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
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State bound!Academy at the Lakes Odyssey of the Mind teams had an amazing showing at the Regional Tournament on Saturday. All 4 teams earned a spot at the State Competition and will be competing in Orlando in less than a month.The Vehicle team came in 3rd in their problem. They also earned the Ranatra Fusca, a special distinction given to only a few teams throughout the competition that recognizes and celebrates exceptional creativity in a problem solution. The Technical team came in 1st place in their problem and achieved a perfect score in the spontaneous part of the competition. The Classics team, composed of all ninth graders, came in 1st place in their problem and division. The Performance team, consisting of all first time OMers, came in 2nd place in their problem and received recognition from the judges for their artistic backdrop. Every team has worked so hard this year, and we are incredibly proud of their accomplishments! ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to America!It's the return of the Ellis Island Experience. Our 3rd grade "immigrants" took a boat to Ellis Island where they were processed to become citizens. Stops along the way included registry, baggage, medical and interview. When completed, the immigrants were cleared to enter America and were giving jobs. Thanks to the 4th graders who worked as agents in each of the rooms! What an experience! #coolschool #ellisisland #ellisislandexperience #3rdgrade #4thgrade ... See MoreSee Less
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4 the Love!Your attendance is requested as the Wildcats softball team hosts their home opener today at 4:30pm. The ladies are on a quest to capture their 4th straight district title and they would love your support along the way. Go Wildcats!#softball #districtchamps #softballseason #highschoolSoftball ... See MoreSee Less
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They're back!Fresh off back-to-back trips to the World Finals, our Odyssey of the Mind teams will make another run at winning more championships and it starts at Regionals this weekend. This year, Academy will be sending 4 different teams, all with the goal of making it to States! Good luck, everyone! #odysseyofthemind #problemsolving #creativity #coolschool #GreatOpportunities ... See MoreSee Less
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