2023 Guide to Private Schools

Our annual guide to the top private schools in and near Coral Gables, from preschool through high school.

The 2023 school year has begun, but it’s never too early to start planning for next year. Over 40 private schools serve the Gables area, most of which require applications months in advance. With that in mind, we have gathered a list of the leading private schools in and near Coral Gables from all grade levels.

Here we will help you guide your children’s educational paths based in academics, extracurricular activities, and athletics — the elements that qualify these institutions as the top schools in the area. What follows is a summary of these vital ingredients for a well-balanced education, along with contact information for each school.

Preschool & Elementary

Alexander Montessori School

Toddler – Grade 5
Preschool/Toddler (Ages 1.5 – 6): 17800 Old Cutler Rd. 305.969.181
Preschool/Toddler (Ages 2 – 6): 14400 Old Cutler Rd. 305.233.4540
Preschool (Ages 3 – 6): 6050 SW 57th Ave. 305.665.6274
Elementary (Grades 1 – 5): 14850 SW 67th Ave. 305.235.3995

Curriculum: Mathematics, science, language arts (grammar & writing), language enrichment, social studies, geography, Spanish (immersion programs in preschool), computers, music, fine arts, and physical education
Sports: Tennis, soccer, basketball, swimming, and flag football
Extracurricular Activities: Art, dance, music, LEGO lab, chess, swimming, soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Spanish, French, piano, show choir, and STEAM activities

Tuition: $16,320 – $28,620

Coral Gables private schools

“For over 60 years, Alexander Montessori School has served children, ages 18 months to 12 years, by providing an unrivaled educational experience throughout four campus locations. We offer a nurturing atmosphere coupled with the Montessori Method to create a dynamic environment where children ‘Learn to Love to Learn’. Schedule a private tour to experience the world of Montessori education.”

Banyan Day School

Preschool – Kindergarten
340 Palermo Ave.

Curriculum: Writing, art, science, library, reading, blocks, hand-eye coordination, puzzles, Spanish, math, social sciences, music, and computer instruction

Tuition: $885 – $995 Monthly

Bright Horizons at UM Canterbury School

Infant – Preschool (daycare and preschool for children of UM faculty and staff)
1150 Stanford Dr.

Curriculum: Listening and speaking, literacy, reading and writing, science, visual and performing arts, music, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, nutrition and safety, and environmental and social awareness
Extracurricular Activities: Spanish, music, art, acting, and dance (taught during school hours)

Tuition: $995 – $1085 Monthly

Coconut Grove Montessori School

Toddler – Grade 5
Preschool & Elementary Campus: 2850 SW 27th Ave.
Toddler Campus: 3280 Bird Ave.

Curriculum: Art, science, geography, history, language, mathematics, research, and world languages (Spanish, French, or Mandarin Chinese)
Sports: Soccer, basketball, tennis, and track & field
Extracurricular Activities: Little Chefs, piano and violin, art, tennis, French Club, and arts & crafts

Tuition: $10,500 – $15,750

Coral Gables Preschool

Toddler – Kindergarten
3010 Columbus Blvd.

Curriculum: Reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, Spanish, art, music, and drama

Tuition: $650 – $900 Monthly

Early Learning Coalition Of Miami-Dade / Monroe

Ages 0 to 5
2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 210

Curriculum: School readiness, voluntary pre-K, early head start

Giralda Preschool

Infant – Preschool
320 Giralda Ave.

Curriculum: Reading/writing, math, science, language, social studies, art and music, and dramatic play

Tuition: $290 – $325 Weekly

Granada Day School

Infant – Kindergarten
900 University Dr.

