Listing of Private Schools in Palm Beach
Photo Courtesy of Saint Andrew's School
Excellent education opportunities are abundant in the Palm Beach County area. Early childhood, Pre-K, and K-12 education is a vital consideration for many people relocating to a new city. The emphasis on quality education in the region has created a wealth of private school choices for parents and their children – from pre-school to the college years.
Advent Lutheran School, Boca Raton
300 Yamato Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Advent Lutheran School offers infant and toddler programs through pre-K, and kindergarten through middle school education. The school is an educational Lutheran ministry that both teaches a high level curriculum and instructs by example. Accredited early childhood programs focus on age-appropriate skill development. Elementary and middle school education teaches both facts and the values needed for future success in higher grades and life. The school offers a comprehensive sports program, plus wide opportunities to engage in community service, public speaking and leadership activities. Unique to Advent is the Buddy Program, where youth are paired with people in other age groups (including senior citizens) for activities and mentoring throughout the year.
American Heritage School
6200 Linton Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Nationally-recognized, this non-sectarian, college preparatory day school offers Grades Pre-K3-12 a rigorous education on a technologically advanced 40-acre campus that attracts families throughout Palm Beach County. Over 60% of the faculty holds a post-graduate degree, the student to faculty ratio is 8:1, and every student uses an iPad in their daily learning. American Heritage is notable for producing numerous National Merit Scholars, ranking #1 in Palm Beach County in math, science, history, mock trial, and moot court competitions, and receiving large college scholarships for graduating seniors. Honors classes begin in 2nd grade, 15 electives are included in lower school, and 200 courses are offered in high school, including 50 fine arts classes, Pre-Law and Pre-Med college-level courses, along with a unique equestrian program.
Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy
5225 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
The Meyer Academy offers K-8 education committed to the whole child, embracing intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth. A focus on critical thinking and strong academics is emphasized through a demanding, stimulating and inspiring curriculum. An IB program is available to middle school students, and Hebrew and Judaic studies are directly tied into the life of every student. Students are encouraged to develop self-awareness, maturity and international-mindedness, and eighth graders culminate their educational experience with a trip to Israel. Unique to Meyer is a technology program that teaches the principles of design thinking.
The Benjamin School
11000 Ellison Wilson Road
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Benjamin School’s non-sectarian pre-K3 through 12 programs is noted for its 100 percent college acceptance rate, and the lowest student/teacher ratio in any comparable program in Florida. This research-based learning center offers high level academic curriculum, and unique programs such as a dedicated STEM program, TV Studio Broadcasting and Video Production. The school’s balanced approach to education includes visual and performing arts and competitive athletics.
Cardinal Newman High School
512 Spencer Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
A Catholic, Christian school offering a well-rounded curriculum for grades 9 - 12. The school addresses a student as a whole person, providing an academic community and spiritual life that help to develop each student’s unique talents. Faculty help students become motivated to seek out excellence and develop the self-discipline needed for success. Offers IB program and a wide range of clubs and activities, including a competitive athletics department.
Grandview Preparatory School
336 Spanish River Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
An independent, non-sectarian college preparation school offering pre-K3 through grade 12 education. More than 50 percent of faculty hold advanced degrees, and the student teacher ratio is 8:1. Offers honors and AP classes, as well as dual enrollment with Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College. Students participate in “houses” that include all age groups to engage in community service initiatives. Grandview offers a top athletics program, including swimming. The school has a strong technology and computing orientation.
Gulf Stream School
3600 Gulf Stream Road
Gulf Stream, FL 33483
Located in the small coastal town of Gulf Stream, this school is nationally recognized as one of the fifty best independent U.S. elementary schools by BestSchools.org. Gulf Stream School encompasses pre-K3 through grade 8, and offers a vigorous academic program focused on teaching students to enjoy the process of learning and nurturing their curiosity. The school places emphasis on becoming academically ready to enter college preparatory high schools, and each year a majority of the 7th grade class is invited to participate in the Duke University Talent Search.
Jupiter Christian School
700 S Delaware Blvd.
Jupiter, FL 33458
A non-denominational, Christian-centered school offering pre-K3 through 12 education. The school’s vision is to offer a quality education from a biblical perspective, to produce students who can take their place in the world using the abilities given by God. Students participate in an academically challenging educational program, as well as opportunities for engaging in special competitions such as Math Olympics and the National Geography Bee. Science classes are hands-on and investigative. The upper school offers Honors courses and an Honors Diploma, as well as AP courses and dual enrollment with Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The King’s Academy
8401 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
The King’s Academy is a Christian school offering an interdenominational education for students from pre-school through high school. In addition to college preparatory focused academics, the school offers an award winning fine arts program in voice, theatre, dance and music, an academic support program for students with unique learning needs, a business program, a STEM studies track, and a well-defined writing plan for middle and high school students. King’s also offers a Homeschool Partnership program in support of homeschooled students in grades 7 to 12.
Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches
3151 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
An independent college preparatory high school that offers students the educational skills needed to solve problems, create, innovate, and collaborate with others. Oxbridge offers a four-year Computer Science program that introduces students to programming skills and participation in the American Computer Science League. The Academy is known for its use of project-based learning, a dynamic approach where students explore real-world challenges through hands-on projects that develop creative thinking skills. The Arts are also an integral part of Oxbridge’s curriculum.
