More than 60 private schools, from Verdi Eco School,
an urban farm school in Melbourne, to large college
preparatory schools such as St. Mark’s Episcopal Academy
in Rockledge, attract more than 10,000 students across
Faith-based schools include nine Catholic schools.
Melbourne Central Catholic High School, a college
preparatory school, has earned the prestigious U.S.
Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy is considered one of the
best private schools seamlessly serving students from
preschool to 12th grade.
Calvary Chapel Academy offers a biblically integrated
curriculum that prepares students for a lifetime of fruitful
The Space Coast Discovery Academy is a 2019 and 2020
winner of the School Choice Leadership Award for its
approach to encouraging the strengths of each child
while building up his or her weaknesses.
Florida Preparatory Academy is a private boarding and
day school for students in grades five to 12. Its college
prep curriculum emphasizes leadership, character,
accountability and trust in a student body representative
of 22 countries.
Freedom 7 in Cocoa Beach is one of three
Millennium Schools of Choice and features a
School of International Studies where students
receive world language instruction.
In academics, BPS ranked second in graduation
rate among the 15 largest districts in Florida. The
district also ranks second in the state in preparing
students to excel in STEM fields. In grades sixth
to 10th, BPS was rated the top district for reading
and writing performances.
Sixty-four BPS schools earned Five Star awards
from the state for student volunteerism and
community engagement. Twenty-five were
deemed Schools of Excellence and four were
named National Blue Ribbon Schools.
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