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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 Hillborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Schools, click on the more info tab to get additional details.

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In addition to the Education Directory, be sure to check out our great articles and posts about education and how to have the best school year yet!


Academy at the Lakes

Academy at the Lakes

Pasco County

Academy at the Lakes is a PreK3–12 independent school located in North Tampa offering everything you’d expect from an exceptional private school. Excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts and college acceptances. Our students are prepped for life. Everything we do is done with intention, every step of the way from 3 years old through high school graduation.

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, PreK-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.

Avant Garde Academy of Westchase

Avant Garde Academy of Westchase

Hillsborough County

Avant Garde Academy of Westchase is developing tomorrow’s leaders by providing critical thinking and problem-solving project-based learning through an integrated curriculum. With a growing elective program, passionate educators and exceptionally supportive and involved PTO, every student matters in the AGA family. 

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.

Berkeley Preparatory School

Berkeley Preparatory School

Hillsborough County

Berkeley presents a safe, nurturing environment featuring inspiring teaching, engaged parents and alumni, and outstanding resources. We offer a broad curricular and extracurricular program enjoyed by an exceptional and diverse community of learners. We develop and expect strong character, promote innovation and growth, and desire excellence in all that we do

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 and offer a wide variety of class options, sports and extracurricular activities.

Brandon Academy

Brandon Academy

Hillsborough County

Brandon Academy is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school and the only school in Eastern Hillsborough County fully accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) and the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC). Brandon Academy is an independent college preparatory school that serves students 3 years old through high school. The school is centered around the motto, A Community of Respect, which is apparent in our students and faculty inside and beyond the classroom.

Bullseye Learning

Bullseye Learning

Hillsborough County

Bullseye Learning offers educational services to students of all ages including tutoring, professional subject, test prep and home school services. We educate each student based on their specific learning needs either in home or at a convenient location. With both monthly and hourly plans.

Calvary Christian School

Calvary Christian 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!

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.

Charter School Associates Inc.

Charter School Associates Inc.

Multiple Locations

Tuition-Free public charter schools offering Cambridge Advanced Studies, a STEAM enriched curriculum, and project-based learning. With schools throughout Florida, there are currently 10 locations in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties serving VPK and grades K-12. Visit CharterSchoolAssociates.com for a complete listing of schools.

Christ the King Catholic School

Christ the King Catholic School

Hillsborough County

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

Classical Preparatory School

Classical Preparatory School

Pasco County

Classical Preparatory School provides a traditional classical/liberal arts education to students in grades K-12. We aim to provide scholars with the tools needed to excel in higher education and to be moral and intellectual leaders in society. Through content-rich curriculum we impart to our students the ability to excel and a desire to continuously pursue learning throughout their lives.

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 51 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.

Country Day School

Country Day School

Pinellas County

Country Day School is an accredited independent school for one year old through 8th grade students located on 16 acres of beautiful campus grounds in Largo and Indian Rocks Beach. The school is distinguished by its internationally recognized Montessori, world language, animal science, theater, visual arts, international study and travel.

Elite Scholar Academy

Elite Scholar Academy

Hillsborough County

Elite Scholar Academy is a boutique private school in South Tampa offering an exclusive educational experience. A limited number of K4-12th grade Scholars are individually guided to critically think and reach their full academic potential in a true private setting.

Grace Lutheran Church & School

Grace Lutheran Church & School

Pinellas County

We offer a Christ-Centered Exceptional Education where parents are our partners in their child’s education. Grace teachers and staff provide rigorous and relevant learning. 21st Century Skills, Spanish, performing arts, AVID and sports are key features of our school. It’s Always a Great Day to be a Wildcat!

Hillsdale Christian Academy

Hillsdale Christian Academy

Hillsborough County

Hillsdale Christian Academy provides a Christ-centered curriculum that equips students with a Biblical worldview. Daily classes offer rigorous, dynamics curriculum in all subject areas, giving each student a solid foundation to build on.

Holy Family Catholic School

Holy Family Catholic School

Pinellas County

Holy Family Catholic School is a faith-based school located in Northeast St. Petersburg. We offer a data driven, rigorous curriculum that is infused with the values of the Catholic church. We serve children ages 1 to grade 8, and strive to nurture the whole child, mind, body and soul.

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.  

Incarnation Catholic School

Incarnation Catholic School

Hillsborough County

Incarnation Catholic School has been making a world of difference in the lives of students in PreK-3 through 8th grade. By providing a challenging, personalized, and quality education based in faith and joy. We invite you to tour our campus to see firsthand what over 50 years of tradition has built.

Indian Rocks Christian School

Indian Rocks Christian School

Pinellas County

Indian Rocks Christian School has served the Pinellas County, Florida community since 1984. IRCS is one of the largest, full-service, private Christian schools in the area. From preschool through 12th grade, Indian Rocks Christian School offers a balanced program of activities, academics, athletics  and Christian development in a caring environment.

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.

Lee Academy for Gifted Education

Lee Academy for Gifted Education

Hillsborough County

Lee Academy offers a unique experience for advanced, motivated learners Pre-K through 12th grade. Set on five acres of lakefront property, Lee Academy offers a flexible program that encourages reflective and creative thinking, problem solving, critical evaluation and opportunity to pursue special interests. Call to schedule a personal tour

LLT Academy

LLT Academy

Hillsborough County

Leading the way in Tampa since 2005, Literacy Leadership Technology Academy is an independent, not-for-profit, K-8 charter school. The mission of LLT is to empower a community of life-long learners to lead the way in literacy, leadership and technology. LLT Academy has excelled through innovation and commitment.

