The Top 10 Private Schools in Miami

The Top 10 Private Schools in Miami

Nov 16, 2020 November 16, 2020

Last updated: Monday, November 16, 2020

One of the most important decisions you'll ever make regarding your son or daughter’s daily quality of life, as well as their future, is the decision to invest in a top-tier private education for your child. Given that in Miami-Dade County you’ll be spending an average of $12,040 in yearly tuition for elementary school students and $16,947 for students in high-school, it pays to do some research into the options you have in Miami for your child’s private school education.

Remember that the process for getting your kids into private school typically takes over a year and includes school tours, parent and student interviews, and testing, in addition to application fees that may range anywhere from $100 to $400. While some schools offer rolling admission, most have strict admission deadlines and procedures.

Below is a list of Miami-area schools that have received the highest rankings on sites such as Private School Review, GreatSchools, and, as well as Yelp reviews written directly by local parents. Listings include various options, including some schools that serve students from Pre-K all the way through Grade 12, and others that serve only certain grades, so you can customize your child’s education from early childhood up until their college years.

Top Private Schools in Miami: North Miami

Miami Country Day School

601 NE 107th Street Miami, FL 33161
PH: 305.779.7200

Miami Country Day School

Pre-K 3-4 and K - 12
Number of Students: 1350
Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Yearly Tuition at Highest Grade Level: $33,200

Miami Country Day School is a nonprofit interdenominational community with about 1350 students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade and representing over 40 countries. Founded in 1938 as a residential boarding school for boys, Country Day now provides top-tier education for boys and girls on an inspiring 21-acre campus. The programming at Miami Country Day focuses on culture and artistic expression, as well as athletics and top-level academics, with an outcomes-based and student centered teaching approach.

The Cushman School

592 NE 60th St Miami, FL 33137
PH: 305.757.1966

The Cushman School

Pre-K and K - 12
Number of Students: 519
Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Yearly Tuition at Highest Grade Level: $36,150

Established in 1924, The Cushman School is an exclusive and respected private school in Miami’s residential Buena Vista District, with approximately 550 students and an impressive student-teacher ratio of 7:1. Cushman has earned national recognition for its challenging academic environment with a focus on global studies, advanced STEM courses, visual and performing arts, as well as Cushman’s diverse student body and charming campus.

Top Private Schools in Miami: Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove Montessori School

Toddler Campus
3280 Bird Ave Coconut Grove FL 33133

Preschool & Elementary Campus
2850 SW 27th Ave Coconut Grove FL 33133
PH: 305.444.4484

Coconut Grove Montessori School

Nursery (18 mos) Pre-K 2-4 and K- 5
Number of Students: 197
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Yearly Tuition at Highest Grade Level: $10,000

Coconut Grove Montessori School is among the least expensive private schools in Miami, and also offers rolling admission so students may apply year-round. The school provides nursery education for children as young as 18 months through Grade 5 based on the Montessori Method of education as developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, which has been used globally for over 100 years successfully, providing holistic, child-centered education that is based on the natural developmental process of children from birth to adulthood.

Ransom Everglades School

Middle School
2045 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove
PH: 305-250-6850

Upper School
3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove
PH: 305-460-8800

Ransom Everglades School

Grades: 6 - 12
Number of Students: 1094
Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Yearly Tuition at Highest Grade Level: $38,400

Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades is among Miami’s most competitive private schools offering coeducational, college preparatory education for students in grades 6 - 12 across two lushly landscaped campuses in Coconut Grove. At Ransom Everglades, academic excellence and the pursuit of intellectual growth is enhanced by interdisciplinary physical, cultural and character development that strengthens a sense of identity, community, and integrity among students, with a focus on building a productive and satisfying life while contributing to society. Applications are due by January 10 for fall of the following school year.

