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Senate Bill 52 and House Bill 1159 especially benefit economically disadvantaged students, who rely on state school choice scholarship programs to attend private schools.

House Bill 7045 widens eligibility and maximizes parental choice in K-12 scholarship programs, separately targeting both both low-income and uniquely-abled students and increasing scholarship awards from 95% to 100%.

The $28.5m state scholarship program would serve as a “gateway to college for so many students,” said Dr. Adam Gaffey of Robert F. Monroe Day School in Quincy.

The Federal Government has allocated $213m in emergency services / relief funds for Florida’s non-public schools, to be released under an expedited timeline.

The proposed bill would streamline Florida’s scholarship programs and allow flexible spending options.

Florida policy continues to trend towards school choice as a way of leveling persistent gaps in resources.

For their first High School Choir remote assignment, Orangewood Christian School students recorded Elton John & Bernie Taupin’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. And it’s awesome!

The maximum enrollment growth for Family Empowerment Scholarships will jump from 7,000 to 28,000 students.

The Florida House has increased teacher salaries by $150 million more than what the Senate proposed — and almost $50m more than Governor Ron DeSantis requested.

One bill raises teachers’ salaries over three years; another wraps early learning programs within the DoE.

The salary increase proposed by Governor Ron DeSantis applies only to public school teachers, but may have a ripple effect on private school salaries.

Seeking ways to further protect the children in our care, Spanish River Christian School engaged Guardian Defense to enhance campus safety and security training.

Private school enrollment has been rising in Florida for a whole decade, with the most dramatic increase — 22,525 students — occurring between 2015/16 and 2016/17.

For Hurricane Irma in 2017, Orange County distributed no fewer than 123,000 sandbags. This team of 9th-graders tested various bags for cost-efficiency, biodegradability, durability and practicality.

The Governor signed the bill in Jerusalem whilst leading a visit to Israel with other officials. It marks the first time in Florida’s history that a law has been enacted on foreign soil.

Action is needed today to restore dual-enrollment access to non-public-school students.

Anderson Spencer, a 1st grader at Kendall Christian School, presented his 3D-printed plant-growing prototype to NASA representatives.

The Family Empowerment Scholarship would be available for about 28,000 students in the next school year.

Senate Democrats attempted unsuccessfully to remove the section in a school safety bill that would potentially arm teachers; the vote went along party lines.

Defeating Seffner Christian, WA’s Men’s Varsity Basketball Team won an historic third consecutive FHSAA Class 4A Basketball State Championship.

Pinewood Christian Academy students have made contact with people all over North America using radio.

High school students can deepen their interest in mathematics and enter the Society’s national contests.

Students will take the NWEA MAP Growth test, which is gaining popularity among private, Christian, and charter schools across Florida.

The classes are held by Ralph Drollinger of Capitol Ministries, which provides ministry to government officials.

Dr. Wackes was headmaster at Westminster Academy for 32 years and a leader in Christian school accreditation. His hymnbook ??Wacketi Mana?? (“Wackes Words”) from his time as a missionary is still in use in New Guinea.

Member Schools

If you’re a family seeking a Christian school in Florida with nationally recognized accreditation, you found us!

Our member schools are located throughout the Sunshine State, from Pensacola in the panhandle to Miami in the south.

Bethany Christian School
Fort Lauderdale

Located in the Rio Vista neighborhood of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Bethany is well known for offering academic excellence to students—currently approximately 325—in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment.

Leading students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ

Bradenton Christian School

Founded in 1960 and located minutes from the Gulf of Mexico in sunny Bradenton, we currently serve over 840 students Pre-K–12th grade from church-attending families in Manatee County.

Cambridge Christian School

For nearly 50 years, the school’s mission has been to provide excellence in academics, athletics and fine arts for the good of our students and the glory of God.

Christ Church Academy
Vero Beach

TOTS is an affordable, early-education enrichment program for 1–4-year-olds set in a loving Christian environment that includes Bible stories, unit lesson themes, crafts, and playtime.

