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
Difference makers!Our 8th grade students were tasked with selecting a problem facing society, researching that problem, then offer solutions to help remedy the problem. These students tackled a number of issues ranging from affordable housing to teen anxiety to cancel culture. All their hard work and insights were on display at the year-end Teens as Change Agents Academic Conference. Great job, everyone! #AgentsOfChange #problemsolvers #HumanitiesClass #anxiety #climatechange #cancelculture #anxiety #AffordableHousing ... See MoreSee Less
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We miss you already!Long-time Lower Division art teacher - Ms. Shelley has decided to retire. Her impression, like her art is lasting. Ms. Shelley opened the minds and abilities of countless students including her granddaughters. Thank you and best wishes! #artteacher #artclass #art #retirement #goodbyes #coolschool ... See MoreSee Less
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Talent on display!The 5th and 6th graders put on their Suite Showcase which highlights both their academic and musical achievements. This year, the science projects featured the use of solar power! These kids certainly impressed! #achievement #science #math #humanities #funschool #band #strings ... See MoreSee Less
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Let's par tee!The Precalculus Honors class made a killer mini golf course thanks to their understanding of conic sections. The students put their knowledge and creativity to the test by designing and building individual holes. What a cool way to end the year! #precalculus #ConicSections #minigolf #minigolfcoursedesign #coolschool ... See MoreSee Less
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Storybook ending!The school year ended with plenty of awesome happenings. From SK's storybook parade and tea party to boat and rocket launches, we didn't take the fast summer approaching lying down! Always learning! #storybookparade #funschool #teaparty #rocketlaunch #boatlaunch #endofschool #summer ... See MoreSee Less
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