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Alexander Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, or ethnic origin. 305.665.6274 A child never forgets learning like this. CALL TO SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL TOUR PERSONALIZED & DIVERSE LEARNING ACTIVITIES for GLOBAL STUDENTS during and after school including LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAMS. FREE intercampus shuttle bus from our Red Road (South Miami) location to all of our campuses. FOUR CAMPUSES SERVING CHILDREN 18 MONTHS - 12 YEARS OLD OLD CUTLER ROAD CAMPUS 14400 Old Cutler Road Miami, Florida 33158 Toddler & Preschool, Ages 2-6 PALMETTO BAY CAMPUS 17800 Old Cutler Road Miami, Florida 33157 Toddler & Preschool, Ages 1 – 6 1 2 LUDLAM ROAD CAMPUS 14850 SW 67th Avenue Miami, Florida 33158 Elementary, Grades 1-5 RED ROAD CAMPUS 6050 SW 57th Avenue Miami, Florida 33143 Preschool, Ages 3-6 AM PRIVATE SCHOOLS GUIDE 2023.indd 1 3/26/23 9:18 PM

A Catholic college preparatory day school educating girls and young women ages 3-18

Carrollton is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory day school for girls in Pre-K3 through 12th grade. We are sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart and our goal is to develop confident young women who are courageous, creative, and compassionate by encouraging them to become risk-takers, to seek challenges and to develop leadership. We are committed to excellence in education and believe that only a total education inclusive of spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical challenge can be called excellent. With over 60 years in the South Florida community, and our legacy of more than 220 years of Sacred Heart education, we invite you to learn more about Carrollton.


Montessori (ages 3-5) – Thursday, October 5th at 9:00 am

Grades 1-5 – Thursday, October 12th at 9:00 am

Grades 6-11 – Friday, November 10th at 9:00 am

All Grades - Wednesday, December 6th at 9:00 am


9:00 am on the following Wednesdays – September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; October 18th, 25th; November 1st, 8th, 29th; December 13th, 20th; January 10th, 17th, 24th


Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00 pm

For more information, please visit us at or call us at 305-446-5673 Financial aid available. Carrollton admits qualified students of any race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin. 3747 Main Highway • Miami, FL 33133 • 305.446.5673

As the long days of summer come to an end, we prepare to embrace with excitement the much anticipated back-to-school season. In this issue, we dive into the dynamic allure of this refreshing time of year with three trending topics that profoundly impact education and student life. Our featured article, The Power of Classroom Design, explores innovative classroom designs and their impact on student engagement, collaboration, and overall academic performance. We also continue our learning and literacy series, highlighting health literacy and the importance of empowering children with health knowledge, so they become informed decision-makers and advocates for their own health. Lastly, we explore the rising popularity of esports, the global phenomenon whose integration into education is captivating young minds across high schools and colleges.

The featured school on the cover, Fisher Island Day School, is one of South Florida’s most respected independent schools renowned for developing the

mind, body, and spirit of each student. With an ambitious expansion project recently completed, FIDS now welcomes middle school students into its safe and exceptional learning environment. With rising enrollment and a new middle school, gymnasium, commercial kitchen, additional classroom and office space, an art/music studio, and additional parking , FIDS's expanded campus promises greater heights in preparing children for competitive high schools, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.

As you read through the pages of this issue, we hope you feel inspired by the impact of private schools on our children and communities. Let's celebrate the joy of learning and new beginnings, the resilience of educators, and the power of education in shaping bright futures.

The back-to-school season symbolizes new beginnings, the pursuit of knowledge, and the joy of learning. It's a time of anticipation, where children and parents eagerly embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We celebrate the dedication of educators, parents, and students alike as they embark on a journey of growth and discovery. Wishing everyone a fantastic and successful new school year ahead!

August 2023 - Volume 15 #2


Elizabeth Rivas


Monica Pitts


PSG Editor’s Team

Baker, Lindsay (2012) "A History of School Design and its Indoor Environmental Standards, 1900 to Today."

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Alexander Montessori School

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Founded in 2004, Fisher Island Day School (FIDS) is an academically rigorous, coeducational, independent day school, which serves students enrolled in Early Learning (age 2) through Grade 8.

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3 The Cushman School

4 Miami Country Day School

4 The Growing Place School

5 Riviera Schools

8 Gulliver Prep

8 Westminster Christian School

9 Conchita Espinosa Academy

Hillel Community

Brendan High School

FIDS: A Campus Designed with Learning in Mind The Transformative Power of Classroom Design and Student Performance Private Schools Guide Directory of Premier Schools in South Florida Esports in Education New Faces Learning and Literacy: Health Literacy 12 6 32 40 44 17 17-31
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School 11 La Piazza Academy 15 KLA Academy 16 Palmer Trinity School 35 Posnack School 36 Westminster
36 Summit-Questa Montessori School 37 North Broward Preparatory School 38 Meyer Preparatory School 38 The Greene School 39 St. Mark's Episcopal School PBG 42 Palm Beach Day Academy 42 Spanish River Christian School 43 Cardinal Newman High School 47 Oxbridge Academy St.
Fisher Island Day School Developing the Mind, Body & Spirit 6 12
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Students Since 1924

In an environment that is both joyful and ambitious, MiamiDade’s oldest, continuously operating private school continues to prove that its character-first approach to education inspires students to reach their fullest potential and be innovators of change.

The Cushman School provides engaging learning opportunities for a diverse, international student body of 800 within its main and high school campuses. With the launch of its newest division, Cushman Virtual, students can access Cushman’s flexible, online programming from anywhere in the world!

Whatever your student’s needs or point of entry into the Cushman Family, our personalized educational journey is like no other.

Summer Camp Programs

Online Learning

Personalized, Small Class Sizes

College and SAT Prep

Enrichment Programming

Campus (Pre-K - 8th Grade) 592 NE 60th Street, Miami, FL 33137 High School Campus 4700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137
Main I (305) 757-1966
4 | PRIVATE SCHOOLS GUIDE / 2023 MIAMI DADE Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors Personalized Education + Small Class Sizes S.T.R.E.A.M. Project-Based Learning Faith-Based Progam Spanish Foreign Language Award-winning Environmental Studies Nurturing Community 536 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134 (305) 446-0846

Fisher Island Day School

A Campus Designed with Learning in Mind

Known for preparing students for success in the most challenging independent school programs in South Florida, Fisher Island Day School may be one of Miami’s best kept secrets. Fully accredited by the Florida Council of Independent schools, Fisher Island Day School offers low student-teacher ratios, extraordinary facilities, differentiated programming, state-of-the art technology, and dynamic enrichment offerings, all in a nurturing, family oriented setting.

Founded in 2004, the school was quickly thriving with an Early Learning program and rigorous academic program through grade five. The middle school program was added in 2021 supported by extensive campus improvements and expansions including a gymnasium with multi purpose capacity and a full service kitchen. A highly skilled faculty was recruited to deliver the rigorous middle school curriculum.

While a majority of students reside on Fisher Island, several bus routes bring students from Miami Beach and surrounding areas. Afternoon buses allow all students to participate in after-school enrichment programming. The middle school interscholastic program offers competitive sports for students. Additionally, opportunities are created for the younger “sharks” to compete against area schools in several sports.

Children feel safe in this beautiful, cloistered environment. An intentionally designed small enrollment creates a sense of community, for students and parents. Every child is known by name. A hands-on administration encourages differentiated learning to make the most of students’ individual strengths. Teachers schedule “extra help hours” for students needing additional support or returning from an extended absence. Most teachers hold advanced degrees. Professional development for faculty is encouraged and supported at all levels.

Fisher Island Day School is a wonderful, safe place for students to begin their educational journey. Thoughtfully designed policies on internet access and cell phone use allow students to develop without distractions. A full-time counselor encourages relationship building and self awareness, critical for children during these formative elementary years.

More can be learned by visiting the school’s website at or contacting Mary Reiling, Director of Admissions,


z 6:1 Student-Teacher Ratio

z Classes Capped at 14 Students

z Exemplary Co-education School for Students Ages 2 to Grade 8.

z 100% Student Placement Rate at South Florida's Premier Secondary Schools

z 25+ Extracurricular Clubs, Team Sports, & Activities

z Highly Regarded STEM Program Based on Next-Gen Standards

z Regular Second-Language Instruction in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish

z Daily Physical Education and Recess

z Related-Arts Program Staffed by Practicing Artists

z Professional Quality Student-Production Shows and Presentations

z Leading-Edge Technology, Including One-Device-Per-Child

z Complimentary, Daily, After-School Study Hall for Grades K - 8

z On-Site Organic Chef providing Daily Lunch and Snacks

z On-Site School Counselor

z Regular Mindfulness Meditations and Yoga

Fully Accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools DEVELOPING THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT.
FISHER ISLAND DAY SCHOOL (305) 531-2350 | 2 Fisher Island Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33109

From age three to graduation, Gulliver Prep students are inspired to do amazing things. At work and play, we surround our students with state-of-the-art spaces to explore, experiment, and uncover their passions.

Our students create apps for the color blind, start their own companies, and learn how to identify their strengths to rocket towards success. No matter what path they choose, learning at Gulliver Prep is unparalleled

Learn more at


The Westminster Difference

Empowering Learners. Inspiring Lives. Preparing Hearts.

Westminster students are bright and inquisitive, engaged with their communities, and growing in their faith. Learn how a Westminster education will inspire your child’s future.

To learn more, visit:

Admission: 305-233-4027 •


CEA provides a dynamic, intimate and nurturing environment that helps students grow into confident human beings with curious minds, healthy bodies, and strong civic, spiritual, and cultural values. Through its demanding academic program, Conservatory of the Arts, athletic division, and mastery program, students are challenged and inspired to grow as passionate thinkers and doers who make an impact on their communities. Each child is seen and respected as an individual, keeping the spirit of love and respect that is the trademark of CEA and The Espinosa Method™.

