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Academy at the Lakes

2331 Collier Pkwy.
(813) 948-7600
academyatthelakes.org

Contact/Title: Sue Gunther – Admissions Liaison
Founded 1992
Number of students 460

Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Grades offered Pre-K-12
Annual tuition $11,930 – $24,520

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
Highlights College-preparatory school offering an academic program that celebrates the love of learning balanced by a full complement of athletics and fine arts opportunities.

 

Academy of the Holy Names
3319 Bayshore Blvd.
(813) 839-5371
holynamestpa.org

Contact/Title: Pam Larkins-Doherty, Director of Admission
Founded 1881
Number of students 925
Grades offered PK-8 Coed, 9-12 all girls
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, SACS, AdvancED, FCC
Tuition Cost: $12,640 – $19,930
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 970
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 94
Average Class Size: Varies by division
Student/Teacher Ratio: NR
Financial Aid/Percent Receiving Aid: Yes, 20%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes, elementary division, all girls high school
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes, 12 high school sports and 9 middle school sports (baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, golf, Jaguarettes dance, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball)
Foreign Language: Yes, Spanish, Latin, French
Music: Yes, Vocal and instrumental
Art: Yes, Offered PK-12, includes photography, 2D, 3D, dramatic arts, and technical theatre
Computers: Yes, Every student in grades 5-12 has a personal Apple device. Classroom iPads for pre-K through 4th grade. 3D printers and 3D scanners.

Highlights Independent, Catholic, coeducational elementary school and all-female college preparatory high school that strives to maintain an innovative approach to curriculum that integrates technology, promotes creativity, encourages artistic expression and actively engages students in exploration and inquiry.

 

Bayshore Christian School
3909 S. MacDill Ave.
(813) 839-4297
bayshorechristianschool.org
Contact/Title: Ms. Matti Valdivia, Director of Admissions

Year Founded: 1971
Grade Levels: PK2 -12
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, AdvancED
Tuition Cost: $8,600 – $10,495
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 receiving 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

Highlights Offers a comprehensive college preparatory academic program and encourages leadership development and participation in athletics and the arts. The school’s college preparatory program focuses on core academic subjects, with enrichment programs in performing arts, visual arts, foreign language, computer, media science and physical education. Students have athletic opportunities at the middle school, junior varsity and varsity level. Upper school students are prepared for college through dual enrollment and advanced placement courses.

 

Berkeley Preparatory School
4811 Kelly Road
(813) 885-1673
berkeleyprep.org
Contact/Title: Jay Lasley – Director of Admission
Year Founded: 1960
Grade Levels: Pre K-12
Accreditation: FCIS, SACS, FKC, SAIS, NAES, College Board
Tuition Cost: $17,910 – $26730
Percent Accepted: N/A
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 1,380
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 175
Average Class Size: 15-20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving 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

Highlights Co-educational independent, Episcopal-affiliated school. Philosophy encompasses a balanced curriculum of academics, arts, clubs and activities, competitive sports and community service. As one of the leading Hillsborough county private schools, this coeducational, independent college-preparatory day school for children in Pre-K through grade 12 is dedicated to academic excellence, character development, the arts and athletics. Its curriculum is designed to support the talent and ambition of each student. Administrators and educators strive to instill a strong sense of morality, ethics and social responsibility in its students.

 

Cambridge Christian School
6101 N. Habana Ave.
(813) 872-6744
cambridge-christian.com
Contact/Title: Lisa Brennan Abbazia – Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1964
Grade Levels: PS3 -12
Accreditation: COGNIA, CSF, NCPSA
Tuition Cost: Nursery – $11,483 (12 months), PS3 = $9493; PK4 = $10,002; K = $11,788; 1-5 = $13,095; 6th = $14,893, 7-8 = $15,833, 9-12 = $17,026
Percent Accepted: 80%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 685
Total Teachers Employed: 69
Average Class Size: 17
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving 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

Highlights Focuses on providing a rigorous educational experience that also allows students to grow their talents in the arts and athletics. Cambridge seeks to raise up future leaders who academically, socially and spiritually can serve the local and global community for Christ.

