About Academy

Academy at the Lakes is a school community unlike any other. We believe that, to truly unwrap the potential in each child, the school experience must encompass far more than grades and college acceptance letters. At Academy, we instill values such as compassion, responsibility, and respect.

A community like Academy at the Lakes doesn’t happen by accident. We are intentional about our school’s culture – from the faculty we hire, to the students we enroll, to our advisory program, to the way our students, teachers, and administrators interact on a daily basis. A door held open, eye contact, and a sincere “thank you” are the norm here, not the exception.

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Academy serves students in PreK3 through High School in a warm community, preparing them for college and for life. We celebrate the love of learning and the joy in the journey.

You Matter Here

At Academy at the Lakes, our students know what it means when we say
You Matter Here.

Facts & Figures

Academy at the Lakes graduates are accepted at top-tier colleges at a higher rate than the national average.


As a college-preparatory school, we guide our students, from the very beginning, to be prepared for college.

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  • When I started at Academy I was shy, reserved, timid, unsure, introverted, and so on. The person I am today, thanks to Academy, is the opposite. I’m confident, passionate, enthusiastic, resilient, strong, outgoing, and sharp.

    Cat Martin ‘07
    Queen’s University
  • The biggest thing Academy taught me is to do things you’re passionate about.

    Tommy Giglio ‘05
  • Academy is and will always be a second home to me, and it has prepared me to go out into the world.

    Raj Warman AJ ‘16
    Duke University
  • The faculty was outstanding, togetherness existed amongst students, and campus was growing and evolving – all of which helped to develop a culture that promoted learning, excitement, motivation, fun, and thought.

    Steven Stillman ’02
Academy at the Lakes
Let's dance!Our 2nd-4th graders were privileged to have two members of the Tampa City Ballet come to campus and showcase their talents. The students also asked questions and were taught basic ballet positions and movements. Great opportunities await!#ballet #nutcracker #balletdancer #balletposition #opportunity #learning ... See MoreSee Less
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Science is magic that works!Our 8th graders put their ideas to the test at this year's Science Fair. From lie detectors to dietary habits, the projects were interesting and revealing. Great job, everyone! #science #sciencefairproject #scienceclass #hypothesis #theory #variables ... See MoreSee Less
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In harmony!Academy's boys chorus helped usher in the holiday season with a performance at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at @ahcenterice. The fellas did not disappoint, entertain the crowd with both Christmas classics and other hits. Thanks for allowing our young men to showcase their talents and highlight our amazing school. Happy holidays! #boyschoir #chorus #holidaysongs #acapella #HappyHolidays ... See MoreSee Less
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What the Dickens!Our 3rd grade students were "guests" at the Dickens’ home as Charles Dickens and his sister, Fan, acted out their own “Amateur Theatrical” version of Scrooge’s story. The 2 actor-duo of the professional Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth used only their imaginations & props (items) from the drawing room to create and perform 15 characters from the classic story! There was audience participation throughout the performance as students were drawn into the story. After the performance, students engaged in a brief Q&A with the actors and received advise and inspiration! #greatopportunity #coolschool #charlesdickens #achristmascarol #atlanticcoasttheatre #acting #theater #fieldtrips ... See MoreSee Less
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On Air!Our Sports Broadcasting students had the amazing opportunity to tour the @10tampabay studios and watch a live newscast. Thanks to the on-air weather talent for explaining their jobs and being so generous with their time. We learned so much. A special, special shoutout goes to news anchor and Academy mom @courtrobinson for taking over the tour and allowing us to watch her anchor the 12pm newscast! #sportsbroadcaster #tvnews #Wtsp #10TampaBay #newscast #onairpersonality #onair #tvjournalism ... See MoreSee Less
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