Christ Church Academy provides an academic community that challenges all of its members to excel in sanctity, scholarship, and

Granada Day School
Coral Gables

Granada Day School is a Christ-centered school offering child care for infants through kindergarten since 1959. It is important to us that the children cherish their school, that school be a familiar place, a home away from home.

Kendall Christian School

Established in 1973 as a ministry of Kendall Presbyterian Church, we welcome families of all races, national, and ethnic origins. Our small class sizes allow for close relationships between students and teachers.

Maitland Community Preschool

An outreach ministry of Orangewood Church, PCA, we serve families from both our church and our local community with part-time programs for children two years of age through Kindergarten.

Orangewood Christian School

Located just north of Orlando in Maitland, OCS is a ministry of Orangewood Presbyterian Church (PCA) with over 700 students in grades K–12 and a new $8.5 million expansion to the athletic and high school facilities.

Pinewood Christian Academy

Our mission is to partner with covenant Christian families to educate students in grades VPK through 6th to be world-changers for Christ through a rigorous, Christ-centered, Biblically-based school program.

20 years of educating world-changers for Christ

Real Life Christian Academy

We are a private, independent Christian school for preschool through high school students located in the beautiful community of Clermont, Florida.

Redeemer Christian School

Located on 52 acres, we emphasize Christian world and life view in all aspects of our educational program. Redeemer serves approximately 275 students from K3 through 11th grade; academic rigor and college preparation remain the focus of middle and high school classes.

Christ in all things

Seven Rivers Christian School

Seven Rivers Christian School exists in partnership with families to shape the hearts and minds of children with a distinctly biblical program of academic rigor, artistic beauty, and athletic competition.

Spanish River Christian School
Boca Raton

SRCS has a 30-year tradition in Boca Raton of high academic standards with accelerated curriculum, advanced technology, and athletics and fine arts programs. We develop a desire in children to study God’s word and apply the Scriptures to their daily lives.

Sunlight Christian Academy
Port St. Lucie

Every child at Sunlight Christian Academy is a unique and important bearer of God’s image. We maintain an individual academic profile for every child that charts his/her learning in each area of our curriculum, and our flexible weekly schedule also reflects our commitment to individualized instruction.

Tampa Bay Christian Academy

Tampa Bay Christian Academy of Florida is educating for eternity by seeking to nurture the spirit, mind, and body of the international and culturally diverse Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade student population through a Christ-centered, developmentally appropriate and safe educational environment.

Educating the mind, engaging the heart, and empowering every student to change the world.

Westminster Academy
Fort Lauderdale

Since 1971, Westminster Academy has been a Christ-centered, biblically-based college preparatory school dedicated to equipping covenant students to excel by using their gifts and talents for God’s glory. In 2014 the Lower School earned National Blue Ribbon School recognition as a 2014 Exemplary High Performing School.

Devoted to Christ • Dedicated to Excellence

CSF for Transformational Education

Transformational Education embraces the Gospel as a way of life—a way of thinking, a way of doing ethics, a way of making choices—so that it cannot be segregated out from any other part of life and/or be compartmentalized.

Christian Schools of Florida supports, encourages and accredits Christian early childhood, elementary, and secondary schools in the State of Florida that endorse Transformational Education.

CSF staff and Executive Committee members are credentialed and professional educators experienced in school leadership and accreditation protocols.

We co-accredit with other agencies and have agreements with organizations whose standards we respect and trust.

Member schools enjoy associate, accredited or collaborative status.

CSF for School Accreditation

Accreditation instills new life in a school, fostering a greater awareness among faculty, staff and board members.

“If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.”
—John 5:31

CSF accreditation is an ongoing five-year process for school effectiveness and improvement.

Schools accredited elsewhere can also be accredited by CSF, but must be in compliance with the standards of both agencies.

Accreditation by CSF exempts early childhood programs from state licensing.