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

3747 Main Highway Miami, Fl 33133
PH: 305.446.5673

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Grades: Pre-K 3-4 and K- 12
Number of Students: 847
Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Yearly Tuition at Highest Grade Level: $34,250

Founded in 1961, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart is Florida’s only Catholic all-girls college preparatory school providing Montessori education for students from the age of 3 through 12th Grade. Carrollton is part of an international network of schools known for academic excellence as well as a focus on leadership and service. The beautiful Carrollton campus is surrounded by some of Miami’s most lush tropical foliage, in the heart of Coconut Grove.

Top Private Schools in Miami: Coral Gables

Riviera Schools

Riviera Day School (Grades Pre-K - 5)
6800 Nervia St., Coral Gables, FL 33146
PH: 305.666.1856

Riviera Preparatory School (Grades 6 - 12)
9775 SW 87th Ave., Miami, FL 33176
PH: 786.300.0300

Riviera Schools

Grades: PreK and K- 12
Number of Students: 835
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Yearly Tuition at Highest Grade Level: $24,050

Founded in 1950, Riviera is a co-educational day school for students from Pre-Kindergarten through High School. Riviera is renowned for excellence in academic offerings and its creative and child-centered teaching approach, as well as its leading role in community advocacy. Small classes and a highly qualified staff help each student to develop at their own pace with personalized attention every step of the way.

Top Private Schools in Miami: South Miami

Gulliver Academy

12595 Red Road Miami, FL 33156
PH: 305.665.3593

Gulliver Academy
Grades: Pre-K 3-4 and K- 12
Number of Students: 2,200
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Yearly Tuition at Highest Grade Level: $36,840

Gulliver Academy is a top rated, private school with four campuses, some 2,200 students enrolled in grades PK and K-12, and a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Gulliver is nationally and internationally renowned for its state-of-the-art academic and athletic offerings, as well as multidisciplinary arts education, and progressive approach to education that builds confidence and brings out the best in each student.

The Roig Academy

8000 SW 112 St. Miami, FL 33156
PH: 305.723.1352

The Roig Academy

Grades: Pre-K 2-4 and K- 8
Number of Students: 100
Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Yearly Tuition at Highest Grade Level: $31,025

The Roig Academy is a small, selective school with only 100 students. The school provides a rolling admissions policy and an impressive 7:1 student-teacher ratio. The Roig Academy provides fully bilingual Spanish/English education for students from age 2-4 in their Pre-K program and for Kindergarten through 8th grade students in their International Baccalaureate Programme, with a focus on a global approach to education. The Roig Academy also accommodates gifted students and students with special needs.

Top Private Schools in Miami: Miami Beach

Scheck Hillel Community School

19000 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33180
PH: 305.931.2831

Scheck Hillel Community School

Grades: Pre-K and K- 12
Number of Students: 1,150
Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Yearly Tuition at Highest Grade Level: $34,250

Since its foundation in 1970, Scheck Hillel Community School has been educating and inspiring students from Pre-K through Grade 12 to become exemplary global citizens, honoring their Jewish identity and values, through a challenging college preparatory curriculum with a focus on STEM and design, Capstone, college dual enrollment, the arts, athletics, and service learning. The school’s 14-acre campus features an impressive 115,000 square-foot athletic complex with plans for additional expansion. Scheck Hillel is recognized as one of the world's leading Jewish community day schools and has been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy

2400 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
PH: 305.532.6421

The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy

Pre-K and K- 12
Number of Students: 494
Student-Teacher Ratio: 5:1
Yearly Tuition at Highest Grade Level: $23,629

Another highly respected, Jewish community school is RASG Hebrew Academy, located in Miami Beach and founded in 1947. Hebrew Academy has 494 students enrolled in their Pre-K and K-12 programs, with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1, and provides a comprehensive education for students in preschool through 12th Grade that incorporates the highest academic standards, combining the study of Hebrew, Judaic teachings, and an advanced college preparatory curriculum that grooms students for success in today’s world.

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