Mathnasium

Mathnasium

Multiple Locations

Mathnasium is your neighborhood math-only learning center that teaches kids math the way that makes sense to them. Our specially-trained math instructors utilize our proprietary teaching materials and techniques. We pinpoint your child’s learning needs, meet them where they are, and take them where they need to go. The results are transformative – kids will see measurable changes in attitude, confidence and school progress.

Miracles Schools

Miracles Schools

Pasco County

Miracles Schools believes that every student deserves the opportunity to learn in the capacity that best meets their needs. We strive to achieve excellence to ensure that every student will achieve their maximum potential in school and in life!

North Tampa Christian Academy

North Tampa Christian Academy

Pasco County

New, contemporary 23-acre campus that provides a safe, secure Christian learning environment. North Tampa Christian Academy fosters an educational program where student engagement meets real-world problem solving. We combine technology with cooperative, hands-on learning while encouraging students to reach their full potential.

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

Northside Christian School, equips students to reach their God-given potential through outstanding academic and extra-curricular programs within a Christ-centered environment. Located on 28 acres in NW St. Petersburg, Northside has been serving PreK3 -12th grade students and their families in a safe, nurturing environment since 1971.

Odessa Christian School

Odessa Christian School

Pasco County

Superior learning starts with authentic experiences cultivated through high expectations and yields world changers for Christ. Via a blended learning model that includes direct instruction, hard copy components, online resources and tools and collaborative projects, OCS students truly own their learning and love it!

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

Pinellas County

Celebrated for its close-knit and caring community, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, provides a quality, faith-based Catholic education to students of Dunedin from 3 year-olds to Grade 8. As part of the parish faith family, our mission is to build a strong foundation by developing the unique, academic, physical, creative, social and spiritual gifts of our students, empowering them to live the mission of Jesus.

Our Savior Lutheran School

Our Savior Lutheran School

Pinellas County

Our Savior Lutheran School has been providing an outstanding Christian education to students for over 30 years, while maintaining a low student to teacher ratio in Preschool Age 2 - Grade 8. It is our purpose to enhance each child's self-esteem and enlighten him/her to respect others, themselves, and God while striving for academic excellence.   

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. 

Palm Harbor Montessori Academy

Palm Harbor Montessori Academy

Pinellas County

Our mission is to nurture the potential of the whole child and cultivate the growth of a diverse, international community. We provide a respectful and peaceful Montessori environment that promotes academic excellence. Our child-centric Montessori approach provides students with an individualized education that fosters spontaneous learning opportunities.

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, public charter schools serving students with learning and learning-related disabilities in grades 3-12 and offering a transitional job training program for young adults ages 18 to 22. Our mission is to empower students with learning disabilities to maximize their potential in a positive therapeutic educational environment.

Safety Harbor Montessori

Safety Harbor Montessori

Pinellas County

Safety Harbor Montessori Academy's primary goal is to help students reach their full potential in all aspects of their development, in a loving, respectful atmosphere. We have programs for ages two through fourteen, and we are fortunate to enroll students of many religions and backgrounds from all over the world.

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. 

St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School

St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School

Hillsborough County

St. John’s provides students in grades K(4) through 8 with a transformative, values-driven education that develops character and builds leadership skills. St. John's honors tradition and fosters innovation through vigorous academic programming that cultivates independent thinking, creativity and a passion for learning, preparing students for lifelong intellectual and spiritual growth.

St. Lawrence Catholic School

St. Lawrence Catholic School

Hillsborough County

Founded in 1961, St. Lawrence Catholic School maintains an environment of High Academic Standards, inspiring students towards excellence, in a Christ-centered environment where students to learn to serve God and others. Open House for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on January 17, 2020, 9:00-11:00 AM.

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.

The French American School of Tampa Bay

The French American School of Tampa Bay

Pinellas County

The French American School of Tampa Bay offers a multicultural educational experience that is unique to our region. French is the language of instruction and children learn the language in context, becoming bilingual naturally. Contact us to schedule a visit and explore the gift of language for your child. 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.

Villa Madonna School

Villa Madonna School

Hillsborough County

Villa Madonna is a private, Catholic school operated by the Salesian order of Sisters, founded by Saint John Bosco. Villa Madonna School has been a Tampa Tradition for more than 75 years. Villa Madonna's standardized test scores continually exceed the national average in Reading, Science, and Math.

Web of Wisdom

Web of Wisdom

Pasco County

WOW, where learning meets adventure and education isn’t limited to the classroom. We offer college preparatory academics (AP/Dual Enrollment) in conjunction with extraordinary extracurriculars. These include snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, climbing, camping, athletics (K-12), computer programming, automotive repair, music, and photography. We are the education that you’re looking for, with the experiences that your child will remember forever.

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.

Westminster Academy

Westminster Academy

Hillsborough County

Westminster Academy is a Christian school committed to providing a robustly Christ-centered and rigorous classical education to children. We educate the whole child to love what is true, good, and beautiful using methods and curriculum that foster a child’s love of learning in a joyful and caring environment.