 

Carrollwood Day School
1515 W. Bearss Ave.
(813) 920-2288
carrollwooddayschool.org
Contact/Title: Dawn Schweitzer / Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1982
Grade Levels: Age 2 – 12
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, NAEYC, IBO, SACS, NAIS
Tuition Cost: $6,230 – $23,070
Percent Accepted: 68%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 1,084
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 117
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: varies
Financial Aid/Percent Receiving Aid: Yes/ 20%
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

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

Highlights Uses International Baccalaureate programs, cutting-edge technology, creative arts and competitive athletics to create entrepreneurial thinkers for a global society. Provides strong character-based education emphasizing problem-solving skills and philanthropic understanding. The sixth school in the U.S. to offer all three International Baccalaureate programs, school leaders believe that education involves the whole child, including academics, character development, physical fitness and emotional intelligence. A highly qualified staff provides a rigorous education within a caring learning community. CDS aims to teach children how to think for a lifetime.

 

Christ the King Catholic School
3809 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa
813-876-8770

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: $7,950 – $9,600
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 524
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 33 Full-Time / 2 Part-Time
Average Class Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: Yes/15%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

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

Highlights Christ the King Catholic School delivers an academically challenging curriculum in a nurturing, Christ–centered environment.  For over 65 years, CKS has served Pre-K4 through 8th grade students in a dynamic setting designed to build character, bolster confidence and develop future leaders.

 

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS
12015 Orange Grove Dr.
(813) 961-3087
corbettprep.com
Contact/Title: Maribel Garrett, Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1968
Grade Levels: PreK3-8th Grade
Accreditation: International Baccalaureate, SACS, FCIS, FKC, AdvancED
Tuition Cost: $12,500 – $17,020
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 537
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 66
Average Class Size: 12-20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Financial Aid/Percent Receiving Aid: NA
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes, Dress Code

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

Highlights Offers the International Baccalaureate program of study to develop a positive approach to life and learning.  A National Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award school, Corbett’s teachers are endorsed in gifted education. Features a superior academic curriculum and extraordinary fine arts, sports, and technology programs.

 

Corpus Christi Catholic School
9715 N. 56th St.
(813) 988-1722
cccstt.org
Contact/Title: Mrs. Kelly Kearney – Principal
Year Founded: 
1964
Grade Levels: K-8
Accreditation: FCC, Middle States
Tuition Cost: K-4- $6,986, 5th – 8th – $7,436
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 181
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 20
Average Class Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: K-8 11:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

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

Highlights The mission of Corpus Christi Catholic School is to provide a Catholic educational experience in spirituality, scholarship and service. Challenging children to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically, this school serves children from early childhood to eighth grade. By integrating Gospel values, they promote the practice of faith, nurture worship, community and service. Assists students in recognizing and developing their gifts, encourages them to use their gifts to make the world a better place and helps students learn to love, work for justice, seek holiness and use their intellect for the common good.

 

 

Early Learning Coalition
6800 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 158
813-515-2340 

www.elchc.org

Highlights This organization specializes in the funding and delivery of quality early childhood care and education, after-school programs, and services to the children and families of Hillsborough County.

Family of Christ Christian School

16190 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647
813-558-9343 ext. 118
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: $7,700
Percent Accepted: 80 %
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 296
Number of Teachers Employed: 29
Average Class Size: 19
Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving 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 & Pre-School

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 – $5,940; Academy – $6,815
Percent Accepted: Formal Application & Interview Process
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 150
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 20
Average Class Size: 10-12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving 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

 

Hillsdale Christian Academy & Preschool
6201 Ehrlich Rd., Tampa
813-884-8250

www.hillsdalechristianacademy.org

Highlights This program provides a variety of activities and learning opportunities for children. The primary goal is to help children grow spiritually, socially, physically, intellectually and creatively. The staff is well-qualified and works hard to create a loving, Christian atmosphere conducive to a child’s development. Teachers utilize a variety of teaching techniques from traditional instruction to learning centers to hands-on learning through good, old fashioned play!

Learning for Life Academy (Engage Behavioral Health)
6507 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33625
813-445-4229

www.LearningForLifeAcademy.com

Highlights Learning for Life Academy is year-round schooling for children grades K through grade 5 with autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, and other developmental delays. LFLA’s mission is to help students reach their full potential by using scientific, research-based intervention and care to create a highly structured, individualized program. With a low staff-to-student ratio, LFLA is able to apply principles of ABA and Applied Verbal Behavior, assess each student’s skills on a daily basis, monitor progress and modify teaching strategies.

