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
Spirit Week! We capped off the week with Blue and White Day which included a boys volleyball tournament. Seniors with the win! Friday Night Fan Fare and Winter Formal still to come! #spiritweek #funschool ... See MoreSee Less
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Lower Division is making the grade! Through the generosity of a small group of Academy families, we have raised more than $100,000 to turf the playground. And we have $50,000 to go to make this project a reality by the target date of Spring Break 2022. For more information, please contact Jessica Fugate, director of development, at jfugate@academyatthelakes.org. interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E100750&id=12 ... See MoreSee Less
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The body achieves what the mind believes. Big time congrats to several of the Academy weightlifters who have advanced to Regionals. Noelle Yee, Hayley Reed and Addy Aliano are moving on! #weightlifting ... See MoreSee Less
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Represent! Team pride was on display as the Upper Division celebrated Jersey Day. A couple throwbacks were in the mix along with plenty of Bucs @buccaneers and Lightning @tblightning gear. #jerseyday #schoolpride ... See MoreSee Less
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No backpacks, please! It is Spirit Week on the Upper Division. Today is "Anything but a Backpack Day," which had our student carrying their books in everything from laundry baskets to red wagons and even a popcorn maker! #funschool ... See MoreSee Less
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