosophy & Education Columbia University
  • Megan O'Donnell - Teacher M.Ed. Education & Administration - Degree in Special Education Liberty University
  • Margaret Williamson - Guidance/Admissions B.S. Children, Youth and Family Ministries Southeastern University
  • Clayton Grimm 2014 - Attended NYU & studied theater as a part of the Tisch / Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Now stars as Blippi live and on Netflix.
  • Future Leaders - GCCA's curriculum and environment develops future leaders.
  • Mayor Francis X. Suarez '96 - Francis Xavier Suarez is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 43rd mayor of Miami. He was elected on November 7, 2017 with 86 percent of the vote and was re-elected on November 2, 2021 with 78 percent of the vote. Suarez is the son of former Miami mayor and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez and is the first ever local-born Miami mayor.
  • Maximo Alvarez '65 - Maximo Alvarez is the President and Owner of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, Inc. Born in Havana, Cuba, Alvarez came to the United States at 13 as part of Operation Pedro Pan. He contributes his success to his humble roots and strict belief in helping the less fortunate. Alvarez attended Belmont Abbey College before earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University.
  • Rodney Barreto '76 - Rodney Barreto is the President & CEO of Barreto Group, Inc., a diversified company specializing in corporate and public affairs consulting, real estate investment and development. He serves on many boards including the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council. Barreto has also been involved with the Super Bowls since 1989, chairing the Super Bowl Host Committee in 2007, 2010 and 2020. He has raised more than $100-million dollars and in-kind contributions for the Super Bowls. He earned his Associate of Arts degree from Miami Dade Community College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Studies from Barry University. Rodney Barreto was appointed to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in 2019.
  • Pedro Martin '67 - Pedro Martin is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and CoFounder of Terra Group. He was awarded Developer of The Year by the American Institute of Architecture. Since founding Terra Group in 2001, Pedro Martin has led the company in its development and capital raising success. He has focused on transforming some of South Florida’s most important neighborhoods through responsible and community-centered development, including Miami Beach, Dadeland, Downtown Miami, Doral, Coconut Grove, Weston, and Pembroke Pines. Prior to founding Terra, Mr. Martin practiced real estate law as a partner at Greenberg Traurig for 25 years, representing developers and financial institutions since the 1970s. Mr. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a law degree with honors from the University of Florida, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College.
  • Terrill Hanks '15 - Terrill Hanks is an American football linebacker for the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL. He played safety for the ILS football team and made over 100 tackles as a senior. Hanks committed to play college football at New Mexico State on a full scholarship. In 2019, he signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent. In 2022, Hanks was drafted by the Birmingham Stallions and helped the team win the 2022 USFL Championship.
  • Wilfredo (Willy) Chirino '64 - Willy Chirino has been an international Latin pop star for over 40 years. He is recognized throughout the world as the creator of the Miami Sound, a unique fusion of Cuban music, rock, jazz, Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms. He has recorded over 30 albums, several of which have attained platinum and gold status, has composed over 100 songs recorded by over 60 artists, and has produced dozens of albums. In 2006, he won a Grammy for Best Salsa/Merengue Album and in 2007 he was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Salsa Album.Chirino is a legend in his hometown of Miami, where there are several streets and plazas named for him. Known as humanitarian, in 1976 the Willy Chirino Foundation was accorded special recognition from UNICEF and was also presented with the United States Legion of Honor award, in addition to being presented with Billboard Magazine's Humanitarian Award.
  • Eliott Rodriguez '74 - Eliott Rodriguez is a Cuban-American television journalist who has received two Emmy Awards and four Edward R. Murrow Awards. After graduating from the University of Miami, he began his journalism career. He joined CBS4 Miami in 1999, where he is currently the main news anchor.
  • Ana Cuervo '86 - Four time Emmy award winning reporter for Telemundo 51 News, serving the Spanish-speaking community in South Florida. Ana Cuervo joined Telemundo 51 in 1994. She earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Florida International University in Miami and is a member of NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) and NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists).
  • Sara Babun '72 - Sara Babun is the President and CEO of Antillean Marine. Since 1963, Antillean offers maritime transport, trucking, warehousing, cargo consolidation, break-bulk and charters to Rio Haina and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic; and Cape Haitien and Port-Au-Prince in Haiti. Sara began her journey at Antillean when she was a teenager as an assistant traffic coordinator for Haiti. Throughout the years, she has worked in virtually every department of the company, which provided her with vast amounts of hands-on experience. In 1993, Sara was appointed President and CEO and has been leading the company ever since.
  • Mike Parra '86 - Mike Parra is Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express in the Americas region, overseeing the company’s operations in 50 countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. He joined DHL in 1997 and was appointed to his current role in January 2016.
  • Daniella Pierson - Pierson founded The Newsette, a newsletter for women, as a college sophomore. Four years later, The Newsette has 500,000 subscribers and averages 4 million monthly views. Sponsors include Ulta, Fidelity and Bumble. Pierson recently launched an editorial platform for Diane von Furstenberg called The Weekly Wrap.
  • Michael Schmidt - Co-Owner, The Bearded Pig and Tomo Development. Michael received his Master’s of Architecture in 2008 with certificates in Sustainability and Historic Preservation. Michael and his business partner with the Bearded Pig are in the process of starting a non-profit to support hospitality workers in emergent need. Michael is a graduate of the 2019 Weaver Philanthropic Initiative class.
