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Tampa Bay Parenting Education Guide

Your Guide to Tampa Bay Schools

The Tampa Bay area is lucky to have such a wealth of incredible private, charter and magnet education options. However, the thought of sifting through options to find the best fit for your child can be daunting. We’ve put together The Guide to Tampa Bay Schools to serve as a starting point as you delve deeper into what these schools have to offer. We hope it helps you make the best education decisions for your family.

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New listings will continue to be added to the Education Directory from now through the end of February 2020, so keep checking back! To learn more about each Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Schools, click on the more info tab to get additional details.

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Academy at the Lakes

Academy at the Lakes

Pasco County

Academy at the Lakes is an independent, non-denominational college preparatory school located in Land O'Lakes. Offering grades PreK3 - 12, Academy is a learning community of shared values dedicated to the success of each individual. Academy at the Lakes celebrates the love of learning and the joy in the journey.

Academy of the Holy Names

Academy of the Holy Names

Hillsborough County

The Academy of the Holy Names empowers students to be authentic individuals who engage in independent thought, are inspired by creativity, and lead culturally aware, spiritually rich lives. Our innovative approach to curriculum integrates technology, encourages artistic expression, and actively engages students in exploration and inquiry.

Admiral Farragut Academy

Admiral Farragut Academy

Pinellas County

Admiral Farragut Academy is a co-ed, private, K-12 school that offers boarding for grades 8-12. Farragut offers more than just an education - it’s an experience, a journey, a launch point for life. The student body represents an average of 32 countries and 17 U.S. states. Signature programs include Aviation, Marine Science, Scuba, Sailing, Engineering, NJROTC, and Leadership. Summer day and boarding camps also offered. Discover what only Farragut students can experience.

Alegria Montessori School

Alegria Montessori School

Pinellas County

Alegria Montessori School is an authentic Montessori program that creates a rich learning environment and supports individual development. We are also a bilingual program, with students receiving Spanish instruction throughout the week from native Spanish speakers. We offer a true Montessori education through middle school. Come discover the joy of Montessori.

Bayshore Christian School

Bayshore Christian School

Hillsborough County

Bayshore Christian School is a college preparatory, accredited, non-denominational Christian school serving students 2 years old through 12th grade. Founded in 1971, Bayshore Christian School is located on 10 acres in residential South Tampa. BCS provides athletics and fine arts opportunities in addition to a rigorous and challenging academic curriculum.

Bell Creek Academy

Bell Creek Academy

Hillsborough County

A tuition-free public charter school proudly serving grades 6-12, Bell Creek provides a well-rounded college preparatory education. The challenging and rigorous curriculum includes a special concentration on math and science, a technology-rich atmosphere and a focus on character development. We are an “A” rated Florida School of Excellence offering the Cambridge program for Advanced Studies and an award-winning Athletic Program and Cognia accredited.

Berkeley Preparatory School

Berkeley Preparatory School

Hillsborough County

Berkeley Preparatory School presents a safe, nurturing environment featuring inspiring teaching, engaged parents and alumni, and outstanding resources, including incomparable facilities on a beautiful campus. We offer an exceedingly broad curricular and extracurricular program enjoyed by an exceptional and diverse community of learners following personalized paths, who relish a supportive culture, the school’s Episcopal identity, its ongoing commitment to continual self-improvement, and a deeply authentic dedication to making a positive difference in the world. We develop and expect strong character, promote innovation and growth, and desire excellence in all that we do. Simply put, the educational journey at Berkeley is truly extraordinary.

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School

Pasco County

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School provides a Christ-centered education that nurtures the development of the whole person. Bishop has a 100% graduation rate and a 100% college-acceptance rate. We are the number one college-prep, private high school in Pasco County as ranked by Niche.com and offer a wide variety of class options, sports and extracurricular activities.