Strands & Standards

  1. #1. Clear Purpose
  2. #2. School Effectiveness & Improvement
  3. #3. Leadership & Governance
  4. #4. Teaching & Learning
  5. #5. Assessment
  6. #6. Documenting Resources & Systems
  7. #7. Early Childhood

Job Opportunities

Director of Advancement
Westminster Christian School


Reports to: Head of School
The Director of Advancement is responsible for identifying, nurturing, and sustaining friends of the school who will share their resources with Westminster so that the school is equipped to achieve its mission. The Director of Advancement will oversee the advancement team, which may consist of staff members and volunteers who manage the annual fund, alumni relations, capital fundraising, major gifts, planned giving, and events.
Responsibilities include:
• Develop a vision and a plan to create a culture of philanthropy in the Westminster community

• Design a comprehensive advancement and fund development plan and program with strategic initiatives that are consistent with the school’s vision, mission, values, and strategic plan, all contributing to the financial sustainability of the school.

• Oversee all aspects of donor relations.

• Oversee and develop all fundraising campaigns including the annual fund campaign and capital campaigns.

• Cultivate major donors and prospects in collaboration with the head of school, board members, and other key leaders.

• Oversee the coordination of all major gift solicitations.

• Collaborate and communicate with board members and the advancement committee to set and achieve fund advancement goals.

• Oversee staff members and volunteers assigned to develop events which serve advancement goals.

• Collaborate and communicate with parent organization leaders and parent volunteers in advancement-related efforts.

• Collaborate with communications office in developing effective fundraising appeals, annual reports, and other materials which serve advancement goals.

• Oversee the development of a strong alumni network.

• Manage prospect research and cultivation initiatives.

• Develop a planned giving program which includes goals and outcomes that connect to growing
the school’s endowment.

• Oversee management of gift processing and donor acknowledgement and recognition.
The Director will also demonstrate:
• Significant and impressive experience and success in advancement and fund development.

• A collaborative leadership style, excellent leadership skills, and a commitment to developing authentic relationships with members of the Westminster community.
• Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s Degree is preferred.
• Experience in various aspects of advancement and development such as annual giving, major gift solicitation, capital campaign leadership, alumni relations, and planned giving is a plus.
• Experience in independent school or faith-based nonprofit fundraising is preferred.
• Active member in a Protestant church whose doctrine is consistent with Westminster Christian
School’s Statement of Belief.


Director of Advancement

Westminster is seeking a dynamic, professional, and ambitious Director of Advancement to join our growing school during its exciting 60-year anniversary. The Director will join an outstanding team of senior leaders and be involved in a school that is thriving in every way. The Director of Advancement will partner with existing staff and develop a comprehensive advancement plan and build an advancement office well-equipped to fulfill the plan and achieve advancement goals that will develop a culture of philanthropy.

Westminster has a consistently growing annual fund campaign that is supported by the board, staff, and current parents, and has the potential to grow significantly by engaging alumni and alumni parents. The Director of Advancement will leverage strong relationships with alumni to further expand and develop the alumni network. The opportunities to develop a planned giving program at Westminster are exciting. The school has conducted a few small capital campaigns throughout its history, and there are significant opportunities for developing noteworthy capital campaigns in the next few years to support several large building projects in the middle school, high school, and athletic program.

Candidates must demonstrate:
• Notable and impressive experience and success in advancement and fund development.
• A collaborative leadership style, excellent leadership skills, and a commitment to developing authentic relationships with members of the Westminster community.
• Experience in various aspects of advancement and development such as annual giving, major gift solicitation, capital campaign leadership, alumni relations, and planned giving is plus.
Bachelor’s degree required; An advanced degree is preferred.
• Experience in independent school or faith-based nonprofit fundraising is preferred.
Candidates must demonstrate:
• Notable and impressive experience and success in advancement and fund development.
• A collaborative leadership style, excellent leadership skills, and a commitment to developing authentic relationships with members of the Westminster community.
• Experience in various aspects of advancement and development such as annual giving, major gift solicitation, capital campaign leadership, alumni relations, and planned giving is plus.
Bachelor’s degree required; An advanced degree is preferred.
• Experience in independent school or faith-based nonprofit fundraising is preferred.


