Many people choose a new home for its location, its layout and its style, but parents are also in search of a great school. Tampa has some high-performing public schools, but for those interested in a private school education, there are also some great options.
Berkeley Preparatory School
One of the highest performing private schools in Tampa is Berkeley Preparatory School. Serving kids from Pre-K through 12th grade, Berkeley received an overall grade of “A+” from Niche.com. The school has an extremely low student-teacher ratio of around nine-to-one.
With around 1,300 total students, the Episcopalian college-prep school is divided into a lower, middle, and upper division. The school gets an “A+” for academics, teachers, clubs and activities, and college prep. Niche.com also considers Berkeley Prep the Best Christian High School in Florida.
Academy of the Holy Names
Another top-rated private school is Academy of the Holy Names. Covering students from Pre-K through 12th grade, the school has around 960 total students, including both girls and boys through 8th grade and an all-girls high school.
This private Catholic school gets an overall “A+”, including an “A+” for academics, college prep and clubs and activities. About 97-percent of students who attend Academy of the Holy Names go on to enroll in a four-year college.
Carrollwood Day School is a private independent school for kids ages two through the 12th grade. The school boasts around 1,000 students, with a student-teacher ratio of around eight-to-one.
According to Carrollwood, 100-percent of its graduates are accepted to a four-year college after graduation. The school gets an overall “A+” from Niche, including an “A+” for academics and college prep.
Tampa Preparatory School
Tampa Preparatory School is a high-performing private high school in Tampa. The high school has an overall Niche grade of “A+”, and a student-teacher ratio of around eleven-to-one.
Considered one of the Best Private High Schools in the Tampa Area, Tampa Preparatory gets an “A+” for academics, clubs and activities, and college prep. The school contains both a private middle school and high school, enrolling kids from sixth through 12th grade.
Jesuit High School
Jesuit High School enrolls kids from ninth through 12th grade. This private high school in Tampa also received an overall “A+” from Niche. The school received an “A+” for academics, college prep, sports, and clubs and activities.
The all-boys Catholic high school has more than 700 students. An estimated 93-percent of graduates go on to attend a four-year college after graduation.