Brandon Academy

Brandon Academy

Hillsborough County

At Brandon Academy, students, parents and teachers work together in an environment supported by open communication and community pride. Experienced, respectful children with a positive attitude toward learning are the end result of the Brandon Academy school program.

Calvary Christian High School

Calvary Christian High School

Pinellas County

Calvary offers an advanced college preparatory education in an environment where students are taught a Christian worldview with the Word of God being integrated into each subject. Calvary also offers many extra-curricular activities for your child including Athletics, Fine Arts, SGA, Clubs, Leadership opportunities and more! Come for a visit today!

Cambridge Christian School

Cambridge Christian School

Hillsborough County

Cambridge Christian is a college preparatory, Christian outreach school serving students 3 months through 12th grade. We are an award winning, National Blue Ribbon 2020 school. Our goal is to partner with parents and the local church in the education of your children. This partnership provides a strong foundation for college and life. Visit us today!

Canterbury School of Florida

Canterbury School of Florida

Pinellas County

Canterbury School of Florida is a private, co-ed, college preparatory school on two campuses in Saint Petersburg, Florida serving ages 3 through grade 12. Founded in 1968, Canterbury School of Florida educates and nurtures the whole child in mind, body and spirit in preparation for college and an honorable life as a responsible steward of our world.

Carrollwood Day School

Carrollwood Day School

Hillsborough County

Carrollwood Day School is a world class co-ed IB school in Tampa, FL for college-bound students age 2 through 12th grade. CDS fosters the development of the entire student not only in academics, but also ethically, emotionally and through social experience. Our goal is to help students discover and develop their own talents and interests and use these to better the world and themselves.

Center Academy

Center Academy

Multiple Locations

Founded in 1968 and AdvancED accredited, Center Academy provides a small, safe setting to help students to focus, organize, and learn.  We work with students in grades 4-12 with ADHD and learning differences and accept McKay, Gardiner and Tax Credit Scholarships.  Dual enrollment and summer programs are available.

Channelside Academy of Math & Science

Channelside Academy of Math & Science

Hillsborough County

Students at this tuition-free, public charter school receive a well-rounded college preparatory education. The challenging and rigorous curriculum includes a special concentration on math and science, a technology-rich atmosphere and a focus on character development preparing students for their secondary education and beyond. Offerings include the Cambridge program for Advanced Studies, Edvantage before and after school program, Tampa Bay’s Grasses in Classes Program and Cognia accreditation.

Christ the King Catholic School

Christ the King Catholic School

Hillsborough County

Christ the King Catholic School offers an academically challenging PreK4 through 8th grade curriculum in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment. Our outstanding faculty, joyful campus and enriching academics provide students with a strong foundation of skills, compassion and confidence to excel at the area’s leading high schools.

Community Montessori School

Community Montessori School

Hillsborough County

Community Montessori School provides a prepared environment that responds to the developmental needs of the child and cultivates the unique potential of each individual by adhering to Montessori’s principles. CMS is a warm, secure community with a high expectation for the quality of thought, work, and mastery of content and skill.

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS

Hillsborough County

Founded ​52 years ago, Corbett Prep offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum for all students. Teachers use research-based strategies to create hands-on learning experiences. Visual and performing arts, team sports, and social-emotional learning curriculum align to develop confident, creative, innovative thinkers with character ready to contribute to the world in a meaningful, positive way.

Countryside Christian Academy

Countryside Christian Academy

Pinellas County

Countryside Christian Academy’s mission is to provide excellence in Christian education while instilling Biblical principles in students’ lives that they might impact their society for Christ. Our program is fully accredited and well-balanced, encouraging the development of the whole child: spirit, soul (mind), and body.

Covenant Academy

Covenant Academy

Pinellas County

Covenant Academy offers a college preparatory and Christ-centered education in a safe, nurturing and engaging environment. We’re the only certified University-Model® school in Florida. Stimulating, character-based teaching is provided three days a week in the classroom paired with two days of home learning. We offer an award-winning art instructor, soccer program and music education by the Patel Conservatory.