Curriculum: Language arts, science, math, social studies, Bible, music, computers, art, science, language, fine motor activities, and childcare center
Sports: Ballet and tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Computers, music & movement, gardening, and cooking

Tuition: $13,875

International Christian School Coral Gables

3930 S. Le Jeune Rd.

Curriculum: Language (English, Spanish, and German), gardening, cooking, arts & crafts, music, singing, physical education, creative movement, and social studies
Extracurricular Activities: Ballet, karate, and Spanish

Tuition: $8,000 – $10,500

La Piazza Academy

Preschool – Grade 5
3100 S Dixie Hwy

Curriculum: Language arts (English, Mandarin, and Spanish), mathematics, social studies, science with STEAM integration, art, music, physical education, and robotics
Sports: Soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball, and yoga
Extracurricular Activities: Art, ballet, Kidokinetics, Mandarin, soccer, music, martial arts, coding, cooking, and STEAM clubs

Preschool Tuition: $18,000
Elementary Tuition: $25,000

“In an ever-changing world, we prepare the future change-makers.”

Preschool Through Middle School

Crystal Academy: Specialty Therapy Center and School (Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders)

Diagnosis – High School
107 Antilla Ave.

Curriculum: Academic education and therapeutic intervention with a holistic and individualized program designed for each student. Behavior intervention, language arts, science, math, art as therapy, group music, theater, sensory integration, group speech, social skills, technology, physical education, living skills, community-based instruction, and inclusion opportunities with nearby schools

Sports: Special Olympics Curriculum

Extracurricular Activities: Individual behavior, speech, occupational and music therapies, and academic tutoring

Tuition: Varies based on student-to-provider ratio placement after evaluation from the school’s Academic and Behavior Department, insurance coverage, and FES-UA Scholarship. Private scholarships available.

Talk of the Town in May

“Our Mission at Crystal Academy is to provide the best evidence-based therapies and individualized intervention for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental delays by promoting language and communication, education, socialization, and inclusion opportunities within the City of Coral Gables and community-based instruction in the Greater Miami Area.”

Students from Crystal Academy raised an Autism Acceptance flag at City Hall during Autism Awareness Month in April.

The Growing Place School

Toddler – Grade 3, Growing to 5th Grade
536 Coral Way

Curriculum: Based on innovative best practices, child-centered, active learning experiences that connect to children’s interests. Education is individualized for every child’s development of social, emotional, spiritual, physical, and environmental consciousness. Literacy, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, engineering, art, music, Spanish, and social emotional learning are taught across the curriculum. Aftercare available.

Extracurricular Activities: Chapel, Spanish, physical education, music, art, yoga, soccer, tennis, ballet, hip hop, theater, chess, cooking, STEM Lab, math club, Tae Kwan Do, Kidokinetics.

Tuition: $7,300 – $10,200

“Established in 1963, The Growing Place School warmly welcomes children ages one through third grade for the 2023-24 school year. Our experiential, faith-based program inspires children to think critically, creatively, and compassionately. Connect with us to learn more about our community school.” — Corina Dekker, Head of School

The French American School Of Miami

Preschool – Grade 5
South Miami Campus: 7701 SW 76th Ave.
Miami Shores Campus: 650-651 NE 88th Terrace

Curriculum: Classes taught in English and French in literature, social studies, history, geography, mathematics, physical education, music, art, gardening, creative movement, language arts, research and writing, and physical education

Sports: Ballet and soccer

Extracurricular Activities: Spanish, drawing, music, board games, EcoSTEAM (environmental STEAM club) arts & crafts, building and construction games, multicultural club, and piano

Tuition: $12,520 – $14,260

The Gordon School Of Beth David Congregation

Age 1 – Grade 5
2625 SW 3rd Ave.

Curriculum: Hebrew/Judaic studies, performing/fine arts, media & technology, music, physical education, and science

Sports: Soccer, dance, and yoga

Extracurricular Activities: Singing, science experiments, physical education, word puzzles, art projects, Spanish, science, engineering, robotics, and chess

Tuition: $8,785 – $20,405
Tivkah Center for children with learning disabilities: $21,975 – $35,445

KLA Academy

Infant Grade 5
375 SW 15th Rd

Curriculum: Language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, music and movement, art, physical education, and Spanish SPORTS: Gymnastics, basketball, soccer, tennis, aerial acrobatics, and tennis

Extracurricular Activities: Karate, choir, DJ & music production, ballet, art, chess, world languages, musical theater, math enrichment, and STEM

Tuition: $16,221 – $23,598

St. Philip’s Episcopal School

Preschool – Grade 5
1121 Andalusia Ave.

