The Top Private Schools In And Near Coral Gables From Pre-school Through High School
When it comes to your child’s education, long-term planning is essential. While the current school year has already commenced, parents concerned with getting their children into the best (and most appropriate) schools are already mapping out next year. With teachers and staff now trying to make the classroom experience as normal and safe as possible for students, 2022 should see a new refresh with the nation bringing the pandemic under control. With that in mind, we have gathered information on the leading private schools in and near Coral Gables from all grade levels to help you guide your child’s educational path based on academics, extracurricular activities, and athletics – those elements which qualify these institutions to be the leading schools in the area.
Preschool & Elementary
Coconut Grove Montessori School
Toddler – Grade 5
2850 SW 27th Ave. (Preschool & Elementary Campus)
3280 Bird Ave. (Toddler Campus)
Curriculum: Art, science, geography, history, language, mathematics, research, world languages (Spanish, French, or Mandarin Chinese)
Sports: Soccer, basketball, tennis, track & field 68
Afterschool programs: Little Chefs, piano and violin, knitting, art, chess, French Club
Tuition: $10,500 -$15,570
Bright Horizons at UM Canterbury School
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 art, music, mathematics, nutrition and safety, environmental awareness, diversity awareness
Extracurricular Activities: Spanish, art, gardening, dance (taught during school hours)
Tuition: $885-$965 Monthly
Banyan Day School
340 Palermo Ave.
Curriculum: Writing, art, science, library, reading, blocks, hand-eye coordination, puzzles, Spanish, math, social sciences, music, computer instruction
Extracurricular Activities: N/A
Tuition: $860 – $970 Monthly
Preschool/Toddler Ages 1.5-6
17800 Old Cutler Rd.
Preschool/Toddler Ages 2-6:
14400 Old Cutler Rd.
Preschool Ages 3 – 6:
6050 SW 57th Ave.
Elementary Grades 1 – 5:
14850 SW 67th Ave.
Curriculum: Science, language arts (grammar and writing), language enrichment, social studies, geography, mathematics, Spanish, computers, fine arts, physical education SPORTS: Flag football, soccer, cheerleading, basketball, stretch & conditioning, swimming, tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Art, French, Spanish, ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop, drama, piano, rock band, singing/choir, chess, Mah Jongg, critical thinking/science/ robotics labs, yoga
Aftercare: Monday-Friday 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Tuition: $14,820- $25,990
“For over 55 years, Alexander Montessori School has served children, ages 18 months to 12 years, by providing an unrivaled educational experience. Our four campuses in Miami offer nurturing atmospheres, coupled with the Montessori Method, where children ‘Learn to Love to Learn.’ We invite you to request a private tour.” Gaby Martinez-Fonts, Director of Marketing and Communications
The French American School of Miami
7701 SW 76th Ave. (South Miami Campus)
650-651 NE 88th Terrace (Miami Shores Campus)
Curriculum: Literature, social studies, history, geography mathematics, physical education, music, art, gardening, creative movement, language arts, research and writing, physical education (Classes taught in English and French)
Sports: Ballet, soccer (suspended until further notice due to COVID)
Extracurricular activities: Spanish, drawing, music, board games, EcoSTEAM (environmental steam club), attention & relaxation, arts & crafts, building and construction games, multicultural club, yoga, study hall
Tuition: $12,520 – $14,260
Coral Gables Preschool
320 Giralda Ave.
Curriculum: Reading/writing, math, science, language, social studies, art and music, dramatic play
Extracurricular Activities: N/A
Aftercare: Available during the school year until 6:00 p.m.
Tuition: $225-$300 Weekly
Pre Kindergarten – Middle School
107 Antilla Ave.
Curriculum: Our behavior based curriculum is designed for children with developmental delays, Autism and other related disabilities. It includes handwriting, math, reading, science & social studies, group speech, group music, art, tutoring as well as group time for social and problem solving skills in addition to individual services for ABA, Speech and Occupational Therapy.