Dowdell Middle Magnet – Environmental Studies

Dowdell Middle Magnet – Environmental Studies

Hillsborough County

We bridge passion for the environment with real world learning. Students can take unique environmental and animal science electives. Students learn outdoors with our salt marsh grass nursery and land lab, and experience our hydroponics and aquaponics labs. Education at Dowdell is strengthened by our proud partnership with The Florida Aquarium.

Dunbar Elementary Magnet – Medical Science

Dunbar Elementary Magnet – Medical Science

Hillsborough County

We partner with AdventHealth, USF Health's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and the Patel Conservatory. Students participate in show choir, drums and Little Kids Rock band. Student-led inquiry and goal setting, National Elementary Honor Society, 3-D printing, and Genius Hour are other elements creating a great learning experience.

Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy – Cambridge Candidate

Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy – Cambridge Candidate

Hillsborough County

As a Cambridge International Magnet School, we are dedicated to developing confident, dynamic, educated young women. Our technology-rich, interactive learning campus—including our 1:1 iPad program—infuses 21st century technology skills into every student’s learning. Our rigorous Scholar Quest high school credit courses challenge our students in a variety of subjects.

Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy – Cambridge Candidate

Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy – Cambridge Candidate

Hillsborough County

As a Cambridge International Magnet School, we are molding young men of distinction who will achieve greatness. We promote academic achievement, professionalism and self-confidence. Our young men prepare for college in a technology-rich environment with a robotics makerspace and Smart Boards and iPads available for every student. Free after-school Enrichment Academies including debate, golf and Model UN.

Greco Middle Magnet – International Baccalaureate Candidate

Greco Middle Magnet – International Baccalaureate Candidate

Hillsborough County

Our school-wide IB candidate program, guided by International Baccalaureate World School principles, launches in Temple Terrace in Fall 2020. Rigorous STEM and Pre-KAPS (King HS Advanced Placement Scholars) programs are offered, along with Scholar Quest high school credit courses including Engineering, Culinary and Computer Science. *Transportation provided for attendance-area only.

Hillsborough Virtual K-12

Hillsborough Virtual K-12

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough Virtual K-12 offers personalized learning in a structured, yet flexible environment. It is a school choice option in which students learn in a digital space using a web-based curriculum with highly-qualified teachers from Hillsborough County. Students can take part in athletics and extracurricular activities at their zoned school.

Hillsdale Christian Academy

Hillsdale Christian Academy

Hillsborough County

Hillsdale provides a variety of activities and learning opportunities for our students. Our primary purpose is to help children grow spiritually, socially, physically, intellectually, and creatively in welcoming surroundings as a supplement to the home environment. Our staff will work hard to create a loving, Christian atmosphere for children's development. 

Holy Trinity Lutheran School

Holy Trinity Lutheran School

Hillsborough County

Holy Trinity Lutheran School is a co-educational school located in the heart of South Tampa. Founded in 1958, HTLS offers an enriching and rewarding academic education in a loving and safe Christian environment.  Our mission is to provide Christ-centered academic excellence and care for the whole child that equips them for lifelong learning and service.  

IDEA Public Schools

IDEA Public Schools

Hillsborough County

IDEA believes a quality K-12 public education is the key to success in college and life and is committed to helping every student achieve their own success. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects and continued support through college is IDEA’s recipe for success.

Ignite Academy

Ignite Academy

Pinellas County

Ignite Academy is a growing, independent Christian School serving families from Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Ignite Academy is enrolling Kindergarten-4th Grade for the 2021-2022 school year. At Ignite Academy, your child will be immersed into a learning environment of real health: mental, physical and spiritual health.