Curriculum: Foreign languages (Spanish, French, and Latin), music, violin, visual art, sacred studies, science, social studies, technology, engineering, math, research, internet safety, and physical education

Sports: Soccer, basketball, karate, tennis, and football

Extracurricular: Art, drama, music, and chess

Tuition: $26,190 – $29,575

St. Philip’s Episcopal School has consistently sought to develop the best in its students since 1953. St. Philip’s offers a strong academic program, commitment to character development and spiritual growth in the Episcopal tradition for PreK3 through fifth grade students. We provide a modern and integrated curriculum, surrounding each student with the encouragement vital to becoming an engaged citizen in a challenging world. Our school is a starting point that guides, teaches, and creates inspired individuals who may grow in grace and lead productive and meaningful lives.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School

Preschool – Grade 5
3439 Main Hwy.

Curriculum: Art, innovation, language arts, library, mathematics, music, physical education, sacred studies, science, social skills, Spanish, and social studies

Sports: Non-competitive, skills-based classes available in after-school program

Extracurricular Activities: Student Council, Reading Buddies, Grade 5 leadership activities (Acolytes/Safety Patrols), community outreach, and afterschool enrichment

Tuition: $25,000 + fees

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School

Preschool – Grade 5
5692 N. Kendall Dr.

Curriculum: Language arts, math, science, creative representation, social studies, Spanish and Makerspace

Sports: Basketball, flag football, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, cheerleading, and taekwondo

Extracurricular Activities: Art, ceramics, ballet, Irish dance, choir, piano, LEGO robotics, acting, and SSAT/ISEE test preparation

Tuition: $26,990 – $28,120

“St. Thomas is celebrating 70 years of educating the ‘whole child’ through robust academics, religious formation, and a social-emotional curriculum designed to prepare today’s learners for the challenges of this rapidly changing world. We are committed to challenging spirits, nurturing minds, and inspiring confidence. Be part of our story.”

Rambam Day School Temple Beth Am

15 Months – Grade 5
5950 N. Kendall Dr.

Curriculum: Art, Hebrew and Judaic studies, language arts, library/media, mathematics, values, music, physical education, science, social studies, Spanish, study skills, and technology

Sports: Basketball, flag football, karate, tennis, cheerleading, soccer, gymnastics, yoga, and volleyball

Extracurricular Activities: ASU (After School University), which includes hip-hop, musical theater, Slime Club, Fun with Animals, ballet, Nature Club, and yoga. Extended Day Program, which includes Spanish, chess, coding, robotics, sewing/fashion design, pottery, Spanish, and debate

Tuition: $8,655 – $28,920

K — 8 Private Schools

The Biltmore School

Preschool – Grade 8
1600 Red Rd.

Curriculum: IB Primary Program: focused on international education. Spanish and Italian
Sports: Flag football, baseball, soccer, tee ball, and basketball
Extracurriculars Activities: Sports, arts, music, language, modern dance, and drama

Tuition: $10,800 – $21,800

Centner Academy

Preschool – Grade 9
Preschool: 4136 N. Miami Ave. 305.576.6070 Ext. #1
Elementary School: 3465 NW Second Ave.
Middle School and Grade 9: 1911 NE Miami Ct. 305.576.6070 Ext. #2

Curriculum: Project-based learning, language immersion, mindfulness activities, emotional intelligence education, and leadership skills
Sports: Soccer and tennis
Extracurricular Activities: International dance, DJ and music, French, ballet, hip-hop, graphic design, technology, knitting & stitching, violin, 3D design and print, Flamenco, science, drama, and National Junior Honor Society

Tuition: $16,000 – $35,500

Conchita Espinosa Academy

Preschool – Grade 8
12975 SW 6th St.

