This website is designed to facilitate your search for a private school that will best fit your family’s needs. Each school is unique in its own way and we strongly encourage you to contact each school directly for additional information.
The Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) is a professional education association founded in 1954 by a small group of independent private school leaders. Their purpose was to establish high standards for nonpublic schools.
Today, FCIS evaluates and accredits independent schools throughout Florida. As one of the nation’s largest organizations of independent schools, it represents over 70,000 students in 160 member schools. The Council assures that each school maintains high standards and independence of character without political, financial, or bureaucratic pressures.
Traditionally, private schools establish their own philosophies, standards, and programs, developing their own guidelines for academic achievement, discipline, and, in some cases, religious commitment.
With a long history of academic excellence and tradition, each Jacksonville FCIS school offers a challenging curriculum where students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Located in Northeast Florida, from Orange Park to the Jacksonville Beaches, the Jacksonville FCIS schools are considered the finest schools in our area.