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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Academy at the Lakes
Once in a lifetime...Academy families, two spots have opened up for the amazing opportunity to witness the Great Migration in Africa! The trip takes place March 24th through April 2nd. Get personally guided safari tours. Stay in amazing accommodations. See awesome animals in their natural habitat. If interested contact Colleen McCormick - cmccormick@academyatthelakes.org Please hurry - deadline is February 17th.#greatmigrationsafari #africansafari #africa #onceinalifetime ... See MoreSee Less
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Encore!No highlight reel could ever do the Lower Division's production of "The Lion King" justice, but here is a quick look back at the amazing job our young students accomplished in pulling off 3 spectacular musicals. We are very proud! #thelionking #musicaltheatre #hakunamatata ... See MoreSee Less
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Big men on campus!Congrats to senior football players Triston and Carter for playing in the Florida Suncoast All-Star Game on January 22. They are the first Academy players to get an invite to the game. Both were humbled and honored to participate. Well deserved! #highschoolfootball #AllStarGame #humbled #honored ... See MoreSee Less
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Team bonding!In a cool and unique gesture, Casey M. '26 decided to make portraits of the three seniors on the girls basketball team. Casey, who has been drawing for as long as she can remember, says she wanted to do something special for the seniors who mean a lot to her! Way to go, Casey! #highschoolbasketball #seniors #drawing ... See MoreSee Less
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What a night!Friday Night Fanfare did not disappoint. From fun and games to food trucks and face painting to basketball games, it was a fantastic time shared with the Academy community. Thanks to all those involved in making this special event happen! #fanfare #highschoolbasketball #foodtrucks #facepainting #cornhole #funandgames #coolschool ... See MoreSee Less
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