METRO’s 2017 Private School List


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Tampa Bay Metro Private School List 2017


Academy at the Lakes

Address: 2220 & 2331 Collier Parkway Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
Phone: 813-948-7600
Fax: 813-949-0563
Website: www.academyatthelakes.org
Contact/Title: Penny Rogers – Director of Admissions and Marketing
Year Founded: 1992
Grade Levels: PK3-12
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, SACS
Tuition Cost: $10,490 – $21,190
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 457
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 55
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Financial Aid/Percent Receiving Aid: Yes
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes, PK3 – 8th only

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Academy of the Holy Names

Address: 3319 Bayshore Blvd. Tampa, FL 33629
Phone: 813-839-5371
Fax: 813-839-1489
Website: www.holynamestpa.org
Contact/Title: Pam Doherty, Director of Admission
Year: Founded 1881
Grade Levels: PK-8 Coed, 9-12 all girls
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, SACS, FCC
Tuition Cost: $11,230 – $17,300
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 925
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 81
Average Class Size: 17
Student/Teacher Ratio: NR
Financial Aid/Percent Receiving Aid: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes, elementary division, all girls high school
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes, 16 Varsity teams, and 9 middle school sports
Foreign Language: Yes, Spanish, Latin
Music: Yes, Vocal and instramental
Art: Yes , Offered PK-12includes photography, ceramics, visual and dramatic arts
Computers: Yes, will be 2 to 1 using mac book airs and ipads for every student in grades 5-12. Classroom ipads for 1 through 4th grade Smart tables in PK and K. Completely wireless campus. Three state of the art technology labs that include three 3D printers and a 3D scanner.


Admiral Farragut Academy

Address: 501 Park St. N. St. Pete 33710
Phone: 727-384-5500
Fax: 727-347-5160
Website: www.farragut.org
Contact/Title: Pamela Pardi / Enrollment Director
Year Founded: 1933
Grade Levels: PreK-12
Accreditation: FCIS, SACS, SAIS, FKC
Tuition Cost: Lower – $12,100 – $18,900; Upper – $22,150; Board – $38,500 – $48,700
Percent Accepted: 93%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 425
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 65
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1
Financial Aid/Percent Receiving Aid: Yes/ 18%
Religious Affiliation: NA
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Bayshore Christian School

Address: 3909 S. Mac Dill Ave. Tampa Fl. 33611
Phone: 813-839-4297
Fax: 813-835-1404
Website: www.bayshorechristianschool.org
Contact/Title: Mrs. Melanie Humenansky, Head of School
Year Founded: 1971
Grade Levels: PK2 -12
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, AdvancED
Tuition Cost: $8,190 – $9765
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 250
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 30
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 10% sibling discount, 10% alumni discount, 20% active military family discount
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational Christian
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Bell Shoals Baptist Academy

Address: 2102 Bell Shoals Rd. Brandon, FL 33511
Phone: 813-689-9183
Fax: No Fax
Website: www.bsbacademy.com
Contact/Title: Cheryl Higgins – Registrar
Year Founded: 1965
Grade Levels: PK-8
Accreditation: ACSI
Tuition Cost: $3,500 – $6,500
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 446
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 45
Average Class Size: 10-24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10: 1 or 2 (2 and 3 yrs); 12:1 (4 yrs); 16:1 (K-1); 18:1 (2-3); 20:1 (4) 24:1 (5-8)
Financial Aid/Percent Receiving Aid: Yes/ 5%
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Berkeley Preparatory School

Address: 4811 Kelly Road Tampa FL, 33615
Phone: 813-885-1673
Fax: 813-886-6933
Website: www.berkeleyprep.org
Contact/Title: Janie McIlvaine– Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1960
Grade Levels: Pre K-12
Accreditation: FCIS, SACS, FKC, SAIS, NAES, College Board
Tuition Cost: $17,560 – $23,660
Percent Accepted: N/A
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 1,300
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 175
Average Class Size: 15-20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes, as well as close to 25 full and partial scholarships.
Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Brandon Academy

