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Orlando’s Private School Guide

Are you searching for the best school for your child? You’re not alone. Let our Private School Guide make it easier for you to navigate the exciting yet challenging task of finding the school that best suits your family’s dynamics and culture. In the following list, you’ll discover a selection of schools worth considering.

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A Kids Gym Learning Academy

We provide an exceptional introduction to school for little learners (age 1 through pre-K) through our half-day or full-day programs. Our literature-rich environment and engaging hands-on activities create a nurturing learning space. But that’s not all! We take pride in our outstanding movement-based gym program, where little ones are introduced to gymnastics, physical education and teamwork! Join us on this exciting journey of education, movement and fun!

1495 Evans St. #400, Oviedo
407-365-6800
akidsgym.com

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Cranium Academy

Cranium Academy is a unique preschool and private elementary school experience, combining the highest level of academics with creativity and fun. With camps, after-school programs and birthday parties available at our Winter Garden (near Windermere) and East Orlando (near Lake Nona) locations, we offer year-round learning and play experiences that you won’t find anywhere else.

Two locations:
Winter Garden, 407-294-6950
Orlando, 407-255-2171
CraniumAcademy.com

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Kiddie Academy

At Kiddie Academy your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our Life Essentials® learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way and at their own pace. Our highly trained teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child’s development.

Locations: Apopka, Longwood-Lake Mary, Sanford-Heathrow, Oviedo, Clermont, Orlando-Conway, Winter Park, Hunters Creek, Oakland and Lake Nona
kiddieacademy.com

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Lake Highland Preparatory School

Empowered by Education. Defined by Character. Highlanders receive an unparalleled education with long-lasting lessons rooted in integrity, grit and grace. LHP’s educational tradition focuses on developing young scholars with empathy for others, pride in our country, curiosity to innovate, courage to lead and perseverance to conquer life’s challenges. Schedule a personalized tour today!

901 Highland Ave., Orlando
407-206-1900
www.lhps.org

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Methodist School For Early Education

Founded in 1955, the Methodist School for Early Education (MSEE) offers preschool for children ages 2 through Pre-K and a Kindergarten program. Committed to providing children with a foundation for academic growth within a loving, Christian environment, MSEE strives to nurture the whole child by emphasizing five fundamental areas of development: intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual.

125 N. Interlachen Ave., Winter Park
407-644-4313
fumcwp.org

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One School of the Arts

One School of the Arts

One School of the Arts is redefining the private Christian school experience for Seminole County families. Come see what all the buzz is about in this unique, 21st century learning community of heart-shapers and brain-sculptors. Scholars from Early Childhood–12th grade learn how to innovate, create and collaborate as they prepare for future success!

1675 Dixon Rd., Longwood
407-774-0168
oneschool.net

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Orlando Science Center Preschool

The Orlando Science Center’s STEM Preschool helps build critical skills for children in an environment unmatched by any Central Florida preschool. For 15 years, children have benefited from this creative curriculum, which includes hands-on exhibit experiences. Visit www.osc.org/preschool to learn more about our program, qualified educators and more.

For questions or to schedule a tour, call 407-514-2166 or email jreal@osc.org

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Park Maitland School

Park Maitland School

Discover a wonder-filled approach to education at Park Maitland School! Students thrive in a well-rounded curriculum that includes robust academics, premier arts and athletics, with an emphasis on character and leadership development—all led by dedicated, caring teachers. Park Maitland School provides excellence in private preschool, elementary and middle school in addition to extended day programs and summer camp.

Park Maitland Winter Park: 2 years–Pre-K
Park Maitland North: Kindergarten–Grade 8
Park Maitland South: 12 months–Grade 5
ParkMaitland.com

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Primrose Schools

Learning is exciting, and your child is built to learn with a natural curiosity that knows no bounds. Through a balance of purposeful play and nurturing guidance, Primrose School teachers foster that curiosity and help your child feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that lays the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

Find a location near you at primroseschools.com/Orlando.

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The Christ School

The Christ School

This independent school located in downtown Orlando partners with families to provide academic excellence through an individualized, Christ-centered K–8 experience. Our students thrive in an engaging, project-based learning environment. Lessons are focused on collaboration, communication, creative problem-solving and critical thinking. Students with dyslexia recognize their strengths and flourish as learners and readers in our Bridge program.

106 E. Church St., Orlando
407-849-1665
thechristschool.org

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The First Academy

The First Academy

Voted Orlando’s Top Private School, The First Academy provides the strongest balance of accelerated academics and Christian leadership. Serving over 1,300 students in Central Florida from nursery age through high school, The First Academy provides students with academics to excel and faith to inspire. The First Academy offers award-winning arts and athletic programs, customized student pathways and inspirational teachers.

2667 Bruton Blvd., Orlando
407-206-8602
thefirstacademy.org

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The Geneva School

The Geneva School’s creative application of the classical liberal arts and sciences provides an ideal environment for a robust and academic K4–12 Christian education. Our formative curriculum is designed to inspire a lifelong love of learning so that students are able to think for themselves and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

1775 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry
Lower School Phone: 407-332-6363
Upper School Phone: 321-422-0202
genevaschool.org

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Trinity Preparatory School

For more than 53 years, Trinity Preparatory School of Winter Park has been a proven college-preparatory leader in the Orlando area for those in grades 6–12. Trinity Prep’s mission is to develop all individuals and guide them to excel both at college but also in life. At Trinity Prep, our lessons in experiential learning and reflection help to pilot our students to solve problems and to navigate them to achieve their dreams.

5700 Trinity Prep Ln., Winter Park
321-282-2515
trinityprep.org

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Windermere Preparatory School

As the #1 Best Private K-12 School in Orlando per Niche, Windermere Prep is committed to nurturing the intellectual, emotional and social growth of each of its pre-K through 12th grade students through one-of-a-kind opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. Schedule a tour today!

6189 Winter-Garden Vineland Rd., Windermere
407.905.7737
windermereprep.com

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XL Academy

XL Academy is Orlando’s only private school for soccer players. With a combination of Elite coaching, advanced academics and the very best training facilities, it is the perfect school for soccer players looking to reach their full potential. Book a tour today by emailing tara@xlsportsworld.com, calling 407-641-4791 or visiting xlsocceracademy.com.

825 Courtland St., Orlando
407-641-4791
xlsocceracademy.com

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