To be discussed on individual basis – based on degree and experience

Please address email to Mr. Scott Jones, Head of School to include ONLY a cover letter and resume and send email in care of Mirtha Rodriguez at
6855 S.W. 152nd St
Miami, FL 33157
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Phone: (305) 233-2030
Fax: (305) 253-9623

Athletic Trainer
Westminster Academy

Westminster Academy has an immediate opening for an Athletic Trainer. This individual is responsible for scheduling and supervising the medical needs of the student-athletes of WA while adhering to the BOC Standards of Professional Practice.
The Athletic Trainer will work to prevent, evaluate, treat and rehabilitate injuries and illnesses of student-athletes in accordance with athletic training room policies and procedures during practices and home competitions. This individual is responsible for communicating with the athletic department, parents, physicians, and coaches about the health status of student-athletes in their chosen sport.
The Athletic Trainer is responsible for, but not limited to, overseeing the daily operation of the athletic training room, implementing specific treatment protocols, including therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation programs for individual athletes, providing medical coverage for home athletic events and practices and other responsibilities as assigned.


Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited CAATE college or university, hold NATABOC certification, hold Florida State Athletic Training Licensure or be eligible, and have current CPR/AED certification for healthcare providers by the start date. The individual must have strong written and verbal communication skills. This position requires initiative and someone that can multi-task and be able to work variable hours. This position requires evening and weekend assignments.

Please send resume and cover letter to
5601 N Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Phone: 954.771.4600

Science Teachers (Logic and Rhetoric Grades 6 - 12)
Cornerstone Academy

Logic and Rhetoric Science Teachers
Cornerstone Academy is looking for logic and rhetoric Science teachers with experience teaching Science to 6th–12th graders from a Biblical worldview. This is a full or part-time position.


Qualified candidates will:
Hold at least a bachelor’s degree in Science or Science education.
Have experience teaching Science to 6th–12th grade students.
Be eager to collaborate with fellow faculty on curriculum.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate well with parents.
Display a love for learning and a passion to cultivate that love in their students.
Agree with and support the school’s statement of faith, attend and be in good standing with a Christian church, and live a life of discipleship under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

The ideal candidate will:
Have 3+ years of experience teaching Science to 6th–12th grade students.
Have an advanced degree in Science or Science education.
Demonstrate an understanding of and skill in implementing classical curriculum and pedagogy, and seek to grow in his/her understanding of this tradition in order to re-imagine and embody the richest practices of Christian, liberal arts education.
Be capable of instilling in students the Logical art of understanding our physical world and the love of science.


Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates interested in applying for this position should submit a resume and cover letter to Headmaster David Leino at
1520 NW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32605
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Phone: 352-378-9337
Fax: 352-378-7708

Operations Director
Orangewood Christian School

Orangewood’s Operations Director (“Director”) provides leadership and oversight for the school’s operations, including the management of human resources and finance. The Director reports to the Head of School, and is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all systems, physical assets, safety protocols, and campus facilities.

The Director serves as a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team and helps to carry out the mission, vision, and goals of Orangewood Christian School.


  • Education Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree, Advanced Degree preferred
  • Years of Experience: 5–7 years of progressive management, operations, or education experience
  • Church Requirement: Must be a member of, or be willing to join, Orangewood Church (Maitland)

For more information, please visit our website at:
1300 West Maitland Boulevard
Maitland, FL 32751
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Phone: (407) 339-0223
Fax: (407) 339-4148

6th Grade History Teacher
Westminster Academy

Westminster Academy is seeking a qualified Sixth Grade History Teacher.


The ideal candidate would be Florida certified and hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Candidates must also have a strong Christian testimony.

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to
5601 N Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 954.771.4600

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