Maclay School

Maclay School develops PreK-12 students into unstoppable learners and leaders who are inspired to make an impact, determined to fulfill their potential, and driven to take control of their futures.
Maclay School is a private, non-profit college preparatory school located in beautiful Tallahassee, FL. Founded in 1968 by a group of parents, Maclay educates about 1,000 bright young minds each year from grades K-12. With a 10:1 student to faculty ratio and a 100% graduation rate, Maclay is dedicated to developing the full potential of every student and building a brighter future.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 998 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,025
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Maclay School places among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Center for Academic Excellence
Year Founded
1968
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
varies
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
998 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Maclay School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
131 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
57%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
26 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
2D Studio Art, 3D Studio Art, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European history, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Mobile Computer Science Principles, Music Theory, Physics C, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio, US Government and Politics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Average SAT score
1240
Average ACT score
26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(LS and MS have Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid Available. Tuition rates vary visit www.maclayadmissions.com
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions Director
Michael Obrecht
Admissions Associate
Garret Robinson

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School Notes

  • We welcome prospective families to complete application.  There may be other requirements such as teacher recommendations, admissons assessment, academic history, and interview with the admissions director as part of the admissions process.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
As a mom of two high energy boys, 9 and 5 years old, Maclay offers the opportunity to learn in a structured environment with flexibility to develop the leadership, academic, and social skills necessary for their success. The class sizes are small, which allows for individual attention. The teachers offer a variety of experiences in the classroom and around campus with outside instruction based on what is best for their class group. The loving attention provided by the faculty encourages the excitement of school for our family and the relationships we have built with other families provides a close community for our boys to grow. Academics in Lower School focuses on hands on learning and social development paired with academic achievements. We love our Maclay family and appreciate all of their support.
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5  
As alumni, I had a great experience at Maclay. I feel I received a wonderful education and was surrounded by kind friends and supportive faculty and staff. As a parent of students attending Maclay, I see those qualities continue in this school. We are very pleased with the education our kids are receiving there and the attributes of hard work, kindness, fun, and character that are being reinforced at school.
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5  
We have three children at Maclay and all are different learners. They have many opportunities available to them and have found success while discovering their passion. We have been thrilled with the education they are receiving faculty is exceptional and always willing to go the extra mile for their students. I know they will be prepared for college and beyond.
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5  
Our kids have attended Maclay since middle school (now high schoolers). Transitioning the kids to Maclay at middle school was the perfect time. We feel confident both kids are receiving an excellent education with a focus on college prep. Each kid focuses on their unique academic, athletic and extracurricular desires and strengths. Maclay is a wonderful community of staff, students, and very engaged families.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 998 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,025
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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