Extracurricular Activities: Music, Art as Therapy, Gymnastics, Fitness Club and Community based Instruction
Aftercare: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $28,000 – $40,500
First United Methodist Church: The Growing Place
536 Coral Way
Curriculum: Using the “HighScope” curriculum, students have hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas: approaches to learning, social and emotional development, physical development and health, language, literacy, communication, mathematics, creative arts, science and technology, social studies, reading and writing, engineering
Sports: Soccer, gymnastics, Kidokinetics (all-sports encompassing program)
Extracurricular Activities: Weekly chapel worship, Christian music education, art, Spanish, yoga, ballet, Hip-Hop, chess, STEM labs
Aftercare: Monday-Friday 2:30 – 5:30p.m.
Tuition: $6,550 – $9,000
“The Growing Place & Lamar Louise Curry Elementary Education Program warmly welcome children ages one through third grade for the 2022-2023 school year! Our 21st century Christian education inspires children to think critically, creatively, and compassionately. Visit us during Open House October 20, November 17, or January 19!” – Corina Dekker, Director, The Growing Place
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, science, cooking, library, Spanish(Tivkah Center for Children on the Autism Spectrum: art, music, computers, physical education, Judaic Studies, social skills, media and technology)
Sports: Soccer, Jr. Olympics, dance, tennis
Extracurricular Activities: The After School Enrichment program aims to enhance children’s education through critical thinking, listening, memory, singing, science experiments, physical education, word puzzles, and art projects. Includes cooking Spanish, science, engineering, robotics, and chess
Aftercare: 2:00-6:00 p.m.Early Morning Care: 7-8:15 a.m.
Tuition: $10,700-$19,800 (Tivkah Center $19,975-$34,413)
Granada Day School
Infant – Kindergarten
900 University Dr.
Curriculum: Language arts, science, math, social studies, Bible, music, computers, art
Sports: Softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis [Temporarily suspended until further notice]
Extracurricular Activities: Include Books & Cooks, Shooting Stars Athletic Department, Afterschool Art Program, Tennis Academy, Chiquilandia Children’s Language Club (Spanish, English, French) library time, computer center, art, music & movement, gardening, cooking, outdoor play, in-house field trips, seasonal parties [All afterschool programs and enrichment activities temporarily suspended until further notice]
Tuition: $465 – $1,025
Infant- Grade 5
375 15th Rd
Curriculum: Language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, music, world language
Sports: Gymnastics, basketball, aerial acrobatics, martial arts, tennis, soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Ballet, flamenco, hip-hop, band, choir, DJ and music production, musical theater, piano, violin, math enrichment, 3D printing, coding, cooking, knitting & stitching, photography, STEM
Aftercare: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Early Morning Care: 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (for preschool only)
“Fueled by each child’s innate creativity and capacity for wonder, KLA Academy employs a comprehensive strategy for learning and child development that is grounded in decades of research, science and design.”
Sam Chaltain, This Is 180 Studio
ICS Coral Gables
3930 S. Le Jeune Rd.
Curriculum: Language (English, Spanish German), gardening, cooking, arts & crafts, music, singing, physical education, creative movement, social studies
Extracurricular Activities: Ballet, Karate, Spanish
St. Philip’s Episcopal School
1121 Andalusia Ave.
Curriculum: Foreign languages (Spanish, French, Latin), music, violin, visual art, sacred studies, science, social studies, technology, engineering, math, research, internet safety, physical education
Sports: Soccer, basketball, karate, tennis, flag football [only during school hours until further notice]
Extracurricular Activities: Art, drama, music, chess, [temporarily suspended]
Aftercare: 3:15-6:00 p.m.
Early Care: Starting at 7:30 a.m.
Tuition: $22,820 – $26,010
“Since 1953, St. Philip’s Episcopal School has been committed to educating children intellectually, physically, and spiritually in an atmosphere of acceptance and inquiry. St. Philip’s academic program builds a foundation for continuing education in a community that prizes learning for learning’s sake. Equipped with high expectations and leadership skills, graduates emerge as well-rounded scholars welcomed into the finest middle schools.” – Gabriela Olsen, Director of Admission & Enrollment Management
Rambam Day School Temple Beth Am
15 Months –Grade 5
5950 SW 88th Street
Curriculum: Language arts, mathematics, science, Judaic studies, art, music, physical education, social studies, science, Hebrew language, Spanish, computers, library/media, technology
Sports: Basketball, flag football, karate, tennis, cheerleading, soccer, gymnastics, yoga, volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: ASU (After School University) which includes Hip- Hop, musical theater, Slime Club, Fun with Animals, Ballet, Nature Club, Yoga, & Extended Day Program which includes Spanish, chess, coding, robotics, sewing/ fashion design, pottery
Aftercare: Until 6:00 p.m.
