See How the Best Schools in Martin County Inspire Lifelong Learning

April 13, 2023 | Read Time: 3 minutes

Exterior of a school in Martin County Florida

It’s been said that “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” It builds character, inspires curiosity, and teaches children how to navigate the world that surrounds them. Most families strive to ensure their children receive the best education, which starts with finding the right school district. Ranked by Niche as one of the top 10 best school districts in Florida, the Martin County School District is renowned for innovative programs and a wide variety of offerings. Let’s take a closer look.

Kids laughing in Martin County School

Specialized Martin County Schools

From Palm City Elementary to South Fork High School, 20 Martin County public schools ensure families can find the best fit for their child’s educational needs. Learning, however, is never limited to just the classroom, with innovative programs and specialized schools for every age. In Jensen Beach, the Environmental Studies Center provides immersive, hands-on marine learning along the Indian River Lagoon. Specialized schools including The Hope Center for Autism and Spectrum Academy provide small class sizes and individualized education for those in need of extra assistance.

South Fork High School Martin County

High Schools with Career Connections

Each high school within Martin County is well equipped with robust technical programs that offer teenagers the necessary tools to excel in college and future careers. Regardless of their chosen field, students have the chance to earn industry certifications and college credits from Indian River State College (IRSC) while still in high school. South Fork High School provides programs in golf course management, construction, communications, and veterinary assistance, while Jensen Beach High School’s technical programs include architecture, engineering, and sports medicine fields. Martin County High School also provides computer science, criminal justice, and culinary arts programs. Located on the Chastain Campus of IRSC, students at Clark Advanced Learning Center enjoy dual enrollment classes and internship opportunities in their desired field while still in high school.

Indian River State College Martin County Florida

Nationally Renowned Colleges

Martin County and the surrounding areas are home to a variety of colleges and universities for those wishing to pursue higher education. Indian River State College is the largest institution along the Treasure Coast, with five campuses and more than 100 programs for students to choose from. Numerous popular state colleges also have campuses in the area. Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce is a base of operations for a host of marine research and hands-on learning opportunities. The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter is also run by FAU, with a wide range of academic opportunities and small class sizes. Keiser University also recently opened a new campus in Port St. Lucie, with programs available in nursing, business, criminal justice, education, healthcare, law, and more.

A New Martin County School Planned for Storie

What could be one of the area’s most exciting school additions, Storie’s imaginative master plan includes land for a new school. This innovative new community concept plans for the future, and its designers have dedicated land for a new charter school offering kindergarten to 12th grade. Storie is also envisioned as a real-world classroom, with gardens, art studios, and preserved natural areas ideal for inspiring lessons for all Martin County residents.

Storie is a vision that has yet to be unveiled, but the designers are placing a high priority on clean water initiatives and creating open spaces with plentiful outdoor activities that all Martin County residents can enjoy. To receive a copy of the Storie Time magazine with more details on the vision for this community, or to be among the first to see the vision video upon its release, register your interest at

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