Inspiring children to be well-rounded, creative, and kind human beings.

Classroom Design on Student Performance

Classroom design has evolved significantly in the last century, mirroring changes in pedagogical philosophies, teaching methods, and societal expectations, particularly knowledge acquisition and workforce readiness. Every era has also witnessed thoughtful research on school environments, technological advancements, and a shared aspiration to create improved and enjoyable learning spaces. Indeed, while classrooms today reflect societal and technological trends, they hold even greater significance as tangible expressions of an educator's theories, philosophies, and values all geared toward enriching the overall learning experience.

In a year-long pilot study on classroom environments conducted by the University of Salford, findings revealed that various elements, such as room orientation, temperature, acoustics, and lighting, had significant potential to either enhance or impede academic progress by as much as 25 percent over a year. According to Professor Peter Barrett from the School of the Built Environment at the university, "The impact identified is in fact greater than we imagined." Given that the architecture of space design, also referred to as built environment, plays a significant role in learning, there is every reason to be excited about its future potential. Here we explore the evolution of

classroom design and look at the influence of inventive and innovative approaches on academic performance.

In the 20th century, the second industrial revolution impacted the economy, technology and society. Laws banning child labor had far-reaching effects on various aspects of life. Consequently, school enrollments soared, leading to a surge in demand for education, resulting in larger class sizes and requiring more structured classroom layouts. Mass education led to a push for standardization, uniform curriculum, and consistent classroom design. Classroom layouts revealed a clear emphasis on a teacher-centered approach to instruction, with rows of fixed desks facing teachers on raised platforms. This structured design reflected the demands of an industrial society, aiming to prioritize efficiency, order, and control to prepare students for the workforce in factories.

The Great Depression's profound impact on education in the United States was fueled by severe financial hardships experienced by families during this decade of economic shock, leading to high unemployment rates and widespread poverty. The challenges during this period emphasized the need for innovative and cost-effective solutions, transforming the education-

The Transformative Power of

al system by promoting more flexible, practical, and adaptable learning spaces. Several design approaches revolved around minimizing energy costs by reducing reliance on artificial lighting during daytime hours. Classrooms were purposefully designed with larger windows to optimize natural daylight, and building designs incorporated access to outdoor spaces, enhancing both learning and recreational experiences. The Great Depression played a pivotal role in shaping functional, efficient, and student-centered learning environments, even with limited resources. The Great Depression's influence on the design of buildings, classrooms, labs, and equipment still shape essential elements of today's learning environments.

By the 1960s, the Open Classroom movement emerged after the milestone Brown decision, where the Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. While the ruling did not transform education (or the country) overnight, it paved the path toward broader under-

standing and recognition that all students should have equal access to quality education, regardless of race, gender, or disability. With a growing focus on fairness and inclusivity in education, teaching approaches shifted away from traditional learning methods. Educators understood how crucial it was to consider individual student needs and saw the value of creating learning environments that support and help everyone thrive. The Open Classroom movement embraced more progressive methods, like collaborative and self-directed learning, providing a tailored experience to promote active learning and engagement. Classroom design also underwent a transformation, transitioning from a rigid rowand-column system to a more adaptable and flexible setup where students could engage as groups in broader learning experiences. Although the Open Class movement faced criticism and encountered challenges, its impact on learning approaches still resonates and continues to influence design today. Continuedofpage14

• Flexible and Adaptable Learning

• Multi-Grade Settings

• Teacher as Facilitator

• Student-Centered Learning

• Active and Collaborative Learning

• Inquiry-Based Learning

• Individualized Learning Plans

• Self-Directed Learning

• Technology Integration

• Integration of Arts and Creativity

Concepts that emerged from the Open Classroom Movement

1. Flexible Seating and Furniture: Movable and adaptable furniture, including modular desks, flexible seating, and portable whiteboards.

2. Technology Integration: Smartboards, interactive displays, computers, and digital devices for active and personalized learning.

3. Collaborative Spaces: Designated areas for group work, discussions, and projects to foster teamwork and problem-solving.

4. Comfort and Ergonomics: Prioritizing comfortable seating, proper lighting, and ergonomic design for student well-being and concentration.

5. Natural Light and Biophilic Design: Maximizing natural light and incorporating nature-inspired elements to enhance mood and creativity.

6. Differentiated Learning Zones: Designing specialized areas for various learning modalities and subjects.

7. Student Display Areas: Allowing space for showcasing student work and achievements.

8. Inclusive Design: Ensuring equitable access for students with diverse needs and abilities through universal design principles.

9. Personalized Learning: Providing resources and tools tailored to individual student interests and strengths.

10. Green and Sustainable Elements: Incorporating energy-efficient lighting and eco-friendly materials for sustainability.

11. Multi-Modal Learning: Facilitating multi-modal learning experiences to cater to different learning styles.

12. Access to Outdoor Learning Spaces: Integrating outdoor learning spaces or access to nature for additional learning opportunities

Following the Open Classroom movement, several trends emerged, seeking a middle ground between student-centered approaches and structured learning methods. Some trends advocated for a return to a more traditional focus, emphasizing core academic subjects and adopting a teacher-centered model. Alternative approaches also surfaced, blending student choice with guided learning to create a more balanced and personalized experience. The following are some frameworks that emerged following the Open Classroom concept:

• Back to Basics Movement

• Standardized Testing and Accountability

• Differentiated Instruction

• Project-Based Learning

• STEM and STEAM Education

• Blended Learning

• EdTech Integration

• Flipped Classroom

• Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

• Inclusive Education

• Personalized Learning

As seen throughout history, it is essential that modern classroom designs evolve as student needs continue to change. Innovative design elements must support diverse and flexible learning experiences for all students. These elements are critical in creating and sustaining engaging environments that inspire creativity, foster critical thinking, and prepare students to thrive in an ever-changing world. This need was most evident during COVID-19 in 2020. The interruption to education caused by the pandemic significantly influenced classroom design and learning. Sudden closures of schools prompted an urgent reimagining of classroom design, prompting a rapid shift towards technology integration, flexible spaces, and hybrid learning models to adapt to changing circumstances. Social distancing measures were adopted, leading to rearranged classrooms with spaced-out desks and modified seating arrangements. Staggered schedules were implemented to allow for smaller class sizes, while outdoor spaces provided safer learning environments. Additionally, classrooms integrated more technology to support hybrid and remote learning models through virtual instruction and interactive learning experiences. Many of these changes have become permanent fixtures as schools adapt to evolving circumstances and explore innovative ways to deliver quality education in the face of future challenges.

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Models and approaches that guide the thoughtful creation of effective and engaging physical spaces.
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
- Steve Jobs

An intentionally designed classroom has the power to nurture a positive learning environment. A well-designed learning space can create a conducive environment that enhances engagement, focus, and collaboration among students, which in turn has a profound impact on students' motivation, cognitive development, and academic performance and achievement. For example, natural lighting has been shown to positively affect mood and attention, leading to increased productivity. Integrating technology, such as interactive whiteboards or multimedia equipment, can facilitate dynamic and interactive lessons, fostering active participation and understanding. Flexible seating arrangements offer students the freedom to choose a comfortable learning space that suits their individual preferences and needs. This contributes to a sense of ownership and comfort. Incorporating nature-inspired elements, such as plants or nature-themed artwork, can calm students, reducing stress and promoting overall well-being. Ultimately, built education plays a crucial role in influencing student performance and learning outcomes.

Built education (built environment) empowers students to become active learners, collaborators, and critical thinkers. Today, traditional classrooms with rows of desks have gradually given way to spaces that consider multiple factors to optimize the learning experience, such as natural lighting, flexible furniture, aesthetics, and technology. It is important to note that current design practices continue to mirror pedagogical evolution driven by research, the demands of society, and advancements in technology. We must also remember that new technologies may address certain challenges but could also give rise to new ones. To create effective learning environments, there must be a thoughtful and transparent community with a feedback protocol that works. By implementing rigorous standards in classroom design, centered around effectiveness and efficiency, and the honest evaluation of the built environment after use, we can establish a design process that prioritizes reflection and feedback, and encourages intentional approaches to enhance academic performance and success. 


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Miami-Dade early childhood education

Academir Preschool Learning Center

Daycare/Preschool | Grades K - 1


All Nations Academy

Early Childhood/Daycare | Grades K-1


Arrowhead Nursery & Kindergarten

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K


Bamby’s Day Care Center

Daycare/Preschool | Grade K


Banyan Day School

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K


Bayles Early Child Center

Daycare/Preschool (Jewish) | NS-PK


Bet Shira Early Childhood Center

Daycare/Preschool (Jewish) | Grades PK-K


Bethany Christian Academy

Daycare/Preschool (Christian) | Grades K-1


Building Future Minds

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK - K


CCLC at South Dade

Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS-PK


Children’s Creative Learning Center at FIU v

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K


Children’s Hour Day School

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K


Concordia Lutheran School

Daycare/Preschool (Lutheran) | Grades NS-PK


Countryside Early Learning Center

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K 305-246-5315

The Creative Learning Center v Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS-K 305-274-4006

Cutler Ridge United Methodist Daycare/Preschool (Methodist) 305-235-6654

Discovery Years

Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS – PK 305-266-9263

Early Years Academy

Daycare/Preschool | Grades K-1 305-824-3500

Emmanuel Kindergarten & Day Care Daycare/Preschool (Baptist) 305-623-6972

Granada Day School

Daycare/Preschool (Presbyterian) | Grades PK-K 305-444-2028

It’s A Small World Learning Center III Preschool | Grades K 305-888-0828

Jay’s Learning Center Daycare/Preschool | Grades K-1 305-754-1474

Jiny’s Learning Center Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K 305-819-3004