Address: 801 Limona Road Brandon, FL, 33510
Phone: 813-689-1952
Fax: 813-651-4278
Website: www.brandon-academy.com
Contact/Title: Sondra Cliggitt, Principal
Year Founded: 1970
Grade Levels: PK3-12
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC
Tuition Cost: $9,400 – $11,200
Percent Accepted: 95%
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 265
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 25
Average Class Size: 13-15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: NR
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Calvary Christian High School

Address: 110 N. McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater, FL. 33759
Phone: 727-449-2247
Fax: 727-461-5421
Website: www.cchs.us
Contact/Title: David Kilgore, Head of School
Year Founded: 2000
Grade Levels: 9-12
Accreditation: ACSI, SACS, FCIS
Tuition Cost: $12,600
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 515
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 49
Average Class Size: 18
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 33%
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Cambridge Christian School

Address: 6101 N. Habana Ave. Tampa FL 33614
Phone: 813-872-6744
Fax: 813-402-4548
Website: www.cambridge-christian.com
Contact/Title: Lisa Brennan Abbazia – Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1964
Grade Levels: PS3 -12
Accreditation: SACS, CSF, FKC, NCPSA
Tuition Cost: PS-$8,359; PK – $8,807; K-5 – $10,481; 1st – 5th – $11,814; 6 – $13,434; 7-8=$14,077; 9-12=$15,431
Percent Accepted: 80%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 660
Total Teachers Employed: 63
Average Class Size: 17
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 20%
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Canterbury School of Florida

Address: (PK3-Grade 4) 1200 Snell Isle Blvd. NE St. Petersburg 33704
(Grades 5-12) 990 62nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg 33702
Phone: 727-525-1419
Fax: 727-525-2545
Website: www.canterburyflorida.org
Contact/Title: Michelle Robinson – Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1968
Grade Levels: PK3-12
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, NAIS
Tuition Cost: $8,075 – $18,975
Percent Accepted: 81%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 500
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 60
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 22%
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes (PK-8, Dress Code 9-12)

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes – for grades 6-12: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field
Foreign Language: Yes – Mandarin Chinese and Spanish is mandatory for all students in PK3 – Grade 6. Grades 7-12 take Spanish, Mandarin, Latin or French
Music< Yes, Mandatory strings class for grades 3 and 4. Middle and Upper School band, chorus
Art: Yes, including AP Art offerings
Computers: Yes, One-to-One iPad program in grades 3-8; required Applied Tech and Design Tech courses for middle school students. Engineering and Programming courses available for Upper School students.


Carrollwood Day School

Address: 1515 W. Bearss Ave.Tampa 33613
First Grade through High School • Bearss Avenue Campus: 1515 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33613
Two year olds through Kindergarten • Early Childhood Campus: 12606 Casey Road, Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: 813-920-2288
Fax: 813-920-8237
Website: www.carrollwooddayschool.org
Contact/Title: Dawn Schweitzer / Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1981
Grade Levels: PK2 – 12
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, NAEYC, IBO, SACS, NAIS
Tuition Cost: $4,640 – $19,530
Percent Accepted: 76%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 1,030
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 128
Average Class Size: 16
Student/Teacher Ratio: varies
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 8%
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Central Baptist Christian School

Address: 402 E. Windhorst Rd. Brandon, FL 33510
Phone: 813-689-6133
Fax: 813-689-0011
Website: www.cbslions.com
Contact/Title: Dan Martin-Principal
Year Founded: 1980
Grade Levels: PreK3-12th
Accreditation: ACTS / NCSPA
Tuition Cost: $3,000-$5,000
Percent Accepted: 90 percent
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 220
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 25
Average Class Size: 23
Student/Teacher Ratio: 25:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes, 6 percent
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Christ the King Catholic School

Address: 3809 West Morrison Ave. Tampa, FL 33629
Phone: 813-876-8770
Fax: 813-879-0315
Website: www.cks-school.org
Contact/Title: Danielle Welsh, Director of Advancement
Year Founded: 1949
Grade Levels: PreK4-8th grade
Accreditation: SACS, FCC, Middle States
Tuition Cost: $7,235 – 8,770
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 525
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 35
Average Class Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 10%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Citrus Park Christian School

