Preschool, Private School and Charter School Guide 2024/2025

Find the perfect educational program for your child today!

By Macaroni KID Palm Beach Gardens-Jupiter May 15, 2021

Are you looking for a preschool, private school, or charter school? If so, we've rounded up some great schools and programs for you to check out. Please click on their logo or name of the school to learn more about each one and schedule a tour today.

Franklin Academy


Franklin Academy is a not-for-profit charter school offering kindergarten through 8th-grade students of this community a great educational choice. Unique to Franklin Academy is the emphasis on the “whole” child beyond textbooks. Their newly constructed 81,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility includes specialty rooms for music, art, computer labs, large multipurpose room as well as science labs and locker rooms. Franklin students enjoy a beautiful campus including a gymnasium and athletic fields with jogging paths and fitness stations located throughout the path. Located at 5651 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 348-2525. 

Gardens School of Technology Arts


When K-8 students walk onto the campus of Gardens School of Technology Arts, they enter a world of unique opportunities, creative processes and out-of-the-box learning.  Gardens SOTA operates with a mission to provide diverse tools in a cooperative learning setting that fosters creativity and problem solving throughout the school day. Gardens SOTA is a High-Performing, tuition-free public charter school in Palm Beach Gardens offering classes for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.

They invite you to visit them at for more information and to submit your child's application for the 2022-23 school year.  To reach us by phone call 561-290-7661. OPEN HOUSE DATES: 1/19, 2/23, 3/30 from 5:00-6:00pm.

Located at 9153 Roan Lane, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 290-7661. 

Guidepost Montessori School

Guidepost Montessori School

Guidepost Montessori at Palm Beach Gardens (currently open for ages 6 weeks to 12 years) and Riverside (opening fall 2023 for ages 6 to 12 years).

Give your child the keys to life with an education that builds curiosity and a life-long love of learning. Their individualized programs foster confidence and independence, which enable each child to reach their full potential.  

Located in beautiful Palm Beach Gardens, Guidepost Montessori at Palm Beach Gardens is conveniently situated off of Florida's Turnpike and Northlake Blvd. They offer full-day and half-day programs Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Their small class sizes allow their dedicated teachers to focus on your child's physical, social, emotional, and academic growth.  

In fall 2023, they are excited to be opening their elementary-only Riverside campus for children who are between 6 and 12 years old. In their elementary program, which is rooted in rigorous academics, students develop deep knowledge in subjects from literacy to math, social studies, science, art, and more. Their elementary program will be offered as a full-day program, Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

If you want to unlock a world of opportunity for your child, Guidepost Montessori is the right school for your family. Please give them a call at (561) 835-5381.

The Jewish School of the Arts


The Jewish Camp and School of the Arts is now in its 36th year and provides the excitement of new discoveries and the development of responsible and independent thought for all children of all ages. The curriculum emphasizes learning as an interactive process. They prepare the environment for children to learn through active exploration. Children are considered able communicators and capable researchers, innovating, and learning and thereby building essential self-motivational skills, forming an effective basis for a lifetime of learning. Children are encouraged to work in collaborative teams, problem-solving, and learning from one another. They are encouraged to dialogue, critique, compare, negotiate, and hypothesize. Multiple perspectives help children to build reciprocal relationships.

The Jewish Camp and School of the Arts blends Judaic and secular subjects into a program that is rich, fulfilling, and stimulating. It is dedicated to meeting each child’s physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual needs. The fundamental belief is that by teaching Jewish heritage, they provide the foundation for our children’s future as responsible and caring adults. They are proud to offer a creative Jewish environment where your child’s individuality is valued and nurtured and we share with parents the important task of raising children to be caring, responsible, and creative

They also offer camps for all ages, moms and kids, challah bake, Hebrew after school, holiday activities, and daily kids programs. Located at 844 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach (561) 624-7004.

Jupiter Christian School


With 59 years of excellence in education, Jupiter Christian School provides a Christ-centered college-preparatory program to over 1,000 students in grades PK2 – 12th across four campuses. Our Preschool curriculum develops character, communication skills, and a foundational love of learning. In Elementary School, small groups and differentiated instruction contribute significantly to the quality of our academic program. In Middle School, students deepen their critical thinking skills, widen their perspectives, and pursue academic readiness. In High School, the curriculum integrates a biblical worldview to enhance the mastery of core knowledge and life-long skills. All of life and learning at JCS flows out of our commitment to excellence in teaching the mind, reaching the heart, and inspiring servant leaders who will impact the world for Jesus Christ. Located at 700 South Delaware Boulevard, Jupiter (561) 746-7800 West Campus; 125 S. Pennock Lane, Jupiter (561) 972-4521 East Campus; 430 Center Street, Jupiter (561) 745-3035 North Campus; 2823 N. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach (561) 832-9220 (South Campus).

St. Mark's Episcopal School


St. Mark’s Episcopal School welcomes children of all faiths to experience its exceptional academic program in a safe, nurturing community. A tradition-rich Episcopal School, St. Mark's gracefully integrates the development of faith and character into its educational experience. In church, in the classroom, and in service to the community, students have authentic opportunities to grow spiritually. Innovative instruction to challenge and inspire students, ages two through eighth grade. 

St. Mark’s is excited to welcome students back to campus, five days a week, on August 12, 2020. To accommodate the needs of those who are not ready to return to campus, St. Mark’s offers students access to an at-home learning program that combines live instruction and teacher-directed learning.

Located at 3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 622-1504.

Turtle River Montessori School 


Turtle River Montessori School (TRM) is an accredited preschool through junior high school independent school program with eco-friendly campuses in Jupiter, Florida. Established in 1994 by a group of homeschooling parents, Turtle River Montessori is one of the few Montessori schools in the area that follows the philosophy laid down by Dr. Maria Montessori in its entirety.

Starting at the youngest ages (18 months) and into their teens (junior high school), students engage in multi-sensory explorations, independent problem-solving, and responsible citizenship within their community. Dr. Maria Montessori’s child-led education philosophy is backed by over 50 years of peer-reviewed research that confirm that these education practices consistently produce inspired, highly engaged, compassionate, critical-thinkers, and lifelong learners.

Turtle River Montessori provides classroom environments with a three-year mixed-aged span to foster leadership and mentoring. Each classroom is led by a fully trained Montessori teacher and full-time assistants to keep the adult-to-child ratios between 1:9. Turtle River Montessori's programs ignite students’ natural desire to learn by providing a responsive environment that enables the discovery and development of each student’s unique interests.

Their East Campus, for students from 18 months through kindergarten, is located at 740 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter. Their West Campus, for students from grades 1-8, is located at 926 Maplewood Drive in Jupiter.

We are proud to present these schools as sponsors of Macaroni KID Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter. Please note: Parents should do their own research when selecting schools and programs for their children.