Independence Academy

Independence Academy

Hillsborough County

Independence Academy provides a tuition-free, well-rounded college preparatory education. The challenging and rigorous curriculum includes a special concentration on math and science, a technology-rich atmosphere, and a focus on character development preparing students for their secondary education and beyond. Offerings include the Cambridge program for Advanced Studies, Edvantage before and after school program, Tampa Bay’s Grasses in Classes Program and Cognia accreditation.

JCCs Preschool and Afterschool Programs

JCCs Preschool and Afterschool Programs

Hillsborough County

Located in Citrus Park and South Tampa, the JCCs provide a safe environment with low student to staff ratios. The Preschools offer creative and meaningful activities, Club J Afterschool provides homework supervision and Club J School Day supervises virtual school.  All programs deliver high-quality activities for infants through fifth grade.  

Keystone Prep High School

Keystone Prep High School

Hillsborough County

Get ready to experience a school unlike anything you have encountered! Keystone Prep High School is a non-profit private school located in Odessa, just outside Tampa, with small classes and individualized support. Our mission is to not only help students achieve their full potential, but also reach pinnacles of success they never thought possible.

Land O’Lakes Christian School

Land O’Lakes Christian School

Pasco County

A Christ-honoring atmosphere for preschool through high school, LOLCS trains students to develop and grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically. We offer a fully accredited, balanced program that emphasizes spiritual life, challenging academics for college preparation, and opportunities for students to explore their interests and talents in fine arts and athletics.

LCC Day School

LCC Day School

Pinellas County

LCC Day School is a partnership of school, church and families, inspiring superior academic performance while instilling leadership, responsibility and values in a nurturing environment. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our students as they develop their God-given potential from early childhood through adolescence.

Lincoln Elementary Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Lincoln Elementary Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Hillsborough County

We prepare students to meet the challenges of world citizenship with confidence, imagination and integrity. Students can study global cultures and develop an open and curious mind. Students engage in music and arts programs, Odyssey of the Mind, Robotics Team, Inquiry-based learning centers, student action/service learning, world languages and more.

Lockhart Elementary Magnet – Creative Science Centre

Lockhart Elementary Magnet – Creative Science Centre

Hillsborough County

Students learn using the latest technology tools and programs. We provide STEM Education with PLTW (Project Lead the Way), where students engage in hands-on activities, projects and problems that are reflective of real-world challenges. Engage with robotics experiences, engineering challenges, outdoor learning, wildlife habitats and more.

Lomax Elementary Magnet – Gifted Talent Academy

Lomax Elementary Magnet – Gifted Talent Academy

Hillsborough County

Students are active thinking and learning citizens, engaging their minds with Math Olympiad, TiViTz, Chess, Future Problem Solvers and Odyssey of the Mind. We embrace the arts with World Drumming, Violin and Little Kids Rock; build with LEGO and VEX Robotics and grow through Student Ambassadors and National Honor Society.

MacFarlane Park Elementary Magnet – International Baccalaureate

MacFarlane Park Elementary Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Hillsborough County

As the #1 Elementary Magnet School in America, we prepare students to meet the challenges of world citizenship with confidence, imagination and integrity. Students study global cultures, engage in music and arts programs, Odyssey of the Mind, Robotics Team, Inquiry-based learning centers, student action/service learning, world languages and more.

Marshall Middle Magnet – International Baccalaureate Candidate

Marshall Middle Magnet – International Baccalaureate Candidate

Hillsborough County

Launching with Sixth Grade in Fall 2020, students will be guided by the International Baccalaureate World School Philosophy in Plant City. Students can engage in STEM; Robotics; Culinary Arts; Math League and AVID college readiness. Optional Scholar Quest high school credit courses offer additional rigor. *Transportation provided for attendance-area only.

Montessori Kids Universe Brandon

Montessori Kids Universe Brandon

Hillsborough County

Our school is the premier international early childhood franchise offering an authentic Montessori-Reggio inspired curriculum. We have created a unique learning experience, integrating the Montessori philosophy with our proprietary DaVinci Kids art and science curriculum. Children benefit from a learning experience enriched with gardening, foreign language, yoga, music, and cooking.

