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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

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Congratulations to AATL senior Tia Nguyen! Tia has been a student at Academy at the Lakes since 1st grade. Her favorite memory is during dressing up as a pink Care Bear during Spirit Week.Photo Credit: Cloud 9 Studios ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to AATL senior Ethan Cisler! Ethan is in his 13th year at Academy at the Lakes. His favorite memory is when he was on the 8th grade trip to Virginia and went mountain biking. Photo Credit: Cloud 9 Studios ... See MoreSee Less
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Name: Jesus SolerHow many years have you taught at Academy at the Lakes?5What do you currently teach?Algebra 1 and 2 (Regular and Honors), Summer School Math (Alg 1, 2, Geometry, 7A)What is your favorite AATL memory?Taking the senior trip to North Carolina with the class of 2019 was the most fun I've ever had with a group of young people. Winning the first state football championship in 2017 was a great memory and an incredible journey with an amazing group of people.What do you love most about teaching at Academy?My colleagues. I have taught at many schools but this is the best bunch of human beings I've ever had the chance to work with. These folks truly love and care about children. They work hard, they endure a lot and keep on working hard. We support each other, we have each other's backs, and even when we disagree we put the interests of our kids above all else. What has been your proudest moment in your time at Academy at the Lakes?Winning the 2017 state football title. I had taken some time off from coaching and watched football perform poorly my first year. But then I got to see an immense transformation in the focus, energy, and work ethic of our boys. The seniors led and everyone followed. We had a freshman QB, and lots of guys who really didn't know football. Watching them go from what they were in 2016 to what we built in 2017 made me very proud. It was the most fun I had coaching.Is there anything else we should know about you?My favorite song lyric is "... every little thing is gonna be alright..." from the Bob Marley song Three Little Birds. I was born in NYC but I'm an islander at heart. The beach, reggae, and food are all the things I miss about the islands. ... See MoreSee Less
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