The Joy of Learning Daycare/Preschool | Grades K 305-597-5665

Key Biscayne Presbyterian School

Daycare/Preschool (Presbyterian ) | Grades NS-1 305-361-2058

Kid Station

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K 305-223-6161

Kid’s Daycare and Kindergarten

Daycare/Preschool | Grades K-1 305-825-8666

Kid’s Love Daycare and Preschool

Daycare/Preschool | Grades K-2 305-824-1612

Kiddie College of South Miami Corp Preschool (Roman Catholic) | Grades PK-K 305-552-6047

Kiddie Corner Academy

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K 305-362-8222

Kiddie Ranch Nursery and Kindergarten

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K 305-635-4994

KinderCare Learning Centers

Multiple Locations | Grades NS-K


Kinder House Learning Center

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-1


KLA Schools

Reggio Emilia Inspired Private School

KLA Schools of Aventura

12 Months to 5 years

20301 Biscayne Blvd.

Aventura FL 33180


KLA Schools of Coral Gables

3 months to 5 years

4573 Ponce De Leon Blvd.

Coral Gables FL 33146


KLA Schools of Doral

12 months to 5 years

10400 NW 33rd St #100

Miami FL 33172

Offers VPK

KLA Schools of N. Bay Village

3 months to 5 years

7800 Hispanola Avenue

North Bay Village FL 33141


KLA Schools of N. Miami Beach

3 months to 5 Years

13702 Biscayne Blvd

North Miami Beach FL 33181


Offers VPK

KLA Schools of Palmetto Bay

3 months to 5 years

14875 S. Dixie Highway, Unit B

Miami FL 33176


KLA Schools of West Kendall

3 months to 5 years

8950 SW 137th Avenue

Miami FL 33186


Offers VPK & SR

L'Atelier School

Toddlers - Kindergarten (Ages 1-6)


La Petite Academy

Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS-K


La Piazza Academy V

Progressive School

Preschool - 5th Grade

Reggio Emilia Inspired

3100 South Dixie Highway

Coconut Grove, FL 33133


La Prima Casa Montessori School

Montessori 6 Months - 9 Years Old


Lago Mar Preschool

Preschool | Grades K-3


Little Wonders Learning Academy and Preschool

Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS-PK


Miami Baptist Preschool

Daycare/Preschool (Baptist) | Grades PK-K


MCM Early Childhood Institute v

Reggio Emilia Preschool | 12 Months – 5 Years

305-373-KIDS (5437)

Miami Shores Baptist Academy

Daycare/Preschool (Baptist) | NS-PK


My First Place School

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K


New Horizons Private School

Daycare/Preschool | Grades K


Olympia Heights United Methodist

Daycare/Preschool (Methodist) | Grades K


Paradise Christian School

Daycare/Preschool (Christian) | Grades PK-8


Parkway Baptist Church Wee Care

Daycare/Preschool (Baptist) | Grades PK-K


Pinecrest Presbyterian Day School

Daycare/Preschool (Presbyterian) | Grades NS-K


Princeton Preschool and Child Care Center

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K


River of Hope Day School

Daycare/Preschool (Christian) | Grades K


Riverside Baptist Child Development Center

Daycare/Preschool (Baptist) | K


St. Faith Episcopal Church

Daycare/Preschool (Episcopal) | Grades PK-K


Sunshine Childcare Preschool Center

Daycare/Preschool | Grades K


The Tauber Academy

Daycare/Preschool (Jewish) | PK-K 305-931-0010

Thumbelina Learning Center

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K


Universal Academy Private School v Daycare/Preschool | Grade NS-PK 305-626-0010

Wayside Baptist Preschool

Daycare/Preschool (Christian) | NS-PK 305-595-0570

nonsectarian / traditional

Academy for Young Learners

Grades PK - 4


Allison Academy v Grades 6-12


American High School Academy

Grades 9-12


Arlington Academy of Miami v Grades K -12


Aventura Learning Center

Grades K - 2


Beacon Hill Preparatory School

Grades NS-8


Biltmore School v Grades PK-8


Brito Miami Private School

Grades PK-12


Centner Academy

Grades PK-K (Grades 1-12 Coming Soon)


Christ-Mar School

Grades K-8


Conchita Espinosa Academy

Independent Private School

Grades PreK3-8

12975 SW 6th Street

Miami, FL 33184


The Cushman School

College Preparatory

Grades PK3 - 12

592 NE 60th Street

Miami, FL. 33137


Edison Private School

Grades 1-10


Fairglade School

Grades PK-5


Fisher Island Day School

Small Class Sizes

PK2 - Grade 8

Two Fisher Island Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33109


The French American School of Miami

PK3 - Grade 5 786-268-1914

GulliverPrep v

Grades PK - 12

Marian C. Krutulis PK-8 Campus

12595 Red Road

Coral Gables, Florida 33156


Upper School Campus 6575 North Kendall Drive

Pinecrest, Florida 33156


Upper School Miller Campus

8000 SW 56 Street

Miami, Florida 33155


Hope and Light Academy

Grades K - 8


Highpoint Academy v

Bilingual Education

Grades PK2-8

Main Campus

12101 SW 34th Street

Miami, FL 33175


Coral Way Campus

9850 SW 24th Street

Miami, FL 33165


Jose Marti Schools

Grades PK-8


Just Kids Centers

Grades PK-5


Keystone National High School

Grades 9 - 12

(305) 688-5599

KLA Academy

Private School

Infant to 5th Grade

375 SW 15th Road

Miami, FL 33129

305-377-0391 Admissions

Killian Oaks Academy

Grades Pre-K-12

(305) 274-2221

Loyola Elementary & Arts Preschool

Preschool and Elementary

(305) 471-4417

Masters Preparatory

Grades K - 9


Miami Country Day School v

Independent School

Grades Pk-12

601 NE 107th Street

Miami, FL 33161


Pinewood Acres School

Grades PK-6


Ransom Everglades School

College Preparatory Day School

Grades 6-12

Middle School

2045 South Bayshore Drive

Coconut Grove, FL 33133


Upper School

3575 Main Highway

Coconut Grove, FL 33133 305-460-8800

Riviera Schools

Riviera Day School

Grades PK-5

6800 Nervia Street

Coral Gables, FL 33146


Riviera Preparatory School

Grades 6-12 9775 SW 87th Avenue

Miami, FL 33176


Roblanca Academy

Grades K-9


Shelton Academy v

Grades K-8


South Florida School of Excellence v

Grades PK-12


Sunflowers Academy

Grades PK-8


Sunset Preparatory School

Grades K-9


Three Flags Academy

Grades PK-2


UCP Diamond Minds

Grades PK-8


Valor Academy

Grades PK-12


Vann Academy

Grades K-6


Village Pines School

Grades PK-5


Wonderful Paradise Learning Center

All-girls | Grades 3


religious affiliations

All Angels Academy v Episcopal | Grades PK-8


Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School

Roman Catholic | Grades 9-12


Asbury Christian School

Methodist | Grades K-6


Belen Jesuit Preparatory

Catholic College Preparatory Boys Grades 6-12

500 SW 127th Avenue

Miami, FL 33184


Betesda Christian School

Assembly of God | Grades K-12


Beth Jacob High School v Jewish (All-girls) | Grades 6-12


Bethel SDA Elementary School

Seventh Day Adventist | Grades K-6


Bible Baptist Christian Academy

Baptist | Grades K-4


Blessed Trinity School v Catholic School | PK2 - Grade 8


Calusa Preparatory School

Christian | Grades PK-12


Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Roman Catholic (All-girls)

Grades PK 3 - 12th

3747 Main Highway

Coconut Grove, FL 33133


Champagnat Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades K-12


Christ Fellowship Academy Baptist | Grades PK-6


Roman Catholic (All-boys) Grades 9-12

3000 SW 87th Ave. Miami, FL 33165

305-223-5650 x2256

Clara Mohammed School Islamic | Grades K-3


Colonial Christian School Baptist | Grades PK-12


Congregation Beth Medrash Levi Jewish (All-boys) | Grades 7-12


Coral Park Christian Academy v Christian | Grades NS-8


Cutler Ridge Christian Academy Christian-based Education | Grades PK4 - 8 305-251-1534

Dade Christian School Baptist | Grades PK-12


Delta’s Christian School Of Excellence Christian | Grades K-9


Divine Savior Academy v Christian | Grades Pre-K3-12


Dr. John A. Mckinney Christian Academy Baptist | Grades K-6 786-318-3818

Emmanuel Christian School Baptist | Grades 1-6

305-625- 0383

Epiphany Catholic School v Catholic | Grades PK-8


Faith Lutheran School Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades PK-8


First Assembly Christian Assembly of God | Grades PK-12 305-248-2273

First Baptist School Baptist | Grades PK-12 305-888-9776

First United Methodist Christian School v Methodist | Grades NS-8 305-248-7992

Florida Christian School College Prep | Grades PK3 - 12 305-226-8152

Gateway Christian School Baptist | Grades NS-6 305-271-1213

Gladeview Christian School Baptist | Grades NS-8 305-551-6143

Good Shepherd Catholic School v Roman Catholic | Grades VPK-8 305-385-7002

The Gordon School v Jewish School | 12 months - 5th grade 305-854-3282 Ext. 242

Grace Academy International Christian | Grades K-12 305-681-2500

Grace Baptist Academy Baptist | Grades PK-12 305-238-7332

Grace Christian Preparatory Baptist | Grades PK-12 305-259-1929

Grace Lutheran Learning Center Lutheran (LCA) | Grades PK-8 305-888-3220

Greater Miami Academy

Seventh Day Adventist | Grades PK-12 305-220-5955

The Growing Place School

Christian Education Toddlers - 2nd Grade (Growing to 5th)

536 Coral Way Coral Gables, Fl 33134 305-446-0846

Hebrew Academy (RASG)v Jewish Day School | Infant - Grade 12


Holy Cross Lutheran School

Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades PK-8 904- 919-6071

Holy Family Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


Homestead Assembly Christian Academy

Christian | Grades 2-12


Horeb Christian School

Baptist | Grades PK-12 305-557-6811

Immaculata-La Salle High School

Catholic High School

Grades 9-12

3601 South Miami Ave Miami, FL 33133


Immaculate Conception School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