Muller Elementary Magnet – Visual, Performing, Communication Arts and Environmental Studies

Muller Elementary Magnet – Visual, Performing, Communication Arts and Environmental Studies

Hillsborough County

Students learn through Arts and Science Integration, where they experience weekly strings, dance, music and art classes. They engage in the orchestra and rock band, performance groups and our annual musical. Students can explore the outdoor classroom, global gardens, and take part in the National Honor Society and student government.

North Tampa Christian Academy

North Tampa Christian Academy

Pasco County

North Tampa Christian Academy provides an on-campus experience that encourages innovation through project-based learning and thematic structure. When life demands flexibility, we offer the Titan Teacher Network, a “teacher-centric” virtual learning experience. Parents have the freedom to flex from on-campus to accessing at home instruction through the Titan Teacher Network, ensuring excellent education every day.

North Tampa Christian Explorers Preschool

North Tampa Christian Explorers Preschool

Pasco County

We support young children as they develop skills of exploring, choosing, creating and solving for God’s glory. Children are challenged to stretch themselves and persevere as they make sense of the world around them. Our safe and secure facility is nature inspired, diverse and family oriented. Located-North Tampa Christian Academy.

Northside Christian School

Northside Christian School

Pinellas County

Named a Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education, Northside Christian School equips students to reach their God-given potential through outstanding academic and extra-curricular programs within a Christ-centered environment. NCS offers Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Honors and Praxis classes. Northside has been serving PreK3 -12th grade students in a safe, nurturing environment since 1971.

Odessa Christian School

Odessa Christian School

Hillsborough County

OCS is a Christ-focused school for motivated, self-directed learners seeking to discover their God-given calling. Students dive deep with content through inquiry, investigation, and discussion, and gain responsibility, perseverance, professionalism, and compassion. Graduates achieve mastery in all areas of learning and launch into life with strong minds and hearts. 

Orange Grove Middle Magnet – Visual, Performing and Communication Arts

Orange Grove Middle Magnet – Visual, Performing and Communication Arts

Hillsborough County

Be a shining star at Orange Grove, where high academic achievement meets creativity. Our historic campus includes two professional dance studios, video production, visual arts with a MAC lab and exceptional music and technical theater suites. We provide advanced courses, and our Scholar Quest offerings lead to high school credit.

Our Savior Lutheran School

Our Savior Lutheran School

Pinellas County

Our Savior Lutheran School is committed to help your child grow intellectually, academically, and spiritually. We are designed for students to learn on campus, but have technology in place to transition to remote learning during required times. Check us out and see if OSLS is the right fit for your family!

Paideia Classical Christian School

Paideia Classical Christian School

Hillsborough County

Paideia Classical Christian School is a community of parents and teachers who share a commitment for educating children to love learning and grow in godliness. We are intentional about developing passionate disciples, exceptional scholars and virtuous citizens. As a nationally accredited, classical school we employ time-proven curriculum and methods of education which teach students not primarily what to think, but how to think: thoroughly, maturely and biblically. 

Patel Conservatory

Patel Conservatory

Hillsborough County

At the Patel Conservatory, every student deserves the opportunity to discover their creative potential. Our programs provide training in dance, theater and music. Camps and classes vary by length, age and skill level. Patel Conservatory classes require active learning participation by students and result in a performance.

Pepin Academies

Pepin Academies

Multiple Locations

Pepin Academies are non-profit, tuition-free, independent public charter schools serving students with learning and learning-related disabilities in 3rd-12th grades. Qualified as Exceptional Student Education (ESE) center schools, we provide a diversified curriculum driven by the student’s needs in a positive therapeutic educational environment, as well as a transitional job training program for post-high school students.