 

Hebrew Academy of Tampa
14908 Pennington Rd.
(813) 963-0706
hebrewacademyoftampa.com
Founded 1968
Number of students 50
Grades offered Pre-K-5
Annual tuition $5,000 – $9,000
Highlights Uses Montessori principles and materials to develop individualized, self-paced learning for each child combined with Jewish philosophy that integrates the love of God, intellectual knowledge and understanding and appreciation of the individual’s uniqueness.

 

Hillel School of Tampa
2020 W. Fletcher Ave.
(813) 963-2242
hillelacademytampa.com
Contact/Title: Keri Baker – Advancement Director
Year Founded: 1970
Grade Levels: 1 year – 8
Accreditation: FCIS, Blue Ribbon Award School
Tuition Cost: $8,300+ – varies per grade
Percent Accepted: 90%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 150
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 30
Average Class Size: 14
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:17
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: Yes/24%
Religious Affiliation: Jewish
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

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

Highlights Largest Jewish day school in the region offers an all-around environment of academic excellence where students, staff and families come together to prepare children intellectually and spiritually.

 

Incarnation Catholic School
5111 Webb Rd.
(813) 884-4502
icstampa.org
Contact/Title: Ms. Marrie McLaughlin – Principal
Year Founded: 1964
Grade Levels: PK3 – 8
Accreditation: FCC
Tuition Cost: $6,050 – $7,400
Percent Accepted: 99%
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 230
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 28
Average Class Size: 20-25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving 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

Highlights Strives to inspire students to be disciples of Christ, to challenge them to be life-long learners and to encourage them to live their Catholic faith through service to each other and the community.

 

 

Jesuit High School

4701 N. Himes Ave. Tampa, FL 33614
813-877-5344
www.jesuittampa.org
Contact/Title: Mr. Barry Neuburger, Principal
Year Founded: 1899
Grade Levels: 9-12 boys only
Accreditation: SACS
Tuition Cost: $16,765
Percent Accepted: 50%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 835
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 60
Average Class Size: 24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: Yes/ Need Based (32%, $2.47 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

Keystone Prep High School

18105 Gunn Highway, Odessa, FL 33556
813-264-4500
www.keystoneprep.org
Contact/Title: PJ Trujillo, Head of School/Josephine Maggio, Administrative Assistant
Year Founded: 2013
Grade Levels: 9 – 12
Accreditation: FCIS
Tuition Cost: $18,500
Percent Accepted: 97%
Percent Who Go to College:  89%
Total Enrollment:  55
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 9
Average Class Size: 8
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: Yes/80%
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

 

 

Lee Academy for Gifted Education
8613 Twin Lakes Blvd.
(813) 931-3316
leegiftedacademy.com
Founded 1983
Number of students 75
Grades offered Pre-K-12
Annual tuition $10,250 – $11,800
Highlights The school’s approach to education is based on Dr. Barbara Clark’s integrative education model and strives to give equal importance to the four human functions — thinking/cognitive, feeling/emotional, physical/sensing and intuitive. It does not emphasize testing; however, its students score high on standardized and college tests. Founded to promote the emotional and intellectual growth of gifted and advanced learners. Using teaching methods based on research in gifted education and 30 years of experience, Lee Academy strives to empower children to strengthen their gifts, pursue their passions and reach their potential.

 

Montessori Beach Park School
4200 W. North A St.
(813) 289-3747
beachparkschool.org
Founded 1982
Number of students 75
Grades offered Pre-K-8
Annual tuition $7,300 – $10,300
Highlights Authentic Montessori curriculum encourages independence while fostering self-discipline and a love of learning. Respect is both taught and modeled for students.  Children are given freedom within a structured environment and curriculum so they can learn how to make good choices for themselves.

