Oldest Private High Schools in Florida

The average private high school in Florida was founded around 1988 (2024).
The oldest private high school in Florida is St. Joseph Academy, founded in 1866.
Year Founded Range: 1866 1958 Avg. Year Founded: 1937

Oldest Private High 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.
Academy Of The Holy Names
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1881
Grades: PK-12
3319 Bayshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 839-5371
Rank: #33.
Jesuit High School
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1899
Grades: 9-12
4701 N Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 877-5344
Rank: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
Founding Date: 1923
Grades: PK-12
5101 1st Street NE
Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
(727) 456-7511
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Out Of Door Academy
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: PK-12
5950 Deer Drive
Sarasota, FL 34240
(941) 349-3223
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
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: #9 - 109. - 10.
Founding Date: 1926
Grades: 9-12
8000 SW 56th Street
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 274-9535
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
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: #1111.
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: #12 - 1312. - 13.
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: #12 - 1312. - 13.
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: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Hampden DuBose Academy
Hampden DuBose Academy Photo - Special care and attention is given to each student. Our staff provides individual attention to ensure a healthy learning environment, while also recognizing the student's unique learning style and needs.
(Christian)
(2)
Founding Date: 1934
Grades: K-12
3700 Dohnavur Dr.
Zellwood, FL 32798
(407) 880-4321
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Pine Crest School
Pine Crest School Photo - Lower School student swinging while on the playground.
Founding Date: 1934
Grades: PK-12
1501 Ne 62nd St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
(954) 492-4100
Rank: #1616.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1936
Grades: 9-12
2801 Sw 12th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 327-2208
Rank: #1717.
Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches
Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches Photo - Front of Building
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1937
Grades: K-12
1950 Prairie Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 642-3100
Rank: #1818.
Founding Date: 1938
Grades: PK-12
601 NE 107 St.
Miami, FL 33161
(305) 779-7206
Rank: #1919.
Pensacola Catholic High School
Pensacola Catholic High School Photo - 1:1 Laptop Program
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1941
Grades: 9-12
3043 W Scott St
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 436-6400
Rank: #2020.
Mount Dora Christian Academy
Mount Dora Christian Academy Photo - Our beautiful 70 acre campus featuring our athletic complex with stadium seating, artificial turf and olympic standard track.
(Christian)
(1)
Founding Date: 1945
Grades: PK-12
301 West 13th Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757
(352) 383-2155
Rank: #2121.
Walker Memorial Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1947
Grades: K-12
1525 W Avon Blvd
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-3131
Rank: #2222.
Riviera Schools
Riviera Schools Photo
Founding Date: 1950
Grades: NS-12
9775 SW 87 Ave./6800 Nervia Street
Miami, FL 33146
(305) 666-1856
Rank: #2323.
West Coast Christian Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1952
Grades: PK-9
1112 49th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 755-9667
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Keswick Christian School
Keswick Christian School Photo - A Home For Christian Families Since 1953
(Christian)
(4)
Founding Date: 1953
Grades: NS-12
10101 54th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33708
(727) 393-9100
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Founding Date: 1953
Grades: PK-12
3100 Doctors Lake Dr
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 264-1524
Rank: #2626.
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)
Founding Date: 1954
Grades: PK-12
1111 Forest Park Street
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 688-2771
Rank: #2727.
UCP Of Central Florida
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1955
Grades: 6-12
3305 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 852-3300
Rank: #2828.
Azalea Park Baptist School
(Christian)
(5)
Founding Date: 1956
Grades: PK-12
5725 Dahlia Dr
Orlando, FL 32807
(407) 277-4056
Rank: #29 - 3329. - 33.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Photo - At Holy Trinity, students benefit from the continuity of an academically challenging curriculum that spans preschool through 12th grade. We consider Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy to be a "prep" school, because students who "Start Here" are prepared to "Go Anywhere" in college, career and life.
(Episcopal)
(19)
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: NS-12
5625 Holy Trinity Drive
Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 723-8323
Rank: #29 - 3329. - 33.
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: PK-12
7600 Lyons Rd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
(954) 247-0179
Rank: #29 - 3329. - 33.
Princeton Christian School
(Church of the Nazarene)
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: PK-12
13390 Sw 248 Street
Homestead, FL 33032
(305) 258-3107
Rank: #29 - 3329. - 33.
St. Petersburg Catholic High School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: 9-12
6333 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 344-4065
Rank: #29 - 3329. - 33.
Tampa Bay Christian Academy
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: PK-12
6815 North Rome Ave
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 343-0600
Rank: #34 - 3934. - 39.
Christopher Columbus High School
Christopher Columbus High School Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1958
Grades: 9-12
3000 SW 87th Ave
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 223-5650
Rank: #34 - 3934. - 39.
East Hill Christian School- Pensacola
East Hill Christian School- Pensacola Photo - Located in beautiful Pensacola, East Hill Christian School exists to educate students morally, intellectually, and physically, based on the Word of God, in a loving, Christian environment. We accomplish this by partnering with parents, and trusting fully in God as we mentor, nurture, and love the children entrusted to us!
(Christian)
(4)
Founding Date: 1958
Grades: PK-12
Gonzalez St
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 438-7746
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Florida average Private High Schools founding year?
The Florida average Private High Schools founding year is 1988 for 2024.
What are the Private High Schools with oldest founding year in Florida?
The top ranked Private High Schools in Florida include St. Joseph Academy, Academy Of The Holy Names and Jesuit High School.

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