Pivot Charter School

Pivot Charter School

Hillsborough County

Pivot Charter School is a free public charter school serving families in Hillsborough County.  It is our mission to engage and empower each student to achieve excellence.

Progress Village Middle Magnet – Visual, Performing and Communication Arts

Progress Village Middle Magnet – Visual, Performing and Communication Arts

Hillsborough County

We are proud to offer the largest dance and culinary arts programs in Hillsborough County. We're routinely recognized as a Magnet School of America School of Distinction. Students can try exciting electives such as Costume and Fashion Design, Orchestra, Journalism and more. The spotlight shines on students at Progress Village.

Queen of All Saints Virtual Academy

Queen of All Saints Virtual Academy

Hernando County

Virtual private education wherever you are, QAS Academy offers a unique and highly engaging way for children to receive a private education in a live, interactive online classroom. Taking the best of the most prodigious educationalists of old while focusing on the technological advances of the day, QAS strives to build for its children an educational method unsurpassed in results. Please schedule an online meeting with us to put these assertions to the test.

Rampello K-8 Magnet – Cultural Arts and Humanities

Rampello K-8 Magnet – Cultural Arts and Humanities

Hillsborough County

Join us for experiential learning with walking field trips through downtown Tampa, and a Differentiated Instruction Focus to meet the needs of all learners. We have strong community partnerships and school-wide AVID instructional strategies. Middle school electives include: Band/Jazz/Orchestra/Steel Drums, Art 2-D and 3-D, Spanish and Creative Writing.

Riverhills Elementary Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Riverhills Elementary Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Hillsborough County

We prepare students to meet the challenges of world citizenship with confidence, imagination and integrity. Students can study global cultures and develop an open and curious mind. Students engage in music and arts programs, Odyssey of the Mind, Robotics Team, Inquiry-based learning centers, student action/service learning, world languages and more.

Riverview Academy of Math & Science

Riverview Academy of Math & Science

Hillsborough County

The tuition-free, public charter school proudly serves students from kindergarten through middle school with a well-rounded college preparatory education. The rigorous curriculum includes a special concentration on math and science, a technology-rich atmosphere, and a focus on character development. Offerings include the Cambridge program for Advanced Studies, Edvantage before and after school program, Tampa Bay’s Grasses in Classes Program and Cognia accreditation.

Rodgers Middle Magnet – Cambridge Candidate

Rodgers Middle Magnet – Cambridge Candidate

Hillsborough County

Rodgers, a Cambridge International Magnet School, offers learning guided by the rigorous, world renowned Cambridge Pathways philosophy. Located in Riverview's Bell Creek Nature Preserve, we embrace and empower the whole student. Several National Board-Certified Teachers highlight our exceptional team of educators. *Transportation provided for attendance-area only.

Roland Park K-8 Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Roland Park K-8 Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Hillsborough County

We inspire young inquiring minds to become compassionate, lifelong learners who are internationally-minded people with respect for various cultures and a desire to serve others. Students can experience Inquiry-based learning centers, transdisciplinary units of study, an outdoor classroom with an international garden, a strings program and world languages.

Seffner Christian Academy

Seffner Christian Academy

Hillsborough County

The mission of Seffner Christian Academy is to provide academic excellence in a Christ centered environment with a challenging educational program based on the principles of God’s word. Students at SCA are known and loved by energetic and engaging teachers who have a heart for each student as an individual, and our well-rounded academic, fine arts, athletic, and technology programs prepare students for a lifetime of service to the Lord. Our faculty and staff desire to partner with parents as an extension of the home to build a foundation for learning, and develop future world changers for Christ.

Shore Elementary Magnet – Visual, Performing and Communication Arts

Shore Elementary Magnet – Visual, Performing and Communication Arts

Hillsborough County

We are an award-winning Magnet School of the Arts located in Historic Ybor City. Students learn through arts and science integration, and can take part in the Annual Arts Festival and school musical. Students expand their horizons through visual art, dance, strings, music, drama, STEAM Engineering and robotics programs.

