Oldest Private Schools in Florida

The average private school in Florida was founded around 1985 (2024).
The oldest private school in Florida is St. Joseph Academy, founded in 1866.
Year Founded Range: 1866 1933 Avg. Year Founded: 1917

Oldest Private Schools in Florida (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
St. Joseph Academy
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1866
Grades: 9-12
155 State Road 207
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-0431
Rank: #22.
St. John The Evangelist School
St. John The Evangelist School Photo - We offer team sports and spirit!
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1874
Grades: PK-8
325 S Navy Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 456-5218
Rank: #33.
St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Joseph Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: PK-8
11600 Old Saint Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258
(904) 268-6688
Rank: #44.
Academy Of The Holy Names
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1881
Grades: PK-12
3319 Bayshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 839-5371
Rank: #55.
Saint Anthony Catholic School
Saint Anthony Catholic School Photo - Saint Anthony Catholic School is a VPK-8 private school in Pasco County, Florida. We are dedicated to providing a quality, Christ-centered education that addresses the needs of the whole child: spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical. Founded in 1884, our school prides itself on leading the way for our students to serve and care about the broader world around them.
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1884
Grades: PK-8
12155 Joe Herrmann Drive
San Antonio, FL 33576
(352) 588-3041
Rank: #66.
Jesuit High School
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1899
Grades: 9-12
4701 N Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 877-5344
Rank: #77.
Sacred Heart Cathedral School
Sacred Heart Cathedral School Photo - Sacred Heart Cathedral School
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1907
Grades: PK-8
1603 N 12th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 436-6440
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Gulfcoast Sda Continuation School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: K-8
6001 7th Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 345-2141
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Montverde Academy
Montverde Academy Photo - Montverde Academy Campus
Special Program Emphasis
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: PK-12
17235 7th Street
Montverde, FL 34756
(407) 469-2561
Rank: #1010.
Cathedral Parish School
Cathedral Parish School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1916
Grades: PK-8
259 Saint George St
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-2861
Rank: #1111.
Forest Lake Academy
Forest Lake Academy Photo - Forest Lake Academy Boys and Girls 2016 Hoops Classic Champions!!
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1918
Grades: 9-12
500 Education Loop
Apopka, FL 32703
(407) 862-8411
Rank: #1212.
Mt. Calvary Sda Junior Academy
Daycare / Preschool (Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1919
Grades: K
3111 E Wilder Ave
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 238-0433
Rank: #13 - 1613. - 16.
Assumption Catholic School
Assumption Catholic School Photo - Courtyard
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1923
Grades: K-8
2431 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-1774
Rank: #13 - 1613. - 16.
St. Ann Catholic School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1923
Grades: PK-8
324 N Olive Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 832-3676
Rank: #13 - 1613. - 16.
Founding Date: 1923
Grades: PK-8
2609 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 387-2841
Rank: #13 - 1613. - 16.
Founding Date: 1923
Grades: PK-12
5101 1st Street NE
Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
(727) 456-7511
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Out Of Door Academy
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: PK-12
5950 Deer Drive
Sarasota, FL 34240
(941) 349-3223
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
The Out-of-Door Academy
The Out-of-Door Academy Photo
(1)
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: PK-12
444 Reid Street
Sarasota, FL 34242
(941) 349-3223
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
LifePoint Academy of Seventh-day Adventists
LifePoint Academy of Seventh-day Adventists Photo - Together we can soar.
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1925
Grades: PK-8
4298 Livingston Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 268-2433
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
Rosarian Academy
Rosarian Academy Photo - Serving children Kindergarten-Grade 4. This program fosters intellectual risk-taking so that students can develop confidence and competence.
(Catholic)
(20)
Founding Date: 1925
Grades: PK-8
807 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 832-5131
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
St. Theresa School
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1925
Grades: PK-8
2701 Indian Mound Trl
Miami, FL 33134
(305) 710-6515
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
The Biltmore School
The Biltmore School Photo - Music & Dance Recital
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
Founding Date: 1926
Grades: PK-8
1600 Sw 57th Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 266-4666
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
Founding Date: 1926
Grades: 9-12
8000 SW 56th Street
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 274-9535
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
Gulliver Preparatory School
Gulliver Preparatory School Photo
(2)
Founding Date: 1926
Grades: PK-12
6575 North Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 666-7937
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
St. Anastasia Catholic School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1926
Grades: PK-8
401 S 33rd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34947
(772) 461-2232
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
St. Anthony Catholic School
St. Anthony Catholic School Photo - Second Graders celebrate their First Holy Communion in our church.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1926
Grades: PK-8
820 NE 3rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 467-7747
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
St. Patrick School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1926
Grades: K-8
3700 Garden Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 534-4616
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Okeechobee Adventist Christian School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1928
Grades: 5-7
412 NW 6th St
Okeechobee, FL 34973
(863) 763-0763
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
St. James Cathedral School
St. James Cathedral School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1928
Grades: PK-8
505 E Ridgewood Street
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 841-4432
Rank: #3030.
St. Paul Catholic School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1930
Grades: PK-8
1900 12th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 823-6144
Rank: #3131.
Prew Academy
Prew Academy Photo - Our students love our home-like atmosphere!
Founding Date: 1931
Grades: 6-12
5020 Fielding Ln
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 921-7739
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
Admiral Farragut Academy
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo - Our graduates receive 100% college acceptance.
(19)
Founding Date: 1933
Grades: K-12
501 Park Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 384-5504
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
The Bolles School
The Bolles School Photo - Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus students on the playground.
Founding Date: 1933
Grades: PK-12
7400 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 256-5030
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
Founding Date: 1933
Grades: PK-8
12975 SW 6th St
Miami, FL 33184
(305) 227-1150
Rank: #32 - 3532. - 35.
Trinity Lutheran Academy
Trinity Lutheran Academy Photo - Trinity Lutheran Church and Academy
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
Founding Date: 1933
Grades: K-8
110 SW 11th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 463-7471
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Florida average private schools founding year?
The Florida average private schools founding year is 1985 for 2024.
What are the private schools with oldest founding year in Florida?
The top ranked private schools in Florida include St. Joseph Academy, St. John The Evangelist School and St. Joseph Catholic School.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Florida?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Florida is St. Joseph Academy, with a year of 1866. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is St. John The Evangelist School, with a year of 1874.

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