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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Playing with fire!Academy chemistry students have been spending their lab time observing how different chemicals release different energy when placed in a flame. When different energy is released, the flame changes color. Never a dull moment here at AATL! #chemistry #chemistryclass #coolschool #electrons #science ... See MoreSee Less
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We've got you covered!The 4th grade class is looking out for our people and planet through the Earth and Safety Patrols. From recycling to making sure students get to class safely, they've got the Lower Division covered! #safetypatrol #earthpatrol #recycling #4thgrade #coolschool #earth ... See MoreSee Less
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Day of Giving: Portraits of Academy is almost here! Take the Early Bird Challenge by making your gift to the Fund for Academy by midnight on October 4, and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000! Don't forget, your donation to the Fund for Academy will also earn House points for the 2023-2024 school year! Thank you for your support of Academy at the Lakes!interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E100750&id=12 ... See MoreSee Less
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I'm outta here!Our 7th and 8th Graders took an overnight trip to Lake Aurora for their retreat. Games were played. Bonds were made. Fun was had. Great opportunities await! #retreat #bonding #relayrace #middleschool #coolschool ... See MoreSee Less
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