Top 10 Best Polk County Private Schools (2023-24)

For the 2023-24 school year, there are 66 private schools serving 10,852 students in Polk County, FL (there are 170 public schools, serving 113,760 public students). 9% of all K-12 students in Polk County, FL are educated in private schools (compared to the FL state average of 13%).
The best top ranked private schools in Polk County, FL include The Vanguard School, Excel Christian Academy and St. Joseph Catholic School.
The average tuition cost is $12,293, which is higher than the Florida private school average tuition cost of $10,534.
83% of private schools in Polk County, FL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

Top Ranked Polk County Private Schools (2023-24)

School
Location
Grades
Students
The Vanguard School
The Vanguard School Photo - Hands-on learning is critical for applying skills and understanding. Our student population is diverse, and our classroom applications are, too! From university to trade school, our students find their educational paths that lead to success in a diverse world.
Special Education School
(3)
22000 Highway 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859
(863) 676-6091
Grades: 6-12
| 102 students
All Saints Academy
All Saints Academy Photo - We are proud of our legacy of 100% college acceptance for our graduating seniors!
(Episcopal)
(1)
5001 State Road 540 West
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 293-5980
Grades: NS-12
| 614 students
CES Academy- Lakeland, FL
Special Education School (Christian)
615 Old Polk City Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 859-0848
Grades: K-12
| 120 students
Davenport Christian Preparatory School
Davenport Christian Preparatory School Photo
Alternative School (Christian)
(3)
508 South HWY 17-92
Davenport, FL 33837
(863) 608-6056
Grades: K-12
| 195 students
Excel Christian Academy
Excel Christian Academy Photo - Excel Christian Academy celebrates a culture of community.
(Christian)
6505 Odom Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 853-9235
Grades: NS-12
| 420 students
Geneva Classical Academy
Geneva Classical Academy Photo - Knowledgeable and dedicated teachers
(Christian)
1736 New Jersey Road
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 644-1408
Grades: PK-12
| 260 students
Lakeland Christian School
Lakeland Christian School Photo - The Elementary/Middle School Building, constructed in 2008, is the three-story, 71,000 square-foot signature building on campus. The 33 classrooms are equipped with SMARTBoards, surround sound, multiple computer stations and reading nooks. There is a mobile Mac lab, a wing devoted to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the Wonder Room--a classroom dedicated to scientific discovery and the study of nature.
(Christian)
(3)
1111 Forest Park Street
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 688-2771
Grades: PK-12
| 1,094 students
New Direction Academy
Special Education School
711 E Main Street
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 438-7493
Grades: K-12
| 207 students
Oasis Christian Academy
Oasis Christian Academy Photo
(Baptist)
(37)
151 King Road SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 293-0930
Grades: PK-12
| 327 students
Parkway Christian Academy
Parkway Christian Academy Photo - Parkway Christian Academy is a fully accredited college preparatory school that inspires learning with masterful teaching from a biblical worldview.
(Baptist)
(4)
4210 Lakeland Highlands Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 646-5031
Grades: PK-12
| 418 students
Resurrection Catholic School
(Catholic)
3720 Old Highway 37
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 644-3931
Grades: PK-8
| 430 students
St. Joseph Academy
(Catholic)
310 Frank Lloyd Wright Way
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 686-6415
Grades: PK-8
| 186 students
St. Joseph Catholic School
(Catholic)
535 Avenue M Northwest
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 293-3311
Grades: PK-8
| 468 students
St. Paul Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
4450 Harden Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 644-7710
Grades: PK-8
| 410 students
St. Paul's Episcopal School
(Episcopal)
656 Avenue L Nw
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 298-8485
Grades: NS-6
| 84 students
Santa Fe Catholic High School
Santa Fe Catholic High School Photo
(Catholic)
3110 Highway 92 E
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 665-4188
Grades: 9-12
| 346 students
Victory Christian Academy
(Assembly of God)
(3)
1401 Griffin Road
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 858-5614
Grades: K-12
| 591 students
Winter Haven Christian School
Winter Haven Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(1)
1700 Buckeye Loop Road
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 294-4135
Grades: PK-12
| 438 students
All Hope Christian Academy
(Christian)
200 Havendale Blvd
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 229-7821
Grades: 1-12
| 74 students
Bethel Christian Academy
(Baptist)
515 Ave I Nw
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 875-5573
Grades: PK-8
| 55 students
Beymer United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten
Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
(3)
700 N Lake Howard Dr
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 294-3188
Grades: PK-K
| 136 students
5900 Sundance Blvd
Mulberry, FL 33860
(863) 646-6444
Grades: PK-5
| 138 students
Calvary Baptist Church Academy
Special Program Emphasis (Baptist)
1945 N Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 683-6781
Grades: K-12
| 115 students
Canaan Academy
(Christian)
640 S Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 676-7300
Grades: K-7
| 37 students
Candlelight Christian Academy
(Christian)
209 E Sessoms Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 676-0049
Grades: K-12
| 171 students
Christ Community
704 Brunnell Pkwy
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 688-8000
Grades: NS-5
| 26 students
Endtime Christian School Of Excellence
(Pentecostal)
(1)
200 S 3rd St
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 676-8299
Grades: K-12
| 27 students
Esthers School Inc - Haines City
Special Education School (Christian)
1950 Marley Dr
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 588-0700
Grades: K-12
| 78 students
4406 S Florida Ave Ste 20
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 686-7755
Grades: K-12
| 130 students
First Methodist School Inc.
(Methodist)
455 S Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 533-0905
Grades: PK-8
| 163 students
First United Methodist Preschool
Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
(1)
230 N Fifth Street
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 676-6617
Grades: PK-K
| 83 students
Ft Meade Academy
(Assembly of God)
Po Box 360
Fort Meade, FL 33841
(863) 285-7332
Grades: K-9
| 14 students
Future Scholars Christian Academy
(Christian)
222 E Central Ave, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
(863) 291-8002
Grades: K-10
| 34 students
Greater St. Paul Academy
(Baptist)
1130 N Webster Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 682-3662
Grades: K-9
| 32 students
1020 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 688-0952
Grades: K-6
| 18 students
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Polk County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
777 Carpenters Way
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 859-1477
Grades: PK-12
| 222 students
Grace Lutheran School (Closed 2006)
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
320 Bates Avenue Se
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 293-9744
Grades: PK-8
| 487 students
6754 S Carter Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
Grades: 8-12
| 19 students
455 N Wilson Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 533-5539
Grades: PK-6
| 115 students
2700 Florida Ave South
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 225-3624
Grades: PK-8
| 53 students
656 Ave L NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 225-3624
Grades: K-3
| students
910 Quincy St
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 686-7455
Grades: PK-K
| 10 students
926 Qunncy St
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 863-8408
Grades: PK-K
| 10 students
3151 Hardin Combee Rd
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 665-4187
Grades: PK-12
| 231 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Polk County, FL?
The top ranked private schools in Polk County, FL include The Vanguard School, Excel Christian Academy and St. Joseph Catholic School.
How many private schools are located in Polk County, FL?
66 private schools are located in Polk County, FL.
How much do private schools cost in Polk County, FL?
The average tuition cost is $12,293, which is higher than the Florida private school average tuition cost of $10,534.
How diverse are private schools in Polk County, FL?
Polk County, FL private schools are approximately 34% minority students, which is lower than the Florida private school average of 46%.
What percentage of students in Polk County, FL go to private school?
9% of all K-12 students in Polk County, FL are educated in private schools (compared to the FL state average of 13%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Polk County, FL?
83% of private schools in Polk County, FL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

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