Address: 7705 Gunn Highway Tampa, FL 33625
Phone: 813-920-3960
Fax: 813-926-1240
Website: www.citrusparkchristianschool.com
Contact/Title: Patty Gleason, Admin Asst.
Year Founded: 1983
Grade Levels: K3-12
Accreditation: FACCS, NCPSA, MSA/CESS
Tuition Cost: $6,200 – $8,800
Percent Accepted: 95%
Percent Who Go to College: 98%
Total Enrollment: 330
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 34
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes; 8% receiving
Religious Affiliation: Non-demoninational
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes
Additional Programs: Culinary Arts


Corbett Preparatory School of IDS

Address: 12015 Orange Grove Drive Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: 813-961-3087
Fax: 813-963-0846
Website: www.corbettprep.com
Contact/Title: Tara Novell, Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1968
Grade Levels: PreK3-8th Grade
Accreditation: International Baccalaureate, SACS, FCIS, FKC
Tuition Cost: $7,915 – $14,720
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 512
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 66
Average Class Size: 12-20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: NA
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: No

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes
Dance: Yes
Drama: Yes


Clearwater Central Catholic High School

Address: 2750 Haines Bayshore Rd. Clearwater 33760
Phone: 727-531-1449 ext. 304
Fax:   727-451-0101
Website: www.ccchs.org
Contact/Title: Mrs. Tara Shea McLaughlin – Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1962
Grade Levels: 9-12
Accreditation: SACS, IB
Tuition Cost: $11,700 Catholic Parish affiliated; $13,950 non-Parish affiliated
Percent Accepted: 87%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 558
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 60
Average Class Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 32%
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic – CCC accepts students of all faiths.
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Drama/Theatre Program: Yes
International Baccalaureate: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Corpus Christi Catholic School

Address: 9715 N. 56th St. Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Phone: 813-988-1722
Fax: 813-989-2665
Website: www.corpuschristicatholicschool.org
Contact/Title: Dr. Carmen L. Caltagirone-Principal• Name of School Espiritu Santo Catholic Scho

Year Founded: 1964
Grade Levels: K-8
Accreditation: FCC, SACS, Middle States
Tuition Cost: $6,063 (Parish supporting)
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 181
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 20
Average Class Size: 25-30
Student/Teacher Ratio: K-8 11:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes – 50 students
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Espiritu Santo Catholic School

Address: 2405A Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor FL 34695
Phone: (727) 812-4650
Fax: (727) 812-4658
Website: www.ESCSchool.org
Contact/Title: Mrs. Margaret Penn, Principal
Year Founded: 2001
Grade Levels: PK3-8
Accreditation: FCC
Tuition Cost: $2,465 – $7,565
Percent Accepted: N/A
Percent Who Go To College: N/A
Total Enrollment: 413
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 40
Average Class Size: 19
Student/Teacher Ratio: Varies
Financial Aid/Percent Receiving Aid: Yes (Financial Aid Available)
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Family of Christ Christian School

Address: 16190 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647
Phone: 813-558-9343 ext. 118
Fax: 813-977-0549
Website: www.foc-knights.com
Contact/Title: Jennifer Snow, Principal
Year Founded: 1999
Grade Levels: 6 weeks – 8th grade
Accreditation: National Lutheran School Association (NLSA)
Tuition Cost: $7,050
Percent Accepted: 80 %
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 368
Number of Teachers Employed: 29
Average Class Size: 19
Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: NA
Religious Affiliation: Lutheran
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Gateway Christian Academy & PreSchool

Address: 14205 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa FL 33613
Phone: 813-964-9800
Fax: 813-964-9808
Website: www.gcatampa.org
Contact/Title: Marisa Maldonado, Principal
Year Founded: 2003
Grade Levels: PK-12
Accreditation: SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, FLOCS (Florida League of Christian Schools
Tuition Cost: PreSchool – $5,760; Academy – $5,525
Percent Accepted: Formal Application & Interview Process
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 135
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 20
Average Class Size: 10-12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes, Accept School Readiness, Step Up For Students, John McKay
Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes, Basketball, Volleyball, Flag Football
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Hillel Academy

