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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 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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Congratulations to clarinetist Saneyah ’23 on achieving a Superior at the Florida Bandmasters Association District Solo and Ensemble adjudication!This qualified her for the State level, at which she received a rating of Excellent. Well done, Saneyah! ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations Caleb Y. ’21 for qualifying for the State Track and Field Meet in the javelin! This past weekend, Caleb threw a career best 43 meters and will be moving forward to represent Academy at the Lakes at the State Meet in Jacksonville this Thursday. Our entire Track and Field program had an amazing season! Two-thirds of it's athletes qualified for the Regionals this year. ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to America! Our 3rd graders got to experience immigrating to America through the Ellis Island Simulation Game. Our special guests, the 4th Graders, took the role of officers at Ellis Island and greeted and welcomed the 3rd Grade to their new homes and lives in the United States of America. The "immigrants" visited 4 rooms, each representing a part of the process of entering the country. They stopped at registry, baggage, medical, and finally their interview. Our E-learners took on the special role of “relatives or friends from back home” and asked questions about the experience and adventurous journey through Ellis Island. As a special surprise, the 3rd and 4th Graders were treated with a donut “upon arrival to the US” because in the 1920’s immigrants were often greeted with a donut and a blanket. ... See MoreSee Less
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