  • Tracey Westbrook - Owner, Atlantic Beach Urban Farms. A former executive at King Provision Corp., Tracey’s greatest passions are growing fresh food and building a better community.An entrepreneur at heart, Tracey loves to connect people, opportunities, and ideas. She realized the need for community food resources while working with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida as a trustee. Her vision for ABUF was a commercially scaled farm that demonstrated alternative approaches and provided a platform to host collaborations with partners across the region.
  • Brice Sensabaugh '22 - Drafted to the NBA's Ohio Jazz in June 2023
  • Larry Page & Sergei Brin - Founders of Google
  • Julia Child - Chef
  • Jeff Bezos - Creator of Amazon
  • Stephen Curry - Basketball player
  • Gabriel García Marquez - Nobel Prize in Literature recipient
  • D'Angelo Russell '14 - Drafted into the NBA and currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Ben Simmons '15 - Drafted into the NBA and currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Luc Mbah a Moute '05 - Drafted into the NBA and currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Francisco Lindor '11 - Drafted into the MLB, Top 10, and currently plays for the Cleveland Indians
  • Diego Campos '14 - Drafted into the MLS and currently plays for the Chicago Fire.
  • Matheus Silva '15 - Was drafted into the United Soccer League and plays for the Swope Park Rangers. At age 18, he was the youngest international signing in franchise history.
  • Ingrid Hoffman '83 - TV Personality Simply Delicioso
  • Shea Holbrook '08 - Race Car Driver (Perelli World Circuit)
  • Charles Grier '48 - Was VP for Dr. Pepper bottling and at one point was one of two people who knew the recipe.
  • Devon Wright '98 - Freelance Producer and has worked on promos for Monday Night Football and various TV networks, music videos for The Weekend
  • Josh Gad - Actor, Author, Singer
  • Ashley Yarchin - Ashley provides professional curatorial and design expertise to both private and corporate collectors.
  • Harry Kassal - Stand-up comedian.
  • Jeff Emig - Jeff Emig is an American former professional motocross racer. He competed in the AMA Motocross Championships from 1988 to 1999. He was one of the top American motocross racers of the 1990s. Jeff graduated from On Track School in 2021.
  • Ricky Carmichael - Ricky Carmichael is an American former professional motocross and stock car racing driver. He competed in the AMA Motocross Championships from 1997 to 2007 and in NASCAR from 2008 to 2011. Ricky graduated from On Track School in 2023.
  • Michael Leib - Michael Leib was a Supercross Pro and is the founder of Canvas MX.
  • Travis Homer - A 2016 Oxbridge graduate, Homer is one of the most accomplished athletes in the school’s history and the first ThunderWolf to have a jersey retired at the school. A talented, dedicated player, Homer was a finalist for the Lou Groza High School Player of the Year Award, named to the Sun Sentinel’s Super 11 team, ranked as the No. 6 running back in the state, and was the first ThunderWolf recruited by a “Power 5” university in his senior year. His ThunderWolf career included more than 3,200 rushing yards, an eye-popping average of seven-plus yards per carry, and 50 touchdowns -- many of them the stuff of highlight reels – leading football powerhouses Alabama, Notre Dame, FSU, and UF to court him before he chose to become a University of Miami Hurricane. After graduating from Oxbridge, Homer played running back for the Miami Hurricanes where he was named Second Team All-ACC in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, he was drafted in the 6th round by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks were he currently plays running back and special team’s ace.
  • Skip Marley - World-Renowned Musical Artist
  • Will Lawrence - University of Miami Law School Graduate
  • Jennifer Capriati - Former WTA #1, Gold Medalist at the 1992 Olympics, Australian and French Open champion
  • Andy Roddick - Former ATP #1, US Open Champion
  • Stephanie Nikitas - Two-time NCAA Women's Tennis Team champion, two-time NCAA Women's Doubles champion at the University of Florida, former head coach UCF Women's Tennis Team
  • Mardy Fish - ATP Professional, Silver Medalist 2004 Olympics
  • Keegan Bradley - 2011 PGA Championship
  • Paula Marti - LPGA Professional
  • Alex Domijan - Four-time ITA All-American
  • Luisa Stefani - Olympic Medalist
  • Gabriela Dabrowski - WTA top 5 in doubles, two-time Grand Slam mixed doubles
  • Morgan Pressel - LPGA Tour member
  • Vincent Spadea - Former professional tennis player
  • Corina Maorairu - Former professional tennis player
  • Tinsley Ellis - Blues artist
  • Kevin Steele - District Attorney, Pennsylvania
  • George M. Steinbrenner IV '11 - President & CEO, Steinbrenner RacingFounder, George 4 Foundation
  • Joe Belfiore - Joe Belfiore is an American business executive who has held various roles at Microsoft since August 1990, mostly in the field of user experience. He is currently the Corporate Vice President in the Experiences and Devices division of Microsoft.
  • Steffi Casimir - Miss Florida Everglades 2023
  • Brittany Oldehoff - Social Media Influencer, Model, Blogger, Miss Florida USA 2014
  • Alex Browning - WSVN-TV News Journalist
  • Ryan Roslansky '96 - CEO of LinkedIn
  • Jim Courier '87 - Legendary tennis pro and television commentator
  • Kaelen Richards '01 - Former White House Regional Communications Director
  • Janelle Coutts '04 - Analytical Chemist - NASA
  • Brittany Skoda '05 - Global Head of Software Banking - Morgan Stanley
  • Jackson Baumeister - Florida State University baseball pitcher, drafted to the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Ariana Munoz - University of North Florida soccer player, selected to the Peruvian Copa America National Team.
  • Spencer Pigot - IndyCar Driver, 2019 -Raced in the Indy500

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