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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Accepting applications for 2021
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
Inspiration personified! Per tradition at Academy at the Lakes, seniors give a 3-5 minute speech about who or what inspires them to be the person they are today. Sean Emmons developed severe stuttering st an early age. In his speech he talked about how he was able to overcome his stuttering once he accepted it as a part of who he is. With this acceptance and years of therapy, Sean's stuttering has gone from severe to mild and he showed his remarkable transformation by delivering a speech to the entire Upper Division and by no coincidence, he delivered it on International Stuttering Awareness Day (October 22nd). ... See MoreSee Less
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Blue Crew coming through! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Blue Crew is doing their part to raise money and awareness. Today, they held a bake sale with proceeds going to breast cancer research. ... See MoreSee Less
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Words of wisdom. Fantastic Senior Speeches by Yimika Oluwaleimu and Ryleigh Van Veghel! Inspiration, motivation and not accepting limitations. ... See MoreSee Less
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Launching balloons in the name of science! Honors Physics is studying projectile motion. With the help of giant water balloon launchers, the students are experimenting with several variables to determine how far and fast the balloons will fly. Thank you, Ms. Klaeren! #physics ... See MoreSee Less
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Senior Speeches help make Academy a special place. Today, Anisa Nanavati and Hunter Price shared their words with the Upper Division! ... See MoreSee Less
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