Best Private Schools in St. Augustine FL

For families with children, the proximity to reputable schools is perhaps one of the most important factors in choosing a neighborhood or city to call home. St. Augustine proudly holds the title of the oldest city in the United States, and therefore there’s no surprise that a city so rich in history would be home to a number of excellent schools. While the area’s public schools are widely respected, some families may opt to enroll students in private school instead. Fortunately, the area’s private schools are known for providing high-quality education at a variety of price points, making private school a viable choice for families in the St. Augustine area.

St. Joseph Academy

155 FL-207, St. Augustine, FL 32084 | Website 

St. Joseph’s Academy is a private Catholic high school within the Diocese of St. Augustine that strives to produce morally responsible graduates with a commitment to social justice as well as a strong sense of faith. While students don’t necessarily have to be Catholic to attend St. Joseph’s, they are asked to behave in a manner that reflects the school’s Christian values. The school offers both advanced placement and dual enrollment opportunities for academically gifted students as well as opportunities for students to participate in a wide assortment of sports each semester. Annual tuition for one student to attend St. Joseph’s Academy for the 2023-2024 school year is $11,000.

Cathedral Parish School

259 St George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084 | Website

For more than one hundred years Cathedral Parish School has educated the youth of St. Augustine in grades kindergarten through eighth. While the school is rooted in the Catholic faith, students of any and all backgrounds are encouraged to enroll. The curriculum at Cathedral Parish School is rigorous, and students typically score higher than the national average on standardized tests. The school also offers a number of extracurricular activities and athletics to help students become well rounded and nurture their unique talents. Annual tuition for one student to attend Cathedral Parish School ranges between $8,000 to $10,000 plus additional fees.

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Victory Preparatory School

110 Masters Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084 | Website

A nationally accredited Christian school, Victory Preparatory School educates students in kindergarten through twelfth grade and is home to an Early Education Program that provides childcare and preschool education for children as young as six weeks. Victory Preparatory School offers not only opportunities for students to achieve academic excellence, but access to a wide array of creative arts and performing arts classes as well as mission trips and community outreach. Victory Preparatory School awards scholarships based on need, and yearly tuition varies based on grade level, ranging between $6,740 to $7,325 for the 2022 to 2023 school year.

Turning Point Christian Academy

3500 FL-16, St. Augustine, FL 32092 | Website

Turning Point Christian Academy is a private school rooted in the Christian faith that serves children in grade levels ranging from preschool to eighth grade. Turning Point Christian Academy’s philosophy regarding education is focused on four pillars, and the staff strives to develop each student mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually. Students receive a strong academic education that prepares them to go to achieve academic excellence in high school, and they also have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities that include Student Government, Band, Praise Team, Run Club, and an annual Field Day. The cost of annual tuition at Turning Point Christian Academy is $6,250 per year with additional registration fees based on the child’s grade level.

Beacon of Hope Christian School

1230 Kings Estate Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32086 | Website 

Beacon of Hope Christian School provides children with a college-preparatory education while helping them develop a worldview rooted in the Bible. The school’s educators seek to nurture students as a whole, helping them grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Beacon of Hope Christian School educates children of every grade level between kindergarten and twelfth grade, and is a relatively new fixture in the St. Augustine community opened its doors for the first time in 1999. The school’s curriculum is designed to challenge students throughout their elementary, middle school, and high school education while preparing them for a lifetime of service as a child of God. Students have opportunities to participate in hands-on learning, field trips, student government, dual enrollment for college credit, and academic competitions throughout their time at Beacon of Hope Christian School.

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