Curriculum: Music, Spanish, dance, Sports, visual arts, and religion. The Mastery Program invites students to discover and develop an area of focus and passion.
Sports: Basketball, cross country, flag football, soccer, track, t-ball, volleyball, and strength and conditioning
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, music, theater, visual arts, and taekwondo

Tuition: $9,900 – $10,200

Fisher Island Day School

Preschool – Grade 8
2 Fisher Island Dr.

Curriculum: English, mathematics, history, geography, world languages, science, technology, computers, music, visual arts, and physical education
Sports: Volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, golf, tennis, and cross country
Extracurricular Activities: Art Club, chess, coding/robotics, chorus, dance, Drama Club, Odyssey of the Mind, and yearbook

Tuition: $30,000 – $34,000

Key Point Christian Academy

Age 2 – Grade 8
609 Brickell Ave.

Curriculum: Mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, foreign language, physical education, art, music, and Christian education
Extracurricular Activities: Foreign languages, art, music, physical education program (health, nutrition, safety), technology, Christian education, and STEAM

Tuition: $14,612 – $19,723

McGlannan School

Grades 1 – 8
10770 SW 84th St.

Curriculum: Evaluate academic criteria of mainstream schools and individualize teaching Curriculum for each student based on professional testing and diagnosis. Classes tailored to students of average to superior intellect, challenged by dyslexia.
Extracurricular Activities: An additional enrichment program for grades one through five includes arts and crafts, dance, and study hall

Tuition: Call 305.274.2208

Roig Academy

Kindergarten – Grade 8
8000 SW 112st St.

Curriculum: Centers around best practices and most current teaching methods geared towards children with dyslexia. Students are given opportunities to collaborate, share ideas, problem-solve, and think critically, while integrating technology and developing research, reporting, and documenting skills. IB Program implemented in Curriculum.

Tuition: $750-$1,300 per month (IB Pre-school); $38,375 annually (IB Day School K-8)

St. Theresa Catholic School

Preschool – Grade 8
2701 Indian Mound Trail

Curriculum: English, reading and literature, handwriting, mathematics, science, social studies, Spanish, music, technology, art, physical education, and religion
Sports: Soccer, basketball, cross country, track and field, baseball, volleyball, flag football, softball, and golf
Extracurricular Activities: Including but not limited to student council, robotics, STEM, and chess

Tuition: $8,625

K — 12 Private Schools

Carrollton School Of The Sacred Heart

Pre-K3 to Preschool – Grade 12 (All Girls)
Barat Campus (Grades 4-6 & Grades 9-12): 3747 Main Highway
Duchesne Campus (Pre-K3, Grades 1-3, & Grades 7-8): 3645 Main Highway

Curriculum: Montessori setting for preschool; traditional classroom setting grades 1-12. Core studies include religion, math, English, social studies, history, world languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin), art, music, and physical education. Upper School programs include Honors, IB, AP, and AT courses, with specialty classes including biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, engineering, computer science, STEM entrepreneurship, robotics, debate, theater, music theory, advanced art, dance, kinesiology, government and politics, economics, marine science.

Sports: Basketball, sailing, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, beach volleyball, tennis

Extracurricular Activities: Theater, dance, choir, Key Club, student government, yearbook, robotics, honor societies, debate, ecology club, campus ministry

Tuition: $30,530 – $43,330

“Let us respect childhood; let us honor the soul of that small creature of God who can already make choices of the best if we take the time to awaken her reason and make her use her judgement.” — St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart

Brito Miami Private School

Grade 3 – Grade 12
3030 Coral Way

Curriculum: English, mathematics, health/ physical education, science, social studies, world languages, and social science
Sports: Baseball, basketball, and volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, National Honor Society, Student Council, yearbook, Interact Club, and journalism

