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
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If music is life, then the violin is it's soul. Alexa Hudson played with the All-State 9-10 Concert Orchestra as part of the Florida Music Educators Association’s annual conference this past week. Students from all over Florida audition for the honor of participating, and this is Alexa’s fourth year of being selected for All-State – a testament to her hard work and dedication. Way to go, Alexa! ... See MoreSee Less
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Free at last! Students reflected on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by reading a modern day poem titled, “I Have a Dream.” Students discussed their own dreams and the importance of perseverance, even in the face of adversity. As an act of kindness and to inspire others to follow their dreams, students participated in the pop culture activity of painting rocks. Some students included images of their own dreams while others added inspirational quotes. ... See MoreSee Less
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You make a world of difference! Gala invitations have hit mailboxes! You’re officially invited to our Viva Academy Gala and Auction on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Armature Works! For questions or assistance, contact Deanna Purpura-Till. Dpurpura@academyatthelakes.org. Your money matters and we thank you for making a positive impact on the Academy experience. ... See MoreSee Less
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What happens to dreams deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Mrs. Vreeland's 9th Grade Honors English classes are paying homage to Langston Hughes by memorizing and reciting his poetry. Enjoy! #LangstonHughes #poetry #HarlemRenaissance ... See MoreSee Less
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