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
This class makes me want to dance! Anatomy & Physiology student designed their own experiment to compare their resting heart rate and respiratory rate with their rates after exercise. To aid their experiment, the students turned to the game "Just Dance" to get the blood flowing. Special thanks to Harry Styles and One Direction for the assist! #anatomy #physiology #dance #coolschool #danceinclassroom ... See MoreSee Less
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You've been running through my mind! Come support the Academy cross country runners on Saturday as they compete against dozens of teams from around the state. St. Leo University is the place to be to cheer on your Wildcats. Good luck, runners! #crosscountry #runner #running #runnerslife #stleouniversity ... See MoreSee Less
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Pardon my French! The Middle Division French class has been learning the alphabet and would like to sing you a little song! Well done, everyone. #frenchclass #frenchalphabet #alphabetsong ... See MoreSee Less
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From literature to life. The 6th grade Humanities class has been reading the book, "Bud, not Buddy." In the book, Buddy learns to play the saxophone. To help bring this story to life, Mrs. Reed brought the swing while playing "It don't mean a thing" by Duke Ellington. #funschool #lovelearning #saxophone #dukeellington #humanities #6thgrade ... See MoreSee Less
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SUPPORT THE SCHOOL YOU LOVE BY BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE WILDCAT HONOR ROLL THIS DAY OF GIVING!Join with a recurring monthly donation and automatically help fund opportunities above and beyond what is provided by tuition.Sign up today to be entered into our Honor Roll Raffle, were a recurring monthly gift of $30 or more (in honor of Academy's 30th anniversary!) will earn you a chance to win an AATL swag bag complete with YETI Hopper Flip 18 Soft Cooler! To qualify gifts must be made by October 5.Be sure to select recurring donation on the donation form.interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E100750&id=12 ... See MoreSee Less
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