Tuition: $630 per month (Elementary School), $660 per month (Middle School), $685 per month (High School)

Gulliver Preparatory School

Preschool – Grade 12
Marian C. Krutulis PK-8 Campus: 12595 Red Rd. 305.665.3593
Upper School Campus: 6575 N. Kendall Dr. 305.666.7937
Upper School Miller Campus: 8000 SW 56th St. 305.274.9535

Curriculum: Architecture, biomedical sciences, engineering, international business and entrepreneurship, law and litigation, music, art, technology, world languages, and physical education

Sports: Bowling, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, swimming, sailing, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, track, water polo, tennis, and weightlifting

Extracurricular Activities: Gulliver Performing Arts Program, dance, music, theater, visual arts, chess, science, robotics, French, hip hop, ballet, acting, video creation, tap dance, jazz dance, Spanish, and honor societies

Tuition: $23,610 – $41,420

Coral Gables private schools

“Gulliver Preparatory School is Miami’s school of choice for challenging, innovative, and personalized learning designed to meet the needs of a diverse and dynamic world. We are a school of innovation and transformation, and we provide each and every student with unparalleled opportunities to explore and experiment.”

Killian Oaks Academy

Preschool – Grade 12
10545 SW 97th Ave.

Curriculum: Traditional Curriculum based on the latest educational concepts with a traditional structure of teaching
Sports: Volleyball, soccer, basketball, and fitness club
Extracurricular Activities: Homework club, tutorial sessions, instrumental club, interactive games club, and science club

Tuition: $27,000 – $32,000

Miami Country Day School

Preschool – Grade 12
601 NE 107th St.

Curriculum: English, history, social studies, world language, mathematics, theater & dance, music, studio arts, physical education, health, humanities, communications, technology & engineering, and business & entrepreneurship
Sports: Baseball/softball, football, water polo, lacrosse, golf, cross country, swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Drama, dance, musical, visual arts, community service, entrepreneurship, and auxiliary programs

Tuition: $31,300 – $43,200

Riviera Schools

Preschool – Grade 12
Day School PreK-Grade 5: 6800 Nervia St. 305.666.1856
Preparatory School Grades 6-12: 9775 SW 87th Ave. 786.300.0300

Curriculum: Literature, world languages, fine arts, performing arts, architecture, social science, the humanities, mathematics, science, physical education, broadcast journalism, biomedical science, engineering, foreign languages, and business. 27 AP level courses and dual enrollment.

Sports: Basketball, soccer, swimming, cross country, golf, volleyball, cheerleading, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, beach volley- ball, water polo, and wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Drama, dance, orchestra, theater design and production, vocal ensemble, fine arts, community service, student clubs, student government, and honor societies

Tuition: $25,000 – $32,750

Coral Gables private schools

“Riviera provides a unique educational setting designed to challenge students while nurturing them and allowing each student to be an important part of the school. Riviera’s intimate environment coupled with an incredible range of resources and programs underscore its reputation as a leader in education. Riviera: What education should be!”


Preschool – Grade 12
6855 SW 152nd St.

Curriculum: Bible, English, fine arts, math, physical education, reading, social studies, science, art, music, and history

Sports: Cross country, golf, soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, baseball, softball, track & field, sailing, swimming, lacrosse, and beach volleyball

Extracurricular Activities: Art club, theater, band, orchestra, film, dance, robotics, outdoors and environment club, visual arts, high school peer counseling program, and honor societies

Tuition: $13,600 – $26,400

Middle Through High Schools

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

Grades 6 – 12 (All Boys)
500 SW 127th Ave.

