2019 Guide to Private Schools

Although the school year has just started, it’s never too early to think about where you want to send your children next year. Whether they’re graduating from their current school in the spring, or want to go somewhere that has the best lacrosse team or STEM program in the city, there are so many options – and you want to pick what’s best for your child. To make the selection process a little bit easier, we’ve rounded up a list of private schools in and around Coral Gables and a guide to all they have to offer.

September 2019

Preschool & Elementary

Alexander Montessori School

Toddler – Elementarywww.alexandermontessori.com

Preschool/Toddler Ages 1.5 – 6: 17800 Old Cutler Rd. 305.969.1814 | Preschool/Toddler Ages 2 – 6: 14400 Old Cutler Rd. 305.223.4540 | Preschool Ages 3 – 6: 6050 SW 57th Ave. 305.665.6274 | Elementary Grades 1 – 5: 14850 SW 67th Ave. 305.235.3995

Curriculum: Science, language arts, language enrichment, social studies, mathematics, Spanish, computers, fine arts, physical education | Sports: Flag football, soccer, cheerleading, golf, stretch & conditioning, swimming, tennis, tee-ball, yoga. | Extracurricular activities: Varying activities in fine and performing arts, foreign language and recreational games

“We meet each child where they are at and empower them to be independent learners, thinkers and doers. We excel at cultivating a love of learning that they will carry for the rest of their lives. We also prepare our students for the transition to middle school by forming habits, tenets and skills that set them up for the remainder of their educational career.” — Brette Rothfield, Business Manager

Alexander Montessori

Tuition: $13,700 – $23,880

Banyan Day School

Preschool | 340 Palermo Ave. | 305.447.1233 | www.banyandayschool.org

Curriculum: Writing, art, science, library, reading corner, blocks, hand-eye coordination, puzzles, Spanish | Sports: N/A | Extracurricular activities: N/A

Tuition: $780 – $890

Bright Horizons at UM Canterbury School

Preschool (Daycare and preschool for children of UM faculty and staff) | 1150 Stanford Dr. | 305.248.5437 | www.child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com

Curriculum: Listening and speaking, literacy, reading and writing, science, art, mathematics, nutrition and safety, environmental awareness, diversity awareness | Sports: N/A | Extracurricular Activities: N/A

Tuition: N/A

Coconut Grove Montessori School

Toddler – 5th Grade | 2850 SW 27th Ave. (Main Campus) 3280 Bird Ave. (Bird Road Campus) | 305.444.4484 | www.montessorischoolsmiami.com

Curriculum: Art, science, geography, history, language, mathematics | Sports: Soccer, basketball, karate, tennis, track & field | After school programs: Little Chefs, piano and violin, knitting, art, chess, French Club

Tuition: $1,300 – $1,450 per month

Coral Gables Preschool

Preschool | 320 Giralda Ave. | 786.332.3610 | 786.332.3650 | www.preschoolingables.com

Curriculum: Reading/writing, math, science, language, social studies, art and music, dramatic play | Sports: N/A | After school care: Available during school year for elementary children

“Coral Gables Preschool is an Early Childhood Education Center that welcomes children ages 6 weeks to 5-years-old, engaging children in active learning while providing a safe and loving environment. With our STEAM and Creative-based curriculum, children are well prepared in all developmental stages including kindergarten readiness. We also offer after school care, homework assistance and enrichment activities for elementary school children.” — Hilda Garcia, School Director

Coral Gables Preschool

Tuition: $720 – $1,100

First UMC Coral Gables — The Growing Place Early Childhood Center

1 year – Kindergarten | 536 Coral Way | 305.446.0846 | www.fumccg.org

Curriculum: Using the “HighScope” curriculum, students have hands-on experiences with people, objects, events and ideas | Sports: N/A | Extracurricular activities: N/A | After school enrichment and extended care for all programming

“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.”

