Private School Guide 2019

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An advertising special section of The Florida Times-Union

Sunday, January 27, 2019 T2

2019 Guide to

Private Schools

The 2019 Guide to Private Schools aims to shine

a spotlight on some of the private and independent

schools available on the First Coast. These institutions

provide a variety of options for parents wanting

an educational environment in which their child can

truly thrive.

According to the Florida Department of Education's

Annual Report for 2017-2018, of the 3,203,281 statewide

total PK-12 student enrollment in the 2017-18

school year, 370,166 (11.6%) were private school

students, and 2,833,115 (88.4%) were public school

students.

• Compared with the 2016-17 school year, the total

number of private schools in 2017-18 dropped

by 13 schools but the total PK-12 enrollment

increased by 1,845 students.

• Of the 370,166 students enrolled in Florida private

schools in 2017-18, 12.3% were enrolled in

prekindergarten, 7.7% in kindergarten, 34.9%

in grades 1-5, 20.7% in grades 6-8, and 24.5% in

grades 9-12.

• Twenty-three (23) school districts had 10% or

more of their total PK-12 students enrolled in

private schools in 2017-18.

• Eighty-one percent (81%) of personnel employed

in private schools were classroom teachers and

19% were school administrators.

Table of contents

Bishop Kenny High School..........................................................................................................13

The Bolles School.......................................................................................................................... 5

Christ's Church Academy............................................................................................18

Diocese of St. Augustine.......................................................................................21

Episcopal School of Jacksonville.............................................................................9

Greenwood School.....................................................................................................22

Old Plank Christian Academy.................................................................................................15

Providence School..........................................................................................................7

Riverside Presbyterian Day School..................................................................................................11

San Jose Episcopal Day School.............................................................................19

St. Johns Country Day School.................................................................................................14

St. Joseph Academy........................................................................................................17

St. Mark’s Episcopal School............................................................................................12

Trinity Christian Academy....................................................................................................10

A comprehensive directory of private and independent

schools throughout the state, searchable by

district, can be found on the Florida School Choice

website at https://bit.ly/2iJojVm.

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About this section

The 2019 Guide to Private Schools was produced

by The Florida Times-Union's Specialty Publications

department and contributors, with assistance from

the featured schools.

Content coordinator: Anne Hammock

Writer: Jean Sealey

Advertising Sales Director: Liz Borten

[PHOTO COURTESY ST. JOHNS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL]

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