Address: 2020 W. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 813-963-2242
Fax: 813-264-0544
Website: www.hillelacademytampa.com
Contact/Title: Cathy Grossman – Admissions Director
Year Founded: 1970
Grade Levels: TK-8
Accreditation: FKC, FCIS, Blue Ribbon Award School
Tuition Cost: $6,300 + – varies per grade
Percent Accepted: 90%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 177
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 41
Average Class Size: 12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:12
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 24%
Religious Affiliation: Jewish
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Incarnation Catholic School

Address: 5111 Webb Rd. Tampa, FL 33615
Phone: 813-884-4502
Fax: 813-885-3734
Website: www.icstampa.org
Contact/Title: Mr. Michael Zelenka – Principal
Year Founded: 1964
Grade Levels: PK4- 8
Accreditation: FCC
Tuition Cost: $5,850 – $7,150
Percent Accepted: 99%
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 300
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 28
Average Class Size: 20-25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 25%
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Indian Rocks Christian School

Address: 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774
Phone: 727-596-4342
Fax: 727-593-8778
Website: www.ircs.org
Contact/Title: Julie Cavonis – mail@indianrocks.org
Year Founded: 1984
Grade Levels: PK2-12
Accreditation: ACSI, SACS
Tuition Cost: $5,000 – $10,000
Percent Accepted: 95%
Percent Who Go to College: 98%
Total Enrollment: 950
Number of Teachers Employed: 53
Average Class Size: 20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ NR
Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Jesuit High School

Address: 4701 N. Himes Ave. Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: 813-877-5344
Fax: 813-872-1853
Website: www.jesuittampa.org
Contact/Title: Mr. Barry Neuburger, Principal
Year Founded: 1899
Grade Levels: 9-12 boys only
Accreditation: SACS
Tuition Cost: $14,900
Percent Accepted: 50%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 790
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 60
Average Class Size: 24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ Need Based (25%, $1:95 million given)
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: No
Uniforms: No

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes, 1 to 1 iPad Program


Keswick Christian School

Address: 10101 54th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33708
Phone: 727-393-9100
Fax: 727-397-5378
Website: www.keswickchristian.org
Contact/Title: Clara Berrios- Admissions Director
Year Founded: 1953
Grade Levels: Infants -12th
Accreditation: ACSI, SACS
Tuition Cost: $3,495 – $11,700
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: 98 %
Total Enrollment: 690
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 60
Average Class Size: Varies
Student/Teacher Ratio: Varies
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes, 60%
Religious Affiliation: Protestant
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Keystone Prep High School

Address: 18105 Gunn Highway, Odessa, FL 33556
Phone: 813-264-4500
Fax: 813-963-0675
Website: www.keystoneprep.org
Contact/Title: PJ Trujillo, Head of School/Josephine Maggio, Administrative Assistant
Year Founded: 2013
Grade Levels: 9 – 12
Accreditation:  New School Candidate FCIS
Tuition Cost: $18,300
Percent Accepted: 60%
Percent Who Go to College:  50%
Total Enrollment:  65
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 8 (3 full time – 5 part time)
Average Class Size: 7
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: 70%
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes, basketball, cross country, track, cheerleading and robotics
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: No
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Land O’ Lakes Christian School

Address: 5105 School Rd. Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
Phone: 813-995-9040
Fax: 813-996-6106
Website: www.lolcs.org
Contact/Title: Dave Nichols Administrator
Year Founded: 1978
Grade Levels: PK3-12
Accreditation: AACS, SSACS, NCPSA,
Tuition Cost: $4,480 – $6,400
Percent Accepted: 85%
Percent Who Go to College: 98%
Total Enrollment: 263
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 22
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Financial Aid/Percent Receiving Aid: NA
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


The Montessori House Day School

Address: 5117 Ehrlich Rd, Tampa, FL 33624
Phone: 813-961-9295
Fax: 813-961-8639
Website: www.montessorihousedayschool.com
Contact/Title: Crystal Sankey/Assistant Head of School
Year Founded: 1970
Grade Levels: PK-6
Accreditation: AMS, FKC, FCIS
Tuition Cost: $7,800 – $11,700
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 142
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 21
Average Class Size: 18
Student/Teacher Ratio: Varies
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: NA
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: No