Shorecrest Preparatory School

Shorecrest Preparatory School

Pinellas County

Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is a coed, nonsectarian, PK3-12 independent school in St. Petersburg, FL. In a safe, student-centered environment, Shorecrest educates a diverse community of students to become lifelong learners in the pursuit of personal and academic excellence, physical well-being, creative achievement and the development of a commitment to social responsibility.

Skycrest Christian School

Skycrest Christian School

Pinellas County

The value of a Skycrest education is immeasurable. School graduates enter their high school years with outstanding academic preparation, leadership skills, and confidence in their ability to succeed. With newly integrated technology, an extensive list of extracurricular activities, and a small student/teacher ratio, a Skycrest education is available at amazingly competitive rates. 

Sligh Middle Magnet – Human Health and Performance, Medical Administration and Sciences

Sligh Middle Magnet – Human Health and Performance, Medical Administration and Sciences

Hillsborough County

Join a culture of future health professionals who sport scrubs four days a week. We are preparing students for one of the fastest growing career fields in the country. Electives engage all students with Career and Technical Education, Family and Consumer Science and our AVID college readiness program.

Solid Rock Community School

Solid Rock Community School

Pinellas County

Solid Rock Community School is "Making the World a Greener Place" with our sustainable seed-to-table lunch program, environmentalism classes, and a strong focus on health, wellness, and fitness. We encourage, challenge, and inspire our students to become thinkers, leaders, and collaborators who can contribute to the greater good of society and be good stewards of the world in which we live.

South Tampa Academy at Monroe Middle Magnet – International Baccalaureate Candidate

South Tampa Academy at Monroe Middle Magnet – International Baccalaureate Candidate

Hillsborough County

We develop active learners and internationally-minded students. Launching with Sixth Grade in Fall 2020, students will be guided by the International Baccalaureate World School Philosophy. Students can pursue unique electives like Computer Modeling and Simulation. Our Sixth Grade Structure creates a supportive middle school transition. *Transportation provided for attendance-area only.

St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School

St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School

Pinellas County

St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School (SCS) is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award, having been recognized in both 2020 and 2010. Blue Ribbon is the highest award that a school can receive for academic excellence by the Department of Education. SCS is also Pinellas county’s only private school to offer the International Baccalaureate to students in grades PreK-3 through 8th grade. Through the International Baccalaureate Programme, we provide tools, develop character and teach skills that prepare our students to thrive in high school, college and beyond. We remain steadfast in our commitment to our students’ educational and personal success and to the betterment of our local and global communities.

St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School

St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School

Hillsborough County

St. John's is distinguished by 70 years of demonstrated success preparing children for lives of learning and service. Renowned for its Episcopal identity and a core belief in the potential of our students, the School delivers an unparalleled, values-driven preparatory education in a safe and nurturing environment. Our graduates are prepared to thrive in high school and beyond.

St. Lawrence Catholic School

St. Lawrence Catholic School

Hillsborough County

Founded in 1961, St. Lawrence Catholic School continues to inspire students towards academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. We strive to recognize the uniqueness in every student in order to challenge them to develop their special talents and gifts and become lifelong learners.  We are proud to offer 21st century classrooms which promote creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.  In response to the ongoing pandemic, we have invested in an extensive sanitation protocol and new technology for distance learning options.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School

St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School

Hillsborough County

St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School provides challenging academics, performing and visual arts, competitive athletics, technology, public speaking, foreign language, global studies, community service, religious education, and more. St. Mary’s highly-qualified Pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade faculty inspires students to achieve their best, developing well-rounded individuals ready for the challenges ahead.

St. Raphael Catholic School

St. Raphael Catholic School

Pinellas County

St. Raphael Catholic School welcomes families who believe that Christ is the cornerstone of our lives, strive for academic excellence, seek to provide faith-filled service to others, reflect Catholic values, and are responsible leaders of the Church and community.