Jacobson Sinai Academy v Jewish | Grades PK-8

305-932-9011 Ext. 231

Kendall Christian School

Preschool - Elementary PK2 to 5th Grade

8485 SW 112 Street

Miami, FL 33156


Key Point Christian Academy v Christian Preschool - Middle 305-755-9258

Keystone National High School

Church of God | Grades 9-12 866-257-6011

Kids Learning Center of South Dade

Christian | Grades PK-4 786-573-3017

King’s Christian School

Christian | Grades PK-8


Kingdom Academy

Christian Private School | Infants - 8th Grade 305-385-3761

La Progresiva Presbyterian School

Presbyterian | Grades PK-12


Landow Yeshiva/Lubavitch Educational Center

Jewish | Grades 1-11


Lehrman Community Day School

Jewish | 18 months - 5th Grade


Mechina of South Florida

Jewish (All-boys) | Grades 7-12


Miami Christian School

Christian Grades PK-12

200 NW 109 Avenue

Miami, FL 33172


Miami Lakes Christian Academy

Baptist | Grades PK-12


Miami Shores Community Church School

United Church of Christ | Grades PK-5


Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School

Presbyterian | Grades NS-5


Miami Springs Adventist School

Seventh Day Adventist | Grades K-8


Monsignor Edward Pace High School v

Roman Catholic | Grades 9-12

305-623-PACE (7223)

Mother Of Christ Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


Mother of Our Redeemer Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


New Jerusalem Christian Academy

Baptist | Grades PK-6


New Testament Church Of Transfiguration

Pentacostal | Grades 1-12


North Hialeah Christian School

Baptist | Grades PK-6 305-557-2821

Northwest Christian Academy Christian | Grades NS-12 305-685-8734

Our Lady Of Charity Private School v Roman Catholic | Grades NS-12 305-556-5494

Our Lady of the Lakes

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 305-362-5315

Our Lady Of Lourdes Academy

Roman Catholic (All-girls) | Grades 9-12 305-667-1623

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 305-386-8446

Our Lady of The Rosary Schoo l v Roman Catholic | Grades NS-6 305-271-8389

Palmer Trinity School

Episcopal Grades 6-12

7900 SW 176 Street Miami, FL 33157 305-251-2230

Perrine SDA Elementary School v Seventh Day Adventist | Grades PK-8 786-429-3942

Princeton Christian School

Church of the Nazarene | Grades PK-12 305-257-3644

Rambam Day School Temple Beth Am V Jewish Day School | 15 months - 5th Grade 305-665-6228

Redland Christian Academy v Church of Christ | Grades PK-12 305-247-7399

St. Agatha Parochial School v Catholic | Grades PK2-8


St. Agnes Academy

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 305-361-3245

St. Brendan High Schoolv Catholic High School

Grades 9-12

2950 SW 87th Avenue

Miami, FL 33165


St. Brendan Elementary School V Catholic School | Grades Pre-K2-8


St. Hugh Catholic School

Catholic | Preschool - 8th Grade


St. James Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. John Neumann Catholic School v

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. John The apostle School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. John’s Episcopal School

Episcopal | Grades PK-8


St. Joseph’s School

Roman Catholic | Grades K-9


St. Kevin Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. Lawrence Elementary School

Roman Catholic | Grades K-8


St. Louis Covenant School

Roman Catholic | Grades K-9


St. Mary Cathedral School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. Michael The Archangel Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. Patrick Elementary School

Roman Catholic | Grades K-8


St. Paul Lutheran School

Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades K-9


St. Philip's Episcopal School

Independent Episcopal School

PreK3 through 5th Grade

1121 Andalusia Avenue

Coral Gables, FL. 33134


St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

Episcopal | PreK 3 - Grade 5


St. Theresa Catholic School v

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. Timothy Parish School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


Saint Thomas Episcopal Parish School PK-5 Episcopal School. 305-665-4851

Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic School v

Catholic Pre-K 2 - 8th Grade 305-661-8591

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


Scheck Hillel Community School v

Jewish College Preparatory School

18 Months-Grade 12

19000 NE 25th Avenue

North Miami Beach, FL 33180


Sierra Norwood Calvary Child Center

Baptist | Grades K-3


Sunset Christian Academy

Assembly of God | Grades PK-8


The Thinking Child Academy

Christian | Grades K-8


Toras Emes Academy Klurman Elementary School

Jewish | Grades PK-5


Trinity Christian Academy

Christian | Grades PK-12


West Dade Academy

Christian | Grades 1-12 305-553-1000

Westminster Christian Schoolv

Christian Grades PK3 - 12

6855 SW 152 Street

Palmetto Bay, FL 33157


Westwood Christian School

Baptist | Grades PK2-12


Worshiper’s House Of Prayer Academy

Christian | Grades K-8


Yeshiva Elementary School

Jewish (Special Emphasis) | Grades K-7 305-867-3322

Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes

Jewish (All Girls, All Boys) | JPK - 12th Grade 305-947-9477

special emphasis / alt method

Alexander Montessori Schoolv

Montessori Method

Palmetto Bay Campus

Preschool 18 mos.-6 y/o 17800 Old Cutler Road Miami FL 33157


Old Cutler Road Campus

Preschool/Toddler Ages 2-6 y/o

14400 Old Cutler Road Miami FL 33158


Ludlam Road Campus

Elementary Ages 6-12, Grades 1-5

14850 Sw 67th Avenue Miami FL 33158


Red Road Campus

Preschool Ages 3-6 y/o 6050 Sw 57th Avenue Miami FL 33143


American Academy of Pinecrest Home Study Program | Grades 10-12


American Worldwide Academy

Flexible Schedule (Christian) | Grades 9-12


Apple Seed Montessori

Montessori Method | Grades PK-K


Atala Montessori School for Creative Expression Montessori Method | Grades PK – 8 786-738-1210

Casa Dei Bambini

Montessori Method | Grades PK-4 305-534-8911

Cattiora Montessori School Montessori Method | Grades PK-6 305-274-6509

The Children’s House Montessori School Montessori Method | Grades PK-6 305-665-4686

Coconut Grove Montessori School v Montessori Method | Grades PK-5 305-444-4484

The French American School of Miami Language Immersion Program | Grades PK-5 786-268-1914

Fusion Academy Miami v 1:1 Teaching | Grades 6-12 305-831-0041

Gables Montessori School Montessori Method | Grades K-1 305-567-1900

The Glory of God Christian School v Accelerated Christian Education | Grades K-12 305-884-4000

Golden Mittens Montessori Montessori Method | Grades PK-5 305-817-8888

Hollywood Education Literacy Project v Study Technology Method | K-12 305-752-4003

IMACS Learning Center Home Study Program | Grades 5-8 305-933-8992

International Bilingual Montessori School Montessori | Grades NS-K 305-661-6434

Kid’s Haven Academy

Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grades K 305-621-0990

Kids for Kids Academy

Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grades NS-K


Kingswood Montessori Academy

Montessori | Grades PK-6


Le Petite Papillon

Montessori | Grades PK-5

305-867- 4244

Lively Stones for Jesus

Special Emphasis(Christian) | Grades 1-4


MCA Academy

Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grades 2-12


McGlannan School V

Language-based Learning Difficulties | Gr 1-8


Metropolitan International School

World Based Curriculum | PK2-8


Miami Nature Playschool

Forest Kindergarten | Ages 3 - 8 years old

Text: 786-499-2939

Miami Shores Montessori School

Montessori | Grades PK-3


Miami Springs Montessori School

Montessori | Grades PK-K


Montessori Academy at St. John’s Montessori | Grades NS-3


Montessori Achievement Center

Montessori | Grades 1-8


Montessori Children’s Academy

Montessori | Grades PK-2


Montessori Children’s House

Montessori | Grades NS-K


Montessori Children’s House of Miami Lakes All-girls Montessori (Christian) | Grades K-7 305-823-2522

Montessori Learning Center

Montessori | Grades PK-1 305-388-9016

Montessori School of North Miami Montessori | Grades PK-6 321-639-2266

Mrs. Payan’s School

Montessori | Grades PK-K 305-661-2780

Palmetto Bay Academy v Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grade 6-12 786-293-5353

Peterson Montessori Academy Montessori | PK-K 305-463-9085

The Roig Academy v Preschool Ages 2-4 | Grades K-8 305-235-1313

St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea Montessori School Montessori (Episcopal) | Grades PK-5 (305)361-5080

Stone Coast Academy

Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grade 12 305-515-2826

Sunrise School Of Miami

Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grades PK-8 305-297-6562

Sunset Montessori School

Montessori | Grades NS-PK 305-666-2008

Temple Beth Shmuel Montessori All-girls Montessori (Jewish) | Grades PK-K 305-604-9101

Temple Menorah Jewish Montessori Montessori (Jewish) | Grades NS-PK 305-866-2156

Village Montessori at Killian Montessori | Grades K 305-239375

Village Montessori Day School Montessori | Grades PK-1 305-898-9199

Von-wedel Montessori School Montessori | Grades PK-3 305-893-9876

We Love Kids

Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grade K 305-885-2490

Winhold Montessori Schools Montessori | Grades NS-K 305-253-3225

Xceed Preparatory Academy v Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grade 6-12 305-901-2115

special education

A.K.T.I.V. Learning Academy

Special Education | Grades K - 6 786-293-7000

Atlantis Academy

Special Education | Grades K-12 305-271-9771

Beyond Expectations Academy

Special Education | Grades 2-12 305-378-5775

Carpe Diem Academia

Special Education | Grades K-12 305-971-1230

The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism

Special Education | Grades 7-12 305-271-8790

Children’s Resource Fund Special Education | Grades K-1 305-596-6966

Cyrstal Academy Autism/Developmental Delays Ages 5 - Adolocent 305-567-5881

Debbie School

Special Education | Grades PK-2 305-243-3226

Easter Seals Demonstration School & Child Development Center

Special Education | Grades PK-12 305-547-4715

EDC Academy Of Excellence

Special Education | Grades 1-12 305-758-9910

Educational Alternatives

Special Education | Grade PK 305-221-5035

Faith Fellowship School

Special Education | Grades 3-9


Gospel Tabernacle Christian Academy

Special Education (Pentacostal) | Grades 2-10


I Smile For Children

Special Educationl | Grades K-4


Kesher L.D.

