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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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Accepting applications for fall 2020
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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Are you ready to learn more? We can’t wait to tell you all about how the Academy is different.

  • 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 Swimmer, McKenna '21 ended her stellar high school career with third place finishes in the 50 and 100 Individual Freestyle at the Florida High School Athletic Association State Championships.

McKenna’s Academy career includes nine individual District Championships, six individual Regional Championships, and five top three finishes at the State Meet. She also holds several meet and pool records. Her exceptional times at the FHSAA State Championships have garnered her All-American consideration the past two years, and she was chosen as a USA Swimming Scholastic All American for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. She has also been named a National Interscholastic Swim Coaches All American for the past two years. McKenna will sign her Letter of Intent to swim at Duke University.
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Thank you to all our families, friends, and Community Partners who participated in AATL’s Wildcat Run this week!

We loved seeing pictures of your race week fun!
#WildcatsOnTheLoose 💚💛💙❤️
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This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for you!

At Academy at the Lakes, we are passionate about providing our students with the best educational experience possible, and we are so grateful for your support in helping us do so.

On behalf of everyone here at Academy at the Lakes, thank you and warmest wishes to you and your loved ones this Thanksgiving.
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You can make a difference while you shop online using Amazon Smile!

Select Academy at the Lakes when you visit and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases back to the school.
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Mark your calendar for #GivingTuesday on December 1.

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement recognizing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities, and we experience firsthand the impact of our community’s support every day!

Be on the lookout for a special announcement regarding Academy’s celebration of Giving Tuesday by email and on Facebook in the coming days.

Most importantly, thank you for your support—you make a difference in many ways! #BetterTogether
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