Stewart Middle Magnet – NASA Explorer School

Stewart Middle Magnet – NASA Explorer School

Hillsborough County

Be part of a nationally recognized NASA Explorer School. Through our Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, students choose from electives like Aerospace and Engineering. Scholar Quest options deliver high school credit in Gaming, Robotics and more. Stewart partners with NASA, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force for real-world learning.

Tampa Day School

Tampa Day School

Hillsborough County

Established in 1970, Tampa Day School has offered an innovative, highly effective approach to the private prep school experience. Our dynamic, private school environment and our tailored approach to learning are uniquely designed for the student who hasn’t been able to reach his or her potential in a more traditional school setting. Specialized tutoring is also available onsite.

Tampa Heights Elementary Magnet – Global Leadership Academy

Tampa Heights Elementary Magnet – Global Leadership Academy

Hillsborough County

Our students become innovative thinkers, who achieve academically and socially through our 7 Wonders—Leadership, Environment, Economics, Wellness, Innovation, Communication and Culture. Students can participate in Model United Nations and Odyssey of the Mind, learn world languages and leadership and experience cultural clusters: Yoga, Cooking, African Art and LEGO Makerspace.

The French American School of Tampa Bay (FASTB)

The French American School of Tampa Bay (FASTB)

Pinellas County

FASTB offers a multicultural educational experience that is unique in this region. French is the language of instruction in all subjects, so children are immersed, learning the language in context and becoming bilingual naturally. Our school is in-person, with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, and we still have slots available for 2020-21 in our small, flexible environment. Contact us today - Merci!

The Vanguard School

The Vanguard School

Polk County

The Vanguard School is a co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 6-12. Vanguard specializes in educating students who experience academic learning challenges in an environment that works with academic strategies, executive functioning, social skills, celebrates student strengths and assists in transitioning into higher educational opportunities and independent living.

Valrico Lake Advantage Academy

Valrico Lake Advantage Academy

Hillsborough County

A tuition-free, public charter school proudly serving students in kindergarten through fifth Grade, theschool provides a well-rounded elementary foundation through a challenging curriculum with a focus on teaching math and science in proven and innovative instructional methods preparing students for their secondary education and beyond. We are an “A” rated Florida School of Excellence offering the Cambridge program for Advanced Studies. Cognia accredited.

Walker Middle Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Walker Middle Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Hillsborough County

We develop creative and confident learners. Communication, reflection and whole-child learning energize Walker Middle Magnet, Odessa's IB World School. As a "Magnet School of Distinction," students are exposed to a rigorous curriculum. High-Impact Teachers and our Florida Power School Library highlight our exceptional, highly rated team of educators.

Westlake Christian School

Westlake Christian School

Polk County

Westlake Christian School, a National Blue Ribbon School, is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED. Westlake’s mission is to help students develop in their faith, academics, fine arts, and athletics. Westlake serves approximately 425 students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade from Northern Pinellas County, Southern Pasco County, Trinity, Westchase and surrounding communities.

Williams Middle Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Williams Middle Magnet – International Baccalaureate

Hillsborough County

We are a top-ranked IB World School, creating global learners focused on intercultural awareness and communication. Scholar Quest high school credit offerings challenge students in French, Algebra and Emerging Technology in Business. Connect through clubs including LEGO Robotics, Model UN, Future Business Leaders of America and our award-winning Chess Club.

Young Middle Magnet – Creative Science Centre

Young Middle Magnet – Creative Science Centre

Hillsborough County

We empower creative learners with our Project Lead the Way (PLTW) STEM curriculum. We focus on Engineering, Sustainability and "Global Planting"—engaging students in hands-on learning with an on-campus hydroponic farm and greenhouse, along with student-constructed rain gardens. Students learn using state-of-the-art technology, including touch-enabled whiteboards and 3-D printers.