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School

Address: 17524 Lakeshore Road, Lutz, FL 33558
Phone: 813-933-4750
Fax: 813-933-3181
Website: www.motherteresacatholicschool.org
Contact/Title: Beverly DeMeza, Registrar
Year Founded: 1954
Grade Levels: K-8
Accreditation: FCC, NCPSA
Tuition Cost: $5,974 – $7,600
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 400
Total Number of Teachers & Staff Employed: 49
Average Class Size: 26
Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes; 5%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Nativity Catholic School

Address: 705 E. Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511
Phone: 813-689-3395
Fax: 813-681-5406
Website: www.nativitycatholicschool.org
Contact/Title: Therese Alonso, Director of School Affairs/Enrollment
Year Founded: 1961
Grade Levels: PK3-8
Accreditation: Yes
Tuition Cost: $5,625
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 645
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 49
Average Class Size: 3yrs – 4 yrs =20; K – 1st = 23; 2nd = 30; 3rd – 8th = 35
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1 Early Childhood; 18:1 Intermediate
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ NR
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


New Horizons Country Day School

Address: 2060 Nebraska Ave. Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 727-785-8591
Fax: 727-786-8591
Website: www.newhorizonsprivateschool.net
Contact/Title: Kim Trocin – Administrator Margie Rose – Director
Year Founded: 1983
Grade Levels: Infants-5th Grade
Accreditation: NR
Tuition Cost: $6,000 – $7,800
Percent Accepted: 90%
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 200
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 30
Average Class Size: 18
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 1%
Religious Affiliation: No
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: No , but fitness, dance and gymnastics
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Northside Christian

Address: 7777 62nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Phone: 727-541-7593
Fax: 727-546-5836
Website: www.nck12.com
Contact/Title: Tessa Madasz Director of Advancement/Admissions
Year Founded: 1971
Grade Levels: PK3-12
Accreditation: ACSI, SACS
Tuition Cost: $6,500 – $12,000
Percent Accepted: 65%
Percent Who Go to College: 98%
Total Enrollment: 671
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 60
Average Class Size: 16
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 20%
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Safety Harbor Montessori Academy

Address: 2669 McMullen Booth Road
Phone: 727-724-1767
Fax: 727-724-0289
Website: www.shma.us
Contact/Title: Lori Mikulaschek – Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1995
Grade Levels: PK2-8
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC
Tuition Cost: $8,400 – $15,200
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 185
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 30
Average Class Size: 22
Student/Teacher Ratio: 2 year 6:1 / 3-6 12:1 / Elementary & MS 10:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: NA
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: No

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Seffner Christian Academy

Address: 11605 Hwy 92 E. Seffner FL. 33584
Phone: 813-626-0001
Fax: 813-627-0330
Website: www.scacrusaders.com
Contact/Title: Bethea Cock/ Admissions Director
Year Founded: 1983
Grade Levels: PreK2-12th
Accreditation: ACSI, SACS
Tuition Cost: $4,550 – $7,800
Percent Accepted: 95%
Percent Who Go to College: 98%
Total Enrollment: 725
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 54
Average Class Size: 21/Varies by department
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1 / Varies by class
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/10%
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Shorecrest Preparatory School

Address: 5101 First Street N.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: 727-456-7511
Fax: 727-527-4191
Website: www.shorecrest.org
Contact/Title: Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes-Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1923
Grade Levels: PK3-12
Accreditation: SACS, FCIS, FKC, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED; Memberships NAIS, SAIS, CASE, ERB, NHS, CLS
Tuition Cost: $7,990 – $21,770
Percent Accepted: 76%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 945
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 101
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: 17 %
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes, PK3-8; No, High school

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
World Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes; iPads – Grades 5 -12


Skycrest Christian School

Address: 129 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: 727-797-1186
Fax: 727-797-8516
Website: www.skycrestchristianschool.org
Contact/Title: Steven Clagg – Principal
Year Founded: 1971
Grade Levels: Age 1-4 year olds; K4 – 8
Accreditation: ACSI, SACS
Tuition Cost: $9,000-$9,500
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 470
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 45
Average Class Size: 20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes; 3-5%
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School

