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Public Schools in St. Johns County are accredited and student scores on nationally standardized test rank higher each year. St. Johns schools offer attractive teacher/student ratios and enjoy a close-knit interaction with community.

Allen D. Nease Senior High School located in Ponte Vedra was established in 1981. The school is a member of the International Baccalaureate program and is rated 81st best high school in the U. S. by Newsweek for 2007. Nease high school graduates had the second highest composite score in the State on the recently released “Readiness for College Report” April, 2008. Nease High School Panthers – Boys and Girls athletics including soccer, golf and football consistently rank 1 and 2 in State Competition. Their trophy case overflows.

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is a pre-professional public arts high school located in Jacksonville. Admission is by audition only and provides talented students from all sectors of the community with an intellectually challenging and a personally supportive environment. The curriculum provides rigorous training in a specific arts discipline, a demanding academic program, and a general exposure to all the art forms, creating an innovative, comprehensive education. Curriculum includes: Visual Arts, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Dance, Theatre Performance, Creative Writing, Piano, Film and TV. DA Anderson has achieved A+ School status for the past seven years. See a complete list of impressive Achievements and Honors on the School Supplement page.
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Duval County Magnet Programs – for more than 15 years magnet schools have been offering educational choices to the families in our community. Students have been able to attend schools with programs that focus on their own special interests, talents and abilities. US News and World Report ranked two Jacksonville Magnet schools in the top 30 in the nation for 2007. Stanton College Preparatory School ranked 9th and Paxon School/Advanced Studies ranked 30th. Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology and A. Philip Randolph Academies of Technology offer academics as well as trade school courses and certifications.

Many private schools and institutions of higher learning are convenient and accessible. These include The Bolles School, Episcopal High School, Jacksonville University and University of North Florida (UNF). In addition, the larger University of Florida in Gainesville and Florida State University are both within two-three hours. Flagler College is a private 4-year liberal arts college located in St. Augustine, Florida.

The Bolles School is a private college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. The original campus, known as the San Jose Campus, is spread across 52 acres on the scenic banks of the St. Johns River. The school enrolls more than 1,800 boarding and day students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve on four campuses. Bolles focuses on a complete education that emphasizes excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and other activities like clubs and community service. Their rigorous programs prepare students for future success, and 100% of their graduating seniors go on to college.

Episcopal High School of Jacksonville is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school, serving students in sixth grade through twelfth grade. Episcopal’s campus is located along the St. Johns River on the southside of town. It serves approximately 900 students. The school is noted for its academic and character building programs. A thriving community service office sends hundreds of students on mission trips, to social service agencies, and many non-profits throughout the Jacksonville area. The school typically places 100% of its graduating seniors in colleges and universities throughout the nation.

Jacksonville University is a 4-year private, comprehensive university situated on the banks of the St. Johns River. JU has a proven track record for challenging academics, a distinguished faculty and a perfect location that provides incredible cultural and recreational activities, along with service, internship and career opportunities.

University of North Florida (UNF) offers 52 undergraduate-degree programs and 25 master’s –degree programs through the University’s College of Arts and Science, Coggin College of Business, College of Education and Human Services and Brooks College of Health. In 1990, UNF began its first doctoral program, the Ed.D-doctorate of education in educational leadership.

Flagler College is a private 4-year liberal arts college in St. Augustine, Florida. The Princeton Review ranks Flagler in the top tier of southeastern colleges and its campus as one of the most beautiful in the United States. The school is located on 19 acres, the centerpiece of which is the Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1888 as a luxury hotel. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.