Maclay School

Tel: (850)893-2138
  • Maclay School is an independent, non-sectarian college preparatory school dedicated to providing a liberal arts education, enabling each student to develop inherent ability to the fullest extent with a balance of discipline and freedom.
  • Maclay School supports its students in fulfilling their potential academically, emotionally, physically, and artistically.
  • Its purpose is to establish and maintain a curriculum designed to teach creatively the liberal arts; to create a civilized community of learning guided by a dedicated faculty of superior qualifications; to provide patient and understanding ways to challenge each student; to engender by teaching and example self-discipline, hard work, integrity, and persistence at school and at home; to stimulate each student to inquire, learn, recognize obligations, develop self-respect, and understand others; to build a meaningful spirit among students, parents, faculty, and community by faithful fulfillment of the Maclay School mission and philosophy; and to prepare well-balanced students able to meet the future challenges of higher education, service to others, and life, with wisdom and fortitude.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1968

Student Body

Total Students1005 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by GradeMaclay School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers101 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
Average SAT score1270
Average ACT score27

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVisit
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorMichael Obrecht
Admissions AssociateGarret Robinson


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
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