June in Jupiter, FL doesn’t just signal the beginning of summer beach season — because residents have the luxury of year-round beach weather — it also signals the end of the school year. With two months until the new school year begins, it’s the perfect time to purchase or rent a new home that’s zoned for the school you want your student enrolled in.
If this sounds like your plan, you’re certainly not alone. According to a study published by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in 2017, 26% of home buyers consider the quality of zoned schools when looking for a new home.
Jupiter residents are lucky to enjoy a wide array of great schools, from local public schools to private montessori or religious institutions, there’s no shortage of great options for your student.
To save you time in your search, here’s what local parents and students say they love about their schools!
Jupiter Christian School:
Located off of Toney Penna Drive between Jupiter River Estates and the Loxahatchee Club, this esteemed Christian private school is not only fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, it’s also perfectly centered within Jupiter’s town limits. Students enjoy a nurturing environment, weekly elective classes — including Spanish, band, computers, music, and art — and an average class size of 11 students to every one teacher.
On an online forum called PrivateSchoolReview.com, a parent explained that her “daughter attended Jupiter Christian School for three years when we moved down to Florida from South Carolina because of [her] husband’s job.” After returning home to South Carolina, they realized how well the school prepared her academically for future classes, saying “[her daughter] is in all available honors classes at her old school.”
Jupiter Middle School:
Jupiter Middle School can feel like finding a diamond in the sand for parents looking for a school that is unpretentious and boasts great academics.
The school has an impressive 1,338 students and boasts a modest student-teacher ratio of 17 students to every one teacher. While the classrooms still feel cozy and personal, the test scores are where the academics shine and according to GreatSchools.org, standardized test scores for this student body rated 8/10 — above state average — with 100% proficiency in Algebra I and Geometry!
According to a Jupiter Middle alumnus, “the school is not the fanciest...but it is the teachers and staff that make it worthwhile. There, I found teachers who were invested in our success and vice principals who encouraged us to be resilient throughout the school year.”
Jupiter High School:
Located on the corner of Military Trail and Toney Penna Drive, this high school is a great choice for parents interested in upscale neighborhoods like Jonathan’s Landing or sprawling, rural neighborhoods like Jupiter Farms.
Jupiter High School sits on a 338,000 square foot campus that’s home to 60 classrooms, 28 laboratories, athletic facilities — including a high school football stadium — auditorium, and gymnasium. While impressive, the school is well known for its ability to prepare students for college. According to GreatSchools.org, the school not only received a 9/10 score for college preparedness, as well as a 93% 4-year high school graduation rate, it also received Great School’s College Success Award over the past two years.
A recent graduate had this to say about their experience: “My time at Jupiter High School can be described as a time of growth and learning new experiences that have helped me to understand how the world works. I know that whatever life has in store for me, I have the confidence to make the right decisions.”
When it comes to living in Jupiter, FL, you don’t have to settle on finding the perfect home or enrolling your student in a great school. You can have it all! And as both realtors and parents, your friends at The Simmonds Team: Compass can help you find the perfect home near your perfect school. Contact The Simmonds Team: Compass today to learn how we can help.