The School District of Palm Beach County, the fifth largest in Florida, and the 13th largest in the country, includes 187 schools, with 183,000 students and 12,898 teachers. Before and after school programs provide convenient programs for parents, while enriching the educational experience of students. The district boasts more than 279 award-winning programs, and features Choice Programs and Career Academies, helping students to follow their dreams and achieve their career goals. Many schools are focusing in International Baccalaureate programs, the Montessori method, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and several languages, as well as language programs and an International Spanish Academy, are available. Many of the public schools in the district are known for their specialty programs, including the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach County also has many private schools, including The King’s Academy, which boasts award-winning musicals through its theatre company. Both private and public schools in the county offer a wide variety of programs and specialties, sure to enrich the educational experience of any child, helping to form a bright future.
There are many public and private colleges and universities within Palm Beach County, with Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University, along with specialty schools for nursing, technology and the arts.