K-12 Private Schools
A private school is defined in Section 1002.01(2), Florida Statutes, as “an individual, association, co-partnership, or corporation or department, division, or section of such organizations, that designates itself as an educational center that includes kindergarten or a higher grade” and is below the college level. Private elementary and secondary schools in Florida are not licensed, approved, accredited, or regulated by the Florida Department of Education. Private schools are required by statute to complete an annual online survey to gather information for inclusion in a statewide Directory of Private Schools. The Directory of Private Schools is maintained as a service to the public, to governmental agencies, and to other parties that are interested in obtaining information about Florida private schools.