Tuition: $6,300 – $7,800

The French American School of Miami

Preschool — Elementary | 7701 SW 76th Ave. (South Miami Campus) 650-651 NE 88th Terrace (Miami Shores Campus) | 786.268.1914 | www.frenchschoolmiami.org

Curriculum: Literature, social studies, history, geography mathematics, physical education, music, English (classes taught in both French and English) Sports: Ballet, soccer | After school clubs: Includes arts and crafts, board games, choir, theater, Spanish and music

Tuition: $11,450 – $12,900

The Gordon School of Beth David Congregation

12 Month – 5th Grade + Autism Center | 2625 SW 3rd Ave. | 305.854.3282 | www.gordonschoolmiami.org

Curriculum: Hebrew/Judaic studies, language arts, performing/fine arts, media & technology, science/STEM/robotics, social studies, Spanish, music, physical education | Sports: Basketball and soccer | After school programs: The After School Enrichment program aims to enhance children’s education through singing, science experiments, games, puzzles, art projects, sports

Tuition: N/A

Granada Day School

Infant Daycare – Kindergarten | 900 University Dr. | 305.444.2028 | www.granadadayschool.com

Curriculum: Language arts, science, math, social studies, bible | After school programs: Ballet, football, tennis, soccer, Spanish, French | Enrichment activities: Library time, computer center, art, music & movement, gardening, cooking, outdoor play, in-house field trips

Tuition: $675 – $710 (after school care is additional)

International Children’s School

Preschool | 3930 S Le Jeune Rd. | 305.445.8918 | www.icscoralgables.com

Curriculum: Science, social studies, physical education, creative movement, ballet, soccer, German | Sports: N/A | After school programs: N/A

Tuition: $9,800

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and School

Preschool – 5th Grade | 1121 Andalusia Ave. | 305.444.6366 | www.saintphilips.net

Curriculum: Arts, foreign languages (Spanish, French, Latin), music, sacred studies, science & technology, physical education, mindfulness | Sports: Soccer, basketball, karate, tennis, flag football | Extracurricular activities: Spanish, clay, cooking, science, piano lessons

“Since 1953, St. Philip’s has been committed to educating children in an atmosphere of acceptance and inquiry. St. Philip’s academic program builds a foundation for continuing education. This is a community that prizes learning for learning’s sake, and where students strive for improvement. Equipped with high expectations and leadership skills, St. Philip’s graduates emerge as well rounded scholars who are welcomed into the finest middle schools.” — Gabriela Olsen, Director of Admission and Enrollment Management

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and School

Tuition: $21,200 – $24,160

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School

Preschool – 5th Grade | 3439 Main Hwy. | 305.445.2606 | www.sseds.org

Curriculum: Art, drama & speech, music, physical education, Godly Play & Sacred Studies, Spanish | Sports: N/A | Extracurricular activities: Student council, Reading Buddies program, 5th grade acolytes

Tuition: $21,500 – $23,650

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School

Preschool – 5th Grade | 5692 N. Kendall Dr. | 305.665.4851 | www.stepsmia.org

Curriculum: Utilizes STREAM method of teaching (science, technology, reading, engineering, the arts, math) | Sports: Ballet, basketball, flag football, golf, Irish dance, lacrosse, tae kwon do, tap dance, tennis, soccer, volleyball, zumba | Extracurricular activities: Art thyme ceramics, art thyme painting, choir, chess, code explorers, cooking, French, journalism, piano, robotics, SSAT/ISEE test preparation

“For over 65 years, families have entrusted their children to St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School. As the largest PK – 5 Episcopal school in Miami, we specialize in these years that have the greatest impact on children’s future success. Beginning at age three, students are guided by experienced educators who apply decades of research to the classroom, maximizing each child’s potential during the years most critical to their development.” — Debby Lichtner, Director of Admission and Enrollment Management

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School

Tuition: $19,450 – $22,530

Temple Beth Am Day School

Pre-Nursery – 5th Grade | 5950 N. Kendall Dr. | 305.665.6228 | www.tbam.org

Curriculum: Art, Hebrew and Judaic studies, language arts, mathematics, middot (values), music, physical education, science/STEM, social studies, Spanish, study skills, technology | Sports: Basketball, flag football, karate, tennis, cheerleading, Hip Hop, T-ball, ballet, soccer, gymnastics, yoga | Extracurricular activities: Broadway Bound Tots, musical theater, Spanish, science, computer programming

