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
Academy at the Lakes
Game on!Come be part of history as the Wildcats softball team plays their first home game at the new Academy softball field March 28th at 430pm. The atmosphere promises to be electric for this home opener. Bring a lawn chair as bleacher seating is limited. Bring your appetite as there will be concessions. Bring your spirit as we make a run at another district championship. Admission is free. Can't wait to see you there! #highschoolsoftball #newfield #softball #homefieldadvantage ... See MoreSee Less
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Collaboration station!It is always great to see our older students interacting with our little ones on Lower Division. On this day, students from Honors Government made books on our founding fathers and shared them with the students of SK. In turn, the SK students made books about Ben Franklin and shared those with the Upper Division visitors. It was a fun day for everyone involved! #coolschool #GovernmentClass #benfranklin #kindergarten ... See MoreSee Less
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Let me count the ways...There are countless reasons to love Academy. The traditions. The people. The opportunities. We have our reasons, how about you!? #coolschool #traditions #fieldtrips #testimonial ... See MoreSee Less
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Let's play!Play Week is so much more than the amazing all-school musical. From kayaking with manatee to feeding the hungry to college visits, there was a lot to experience. This week proves once again that Academy are long on talent and philanthropy! #coolschool #philanthropy #highschoolmusical #fiddlerontheroof #manatee #communityservice ... See MoreSee Less
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Speech is to persuade, to convert to compel...The junior class representative at this year's Public Speaking Assembly was Benjamin Harrison. Ben adapted Stan Lee's letter to Video Game Voters Network which fought against the banning of video games. Ben did an amazing job at capturing the spirit of the letter and transforming himself into Stan Lee! Great job. #stanlee #videogamevotersnetwork #SupremeCourt #marvelcomics #publicspeaking ... See MoreSee Less
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