Education in South Florida

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From public K-12 schools to private universities, South Florida is home to a variety of educational institutions. If local schools are a priority in your home search, Scott Patterson can provide you with the resources you need to discover the schools and home that best suits your needs.

Public K-12 Schools in South Florida

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools district serves many communities in South Florida, including Aventura, Golden Beach, and Sunny Isles Beach. With a total of 392 schools and nearly 345,000 students, this school district is one of the largest in the United States. Broward County Public Schools, another large school district, serves about 271,000 students who live in communities such as Dania Beach, Hallandale, and Hollywood.

Choose a community below to learn more about its local public schools. Since this is a sampling of the educational options available to each community, contact Scott Patterson at 954.661.8871 for more information.


Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Aventura Waterways (K-8)
Aventura City of Excellence School (K-8 charter)
Dr. Michael Krop High School
North Miami Beach High School

Dania Beach

Broward County Public Schools

Collins Elementary School
Dania Elementary School
Olsen Middle School

Golden Beach

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Virginia A. Boone Highland Oaks Elementary
Highland Oaks Middle School
Sunny Isles Beach Community School (K-8)
Dr. Michael Krop High School


Broward County Public Schools

Gulfstream Academy (K-8)
Lanier-James Education Center
Hallandale High School


Broward County Public Schools

Hollywood, FL offers 16 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 high schools, 2 technical colleges, and a Montessori school.

North Miami

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

North Miami, FL offers 4 elementary schools, a middle school, 2 K-8 centers, 2 high schools, a charter school, and a specialized academy. For a full list of public schools, visit the Miami-Dade County Public Schools website or contact Scott Patterson at 954.661.8871.

North Miami Beach

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Fulford Elementary School
Greynolds Park Elementary School
SLAM Charter Middle School North Campus
C. G. Bethel High School (charter)
North Miami Beach Senior High School

Sunny Isles Beach

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8 School
Highland Oaks Middle School
Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus

Private K-12 Schools in South Florida

South Florida offers a plethora of private school options in addition to its public schools. Choose a community below to find a sample of private schools in the area, or contact Scott Patterson for more information.


Herman and Miriam Tauber Academy
Biscayne Academy


Davie offers several options for private preschools, college prep schools, and religious schools. View a full list of Davie schools below.


Military academies, college prep schools, religious schools, and learning centers are among the many private schools in Hollywood, FL.

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