Tuition: $2,270 – $23,395

Preschool — Middle School

Conchita Espinosa Academy

Preschool – 8th Grade | 12975 SW 6th St. | 305.227.1149 | www.conchitaespinosa.com

Curriculum: Art, science, dance, language, reading, social studies | Sports: Baseball, basketball, cross country, flag football, martial arts, soccer, T-ball, track and field, volleyball | Extracurricular activities: Conservatory of the Arts, French, student council, honor societies

“Our purpose is to give each student much more than an academic education. Education at CEA is about discovering new ways of using and sharing information, developing critical thinking, understanding multiple paths of expression through the arts, and awakening curiosity. CEA is a community of learners, dreamers, thinkers and creators.” — Maribel Z. Diaz, Director Emeritus

Conchita Espinosa Academy

Tuition: $8,860 – $9,200

K – 8 Schools

The Biltmore School

Preschool – 8th Grade | 1600 South Red Rd. | 305.266.4666 | www.biltmoreschool.com

Curriculum: As the first IB school in South Florida, The Biltmore School focuses on an international education | Sports: Modern dance, flag football, soccer, tee-ball | Extracurricular activities: tutoring/homework help, arts program

Tuition: $9,800 – $20,800

Metropolitan International School of Miami

Preschool – 8th Grade | 3465 NW 2nd Ave. | 305.576.6070 | www.metschoolmiami.com

Curriculum: STEM, coding, entrepreneurship, language arts, music, art | Sports: soccer, dance, tennis, basketball and karate | After school programs: 39 after school programs including music production, robotics and cooking

Tuition: $11,500 – $19,570

McGlannan School

Grades 1 – 8 | 10770 SW 84th St. | 305.274.2208 | www.mcglannanschool.net

Curriculum: A complete academic and enrichment program for students of average to superior intellect, challenged by language-based learning difficulties (dyslexia). Classes: Reading with 1:1 Reading Clinic, language arts, math, science, social studies, computer application, journalism, study skills, physical education, disovery of self and citizenship. Admission applications accepted year-round. | Sports: N/A | Extracurricular activities: An additional enrichment program for grades 1 – 5 includes arts and crafts, dance, yoga, study hall and theater

“Over 55 years of success proves that, ‘Where other schools try to follow our methodology, we lead.®’ The school’s dynamic and personalized academic program immerses students into a full-time educational environment specifically and solely structured for their unique learning needs. Using a variety of explicit strategies, we apply prescriptive instruction within the classroom and reading clinic.” — Julia F. McGlannan

McGlannan School

Tuition: Call 305.274.2208

St. Theresa Catholic School

Preschool – 8th Grade | 2701 Indian Mound Trail | 305.446.1738 | www.stscg.org

Curriculum: English, reading & literature, handwriting, science, social studies, Spanish, music, technology, art, physical education | Sports: Soccer, basketball, cross country, track & field, baseball, volleyball, flag football, soft ball, dance, tennis | Extracurricular activities: Includes student council, Robotics, STEM, chess

“As we enter our 94th year, St. Theresa continues to uphold excellence in academics, faith formation and sports. With a strong alumni presence, we continue to advance the mission and vision of our school. We foster a Christ-centered environment and service-oriented activities. With our new pastor, Reverend Father Manny Alvarez leading the way, we are proud to be a pillar of the Coral Gables community.” — Sister Rosalie Nagy, O.C.D., Principal

St. Theresa Catholic School and Church Campus

Tuition: $8,885

K – 12 Schools

Brito Miami Private School

Kindergarten – 12th Grade | 2732 SW 32nd Ave. | 305.448.1463 | www.britomiamiprivate.com

Curriculum: English, mathematics, health/ physical education, science, social studies, world languages, social science, psychology | Sports: Baseball, basketball, volleyball, dance | Extracurricular activities: National Honor Society, NASC, Interact Club, Journalism

Tuition: N/A

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Preschool – 12th Grade (All Girls) | 3747 Main Hwy. | 305.446.5673 | www.carrollton.org