Address: 1350 Court St. Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-461-1207
Fax: 727-446-9140
Website: www.st-cecelia.org
Contact/Title: Maryanne Del Monte, Development Director
Year Founded: 1948
Grade Levels: PreK3-8
Accreditation: FCC
Tuition Cost: $6,555-$8,390
Percent Accepted: NR
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 474
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 36
Average Class Size: 16-25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1; PreK3- 8:1, PreK4 – 10:1, Kindergarten – 12:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/15%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School

Address: 906 S. Orleans Ave.
Phone: 813-849-5200
Fax: 813-258-2548
Website: www.stjohnseagles.org
Contact/Title: Cindy Fenlon/ Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1951
Grade Levels: K(4) – 8
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, Member: NAIS, NAES, ERB, BAAIS, CASE and JR NHS
Tuition Cost: $12,300 – $12,750
Percent Accepted: 87%
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 525
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 44
Average Class Size: 20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ NR
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


St. Lawrence Catholic School

Address: 5223 N. Himes Ave. Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: 813-879-5090
Fax: 813-879-6886
Website: www.stlawrencecatholicschool.org
Contact/Title: Tina Derenches, school office administrator
Year Founded: 1961
Grade Levels: EC3-8th Grade
Accreditation: FCC
Tuition Cost: $6,485(parish supporting-Catholic-one child)
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 519
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 32
Average Class Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: K-4 – 13:1; 5-8 – varies
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School

Address: 2101 S. Hubert Ave., Tampa, 33629
Phone: 813-258-5508
Fax: 813-258-5603
Website: www.smeds.org
Contact/Title: Kathleen Lopez, Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1953
Grade Levels: PK-8
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, NAIS, NAES
Tuition Cost: $13,275
Percent Accepted: 60%
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 450
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 56
Average Class Size: 22
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 23%
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Saint Paul’s School

Address: 1600 St. Paul’s Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764
Phone: 727-536-2756
Fax: 727-531-2276
Website: www.st.pauls.edu
Contact/Title: Katie Sibson -Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1968
Grade Levels: PK3-8
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, SAIS
Tuition Cost: $9,150 – $18,765
Percent Accepted: 75%
Percent Who Go to College: N/A
Total Enrollment: 350
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 40
Average Class Size: 12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 16%
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


St. Petersburg Christian School

Address: 2021 62nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL33702
Phone: 727-522-3000
Fax: 727-525-0998
Website: www.stpetechristian.com
Contact/Title: Marjie Owens Admissions Director
Year Founded: 1971
Grade Levels: K-8
Accreditation: SACS, ACSI, FLOCS, AdvanceED
Tuition Cost: $8,220- $10,720
Percent Accepted: 94%
Percent Who Go to College: N/A
Total Enrollment: 430
Number of Teachers Employed: 43
Average Class Size: 16-20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 18%
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational/Christian
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Tampa Bay Christian Academy of Florida, Inc.

Address: 6815 N. Rome Ave. Tampa, Fl. 33604
Phone: 813-343-0600
Fax: 813-343-0601
Website: www.tbcarams.org
Contact/Title: Natasha Sherwood – Head Administrator
Year Founded: 1957
Grade Levels: Infant (6 wks) -12th grade
Accreditation: CSF, SACS
Tuition Cost: $5000-$7000
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: 94 percent
Total Enrollment: 500
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 33 (K5-12th)
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/60%
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Tampa Catholic High School

Address: 4630 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33603
Phone: 813-870-0860
Fax: 813-877-9136
Website: www.tampacatholic.org
Contact/Title: Sherry Copestick -Enrollment Director
Year Founded: 1962
Grade Levels: 9-12
Accreditation: AdvancED
Tuition Cost: $10,080 – $12,566
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 720
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 60
Average Class Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: NA
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Tampa Day School

Address: 12606 Henderson Rd., Tampa, 33625
Phone: 813-269-2100
Fax: 813-490-2554
Website: www.tampadayschool.com
Contact/Title: Paula Pennington, Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1969
Grade Levels: 2-8
Accreditation: SACS, NAIS, FCIS
Tuition Cost: (gr. 2-3)  $18,200  /  (gr. 4-8)  $18,750
Percent Accepted: 70%
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 150
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 30
Average Class Size: 12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: 70%
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: No
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Tampa Preparatory School

