Key Largo Florida School Guide

Key Largo, FL School Guide

Key Largo falls under the Monroe County school district, which works hard to achieve their goal of ensuring that each child receives the best possible education available. In order to help you find the school that is the right fit for your child, we have provided a list of public and private schools in the area, as well as their contact information and websites where available. Monroe County schools also offer programs through the Early Learning Coalition of Miami/Dade/Monroe and the Educational Coalition for Monroe County that ensure the future success of our students. Additionally, we have included local and nearby colleges and universities to provide a picture of the range of educational opportunity available in Key Largo’s Monroe County school district. Please take a moment to review these listings, and welcome to Monroe County school district! To learn more about education in Florida, the Monroe County school district, or the programs available for Key Largo students, please visit:

Monroe County School District
(305) 664-9558

Florida Department of Education

Early Learning Coalition of Miami/Dade/Monroe
The non-profit organization of the Early Learning Coalition aims to ensure that each child is ready to succeed in school by achieving emotional, physical, social and intellectual readiness in students.

E.C.M.C. (Educational Coalition for Monroe County)
E.C.M.C., a non profit student advocacy group founded in 1996, E.C.M is best known for its C.A.M.P. (Cultural American Multi-Disciplinary Program). This program has gained a large summer enrollment and provides transportation for students who require it. C.A.M.P. offers its students world-class Intensive Musical Instruction, Culinary Arts, Ballet, Theater, Ballroom Dancing, Art, Stomp, Film Making and much more at a fraction of the actual cost.

Public Schools

Key Largo Public Schools School Bus Transportation
(305) 852-8081

Key Largo School (K-8th)
104801 Overseas Hwy.
Key Largo, Florida 33037
(305) 453-1255
Fax: (305) 453-1248

The Key Largo School is School is an “A” rated a public Elementary & Middle School (pre-K to 8th grade) with just under 950 students enrolled. The Key Largo School feels fortunate that their small community allows businesses as well as individuals to contribute time, knowledge and resources to better the school. This unique partnership has enabled many children achieve success. Students and staff at the Key Largo School use the latest software and technology available to schools nationwide, giving KLS students the opportunity to explore technology as never before. KLS students go into high school effectively prepared to meet the expectations of the changing world.

Plantation Key School (pre-K-8th)
(305) 853-3281
Fax: (305) 853-3279
100 Lake Rd
Tavernier, FL 33070

Plantation Key School is an “A” rated a public Elementary & Middle School of approximately 600 students who reside in the Florida Keys area from Tavernier to Long Key. Plantation Key School offers after school daycare, intramural sports and school affiliated programs such as Odyssey of the Mind and National Junior Honor Society. Plantation Key School, “Where the future is in progress.”

Coral Shores High School
(305) 853-3222
Fax: (305) 853-3228
89901 Old Highway
Tavernier, FL 33070
Coral Shores High School believes that today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Strong core curriculum emphasizing virtual academics and independent thought. A variety of extracurricular sports are offered. Coral Shores students may also choose from a broad range of academic and service clubs and organizations.

Students in the Monroe County district may also opt to participate in virtual schooling or home schooling. For more information on these educational choices, please visit:

Florida Department of Education Virtual Schools

Florida Department of Education District Virtual Instruction Programs

Florida Virtual School

Florida Department of Education Home Education

Private and Charter Schools

Treasure Village Montessori (charter)
(305) 852-3482
Fax: (305) 852-3432
86731 Overseas Hwy.
Islamorada, Florida 33036

Treasure Village Montessori Charter School was established on the foundation of the Montessori Island School, a private Montessori elementary program which was established in 1996. This program bases its curriculum on the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori, as does the current charter program. A group of parents and key community members organized and wrote a charter in 1998, enabling residents of the Upper Keys the ability to attend an elementary Montessori school free from tuition and transportation constraints. Treasure Village Montessori also provides free and reduced lunch, as well as many other resources, to students through the public school system in a private school setting. Treasure Village Montessori services kindergarten through 6th grade students.

Keys Academy Of Marine Science/Keys Academy at St. Justin (pre-K-8th)
105500 Overseas Hwy.
Key Largo, FL 33037

The Keys Academy at St. Justin offers students a quality, faith-centered education. The Keys Academy at St. Justin is traditional Roman Catholic private school with individualized attention for students and featuring a low student-teacher ratio.

Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys
(305) 451-7077
5 Transylvania Avenue
Key Largo FL, 33037

This program bases its curriculum on the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori with a school vision of “teach children to teach the world”. The Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys provides a warm, loving and educational environment for students, where children and teachers share a vision of peace and respect. By satisfying the unique needs of every child, The Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys firmly believes in the achievement of their students. Teachers both motivate their classrooms to aspire to high standards and follow the lead of the students’ individual learning needs. The Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys believes that by promoting confidence in their students, we empower them to reach their full potential and become true assets to society.

The Academy at Ocean Reef
395 South Harbor Drive
Key Largo, Florida 33037
(305) 367-2409
Fax: (305) 367-2055

The Academy at Ocean Reef offers their students a challenging and well-rounded curriculum based on state and national standards, blending traditional methods in education with strategies that have proven records of child success. The Academy at Ocean Reef emphasizes child-centered inquiry and collaborative projects that promoting higher levels of thinking skills. The Academy at Ocean Reef utilizes technology in the classroom and Science Labs as an interactive instructional tool to promote a student body well prepared for the forward-thinking future. Performing and fine arts programs ensure and education that is well-rounded and diverse.

Island Christian Church & School
(305) 664-2781
Fax: (305) 664-9536
83250 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036
Island Christian School provides Islamorada students with a quality, faith-based education. Island Christian School endeavors to create life-long learners and effective communicators who demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through articulate writing, technological savvy and problem-solving skills. Island Christian school firmly believes that their graduates, armed with these skills, will go on to become active, socially responsible members of their community.

Dolphin Montessori Children’s House (pre-school-kindergarten)
104960 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037-2942
(305) 453-3787
Dolphin Montessori Children’s House Inc. has maximum capacity of 40 children, and is based around the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori. The program allows children to experience the excitement of learning on their own terms, preparing them for elementary school. By allowing children to perfect their natural skills for learning, they are prepared to find success in their abilities in future learning situations.

Marathon Lutheran School
325 122nd St. Gulf
Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 289-0700

Marathon Lutheran School is a private, alternative school serving grades K-2. Marathon Lutheran School is a Missouri synod oriented Lutheran church affiliated educational facility.

Nearby Colleges and Universities

Florida Keys Community College
(305) 852-8007
Fax: (305) 852-8082
P.O. Drawer 600
Tavernier, FL 33070
FKCC is a comprehensive community college that responds to the diverse and changing needs of Monroe County area students.

Pre-Schools and/or Trade Schools/Other

Take Chances at the Helm, Inc.
(305) 434-8984
Fax: (305) 451-1956
491 Barracuda Blvd
Key Largo, FL 33037
Sailing instruction.

Green Turtle Hammock Foundation
(305) 394-3382
Fax: (305) 723-6297
81224 Oversseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036

The Green Turtle Hammock Foundation is a non-profit foundation whose goal is to educate groups and individuals on the environment and Islamorada’s cultural history.

EcoWeek Events
(305) 942-0808
Fax: (305) 453-0801
99611 Overseas Highway, #333
Key Largo, FL 33037
EcoWeek Events is a non-profit group whose goal is to educate the public about environmental issues, fund environmental projects and to promote sustainable ecotourism in the area.

Center for Green Studies
(305) 852-0570
87431 Old Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
The Center for Green Studies provides education to promote green technology.

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