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
It is that time again! Mark your calendars and get ready to step into a world of enchantment at the Academy at the Lakes Gala and Auction on February 22, 2025! While we aren't ready to unlock the theme just yet, we can promise a delightful cocktail hour, a delectable seated meal, one-of-a-kind silent auction offerings, live music, and more! Surprises await as we come together for our annual semi-formal adults-only affair in support of Academy at the Lakes! Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to support this important event! We can only keep this fun theme under lock and key for so long! ... See MoreSee Less
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Hero!Big time shoutout to Academy alumnus John Mesropian '14 for earning the Citizen Medal of Valor Award by the City of Tampa Police Department. On Sunday, October 29th 2023, Tampa Police responded to reports of a shooting taking place on 7th Avenue. In the face of danger, John and others "stepped up to save lives and provide crucial assistance to the victims including administering tourniquets to victims, preventing them from succumbing to life-threatening wounds." Thank you, John for your bravery and being an inspiration! #bravery #MedalOfValor #tampapolice #Hero ... See MoreSee Less
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Unparalleled!In her 24 years teaching at Academy, Frances Pisacane has developed THE finest strings program in Tampa Bay. Her dedication and devotion enables our students to excel which was on display when our Intermediate Strings joined our Advance Strings to play "Russian Sailor's Dance." It's a blend of talented, invested students being guided by a special leader! Have a listen. Be amazed! #strings #violin #cello #dedication #devotion #loveoflearning ... See MoreSee Less
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In the house!House Day is always one of the most anticipated days of the year at Academy, but do you know why we have House Day to begin with? Our Sports Broadcasting students found the origin of this amazing tradition. Enjoy! #traditions #SchoolTraditions #houseday #relayrace #bonding #coolschool #schoolspirit ... See MoreSee Less
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Get out the Vote!After an amazing run to the State Semifinals, with District and Regional Championships along the way, it's fitting that some of our softball players are being recognized. Please vote for Molly Blackwood for Pasco County Hitter of the Year and Shannon Kendall for Pasco County Pitcher of the Year. Show your support for these awesome Wildcats!primetimepreps.com/2024/06/05/softball-pasco-county-hitter-of-the-year-june-5-2024/primetimepreps.com/2024/06/05/softball-pasco-county-pitcher-of-the-year-june-5-2024/ ... See MoreSee Less
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