Tuition: $7,855 – $26,095
St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School
5692 N. Kendall Dr.
Curriculum: Language arts, math, science, creative representation, social studies, Spanish
Sports: Basketball, flag football, golf, taekwondo, tennis, soccer, volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Art thyme ceramics, art thyme painting, ballet, flamenco, Irish dance, tap dance, choir, chess, cooking, French, piano, robotics, SSAT/ISEE test preparation, Spanish, yoga
Tuition: $21,240 – $23,390
“For nearly 70 years, families have entrusted their children to St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School. Our differentiating ‘whole child’ approach ensures that students are challenged with high-level academics, enriched with religious formation, and supported through a social-emotional-learning curriculum that prepares them for future success and allows them to reach their potential.” – Debby Lichtner, Director of Admission & Enrollment Management
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School
Preschool – Grade 5
3439 Main Hwy.
Curriculum: Art, music, innovation, library, physical education, sacred studies, science, so- cial skills, Spanish, social studies, mathematics
Extracurricular Activities: Student council, Reading Buddies program, 5th grade acolytes/safety patrols, [Suspended until further notice]
Aftercare: 2:30-5:00 p.m. [Suspended until further notice]
Preschool-Grade 8 (High School Opening fall 2023)
4136 N. Miami Ave. (preschool)
1911 NE Miami Ct. (Elementary and Middle School)
Curriculum: project-based learning, language Immersion, mindfulness activities, Emotional intelligence education, leadership Skills, connecting all subjects and classes in
Meaningful ways. Promotes Entrepreneurial Thinking, creativity, and communication skills
Sports: soccer, 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
Aftercare: until 6 p.M.
Early Morning Care: beginning at 7:30 a.M.
Tuition: $15,160 – $29,850
Conchita Espinosa Academy
Preschool- Grade 8
12975 SW 6th St.
Curriculum: Includes art, science, dance, language, reading, music, physical education, theater
Sports: Soccer, track, basketball, volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Performing arts, French, Amor en Accion Club, student council, honor societies
Tuition: $9,350 – $9,900
The Biltmore School
Preschool – Grade 8
1600 Red Rd.
Curriculum: IB Primary Program: curriculum focused on international education, Spanish
Sports: Flag football, baseball, soccer, tee-ball
Extracurricular Activities: Arts program, modern dance, music, drama
Tuition: $9,800, $15,800
Kindergarten- Grade 8
8000 SW 112 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 the curriculum.
Extracurricular Activities: N/A
Tuition: $750-$850 per month (IB Preschool); $35,525 annually (IB Day school k-8)
“As the only IB school in Florida serving students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, The Roig Academy’s mission is to challenge the status quo ideas of ‘traditional’ education and immerse our students in learning opportunities that are internationally-minded, meaningful, and supported by current evidence and pedagogy.” -Jennifer C. Roig, Head of School
Fisher Island Day School
Preschool – Grade 8
2 Fisher Island Dr.
Curriculum: English, mathematics, history, world languages, science, technology, engineering, physical education
Sports: Volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, basket- ball, sailing, golf, tennis
Extracurricular Activates: Robotics, choir, instruments, Art Club, chess, Hip-Hop, ballet, jewelry making, chess, odyssey of the mind (creative arts and sciences)
Key Point Christian Academy
Age 2- Grade 8
609 Brickell Ave.
Curriculum: Mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, foreign language, physical education, art, music, Christian education, mindfulness
Sports: Soccer, basketball, tennis (part of an afterschool program)
Extracurricular Activates: Foreign languages, art, music, physical education program (health, nutrition, safety), technology, Christian education, STEAM