Special Education (Jewish) | Grades 3-12


Killian Oaks Academy

Special Education | Grades PK


Marian Center School and Services

Special Education (Roman Catholic) | Gr 1-12


Miami Learning Experience School

Special Education K-12 & Adult Continuing Education Program

5651 SW 82nd Ave Rd

Miami, FL 33143


Neytz Hachochma

Special Education (Jewish) | Grades Pk


Our Pride Academy

Special Education | K-12


Schoolhouse Academy

Special Education | Grades 10-12


South Florida Child Development Center

Special Education | Grades 2-9

305- 882-8119

United Cerebral Palsy Transitional Learning.

Special Education | Grades 8-12


Vanguard School Of Coconut Grove Florida

Special Education | Grades 1-8


The Victory Center

Special Education | Grades NS


Broward early childhood education

Adventure Bay Early Learning Center

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K


Andover Academy

Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS-PK 954-577-9701

Cambridge School

Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS-PK 954-430-3388

Care & Share Christian Academy

Daycare/Preschool (Christian) | Grades NS-1 954-630-3333

Creative Child Learning Center

Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS-PK 954-389-8245

Developmental Preschool Kindergarten v

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K 954-472-4673

Discovery Preschool Center

Daycare/Preschool | Grades K 954-481-9500

First Steps Just for Kids

Daycare/Preschool | Grades K 954-564-5437

Foundations Christian Academy

Daycare/Preschool (Church of Christ) | Grades PK 954-667-0852

The Goddard School

Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS-k 954-443-2480

Hallandale House of Learning v Montessori Preschool | Ages 18 mos - 5 years old 954-454-5494

Happyland Day School

Daycare/Preschool (Presbyterian) | Grades PK-K 954-463-6051

Harvard Academy

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K 954-748-0006

Hollywood Hills Private School

Daycare/Preschool (All-girls) | Grades PK-K 954-983-1866

Kids of Promise Preschool

Daycare/Preschool (Assembly of God) | Grades K 954-989-7998

KinderCare Learning Centers

Multiple Locations | Grades NS-K 888-525-2780

KLA Schools

Reggio Emilia Preschool

KLA Schools of Pembroke Pines

8 weeks to Kindergarten

18055 NW 8th St.

Pembroke Pines FL 33029


Offers VPK

KLA Schools of Fort Lauderdale

3 months to 5 Years

2857 E Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 33306 954-530-1960

KLA Schools of Coconut Creek

3 months to 5 Years 6310 N State Road 7 Coconut Creek FL 33073 954-571-8019

Offers VPK

Larson Academy

Daycare/Preschool | Grades K-1 954-561-2555

The Learning Center for Children

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K 954-384-4884

Little Me Preschool

Daycare/Preschool | Grades K-1 954-433-5269

New Mirawood School

Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS-PK 954-983-4321

Plantation Methodist Preschool

Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-k 954-792-1710

Precious Promise Academy Preschool

Daycare/Preschool (Assembly of God) | Grades K-1 954-731-1616

Showers of Blessing Christian Daycare/Preschool (Pentecostal) | Grades PK-K 954-730-8775

Southwest Ranches Christian Academy Daycare/ Preschool (Assembly of God) | Grades PK-K 954-434-5252


Montessori School v

Montessori Philosophy

Toddler - Middle School

5451 SW 64th Avenue

Davie, Florida 33314


Temple Sinai Early Childhood Learning Center

Infants (6 weeks) - 5 years old


Windsor Park Preschool

Daycare/Preschool (Christian) | Grades NS-2


Winfield Christian Academy

Daycare/Preschool (Christian) | Grades NS-2


nonsectarian / traditional

Academic School 4 Arts

Fine Arts Conservatory School | Grades K - 12


American Heritage School v

Grades PK-12


American Preparatory Academy v

Grades K-12


Beacon Hill School

Grades PK-8


Candil Jacaranda School

Grades PK-5


Emerald Hills School

Grades K-6


Fort Lauderdale Prep School v

Grades PK-12


North Broward

School v

Pine Crest School

Independent College Preparatory Grades PK4 - 12

1501 NE 62nd Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334


Precious Kidz Too Grades PK-5


Premier Academy School

Grades 6-12


The Randazzo School

Grades NS-12


The Sagemont School PK-12


School Of Excellence

Grades K-12


Tanglewood Academy

Grades PK-1


West Hollywood Private School

Grades 5-12


Westlake Preparatory School v Grades K-12


religious affiliations

Abundant Life Christian Academy v Christian | Grades PK-8


Advent’s Early Childhood School

Lutheran | Grades NS-PK


Nord Anglia Education School

Early Childhood PK3 - Grade 12

7600 Lyons Road

Coconut Creek, FL 33073


NSU University School v

Junior Kindergarten - Grade 12


Annunciation School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School

Roman Catholic | Grades 9-12


Beth Emet School

Elementary - Middle Kindergarten - 8th Grade

4807 South Flamingo Road

Cooper City, FL 33330


Bethany Christian School

Presbyterian | Grades NS-8


Brauser Maimonides Academy v Jewish | Grades NS-8


Broward Junior Academy

Seventh Day Adventist | Grades K-8 954-316-8301

Calvary Christian Academy v Christian | Grades PK-12 954-905-5100

Cardinal Gibbons High School

Roman Catholic | Grades 9-12 954-491-2900


Catholic (Marianist) | Grades 9-12


Christ Church School

Methodist | PK-5


Cooper City Christian Academy

Pentecostal | Grades PK-12


Coral Springs Christian Academy


Advent School Boca v Lutheran | Grades K-8


Alazhar School Islamic | PK-8


All Saints Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades K-9


Presbyterian | Grades PK-12


Covenant Teaching Fellowship

Christian | Grades 2-6


Excelsior Artz Preparatory School

Christian | Grades PK-7


Faith Baptist Academy

Baptist | Grades PK-12


Faith Lutheran School

Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades PK-8


Five Star Academy

Christian | Grades 1-2


Fort Lauderdale Christian School

Christian | Grades PK-4


Gateway Christian Academy

Assembly of God | Grades PK-5


Glades Christian Academy

Baptist | Grades K-8


Gloria Dei Lutheran Academy

Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades PK-8


Hebrew Academy Community School

Jewish | Grades PK-8


High Expectations Education Center

Christian | Grades K


Highlands Christian Academy v

Baptist | Grades PK-12


Hochberg Lower School v

Posnack East Campus

A Jewish Day School

Grades K - 5

412 SW 11th Street

Hallandale Beach, FL 33009


Hollywood Christian School

Baptist | Grades PK-12


Holy Temple Christian Academy

Christian | Grades PK-8


Lighthouse Christian School

Presbyterian | Grades K-8


Little Flower Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


Mary Help Of Christians Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades K-8


The Masters Academy Baptist | Grades PK-8 954-434-2960

Mount Bethel Christian Academy v Christian | Grades PK-8 954-462-0255

Mt. Olivet SDA School

Seventh Day Adventist | Grades PK-9 954-792-6010

Nativity Elementary School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-987-3300

New Hope SDA School

Seventh Day Adventist | Grades K-8 954-587-3842

New Life Christian Academy Pentecostal | Grades 8-12 954-625-0251

Nur Ul-Islam Academy Islamic | Grades PK-12 954-434-3288

Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs School

Roman Catholic | Grades K-9 954-583-8112

Our Savior Lutheran School Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades NS-8 954-370-2161

Parkridge Christian Academy v Baptist | Grades NS-8 954-346-0236

Parkway Christian Schoolv Christ, Character, Community Grades Pre-K2 - 8

1200 S. Flamingo Road Davie, FL 33325 954-424-6425

Phyl’s Academy Preparatory School Christian | Grades PK-8 954-731-7524

Point Of Grace Christian Academy Baptist | Grades K-12 954-649-0145

Potential Christian Academy Christian | Grades PK-8


Pride and Joy Learning Center Christian | Grades NS-1 954-561-0175

Posnack School v Jewish Day School Grades JrK-12

5810 S. Pine Island Road

Davie, FL 33328


Redeemer Christian Academy

Pentecostal | Grades 4-7 954-854-9983

Redeeming Word Christian Academy Christian | Grades K-5 954-485-1435

Rohr Bais Chaya Academy

Jewish (All-girls) | Grades 9-12 954-788-8781

St. Andrew Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-753-1280

St. Ambrose Elementary School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-427-2226

St. Anthony School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-467-7747

St. Bartholomew Catholic School Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-431-5253

St. Bernadette Catholic School v Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-432-7022

St. Bonaventure Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-476-5200

St. Coleman Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-942-3500

St. David Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-472-7086

St. Gregory The Great School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-473-8169

St. Helen Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8 954-739-7094

St. Jerome Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades K-9


Saint Mark Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


Saint Mark's Episcopal School v Episcopal | Toddler - 8th Grade


St. Stephen School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. Thomas Aquinas

High School

Catholic College Prep High School

Grades 9-12

2801 SW 12 Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


Salah Tawfik Elementary & Middle School

Islamic | Grades PK-8


Sawgrass Adventist School v Seventh Day Adventist | Grades K-8


Sha’arei Bina Torah Academy for Girls Jewish (All-girls) | Grades 6-12


Shepherd Of The Coast Christian School Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades PK-8


Sheridan Hills Christian School v

Classical Christian | Grade Pre-K -12th


Soaring Eagles Academy Christian | Grades 1-12


South Florida Christian Academy

Pentecostal | Grades 2-12


Sunrise Christian School Of Academic Studies

Pentacostal | Grades K-6


Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El Day School Jewish | Grades K-5