Address: 727 W. Cass St., Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-251-8481
Fax: 813-254-2106
Website: www.tampaprep.org
Contact/Title: W. Dennis Facciolo, Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1974
Grade Levels: 6-12
Accreditation: NAIS, SACS, FCIS
Tuition Cost: $21,825
Percent Accepted: 82%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 666
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 62
Average Class Size: 16-18
Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes/ 21%
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: No

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Music/Theater:  Yes
Art  & Arts Concentration: Yes
Global Studies Concentration:​ Yes
Computers/Technology:                                 Yes, 1 in 1 iPAD; Computer Programming; APP Development; Robotics
S.T.E.M.:   Yes


Universal Academy of Florida

Address: 6801 Orient Road Tampa, FL 33610
Phone: 813-664-0695
Fax: 813-664-4506
Website: www.uaftampa.org
Contact/Title: May Khdeir-Principal
Year Founded: 1992
Grade Levels: PK3-12
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC,SACS
Tuition Cost: $5,000 – $6,500 +
Percent Accepted: 85%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 684
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 53
Average Class Size: 20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Financial Aid/Percent Receiving Aid: Yes/ 10%
Religious Affiliation: Islam
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: No
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Villa Madonna School

Address: 315 W. Columbus Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-229-1322
Fax: 813-223-4812
Website: www.villamadonnaschool.com, www.edline.net/pages/vms
Contact/Title: Dr. Martaluz Pozo, Assistant Principal
Year Founded: 1936
Grade Levels: PK3-8
Accreditation: FCC, SACS/CASI, NCPSA, Gold Seal
Tuition Cost: $5,890 +
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 352
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 28
Average Class Size: 24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 26:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes, 27%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


West Gate Christian School

Address: 5121 Kelly Rd., Tampa, FL 33615
Phone: 813-884-5147
Fax: 813-888-5368
Website: www.westgatechristianschool.org
Contact/Title: Justin R. Raymond, Administrator
Year Founded: 1965
Grade Levels: PK-12
Accreditation: NCPSA
Tuition Cost: $3,500 – $6,000
Percent Accepted: NR
Percent Who Go to College: 90 %
Total Enrollment: 182
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 18
Average Class Size: 10-15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: Yes – Step-Up-For-Students
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes
Foreign Language: Yes
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes


Westlake Christian School

Address: 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor 34685
Phone:  727-781-3808
Fax:  727-785-2608
Website:  www.westlakechristianschool.org/pages/Westlake_Christian_School
Contact/Title:  Jayanne K. Roggenbaum, Head of School
Year Founded:  1995
Grade Levels:  Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
Accreditation:  FKC, FCIS, SACS, AdvancED
Tuition Cost:  $7375 for Elementary School; $7650 for Middle School
Percent Accepted:  85 percent
Percent Who Go to College:  N/A
Total Enrollment:  357
Total Number of Teachers Employed:  30
Average Class Size:  1:17
Student/Teacher Ratio:  1:17
Financial Aid/Percent Recieving Aid: 3 percent
Religious Affiliation:  United Methodist
Co-ed:  Yes
Uniforms:  Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports:  Yes
Foreign Language:   Yes
Music:  Yes
Art:   Yes
Computers:   Yes


 


Guide to Private Schools Key:

ACSI – Association of Christian Schools International
BAAIS – Bay Area Association of Independent Schools
BRAS – Blue Ribbon Award School
CSF – Christian Schools of Florida
FACCS – Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
FCC – Florida Catholic Conference
FCIS – Florida Council of Independent Schools
FLCS – Florida League of Christian Schools
FKC – Florida Kindergarten Council
IB – International Baccalaureate
NAASC – National Accrediting Association of Christian Schools
NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAIS – National Association of Independent Schools
NCPS – National Council for Private Schools
NPSAA – National Private School Accreditation Alliance
NCPSA – National Council for Private School Accreditation
NLSA – National Lutheran School Association
SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
SAIS – Serving and Accrediting Independent Schools
CB – College Board
NA – Non-Applicable
NR – Not Reported
**  – Accepting Students Of All Faiths


 

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