 

Montessori House Day School
5117 Ehrlich Rd.
(813) 961-9295
montessorihousedayschool.com
Contact/Title: Crystal Sankey/Assistant Head of School
Year Founded: 1970
Grade Levels: PK-6
Accreditation: AMS, FKC, FCIS
Tuition Cost: $7,204 – $13,176
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 150
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 17
Average Class Size: 17
Student/Teacher Ratio: Varies
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: NA
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: No

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

Highlights First school in the entire United States to gain accreditation under the new strict standards of the American Montessori Society. Teachers and staff are trained in Montessori and early childhood education. Offers soccer, piano, art club, science club, dance, karate, and Spanish after-school activities.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School

17524 Lakeshore Road, Lutz, FL 33558
813-933-4750
www.mtctampa.org
Contact/Title: Veronica DeMicheli, Admissions Coordinator
Year Founded: 1954
Grade Levels: K-8
Accreditation: FCCB, NCPSA
Tuition Cost: $5,974 – $7,600
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 430
Total Number of Teachers & Staff Employed: 50
Average Class Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 25:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: Yes/5%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

Programs Offered:
Sports: Yes – Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Track, Volleyball
Foreign Language: Yes – Spanish, French, Latin, German
Music: Yes
Art: Yes
Computers: Yes

St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School
906 S. Orleans Ave.
813-849-5200
www.stjohnseagles.org
Contact/Title: Cindy Fenlon/ Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1951
Grade Levels: K(4) – 8
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, Member: NAES, MISBO, NAIS, ERB, BAAIS, ASCD, CASE, AMLE, IMS, NASSP, NASC, NJHS, NJCL, FWCL
Tuition Cost: $13,850 – $14,070
Percent Accepted: 87%
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 508
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 52
Average Class Size: 20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: Yes/ NR
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

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

Highlights The Tampa Bay area’s oldest Episcopal school has been nurturing academic excellence in a Christian environment since 1951. Grounded by a commitment to spiritual and ethical values, a love of learning and the development of strong character, the staff works to help students build a foundation to grow into caring and successful adults.

 

 

St. Lawrence Catholic School
5223 N. Himes Ave.
(813) 879-5090
stlawrencecatholicschool.org
Contact/Title: Tina Derenches, school office administrator
Year Founded: 1961
Grade Levels: EC3-8th Grade
Accreditation: FCC
Tuition Cost: $7,696 (parish supporting-Catholic-one child)
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 478
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 36
Average Class Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: K-4 – 13:1; 5-8 – varies
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

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

Highlights Students are encouraged to use their talents to become creative and critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Recognizes the unique characteristics of each student to challenge him or her to become a faith-filled Catholic, a self-motivator, a risk-taker and a user of technological resources.

 

St. Mary’s Episcopal School
2101 S. Hubert Ave.
(813) 258-5508
smeds.org
Contact/Title: Kathleen Lopez, Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1953
Grade Levels: PK-8
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC, NAIS, NAES
Tuition Cost: $14,950
Percent Accepted: 65%
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 445
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 56
Average Class Size: 22
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: Yes/18%
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

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

Highlights Offers a rigorous curriculum, designed to challenge students academically. All students receive instruction in art, music, Spanish, technology, library, religion, and physical education. Latin is offered in the middle school. Eighth graders receive instruction from the headmaster in public speaking.

 

Tampa Bay Christian Academy
6815 N. Rome Ave.
(813) 343-0600
tbcarams.org
Contact/Title: Matthew Peavyhouse – Head of School
Year Founded: 1957
Grade Levels: Infant (6 wks) -12th grade
Accreditation: CSF, SACS
Tuition Cost: $5,000 – $7,400
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: 94%
Total Enrollment: 330
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 33 (K5-12th)
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving 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

Highlights Strives to meet the needs of each student – those with challenges and those that need challenges. Provides a biblical worldview education that glorifies God.

 

Tampa Catholic High School
4630 N. Rome Ave.
(813) 870-0860
tampacatholic.org
Contact/Title: Sherry Copestick – Enrollment Director
Year Founded: 1962
Grade Levels: 9-12
Accreditation: AdvancED
Tuition Cost: $11,200 – $13,600
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 710
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 50
Average Class Size: 21
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: NA
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

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

Highlights College preparatory school offering honors (including AP and dual enrollment), college prep and academic assistance programs of study. Students consistently score above state and national averages on SAT and ACT tests, with 99 percent of graduates continuing on to a college or university.