Aftercare: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
10770 SW 84th St.
Curriculum: Evaluates academic criteria of mainstream schools and individualizes 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 1 – 5 with arts and crafts, dance, broadcasting, study hall
Tuition: Call (305) 274-2208
St. Theresa Catholic School
Preschool – Grade 8
2701 Indian Mound Trail
Curriculum: English, reading & literature, handwriting, mathematics, science, social studies, Spanish, music, technology, art, physical education, religion
Sports: Soccer, basketball, cross country, track & field, baseball, volleyball, flag foot- ball, softball, golf
Extracurricular Activities: Including but not limited to student council, robotics, STEM, chess
Aftercare: Includes homework help, snack, recreation, music, games, arts & crafts and more.
K – 12 Schools
Brito Miami Private School
Kindergarten – Grade 12
2732 SW 32 Ave.
Curriculum: English, mathematics, health/ physical education, science, social studies, world languages, social science, psychology
Sports: Baseball, basketball, volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, National Honor Society, student council, yearbook, Interact Club, journalism
Tuition: $630 per mo. (elementary school)$660 per mo. (middle school) $685 per mo. (high school)
The Cushman School
Preschool- Grade 12
592 NE 60th St.
Curriculum: Society & Me Challenge Seminar, design, art & technology, English, social studies, science, mathematics, world languages (Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Latin, Sign Language), fine arts, physical education, and various electives including photography, knitting and more
Sports: Soccer, cross country, basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, tennis, track & field, baseball, softball, swimming, golf, flag football
Extracurricular Activities: Visual and performing arts, STEAM, robotics, chess, painting, ballet, karate, foreign languages, and more
6800 Nervia St. (Day School PreK-5)
9775 SW 87th Ave. (Preparatory School Grades 6-12)
Curriculum: Literature, world languages, fine arts, performing arts, social science, the humanities, mathematics, and science, physical education
Sports: Basketball, soccer, swimming, cross country, golf, volleyball, cheerleading, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, beach volleyball, water polo
Extracurricular Activities: Arts, games & culture, engineering & robotics, music & voice lessons, dance (ballet, flamenco, hip hop) yoga, karate, Zumba, science & strategy (chess, game design)
Tuition: $11,350 – $29,400
“Founded in 1950, Riviera is a fully accredited, non-sectarian, co-educational, independent day school for preschool through grade twelve. With a low student/teacher ratio, a highly qualified faculty, an advanced curriculum, a competitive athletic program, innovative STEM programs, and much more, Riviera offers students the opportunity to realize their full potential.” Peter Cohen, School Director
Preschool – Grade 12
12595 Red Rd. (Marian C. Krutulis PK-8 Campus)
6575 N. Kendall Dr. (Upper School Campus)
8000 SW 56th St. (Upper School Miller Campus)
Curriculum: Signature academic programs include architecture, biomedical sciences, engineering, international business and entrepreneurship, and law and litigation, music, art, technology, world languages, physical education
Sports: Bowling, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, swimming, sailing, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, track, water polo, tennis, 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, honor societies
Tuition: $19,460 – $39,830
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
Preschool – Grade 12
3747 Main Hwy.
Curriculum: Religious studies, writing, science, mathematics, world language, art, history,
Sports: Basketball, crew, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Includes Key Club, student council, student ambassador group and Yearbook Club
Tuition: $25,740 – $38,556
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: (All are club) volleyball, soccer, basketball, fitness club
Extracurricular Activities: Homework club, tutorial sessions, instrumental club, interactive games club, science club
Tuition: $27,000 – $32,000
Miami Country Day School
Preschool – Grade 12
601 NE 107th St.
Curriculum: World history, world literature, mathematics, biology, world language (Chinese, French, Spanish), English, economics, sciences, humanities, physical education, social studies, performing and studio art, music
Sports: Baseball, football, water polo, lacrosse, golf, cross country, swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Includes drama, dance, musical, visual arts, community service, entrepreneurship, auxiliary programs, Breakthrough Miami
