My all 3 kids are in public school, however many of my friends had kids in the two schools that you mentioned. Most of them have their kids now (after a year or two in brandon Academy or Seffner Christian) at a private school next to YMCA on Kingsway. And they all seem to be very happy. Uufortunately, I do not remember the name of the school right now, but it is just south of Brandon YMCA. They are very good as far as the academics go and very caring teacher. Since I have 3 kids, I really never looked into private as it would be too expensive for me. If you can't find the school, let me know, and I will ask one of my friends for the name. FYI ...I believe it is a church based school.