Private Schools in Florida are regulated by the Florida
Department of Education. There are currently
1,668 Private Schools located in Florida, with a total enrollment of 396,790 students,
according to the Private School Universe Survey conducted by the U.S.
Department of Education.
Under Florida Statute 1002.42, Private Schools in Florida must register with the Florida Department of Education, complete an annual survey each year, and keep attendance records. Every owner of a Private School in Florida must submit fingerprints to the appropriate law enforcement agency for a criminal background check.
If a Private School in Florida is no longer operating, it is required to transfer all attendance records to the school district where it is located.