Temple Beth Am Jewish | NS-PK


Trinitas Academy Baptist | Grades K-12


Trinity Christian School Methodist | Grades PK-5 954-941-8033

Trinity Lutheran School

Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades K-8 954-463-7471

Westminster Academy v Christian College Preparatory

Grades Pre-K 2 - 12

5601 North Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-771-4600

Weston Christian Academy

Classical Christian | Pre-K3 - 8th Grade 954-349-9224

special emphasis / alt method

Academy High School

Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grades 9-12 954-752-5038

AEF Preparatory Schools v Alternative Education | Grades K-12 954-581-8222

Anew-Generation Christian Leadership Academy

Special Emphasis (Christian) | Grades 6-12


Apple Tree Montessori School

Montessori | Grades PK-8 954-252-9250

Aventura Montessori School

Montessori | Grades K 954-456-5609

BB International School

Language/Cultural Immersion | Grades NS-5 954-946-2229

The Blake School

Montessori | Grades PK-8


Christi / STEPSS Academy v Special Program (Christian) | Grades K-12


Conservatory Prep Senior High School v Special Program/Alternative | Grades 6-12


Coral Springs Montessori

Montessori | Grades NS-K 954-344-0027

Elite Behavioral Health Center

Special Emphasis/Alternative (All-boys) | Grades 4-9


Fidelis Academy

Alternative Christian | Grades PK-8


Green Children’s House Montessori School

Montessori | Grades K


Gulfstream Montessori School

Montessori | Grades PK-6


Lifetime Learning Ahavat Limud

Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grades 4-12


Little Flower Montessori School

Montessori | Grades PK-6 954-565-8205

Lycee Franco-American International School v Language Immersion School | Grades PK-5 954-237-0356

Marblue Montessori Academy

Montessori | Grades PK-6 954-923-7100

Maria’s House Montessori School

Montessori | Grades K-2


Miami Lakes Montessori Christian Center Montessori (Christian) | Grades 6-7 954-443-3975

Montessori Academy

Montessori | Grades PK-8


Montessori Institute of Broward

Montessori | Grades PK-4 954-472-9620

Montessori Ivy League Academy

Montessori | Grades NS-PK


Paideia Classical Academy

Classical Education | Grades PK-12 954-974-1121

Pembroke Park Montessori School

Montessori | Grades PK-K 954-893-0077

Pine Island Montessori

Montessori | Grades PK-5


Rainbow Montessori School

Montessori | Grades PK-K


Score Academy v

Flexible Scheduling/ 1:1 Teaching | Grades K-12


Sunset Sudbury School

Sudbury | Ages 4-18


Tamarac Learning Center

Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grades 2-12


Three Village Montessori Montessori School | Grades PK-3


Woodlands Montessori School

Montessori | Grades PK-3


Xceed Preparatory Academy v

Special Emphasis/Alternative | Grades 6-12


special education

Abi’s Place

Special Education | Grades NS


Access School

Special Education | Grades 3-7


AEF Westham Academy

Special Education | Grades 6-12


Atlantis Academy

Special Education | Grades K-12


Bright Steps Forward

Special Education | Grades K-12


Broward Academy

Special Education | Grades K-12


Casablanca Academy

Special Education | Grades K-12


Center Academy Prep v

Learning Differences College Readiness

Grades 5-12

4700 Riverside Drive, Suite 100

Coral Springs, FL 33067


Divine Academy

Special Education | Grades 5-12


Harvard International Academy

Special Education | Grades 4-12


Paladin Academy College Prep Special Education | Grades K-12


Sharon School of Excellence Special Education (Pentecostal) | Grades K-12


South Florida Jewish Academy

Special Education | Grades K-12


Westlake Academy

Special Education | Grades K-12


Palm Beach

early childhood education

Bluffs School Daycare (Christian) | Grades PK


Cambridge School Daycare Grades NS-K


The Goddard School Daycare/Preschool Grades NS-K 561-333-2020

Imagination Station Early Learning Center Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K 561-642-4262

Jupiter Academy v Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K 561-747-1003

KLA Schools

Reggio Emilia Inspired Private School

KLA Schools of Boynton Beach

3 months to 5 Years 1601 N Congress Ave. Boynton Beach FL 33426


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4945 Via Bari

Lake Worth FL 33463


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Palm Beach Preschool Daycare/Preschool | Grades PK-K


Peter Pan Preschool v Daycare/Preschool | Grades NS-PK


Primary Learning Place

Grades PK-1


Seacrest Christian Preschool

Daycare/Preschool (Presbyterian) | Grades NS-PK


Temple Beth El of Boca Raton Daycare/Preschool (Jewish) | Grades PK-K


nonsectarian / traditional

American Heritage School of Boca/Delray v Grades PK-12


Baldwin Prep School v Grades K-12 561-844-7700

The Batt School v Grades PK-12


The Benjamin School v Independent Day School

Grades PK3-8 11000 Ellison Wilson Road North Palm Beach, FL. 33408 561-472-3451

Grades 9-12 4875 Grandiflora Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 561-472-3451

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Boca Prep International Preschool - 12th Grade 561-8521410

Forest Trail Academy Grades K-12


Glades Day School v Grades PK-12


Grandview Preparatory School

Grades NS-12


The Greene School

Independent Day School

Early Childhood 4 yrs - Grade 10

2001 South Dixie Highway

West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-293-2888

Gulf Stream School

Grades PK-8


The King's Academy

Grades PK-12


Oxbridge Academy College-Prep High School

Grades 9-12

Middle School

Grades 7-8

3151 N. Military Trail

West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-972-9826 visit

Palm Beach Day Academy V

Independent Private School

Lower Campus

Pre-K2 – 3rd Grade

1901 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-8815

Upper Campus

4th Grade – 9th Grade 241 Seaview Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-655-1188

Pine Crest School

Independent College Preparatory

Grades PK4-8

2700 St. Andrews Blvd

Boca Raton, FL 33434


Unity for Kids School Grades K-12 561-578-8270

Unity School Grades Toddler - 8 561-276-4414

Wellington Collegiate Academy

Grades 3-8 561-784-1776

The Wellington Preparatory School Grades PK-5 561-649-7900

religious affiliations

Advent Lutheran School v Lutheran (AELC) | Grades K-8 561-395-3635

All Saints Catholic School v Roman Catholic | Grades Pre-K4 - 8 561-748-8994

Belle Glade Christian Academy Christian | Grades PK-11 561-261-4146

Berean Christian School v Christian | Grades NS-12 561-798-9300

Boca Raton Christian School Christian School | Pre-K3 – 12th Grade 561-391-2727

Cardinal Newman High School v College Preparatory (Catholic) Grades 9-12

512 Spencer Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-683-6266

Daughter Of Zion Junior Academy v Seventh Day Adventist | Grades PK-8 561-243-0715

Divine Savior Academy v Christian | Preschool - Elementary 561-359-3090

Donna Klein Jewish Academy

Jewish | Grades K-12 561-852-3300

Ephesus Junior Academy

Seventh Day Adventist | Grades PK-8 561-841-0033

Garden Of The Sahaba Academy

Islamic | Grades PK-11 561-395-3011

Gold Coast Jr Academy

Seventh Day Adventist | Grades PK-8


Good Shepherd Episcopal School Episcopal | Grades NS-5


Greenacres Christian Academy Christian | Grades PK-12


Haverhill Baptist Day School

Baptist | Grades NS-3


Hillel Day School of Boca Raton Jewish | Grades PK-8


Jupiter Christian School Christian | Grades PK-12


Lake Park Baptist School v Grades Pre-K3-8


Lake Worth Christian School

Calvanist | Grades PK-12


Maranatha Christian Academy v Church of God | Grades PK-8


Methodist Early Childhood Education Daycare/Preschool (Methodist) | Grades PK-K


Meyer Preparatory v College Prep Grades Junior K - 8th

5225 Hood Road

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418


Nativity Lutheran Church & School

Lutheran | Grades K-4


New Horizons Christian Academy v Assembly of God | Grades 4-12


Northern Private School

Christian | Grades PK-2


Our Savior Lutheran School

Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades K-6


RJ Hendley Christian Community School

Baptist | Grades PK-8


Rosarian Academy

Catholic School | Age 1 through Grade 8


Sacred Heart School v

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


Saint Andrew’s School

Episcopal | Grades Pre-K - 12


St Ann Catholic School v

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St Clare School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. David’s Episcopal School

Episcopal | Grades PK-1


St. Joan of Arc School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. John Paul II Academy v

Roman Catholic | Grades 9-12


St. Joseph’s Episcopal School

Episcopal | Grades Pre-K3 -8


St. Jude Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. Juliana Catholic School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. Luke School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


St. Mark's Episcopal SchoolV


Grades PK2-8

3395 Burns Road

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


St. Paul Lutheran School

Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades NS-8


St. Vincent Ferrer School

Roman Catholic | Grades PK-8


The Shepherd’s School

Church of God | Grades PK-12


Spanish River Christian School

Presbyterian Grades PK3-8

2400 Yamato Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431


Suncoast Christian Academy v Church of Christ | Grades K-5


Torah Academy of Boca Raton Jewish | Grades PK-8


Trinity Christian Academy Pentecostal | Grades PK-12 561-967-1900

Trinity Christian School v Methodist | Grades NS-8 561-253-3950

Trinity Lutheran School Lutheran (LCMS) | Grades NS-8 561-276-8458

West Palm Beach Jr Academy Seventh Day Adventist | Grades PK-8 561-689-9575

Yeshiva High School v Jewish | Grades 9-12 561-417-7422

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Academic Private High School v Alternative | Grades 6-12 561-929-7990

