Jacksonville Best Private High Schools

While Jacksonville is home to many excellent public schools, some families may decide that private high school is better suited to their childrens’ needs.

As you might suspect, private schools offer many options for Jacksonville locals, including religious education, college prep, and advanced arts programs. And if you're interested in learning more about some of Jacksonville's top private high schools, here's a quick look at just some of what you'll find in the area. 

Episcopal School of Jacksonville

4455 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207 | More Info

Episcopal School of Jacksonville is rated the number one private high school in the Jacksonville area. The school has approximately 900 students in grade six through twelve, and the small population allows for an astoundingly low 7 to 1 student-teach ratio. 99% of the students who attend Episcopal School of Jacksonville go on to attend a four-year college.

Students receive a well rounded academic education as well as a solid foundation in Christian studies. Annual tuition is $29,550 for high school seniors, and some of the most popular colleges attended by graduates include Duke, Harvard, Princeton, Vanderbilt, University of Miami, University of Florida, University of Virginia, and Florida State University.

The Bolles School

7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217 | More Info

For some families boarding school is the ideal choice, and The Bolles School is undeniably one of the best in the state. The Bolles School services students in pre-k through twelfth grade, and has an impressive 12 to 1 student-teach ratio.  Bolles offers both boarding opportunities for out of area families and of course non-boarding for local families.  

1,600 students attend The Bolles School, and 99% of students graduate and attend a four-year college. Annual tuition for students in residence is $48,750 (boarding) and nearly identical to Episcopal for non-boarding.  Students who attend The Bolles School not only receive a world-class education, but they also have opportunities to participate in sports, clubs, and other after-school activities.

St. Johns Country Day School

3100 Doctors Lake Dr, Orange Park, FL 32073 | More Info

Located in Orange Park, St. Johns Country Day School is one of the highest rated private schools in the state of Florida. With only 525 students in pre-k through twelfth grade, the student-teacher ratio is an unheard of 6 to 1.

Students pay $20,900 per year for tuition, and while the school offers an excellent academic education, students also excel in St. Johns Country Day School’s after-school sports. 100% of St. Johns Country Day School graduates go on to attend a four-year college, the likes of which include University of Florida, University of Miami, and Florida State University.

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Providence School

2701 Hodges Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32224 | More Info

Providence School is one of the most renowned private Christian high schools in the Jacksonville area. Students are encouraged to pursue an education that extends beyond standard academics and spills into the fine arts and academic programs that the school has to offer.

The cost of tuition for Providence School is $14,747 per year, and students pursue Christian studies in addition to the rest of their academic subjects. 100% of Providence School graduates study at four-year colleges after graduation, and some of the most popular schools attended by Providence School alumni include University of Florida, Florida State University, and University of Miami.

Bishop John J. Snyder High School

5001 Samaritan Way, Jacksonville, FL 32210 | More Info

Bishop John J. Snyder High School is not only one of the best private schools in the Jacksonville area, but it’s rated the top Catholic high school in Jacksonville as well. At Snyder High School, students prepare for college and have the opportunity to participate in the Campus Ministry Department.

Snyder also offers excellent athletic and fine arts programs as well as several extracurricular clubs and organizations. Tuition is $12,414 per year, and the average financial aid package students receive is approximately $1,500. While Bishop John J. Snyder High School is rooted in the Catholic faith, students of all faiths are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Bishop Kenny High School

1055 Kingman Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207 | More Info

Second only to Bishop John J. Snyder High School, Bishop Kenny is one of the best Catholic high schools in the Jacksonville area. Just over 1,300 students attend Bishop Kenny, and the school has a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1.

Annual tuition to Bishop Kenny is $9,135, and 99% of students graduate with 82% going on to attend four-year colleges. Students at Bishop Kenny participate in a robust assortment of extracurricular clubs and activities as well as a great sports program. Students pursue Catholic students as part of their academic education.

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