Curriculum: Theology, humanities, English, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, world languages (Spanish, French, and Chinese), social studies, and health/physical education
Sports: Bowling, crew, golf, swimming & diving, cross country, football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and water polo
Extracurricular Activities: Chess, fencing, thespians, astronomy, robotics, Key Club, politics, American Sign Language, Model U.N., and Boy Scouts

Tuition: $20,300 – $20,660

Fusion Academy

Grades 6 – 12
9130 S. Dadeland Blvd. Suite 102

Curriculum: Over 250 class options tailored to each student’s interests and strengths based on an interpretation of their previous transcript; taught one-on-one with a customized educational plan for each student. Courses include history, English, mathematics, wellness, life skills, science, engineering, art, yoga, music, and technology.
Extracurricular Activities: Clubs, including student leadership, STEM, music, art, debate, Harry Potter club, pet lovers, and girls’ empowerment

Tuition: $3,895 – $4,425 per course

Palmer Trinity

Grades 6 – 12
8001 SW 184th St.

Curriculum: English, mathematics, science, history and humanities, world languages, musical arts, visual arts, performing arts, physical education, computer studies, religious studies, computer science, IB program, and AP courses

Sports: Cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball,

Extracurricular Activities: Around 50 clubs, including chess, gaming, service, student government associations, environmental, student diversity, and Model U.N.

Tuition: $43,500

2023 private schools

“Palmer Trinity School — a coeducational, Episcopal day school — is dedicated to promoting academic excellence that integrates knowledge, compassion, global citizenship, and social responsibility. Providing a supportive environment, Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in Grades six through 12.”

Ransom Everglades

Grades 6 – 12
Middle School: 2045 South Bayshore Dr. 305.250.6850
Upper School: 3575 Main Hwy. 305.460.8800

Curriculum: English, history and social sciences, mathematics, computer science, science, theater & dance, instrumental music, digital art, design and publication, studio art and photography, physical education, science, and world languages (Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish)
Sports: Crew, cross country, football, golf, sailing, swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, tennis, track & field, and water polo
Extracurricular Activities: Clubs, including debate, environmental sustainability, student government, drama, poetry, Miami Venturing Entrepreneurs of RE, and water patrol

Tuition: $45,180

Xceed Preparatory Academy

Grades 6 – 12
9350 S. Dixie Hwy, Suite 160

Curriculum: Personalized learning plans designed to meet individual goals, which includes what courses are taken, when they are taken, how many courses are taken at a time, and when the student will be on campus; students move on to the next course in their plan when they are ready.

Tuition: $21,500

High Schools

Christopher Columbus High School

Grades 9 – 12
3000 SW 87th Ave.

Curriculum: English, mathematics, theology, social studies, science, foreign language, physical education, fine arts, and computer applications
Sports: Bowling, cross country, football, golf, swimming & diving, basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, track & field, water polo, tennis, and volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Over 45 clubs, including art history, pre-law, yearbook, and investment

Tuition: $14,500 – $14,850

Immaculata – La Salle

Grades 9 – 12
3601 S. Miami Ave.

Curriculum: Religious education, English, mathematics, science, world language, world/U.S. history, economics, American government, physical education, health/life management skills, performing/fine arts, and computers
Sports: Strength & conditioning, football, golf, swimming, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, sailing, tennis, track, and dance
Extracurricular Activities: 25 clubs, including drama, improv troupe, speech/debate, and fishing

Tuition: $15,670 – $16,020

Our Lady of Lourdes Academy

Grades 9 – 12
5525 SW 84th St.

Curriculum: Theology, English, mathematics, social studies, science, world language, physical education, health/life management skills, fine arts, computer science, architecture, business, digital media, and engineering
Sports: Basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, various honor societies, campus ministry, and student news

Tuition: $13,200 – $13,550

St. Brendan High School

Grades 9 – 12
2950 SW 87th Ave.

Curriculum: Theology, English, mathematics, science, history, foreign language, art, and computer science
Sports: Soccer, football, cross country, swimming, basketball, cheerleading, dance, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and track & field
Extracurricular Activities: Clubs, including Key Club, Pre-med, coding, robotics, book, drama, and honor societies

Tuition: $12,875