Curriculum: Religious studies, writing, science, mathematics, world language, art | Sports: Basketball, crew, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball | Extracurricular activities: Include Key Club, student council, student ambassador group and Yearbook Club

“A Carrollton education is transformative. We aim to make our programs ‘vigorous,’ as opposed to ‘rigorous.’ A vigorous program results in deep, durable learning and student well-being. At Carrollton, one sees enthusiastic, energetic and highly engaged students excited about learning, doing and creating. Our aim is to form girls into young women of faith, courage and confidence who will become their best for the world.” — Olen Kalkus, Head Master

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Tuition: $25,000 – $35,700

Gulliver Schools

Preschool – 12th Grade | 6575 N. Kendall Dr. | 305.666.7937 | 8000 SW 56th St. 305.274.9535 | 12595. Red Rd. 305.665.3593 | 7500 SW 120th St. 305.238.3424 | www.gulliverschools.org

Curriculum: Signature academic programs include architecture, biomedical sciences, engineering, international business and entrepreneurship, law and litigation | Sports: Bowling, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, swimming, sailing, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, track, water polo, tennis, weightlifting | Extracurricular activities: Over 70 clubs, organizations and honor societies

“The ‘Gulliver Difference’ flows out of our mission to create an academic community devoted to educational excellence. Every child brings to us a unique potential that is all his or her own. Our strength is helping every student identify, cultivate and fulfill their unique potential, by knowing and caring for each child and through offering a breadth of academic and extracurricular opportunities.” — Cliff King, President

Gulliver Schools

Tuition: $17,320 – $36,680

Killian Oaks Academy

Preschool – 12th Grade | 10545 SW 97th Ave. | 305.274.2221 | www.killianoaksacademy.com

Curriculum: Traditional curriculum based on the latest educational concepts | Sports: (All are club) volleyball, soccer, basketball, fitness | After school programs: Morning care, homework club, tutorial sessions, instrumental club, interactive games club, science club

Tuition: $27,000 – $32,000

Miami Country Day School

Preschool – 12th Grade | 601 NE 107th St. | 305.779.7200 | www.miamicountryday.org

Curriculum: English, reading, humanities, technology, math, science, world languages, performing and studio arts, communication arts, humanities, physical education, outdoor education program | Sports: Volleyball, cross country, swimming, golf, football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, water polo, softball | Extracurricular activities: Includes drama, dance, musical theater, Breakthrough Miami, entrepreneurship

Tuition: $23,175 – $34,860

Riviera Schools

Preschool – 12th Grade | 6800 Nervia St. (Day School) | 305.666.1856 9775 | SW 87th Ave. (Preparatory School) | 786.300.0300 | www.rivieraschools.com

Curriculum: Literature, world languages, fine arts, performing arts, social science, the humanities, mathematics, science | Sports: Cross country, golf, swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, beach volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, track & field, water polo | Extracurricular activities: Arts, Games & Culture, Engineering & Robotics, Music & Voice Lessons, Science & Strategy

“The pursuit of academic excellence, the desire to succeed and the drive to affect positive change in the world define us. Students and faculty work cohesively to set and achieve goals in a setting filled with energy and compassion. At Riviera, we live, play and work with purpose.”

Riviera Schools

Tuition: $10,350 – $26,750


Preschool – 12th Grade | 6955 SW 152nd St. | 305.223.2030 | www.wcsmiami.org

Curriculum: Bible, math, reading, handwriting, language arts, social studies, science, art, music | Sports: Cross country, golf, soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, baseball, softball, track & field | Extracurricular activities: Include, but are not limited to, art club, theater, outdoors and environment club

Tuition: $11,850 – $22,300

Middle Through High Schools

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

Grades 6 – 12 (All Boys) | 500 SW 127th Ave. | 305.223.8600 | www.belenjesuit.org

Curriculum: Theology, English, science, mathematics, Spanish, 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: Over 40 clubs including fencing, American Sign Language, Model U.N. and Boy Scouts

Tuition: $16,950

Fusion Academy

Middle and High School | 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd. Suite 102 | 305.831.0041 | www.fusionacademy.com