Tuition: $30,500 – $40,700
Preschool – Grade 12
6855 SW 152nd St.
Curriculum: Bible, English, fine arts, math, physical education, reading, social studies, science, art, music, history, debate
Sports: Cross country, golf, soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, baseball, softball, track & field, sailing, swimming, lacrosse, beach volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Include art club, theater, robotics, outdoors and environment club, performing arts, visual arts, high school peer counseling program, honor societies
Aftercare: 2:40-5:30 p.m. (preschool/elementary); 3:00-5:00 p.m. (middle school)
Early Morning Care: 7:30-7:55 a.m. (pre- school/elementary)
Tuition: $13,000 – $25,200
Middle Through High Schools
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
Grades 6 – 21 (All Boys)
500 SW 127th Ave.
Curriculum: Theology, humanities, English, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, world languages (Spanish, French, Chinese), social studies, health/physical education
Sports: Bowling, crew, golf, swimming & diving, cross country, football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, track & field, volleyball, water polo
Extracurricular Activities: Clubs including but not limited to chess, fencing, thespians, astronomy, robotics, Key Club, politics, American Sign Language, Model U.N. and Boy Scouts
Xceed Preparatory Academy
Grades 6 – 12
9350 S. Dixie Hwy. Suite 160
Curriculum: Xceed students have a personalized learning plan 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.
Extracurricular Activities: N/A
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
Sports: Cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, sailing, tennis, track and field
Extracurricular Activities: Around 50 clubs including but not limited to chess, gaming, service clubs, student government associations, environmental club, student diversity, Model United Nations
“Founded in 1972, Palmer Trinity School has built its academic program on the pillars of its Episcopal identity, preparing graduates for success as they matriculate to selective colleges and universities both nationally and internationally.
“Palmer Trinity offers close to 60 acres of tranquil open space that fosters the curiosity, initiative, and critical thinking of its students and provides an ideal backdrop for independent learning.” Patrick Roberts, Head of School.
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 by qualified teachers with a customized educational plan for each individual student; courses include history, English, mathematics, wellness, life- skills, science, engineering, art, yoga, music, and technology
Extracurricular Activities: Clubs including but not limited to, student leadership, STEM, music, art, debate, Harry Potter Club, Pet Lovers, Girls’ Empowerment
Tuition: $3,660 – $4,155 per course
Grades 6 – 12
2045 South Bayshore Dr. (Middle School)
3575 Main Hwy. (Upper School)
Curriculum: English, history and social sciences, mathematics, computer science, science, theater & dance, instrumental mu- sic, digital art, design and publication, studio art and photography, physical education, science, world languages (Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish)
Sports: Crew, cross country, football, golf, sailing, swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, tennis, track & field, water polo
Extracurricular Activities: Clubs including but not limited to debate, environmental sustainability, student government, drama, poetry, Miami Venturing Entrepreneurs of RE, water patrol
Christopher Columbus High School
Grades 9-12 (all boys)
3000 SW 87th Ave.
Curriculum: English, mathematics, theology, social studies, science, foreign language, physical education, fine arts, computer apps
Sports: Bowling, cross country, football, golf, swimming & diving, basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, track & field, water polo, tennis, volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Over 45 clubs including Art History Club, Pre-Law Club, Yearbook Club, and Investment Club
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
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, engineering
Sports: Basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Include dance, honor societies, campus ministry, student news
Tuition: $13,225 – $13,575
Grades 9 – 12
3601 S. Miami Ave.
Curriculum: Religious education, English, mathematics, science, languages, World/US History, economics, American government, physical education, health/life management skills, performing/fine arts, computers
Sports: Strength & conditioning, football, golf, swimming, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, sailing, tennis, track, dance
Extracurricular Activates: 25 clubs including Drama Club, Improv Troupe, Speech/ Debate Team, and Fishing Club
Tuition: $15,230 – $15,580
St. Brendan High School
2950 SW 87th Ave.
Curriculum: Theology, English, mathematics, science, history, foreign language, art, computer science
Sports: Soccer, football, cross country, swimming, basketball, cheerleading, dance, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, softball, tennis, track & field
Extracurricular Activates: Clubs including Key Club, Pre-Med, coding, robotics, drama, book club, and honor societies