Looking for the best school for your child? You’re not alone. Allow our guide to make it easier for you to navigate through the exciting, yet challenging, job of finding the best school that fits your family’s dynamics and culture.
A Kids Gym Learning Academy
A Kids Gym offers little learners (infant to pre-K) a wonderful introduction to school in a half-day or full-day program with a literature-rich environment and hands-on activities. We have an outstanding movement-based gym program that introduces little learners to gymnastics, physical education and dance, which teaches them the core skills needed for basic ball handling, skipping, jumping, kicking and more.
1495 Evans St. #400, Oviedo
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.
Winter Garden, 407-294-6950
Highlands Latin School
At Highlands Latin School, we take a truly classical approach to learning. We seek to instill wisdom and virtue through the study of the liberal arts and the Great Books in a distinctly Christian environment. If you are looking for smaller class sizes, fewer school days and a Christ-centered culture, call us today.
2025 FL-436, Winter Park
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
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 ext. 1
Methodist School For Early Education
Founded in 1955, the Methodist School for Early Education (MSEE) offers preschool for children ages 2–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
O2B Kids is the preschool that will get your child Kindergarten Ready! We help children discover hidden talents and promote a passion for discovery with our nationally accredited Preschool & School-Aged programs.
Oviedo Mall, Altamonte, Casselberry, Lake Mary
COMING SOON: Avalon Park
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
Orlando Science Center Preschool
The Orlando Science Center STEM preschool is Central Florida’s first STEM preschool, established in 2009. Children benefit not only from a developmentally appropriate learning space that includes hands-on activities and skill-building centers, but also from the diverse STEM experiences available in exhibit halls on-site. The OSC preschool model builds 21st century skills through project-based learning and the inquiry method that allows children to apply the subject matter to real-world challenges.
Park Maitland School
Park Maitland School provides an innovative educational experience emphasizing the academic, social, emotional and physical development of students from preschool to middle school. Our whole-child education approach is challenging, enlightening and enriching. Join us for a tour or an upcoming Open House on Saturday, January 28. Appointments start at 10 a.m. RSVP today at ParkMaitland.com.
2 years–Pre-K: Winter Park, 407-476-5521
Kindergarten–Grade 7: Maitland, 407-974-4673 ParkMaitland.com
Playgarden is an NYC-based preschool program offering children 1–5 a private education experience at home. Playgarden aims to foster happy and healthy children through an evidence-based program that prioritizes emotional, social and physical development. Playgarden’s team of diverse and talented teachers provide live classes, video lessons and hands-on materials, making it easy for little ones to learn anytime, anywhere.
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.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Preschool
St. Luke’s Lutheran Preschool allows children to explore using all their senses, discover patterns of change over time and become active learners in our nationally accredited Outdoor Classroom. We are focused on getting rid of worksheets and exploring our surroundings. Our goal for our preschoolers is to enjoy exploring a stimulating environment where critical thinking is the basis for all they do.
2025 W. SR 426, Oviedo
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
The First Academy
Voted Orlando’s Top Private School, The First Academy provides the strongest balance of accelerated academics and Christian leadership. Serving over 1,200 students in Central Florida from preschool through high school, The First Academy elevates all students to their highest levels of achievement. The First Academy offers award-winning arts and athletic programs, customized student pathways and inspirational teachers.
2667 Bruton Blvd., Orlando
The Geneva School
The Geneva School, founded in 1993, is a Christian classical school serving over 650 K4–12th grade students. Following the liberal arts tradition, Geneva’s integrated curriculum considers all spheres of life — and therefore education — as elements of a divinely ordered whole, developing the mind, body and soul of each student. Our school is intentional in every detail, even in the aesthetics of the learning environment, including the intricate murals in all classrooms.
1775 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry
Trinity Preparatory School
Trinity Preparatory School is highly ranked as the #1 STEM and #1 private high school in Central Florida. We are an independent school for grades 6–12, offering exceptional college-prep education through inspiring academic and extracurricular programs. Trinity Prep develops individuals who excel in college and in life, contribute to their communities, lead in a changing society, and grow spiritually.
5700 Trinity Prep Ln., Winter Park
UCP of Central Florida
UCP of Central Florida is enrolling students with and without special needs at our eight campuses in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties! Tuition is free, and occupational, physical, speech therapy services are available. Our inclusive, project-based, STEAM and art-integrated learning environments are safe places for all to play, learn and grow. Submit an inquiry
and schedule a campus tour today!
4780 Data Ct., Orlando
Walden Community School
Walden is a unique K–12 school with a commitment to helping students reach their highest potential. Maintaining high academic standards and behavioral expectations in an inclusive, supportive, collaborative, non-competitive and safe environment is at the heart of our program. Walden is accredited by Cognia and is now enrolling for our full-time program.
4595 Howell Branch Rd., Winter Park
Windermere Preparatory School
Windermere Preparatory School is a PreK-3 through Grade 12 college preparatory school located on a beautiful 48-acre campus. Our academic approach is built on complex problem-solving and critical thinking, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth. Committed teachers provide instruction that develops and educates the whole child, both inside and outside the classroom, through our collaborations with MIT, Juilliard, StartUp Studio and UNICEF.
6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Rd., Windermere
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 407-641-4791 or visiting xlsocceracademy.com.
825 Courtland St., Orlando