Curriculum: Over 250 class options tailored to each student’s interests and strengths; taught one-on-one by qualified teachers | Sports: N/A | Extracurricular activities: N/A

Tuition: $3,550 – $4,050 per course

Palmer Trinity

Grades 6 – 12 | 8001 SW 184th St. | 305.251.2230 | www.palmertrinity.org

Curriculum: English, mathematics, science, history and humanities, world languages, religious studies, fine arts, physical education, computer science | Sports: Cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, volleyball, basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, softball, track and field | Extracurricular activities: Over 50 clubs including book club, Best Buddies, Gay Straight Alliance and Young Republicans, Coral Lab

“Palmer Trinity’s campus provides the ideal backdrop to foster curiosity, initiative and critical thinking skills. The school’s focus on sustainability, global citizenship and character development is woven throughout our courses and programs. Our middle school program engages students in the core academic disciplines, as well as the arts. In Upper School, students may pursue a traditional curriculum through the AP level, or choose more specialized and innovative courses.” — Patrick Robert, Head of School

Palmer Trinity

Tuition: $35,500 – $36,500

Ransom Everglades

Grades 6 – 12 | 3575 Main Hwy. (Upper School) 305.460.8800 | 2045 South Bayshore Dr. (Middle School) | 305.250.6850 | www.ransomeverglades.org

Curriculum: English, history and social sciences, mathematics, computer science, performing arts, physical education, science, visual arts, world languages | Sports: Crew, cross country, football, golf, sailing, swimming & diving, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, tennis, track & field, water polo | Extracurricular activities: Over 50 clubs including Black Students Association, Drama Team, Yearbook, Students Against Gun Violence and Poetry Club

“Since 1903, Ransom Everglades students have benefited from an education steeped in history, tradition and creativity. Surrounded by dedicated faculty who get to know them outside the classroom, our students develop into confident leaders, lifelong learners and empathetic citizens, and eventually join a proud alumni community that makes a difference across the globe.” — Penny Townsend, Head of School

Ransom Everglades

Tuition: $39,950

Xceed Preparatory Academy

Grades 6 – 12 | 9350 S. Dixie Hwy. Suite 160 | 305.901.2115 | www.xceedprep.org

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 | Sports: N/A | Extracurricular activities: N/A

Tuition: $21,500

High Schools

Christopher Columbus High School

Grades 9 – 12 (All Boys) | 3000 SW 87th Ave. | 305.223.5650 | www.columbushs.com

Curriculum: English, mathematics, theology, social studies, science, foreign language, physical education, fine arts, computer applications | Sports: Bowling, cross country, football, golf, swimming & diving, basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, track & field, roller hockey, water polo, tennis, volleyball | Extracurricular activities: Over 45 clubs including Comic Book Club, Pre-Med Club, Paintball Club and Scuba Dive Club

Tuition: $11,000

Immaculata — La Salle

Grades 9 – 12 | 3601 S. Miami Ave. | 305.854.2334 | www.ilsroyals.com

Curriculum: Religious education, English, mathematics, science, world language, social studies, physical education, health/life management skills, performing/fine arts | Sports: Dance, soccer, football, softball, tennis, swimming, track, basketball, baseball, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, lacrosse, golf | Extracurricular activities: 25 clubs including Drama Club, Improv Troupe, Speech/Debate Team and Fishing Club

Tuition: $14,780 – $15,130

International Studies Preparatory Academy

Grades 9 – 12 | 1570 Madruga Ave. | 305.663.7200 | www.internationalstudiesprep.net

Curriculum: English, math, science, social studies, modern language (French, Italian or Spanish; students receive up to three hours of instruction in and through the language of choice), physical education, fine/performing arts | Sports: N/A | Extracurricular activities: Includes Chess Club, Film Club, Student Government and Debate Team

Tuition: N/A

Our Lady of Lourdes Academy

Grades 9 – 12 | 5525 SW 84th St. | 305.667.1623 | www.olla.org

Curriculum: Business, computer science, English, Fine Arts, mathematics, health and exercise science, social studies, science, theology and world languages | Sports: Basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball | Extracurricular activities: Includes student newspaper and campus ministry

Tuition: $12,775 – $13,125