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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Lifer alert!“Academy is like home,” shares Hayley Reed who began her journey at Academy when she was 4 years old. “Being at one school for my entire education gave me a sense of family.” Hayley embraced her Academy family and appreciated their support as she created lifelong memories - House Day, Upper Division Trips, All-School Musicals, Cabaret Night. While Hayley participated in numerous sports, including soccer and weightlifting, earning back-to-back State Softball Championships is her most fond memory. With this memory, Hayley will head to Penn State Beaver this fall to study sports management and communication and fulfill her dream of playing softball at the collegiate level. Hayley is grateful for the opportunities and support at Academy, “Getting to play with top players, such as Lexi Kilfoyl, was such an amazing experience. Both of my coaches throughout high school - Coach Stephenson and Coach Munn - supported my dream of playing in college and helped me work toward that dream.” Hayley also recognizes that it was her dedication that helped her achieve her dream, “Going to every practice and private lesson helped get me to where I am today.” Hayley’s dedication and success extended to the classroom. She cites the smaller class sizes and caring teacher community as significant factors in helping her find her voice and becoming who she wanted to be, “My teachers were extremely caring and helpful, and they kept in contact with me to see how I was doing.” Hayley shares that she would not be where she is today without the academic preparation and support she received from her teachers. A member of the National English Honor Society and a Student Ambassador, Hayley gave back to her community - “a place that helps you develop into an independent, caring, and giving citizen.” ... See MoreSee Less
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Young leaders! Academy students Jonathan Alvarez, Molly Blackwood, Michael Jiang and Abigail Wicker recently attended the HOBY leadership conference at Eckerd College. The students took part in leadership workshops and service projects including making blankets for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Way to lead! #hobyleadership #leadership #serviceproject #eckerdcollege #johnshopkinshospital ... See MoreSee Less
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Queen of the diamond! Congrats to former Academy softball star Lauren Evans who was just named to Great Britain's national softball team. Lauren will lead Great Britain to the World Championship in Spain this summer. Earlier this week, Lauren helped coach at the AATL softball camp. Way to go, Lauren. @loloevans13 #softball #teamgreatbritain🇬🇧 #summercamp ... See MoreSee Less
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Legends return! Young softball players that attended AATL's softball camp learned from elite college players including Team USA pitcher and former Florida Player of the Year Lexi Kilfoyl, Brown University infielder Vanessa Alexander and USF infielder Devyne Davis. All three were Academy greats and were happy to return to their old stomping grounds. #softball #brownuniversity #USF #TeamUSA #summercamp ... See MoreSee Less
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From here, our students go everywhere. Great opportunities await our AATL grads. On the field - Zoe Moore plays soccer and majors in Sports Management at Howard university.In the stands - Katie Erin McCormick plays clarinet for Auburn University's marching band while majoring in Music Education.On the sidelines - Hanley Riggs is a sideline reporter for ESPN, covering Belmont University athletics while majoring in Broadcast Journalism. #journalism #sportsmanagement #music #marchingband #auburnuniversity #howarduniversity #belmontuniversity ... See MoreSee Less
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