 

Tampa Day School

12606 Henderson Rd., Tampa, 33625
813-269-2100
www.tampadayschool.com
Contact/Title: Paula Pennington, Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1969
Grade Levels: 2-8
Accreditation: SACS, FCIS
Tuition Cost: grades 2-8 = $20,400
Percent Accepted: 70%
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 140
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 30
Average Class Size: 12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: 70%
Religious Affiliation: None
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

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

 

Tampa Preparatory School
727 W. Cass St.
(813) 251-8481
tampaprep.org
Contact/Title: W. Dennis Facciolo, Director of Admissions
Year Founded: 1974
Grade Levels: 6-12
Accreditation: NAIS, SACS, FCIS
Tuition Cost: $24,195
Percent Accepted: 62%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 695
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 72
Average Class Size: 16-18
Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving 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

Highlights Educational philosophy based on values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. School uses iPads in a one-to-one environment and is an Apple Distinguished School. Academics include opportunities for focused concentration in STEM and global studies.

 

The Paideia School of Tampa Bay
7834 N. 56th St.
(813) 988-7700
paideiatampa.com
Founded 2006
Number of students 95
Grades offered k-12
Annual tuition $7,520 – $8,240
Highlights Christ-centered, academically rigorous school dedicated to training disciples, scholars and citizens. Students experience the classical curriculum, including grammar, logic, history of ideas, rhetoric, Latin and Greek.

 

The Psychological and Social Wellness Center
13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa
813-960-1848

www.tjfs.org

Highlights Is your child gifted? Could they have a learning disability?  Are you or someone in your family struggling with life’s difficulties? Our psychological services address these concerns and more. We offer psychotherapy and psychological assessments at a fraction of the cost typically associated with these services.   Insurance plans are also accepted. To schedule a complimentary consultation or learn more, call 813-960-1848 or visit www.tjfs.org

Universal Academy of Florida

6801 Orient Road Tampa, FL 33610
813-664-0695
813-664-4506
www.uaftampa.org
Contact/Title: May Khdeir-Principal
Year Founded: 1992
Grade Levels: PK3-12
Accreditation: FCIS, FKC,SACS
Tuition Cost: $7,085 – $8,095 +
Percent Accepted: 85%
Percent Who Go to College: 100%
Total Enrollment: 700
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 60
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
315 W. Columbus Dr.
(813) 229-1322
villamadonnaschool.com
Contact/Title: Sr. Mary Jackson, Principal
Year Founded: 1936
Grade Levels: PK3-8
Accreditation: FCC, SACS/CASI, NCPSA
Tuition Cost: $6,240
Percent Accepted: NA
Percent Who Go to College: NA
Total Enrollment: 343
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 26
Average Class Size: 24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 22:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving Aid: Yes/34%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Co-ed: Yes
Uniforms: Yes

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

Highlights Offers small class sizes, individual student iPads for every student in grades 3-8 and a vast array of extracurricular activities. Students consistently score above average on standardized test scores.

 

West Gate Christian School

5121 Kelly Rd., Tampa, FL 33615
813-884-5147
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: 210
Total Number of Teachers Employed: 22
Average Class Size: 10-15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Financial Aid/Percent receiving 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

 

PRIVATE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES:

South University
4401 N. Himes Ave, #175
(813) 393-3800
southuniversity.edu
Founded 1899
Number of students 558
Grades offered Undergraduate and Graduate
Annual tuition $2,340 – $12,324, per semester, varies by program and grade level, other fees may apply
Highlights Offers a broad-based core curriculum that promotes critical thinking, effective verbal and written communication and skills for life-long learning.

The University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
(813) 253-3333
ut.edu
Founded 1933
Number of students 8,310
Grades offered Undergraduate and Graduate
Annual tuition $13,870, per semester, other fees may apply
Highlights Offers academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience to students from 50 states and 140 countries. There are more than 200 programs of study, including 13 master’s degree programs and numerous study abroad opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
FCCB – Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops and National Council for Private School Accreditation
FCIS – Florida Council of Independent Schools
FLOCS – 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
TABS – The Association of Boarding Schools
CB – College Board
NA – Non-Applicable
NR – Not Reported
** – Accepting students of all faiths

 

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