Palm Beach Day Academy
1901 S. Flagler Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Palm Beach Day is the oldest independent school in Florida. Its non-sectarian school offering programs from pre-K2 through 9th grade. The academically challenging environment results in ninety-eight percent of PBDA students being able to attend their first choice of secondary school. The school offers a unique focus on global studies, including an international exchange program with a partnership school in Hong Kong. A second unique program is the museum partnership, which forges collaborative relationships between each grade level and a museum in the area, offering unique learning experiences to the students.
Pine Crest Academy
2700 St. Andrews Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Pine Crest offers pre-K through 12 education, and is recognized as one of the top high schools in the nation, ranked second by the Washington Post in 2012. The school is also noted for its excellent visual and performing arts programs, as well as its championship debate team, high achieving athletic teams, and consistently placing among the top 25 private schools in the nation in the National Merit Scholarship program. As an all-faith school, students learn about religion traditions from around the world and build respect and understanding of individual differences. High school students take a required course in Great Decisions, Character and Consequences. Thirty Advanced Placement courses are offered.
807 N. Flagler Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
This Pre-K through 8th grade Catholic school is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, with the mission of educating the whole person to prepare for life in a global community in the light of Gospel values. Families of all faiths are welcome. The school incorporates current technology into the curriculum at all levels, and offers a cutting edge fine arts facility including a professional theatre, visual arts suite and music suite. The school grounds host a vegetable garden where principles of sustainability are taught. Early childhood education uses the Montessori philosophy method, and nationally ranked K-8 classes are structured on the Core Knowledge Foundation guidelines. Approximately two-thirds of grade 7 and 8 students are Duke Talent Identification Program scholars.
Saint Andrew’s School
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, FL 33434
A nationally recognized day and boarding college preparatory school for Pre-K through 12. Saint Andrew’s is an independent school in the Episcopal tradition that fosters an atmosphere of diversity, welcoming children of all faiths. Saint Andrew’s is a full international member of the Round Square Organization, a worldwide association of schools characterized by a shared belief in the educational ideas of Kurt Hahn: democracy, service, environmentalism, leadership, adventure, and internationalism. Study abroad is offered in over 12 countries. More than 75 percent of high school graduates from Saint Andrew’s are accepted at a college rated either most competitive or highly competitive, and has been voted Best Private School by In recent years the school embarked on a series of renovation projects to create a center for the performing arts, an athletic center, a science center, a new track and field, and an early years learning center.
Saint John Paul II Academy
4001 N Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Saint John Paul II Academy is a Catholic college preparatory high school governed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of the Palm Beaches. Advanced programs include dual enrollment with Lynn University and Saint Thomas University, an honors program and 14 AP classes are offered in eight of the nine academic departments. The school follows Lasallian educational practices that prepare students not only for college and career, but also for life. With a 99 percent college acceptance rate among graduates, this highly regarded school is known for strong academics and developing the talents and interests of its students. The Learning Achievement Services program assists students with learning and language-based disabilities so they can achieve their academic potential.
St. Marks Episcopal Church and School
3395 Burns Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
This Pre-K through 8th grade school seeks to not only teach core academic subjects, but to build well rounded children through balanced exposure to athletics, the arts, community service, character development and spiritual life. The school offers a thriving arts program and recently completed construction of a professional theatre. St. Marks is recognized for the excellent performance of its students in the Palm Beach County Science and Engineering Fair. Students also place highly in the Middle School Math Tournament, the Duke University Talent Identification Program, and other scholastic and arts competitions. Students regularly go on to attend highly competitive high schools and colleges.
St. Paul Lutheran School
701 W Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33486
St. Paul Lutheran places an emphasis on Christian faith as part of its curriculum for its Pre-K through 8th grade students. Along with providing religious instruction and leading children in the Christian faith, the school emphasizes excellence in the language arts, including reading, spelling, handwriting, literature, composition, and grammar; as well as mathematics; the natural sciences, including a STEM and robotics program; the social sciences; computer science; Spanish; music; art; physical education; and varied extra-curricular activities.
101 NW 22nd St.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Education at Unity School encompasses all aspects of the child and is based on the promotion of individual worth and dignity. The educational process at Unity incorporates brain-based learning and extensive family and parental involvement on and off campus. The school recognizes nine guiding universal principles, including love, forgiveness, equality, and wisdom. Pre-K students engage in a challenging Montessori learning environment, while elementary school students transition to a progressive curriculum that is often a level ahead of standard curriculum. Middle School students engage in interdisciplinary projects in departmentalized classes, as they develop the independence needed for success in high school.
The Weiss School
4176 Burns Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
The Weiss School program provides gifted children from Pre-K3 through eighth grade with an education that follows best practices for teaching gifted learners. Teaching emphasizes creativity, communication and critical thinking skills across the curriculum. The science program uses the research-based Full Option Science System (FOSS K-8) developed at University of California, Berkeley, which focuses on inquiry-based learning and active investigation. The Weiss School is the first in the United States to include an academic Taekwondo martial arts program required for all K through 8 students. Participation in band is compulsory for grades 3-5. Students from the school are frequently finalists and winners in STEM competitions at both state and national levels, MathCounts, and other academic competitions. In 2015 Weiss was named a 2014 Global Literacy Champion for its work in providing a library at a primary school in Lesotho.
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