Experts routinely name us one of America’s best high schools — we just happen to be located right here in Duval County. Paxon School for Advanced Studies provides an incredible opportunity for the brightest young minds in our city to grow and succeed at the highest level. While our academic excellence is unsurpassed, you won’t find stuffy teachers and one-dimensional students. Paxon’s faculty and staff are engaged and encouraging. Our students are enthusiastic about learning, come from diverse backgrounds, and have diverse interests, as well. At Paxon, we do everything possible to help our students succeed. With hard work, determination, and looking out for one another, our highest expectations, theirs, and yours will be met.
Our culture is demanding but supportive. Our passion and our mission are to help each student reach his or her potential. Your child couldn’t be in a better environment to learn and make friends. Today’s students will serve as the entrepreneurs, doctors, judges, scientists, CEOs, and engineers of tomorrow. We are a diverse community of learners made up of many races, religions, socioeconomic backgrounds, and more. Interacting with other smart kids from different backgrounds and perspectives means your student isn’t just going to be better prepared for college, he or she will be better prepared for life.
Paxon is also known for its special sense of community. With smaller class sizes, a truly unique student body, and a dedication to getting the best out of every student, we all come together in a way few high schools even dream possible. We work really hard to make every student’s years at Paxon among the most cherished of their lives. Our students put academics first, but they are also involved in clubs, sports, community service, student government, the arts, and more. Paxon student life is exciting, rewarding, and fulfilling.
Paxon is exclusively for advanced learning and college prep. We offer a comprehensive array of AP classes so students can earn college credits. Our teachers are some of the finest in the state, and our curriculum is unsurpassed. For an even higher level of learning, Paxon is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, developed in partnership with the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Through this exceptional program, every student can follow the path that works best for him or her.
We are proud to be ranked as one of the top high schools in the United States. We are equally proud that we do it in a way that recognizes our students are still kids. We want them to grow in confidence, discipline, and take pride in their achievements. There’s a reason our students are so successful at getting into and excelling at the colleges of their choice, from Ivy League schools to prestigious universities in Florida. When you put students first and give them the tools they need to grow and achieve, great things follow.