Children’s House of Boca Raton Montessori | Grades PK-K 561-391-0074

The Children’s House of Wellington Montessori | Grades PK-K 561-790-3748

Children’s Learning Center Montessori | Grades PK-K 561-988-8288

Claremont Montessori School Montessori | Grades 1-8 561-394-7674

Coastal Middle & Senior High School Grades 9-12


Education Place v Flexible Scheduling | Grades 1-12


Emerging Minds Montessori Academy v Montessori | Grades PK-8


French American International School Language Immersion | Grades K-6


Fusion Academy Boca Raton v 1:1 Teaching | Grades 6-12


The Harid Conservatory

Special Emphasis Dance | Grades 9-12


Jupiter Montessori School

Montessori | Grades PK-K


Le Petit Prince: The French School of Boca Raton Language Immersion | Grades PK-5


The Learning Foundation of Florida v Alternative | Grades 2-12


Montessori Independent Learning Center

Montessori School | Grades PK-1


Royal Palm Montessori Academy

Montessori | Grades PK-K


Score Academy v Flex Schedule/ 1:1 Teaching | Grades K-12


Space of Mind

Social Homeschool | Grades K -12+ College Prep


Sunshine Tree School

Montessori | Grades K-8


Turtle River Montessori School v Montessori | Grades NS-12


The Weiss School

Accelerated/Gifted Program | Grades PK-8


West Glades Montessori School

Montessori | Grades K-2


special education

Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches

Special Education | Grades K-8


Coates Learning Center

Special Education | Grades 6-12


The Elles School

Special Education | Grades 2-12


Kentwood Preparatory School

Special Education | Grades 1-12


The Open Doorway

Special Education | Grades K-12


The Seal Academy

Special Education | Grades 9-12




and gaming concepts in Education

) What is Esports?

analysts, and other support staff. Like any other sport, a season is structured to include a pre-season, a regular season, playoffs, grand finals events, and an off-season. Unlike traditional sports, some leagues may have multiple seasons a year that can vary by game with some seasons divided into different stages or splits. Both competitions often have an audience watching online or attending live events.

Esports covers a wide range of video games across different genres, including first-person shooters (FPS), multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs), real-time strategy (RTS), fighting games, sports and racing simulations, battle royales, card games, and more.

) Benefits of Competitive Gaming

In spite of their differences, esports and traditional sports share similar elements like competition, teamwork, strategy, communication, and the passion they inspire in players and fans. Esports are constantly evolving, creating new genres and innovative game hybrids. The opportunities continue to expand as the industry grows, with many players and organizations actively working to address concerns and promote a healthier environment.

Esports offers a range of benefits for students, making it an inclusive and engaging activity. Firstly, it fosters inclusion by expanding the pool of participants to include disabled students, providing them with the opportunity to be part of an organized sport. In an NFHS article, the coach of the Rocky Mountain High School esports team in Colorado stated, “What I’ve learned along the way is that esports is an opportunity for everyone, and we’ve had a lot of different kinds of students: kids that come from different countries, kids that have disabilities, that can all participate and compete at a high level.”

Secondly, esports promotes collaboration among students. A Pew Research Report highlights that video games play a vital role in teen friendships, creating social interactions and a sense of belonging. Through esports, students learn to coordinate strategies, communicate effectively, and develop trust and respect, essential aspects of successful collaboration.

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in Collegiate and High School Esports

League of Legends is a team-based strategy (MOBA) game where two teams of five powerful champions face off to destroy the opponent’s base.

Rocket League is a unique combination of racing and soccer, played with rocket-powered cars.

Overwatch is a team-based first-person shooter (FPS) game featuring a diverse cast of heroes with unique abilities.

Super Smash Bros. is a crossover fighting game featuring characters from various Nintendo games.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a widely played FPS game where teams compete in objective-based matches.

Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2) is another prominent (MOBA) game that features two teams competing on a symmetrical map to destroy the opponent's Ancient, a large structure located at the heart of their base.

Fortnite is a battle royale game known for its unique combination of shooter and building mechanics, where players must scavenge for weapons, resources, and equipment to survive and eliminate opponents.

Call of Duty is a popular tactical (FPS) game that typically includes several modes: Single-player campaign (missions and battles), multiplayer (deathmatch and capture the flag), and cooperative (mission completions, survival efforts, boss battles, and progression experiences) modes with unique storylines ranging from historical conflicts, modern warfare, or sci-fi settings.


Furthermore, the appeal of esports lies in its engaging and entertaining nature. As a fast-growing sport, it offers variety, allowing players to participate in different games, enhancing the overall experience.

Lastly, esports enhances adaptability and cognitive agility. The dynamic scenarios and challenges presented in esports necessitate quick thinking, analytical skills, creative approaches, and the ability to make split-second decisions under pressure. This aspect of esports encourages students to develop adaptive thinking skills, valuable in various aspects of life.

) Important Concerns to Consider

Although there are unique opportunities by participating in esports, it is also imperative to consider drawbacks. A few commonly cited concerns include exposure to violence, eye strain and health issues, and a sedentary lifestyle due to long hours of sitting. Another concern is the potential for addiction. “Gaming disorder” was officially added to the ICD (International Classification of Diseases) by the World Health Organization in 2018. It is defined as “a pattern of gaming behavior characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.”

To be diagnosed, the pattern must be severe enough to result in personal, family, social, educational, and other damage, evident for at least 12 months.

It is important to note that while these concerns exist, they do not necessarily apply to all individuals involved in esports. It is imperative for parents to keep open and ongoing dialogue, enforce responsible gaming habits, and provide guidance as well as supervision.

) Promoting Healthy Gaming

Promote responsible, age-appropriate game selection when allowing access to games. Many games, especially those with violent themes, are subject to content rating systems that help guide parents, guardians, and educational institutions with appropriate age recommendations. Ensure that your child is exposed to games that align not just with their age, but also with their maturity level and your family's personal values. Set boundaries through monitoring AND regulating gameplay. Your involvement should communicate your expectations and help establish clear boundaries regarding screen time, appropriate game content, and gaming experiences. This also means staying up-todate with trends and developments to help you make informed decisions. Emphasize balance by setting time limits, encouraging breaks, and prioritizing physical and outdoor activities. A balanced lifestyle will help create a healthier and more sustainable environment. In addition to encouraging responsible gaming behaviors, these strategies encourage positive behaviors in general and can contribute to a child's overall well-being.

) The Bottom Line

Esports has seen significant growth over the past decade likely due to strong elements of engagement, inclusion, and collaboration. The consensus among experts, educators, and the esports community is that it can provide a range of benefits and opportunities if challenges are acknowledged, monitored, and addressed consistently. The overall impact of esports can be a positive experience providing students with skill development, academic opportunities, career pathways, personal growth, and community. The National Federation of State High School Associations advises that student-athletes should find a balance between practices, games, school work, proper nutrition, social time, and sleep. In order to maximize the benefits and minimize potential pitfalls of esports, it's important to advocate for responsible gaming habits, encourage a balanced lifestyle, provide guidance and support, and create a positive gaming environment.


• Graduates are accepted into prestigious universities including: Cornell University, Emory University, Princeton University, New York University, Tulane University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, Northwestern University, Northeastern University, University of Miami, Vanderbilt University, and Washington University in St. Louis

• Low student-to-teacher ratios

• 95% pass rate on AP Exams

• Posnack School offers a full Judaic Studies curriculum based on study of Torah and classical Jewish sources as well as modern Hebrew instruction.

• Over 24 sports teams

• MakerSpace Innovation and Design Lab

• Middle and high school electives include Digital Photography, 2D/3D Art, Debate, Robotics, Forensic Science, Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Pre-Engineering, Internships, Human Genetics, Scientific Research, Creative Writing, Holocaust Studies and more!

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• Posnack School Performing and Visual Arts Department has won over 170 awards, including 25 in the district and state drama competitions and 4 CAPPIE nominations

• The most high school photography awards nationally with 80 in our high school and 25 in our middle school. These awards include 15 from drawing and painting.

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A Strong Tradition Of Cultivating Faith & Intellect

Westminster Academy has a strong tradition of competitive athletics, award-winning fine arts, and Christian scholarship—all in a caring community where each student is known and loved. It is within this community that lessons are learned, life is lived, friendships are forged, and worldviews are formed. All of this comes together to create a unique opportunity not found anywhere else in South Florida—the Westminster Academy experience.



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Find out how this fusion of faith and intellect—both gifts from God— create a unique experience that will impact your child for a lifetime. To schedule a tour, or learn more, please visit or call 954.815.0131

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New Faces

B elen Jesuit Preparatory School Lazaro Fernández Athletic Director

The Belen Jesuit administration is excited to announce that Lazaro Fernández has been hired as the new Athletic Director at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. Lazaro Fernández, 48, is the former Director of Athletics at Gulliver Preparatory. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management from Taylor University, a Master of Science degree in Sports Management from Barry University, and a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from Capella University. In addition to his many years of service at Gulliver Prep, Fernández’s experience includes being Assistant Coach of Women’s Basketball at Colgate University, Assistant Athletic Director at Florida Christian School, and Athletic Director at The Hebrew School. Fernández will begin his new role at the start of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Palmer Trinity School

Daniella Rivero Head of Lower School

Palmer Trinity is happy to announce an addition to the College Counseling Office. Danielle Rivero will join a team of five college counselors beginning July 1. Ms. Rivero holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a certificate in student development from the University of Miami. In her decades-long experience in college admission, Ms. Rivero was the associate director of career and college placement at Westminster School and for the past eight years as the director of college counseling at Riviera School. Ms. Rivero brings a wealth of experience in college admission and assisting students with merit scholarship search, standardized testing, and finding summer opportunities. She looks forward to getting to know her students and supporting them in reaching their academic, cocurricular, and collegiate goals.

Thompson-Echevarria Director of High School

Mr. Benjamin Thompson-Echevarría is Scheck Hillel Community School’s new Director of High School. Mr. Thompson-Echevarría joined Scheck Hillel in 2021 as Dean of Students after serving as a high school principal for four years. Under his tenure, his previous school was named a California Distinguished School. He has already transformed our Ben Lipson Upper School culture as Dean of Students, building relationships with families, faculty and staff based entirely on our Jewish values.

Named permanent Head of School at Ransom Everglades in June 2023, Rachel Rodriguez takes to heart the school's mission to produce graduates who give more to the community than they take from it. In partnership with other school leaders, Mrs. Rodriguez works to ensure that each student has an unparalleled academic, athletic and artistic experience. After working in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 15 years as a teacher, English Department Chair, Exceptional Education Department Co-Chair and Educational Specialist, Mrs. Rodriguez arrived to RE as the Assistant Director of the Middle School in 2005. Two years later, she was named Head of the Middle School, a position she held for the next 14 years. She worked as an education consultant during the 2021-22 school year, before returning to Ransom Everglades as the Interim Head of School for the 202223 school year. Mrs. Rodriguez earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida International University and a Master of Science from Nova Southeastern University. In 2018, she completed a Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Professional Education. She and her husband have two sons who attended Ransom Everglades, Christopher ’10, and Alec ’14.

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Rachel Rodriguez Head of School Scheck Hillel Community School Benjamin

We are pleased to introduce Mr. Wesley R. Logsdon, J.D., MS, as our new Assistant Head of School. In his new role, Mr. Logsdon will be working to oversee the high school program. His extensive education, administration, and leadership background make him a valuable addition to our school's leadership team. Mr. Logsdon holds a Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law and a Master of Science in Administration from Nova Southeastern University. His commitment to continuous learning is evident through his completion of certificate programs such as Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Google Education Certified Teacher. With his previous experience as a Principal, Vice Principal, and Dean of Students at Cardinal Newman High School, Mr. Logsdon has proven his ability to shape a vision of academic success for all students and create a climate of engaging education. Prior to his time at Cardinal Newman High School, Mr. Logsdon served as an Innovation & Technology Integration Specialist, Teacher, and Head Varsity Coach at The Benjamin School. His innovative practices and leadership in technology integration have helped shape the school's curriculum and apply forward-thinking education approaches. Additionally, his involvement in strategic planning and his role as a mentor have contributed to the school's success in providing students with real-world learning experiences.

We are confident that Mr. Logsdon's passion for education, commitment to student success, and collaborative leadership style will greatly benefit our program. His expertise and experience will undoubtedly contribute to the overall growth and development of our students.

Oxbridge Academy has named Jason Glick as its new Dean of Students. Glick comes to Oxbridge with a vast array of experience in education, most recently serving as the Director of Student Life and Experiential Education and Assistant Upper School Dean at St. Andrews School in Boca Raton. In addition to his administrative experience at St. Andrews, Glick has held several posts including teacher, musical director, and Chief Innovation Officer. Glick holds a B.A. in both English and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in education (Ed.M.) from Harvard University. "Jason has all the qualities Oxbridge needs in a Dean of Students,” says Head of School, Dr. Ralph Maurer. “He has a deep understanding of independent school culture and a passion for building school spirit and tradition. He is also a relentlessly positive person who prioritizes building relationships and developing trust."

At Oxbridge, Glick will oversee a wide range of responsibilities that include promoting high standards and expectations for academic performance; supervising student government and school clubs; managing student life activities and school-wide events and maintaining student discipline. Glick looks forward to implementing his vision as Dean of Students.

Marco Cirillo was appointed as Head of Middle School in July 2023. Mr. Cirillo comes to St. Mark’s from Fisher Island Day School in Miami Beach, Florida, where he served as the Assistant Head of School. Prior to that, he was the Middle School Principal at Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale and the high school Division Head at the British International School in Houston, Texas, and in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Cirillo holds a Post Graduate Degree in Education (PGCE) degree from the University of Middlesex, in London, UK, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Development Studies from the University of Sussex, in Brighton, UK. Mr. Cirillo looks forward to getting to know the community and building strong relationships to create an exceptional middle school experience for students and is committed to upholding St. Mark’s tradition of excellence in education.

Westminster appointed Jannett Lopez as high school assistant principal in July 2023. Lopez joined Westminster in 2020 as a high school social studies teacher and was quickly promoted to director of signature programs and innovations. Lopez designed the framework for Westminster’s signature programs and was instrumental in securing dual enrollment partnerships with local colleges and universities. In 2022, she earned the Teacher of the Year award for her commitment to excellence. Before joining Westminster, she spent nearly 20 years in public and private schools in the classroom and in administrative roles. Lopez earned a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University.

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Ms. Dana Gaither Curriculum Specialist

Dana Gaither was appointed as Curriculum Specialist in July 2023. Ms. Gaither served as one of St. Mark’s excellent second grade teachers prior to accepting this position. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Education, as well as an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In her new position, Ms. Gaither will work with the entire faculty and students in grades PK-8th. Along with an exceptional skill set, Ms. Gaither brings excitement, joy and gratitude to all she does. Her work with teachers includes, but is not limited to, staff development and presenting at Florida Council of Independent Schools and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ conferences. Previously, Ms. Gaither taught for 22 years in grades K-5th. Ms. Gaither looks forward to serving more teachers, students and families in this role and helping St. Mark’s to achieve at its highest potential.


of Lower School

Mrs. Libbie Zimmer is joining Scheck Hillel Community School as Director of our Juda and Maria Diener Lower School to lead KindergartenGrade 5. Mrs. Zimmer brings a wealth of experience and fresh perspectives from Sanford School in Delaware, where she served as Head of Lower School for the past 13 years. With almost 30 years in education, she is poised to inspire exciting growth among our students and staff.

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Health Literacy

It’s been said that “the greatest wealth is health.” Most of us take it for granted until we experience health issues ourselves. Over time, we become aware of the priceless gift of good health and learn to appreciate it more. Many of us feel some level of regret, wondering what we could have done differently to prevent certain diseases or discomforts.

You are not alone. Limited health literacy is a national issue, which can result in preventable diseases, more visits to the hospital, and higher healthcare costs.

Although many health issues are outside of our control, some can be averted, such as stretching and warming up to prevent injury while working out. Health issues tend to follow the snowball effect, starting as seemingly insignificant discomforts and slowly building up into an avalanche if unmanaged.

The good news is that health literacy information is on the rise so that we can educate the younger generations on how to care for themselves, along with taking better care of ourselves.

and Literacy Series

What is Health Literacy?

The CDC defines personal health literacy as “the degree to which individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others.”

The most recent study on this topic was conducted in 2003 by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), which assessed the health literacy of U.S. adults. The 4 literacy levels defined by the NAAL were below basic, basic, intermediate, and proficient. Basic/ below basic skills include knowing what is permissible to consume before a health exam based on instructions given. Intermediate skills include determining when to take a prescribed medicine in relation to eating time. Lastly, proficient skills include navigating the health care system. The results of the study were astounding. Only 12 percent of the participants had proficient skills, 53 percent had intermediate skills, and 36 percent had below basic/basic. In general, the health literacy level increased as the educational level increased. The solution is clear - parents need to educate and implement these skills at home.

Why is health literacy important?

According to the study's findings, there is a significant correlation between low health literacy and poor health, leading to an

increase in preventable hospital visits. Another notable study conducted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research focused on Oral Health. The study revealed concerning statistics, indicating that over 50 percent of children aged 5 to 9 have at least one cavity or filling, and this percentage rises to 78 percent among 17-year-olds. Cavities, which are preventable, were found to be the most prevalent chronic childhood disease. Cavities were found to be five times more common than asthma.

How can we teach health literacy skills at home for all ages?

Encourage good hygiene habits with your morning and evening routine. Make it a fun and essential part of your everyday routine to brush your teeth. Kids should start brushing their teeth as soon as their first tooth erupts. Brushing teeth twice a day for 2 minutes is vital. It is even more critical to brush your teeth before bed, as cavities tend to form overnight.

Flossing daily is important as well as brushing cannot reach in between the teeth. One great way to establish the flossing habit for kids is to use floss sticks that come in different colors. As kids reach adolescence, consider adding deodorant as part of their daily routine.


Have your kids schedule their doctor’s appointments. office to make an appointment to make them more engaged. You can guide them with how to call, what to mention, and the date/time to make the appointment. Adolescents can manage their insurance cards and learn the basics about their health insurance coverage. It would also be helpful for them to write down a list of questions they have for the doctor to have a sense of agency over their health. A general guideline is to visit the dentist 1-2 times a year (starting at age 1) and your primary doctor once a year.

Another important lesson to teach them is to get a second opinion when needed. If something doesn’t make sense, visit a different doctor for a new perspective. More information can be helpful when making an informed decision about your health.

Eat the rainbow and learn about nutrition. Challenge your family to eat the rainbow. This means that you aim to add foods of different colors and varieties into your meals and snacks so that you can guarantee a good variety of nutrients and vitamins. Knowing what each color group helps with can also make it more appealing to include these in


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Implement wellness daily habits for both mental and physical health. Physical health refers to your body's well-being, taking into account your absence of disease to fitness level. Practical ways to strengthen your physical health include washing hands, coughing into your elbow or tissue, getting exercise, spending time outdoors, and sleeping adequately. You can turn exercise into a family activity by walking together after dinner.

In addition to prioritizing physical health, mental health is essential. Carving out quiet time to pray, meditate or read, if even 5 minutes a day, can benefit your mental health. The key is minimizing moments of screen time when possible, such as before bed and during mealtimes.

As parents, we hope to raise future adults who can take good care of themselves and their families. The best way for kids to learn any skill is to have it modeled at home. Caring for yourself not only impacts you but those around you. If you are rested, joyful, and healthy, you will likely be the best

Our days consist of tiny decisions that significantly impact our lives. Arming our kids with selfconfidence and resourcefulness will help them gain autonomy over their health. Making the one seemingly small decision to teach your kids about health literacy will significantly benefit them in the long run.


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Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.