Our Mission 

Academy at the Lakes is a learning community of shared values dedicated to the success of each individual at school, in the community, and in the world. We celebrate the love of learning and the joy in the journey.


Academy at the Lakes was founded in 1992 as an independent, co-educational, non-denominational college-preparatory school. The school graduated its first class of seniors in 2002, and now has more than 460 alumni.

I love this school! The administration, teachers, and staff are truly wonderful and really care about the kids. There are so many exceptional teachers at AATL that inspire enthusiasm for learning, and motivation for discovering and developing individual talents. My two children have had a very positive and well-rounded educational experience filled with “joy in the journey” at AATL.

AATL parent

Our Core Values


We embrace the joy in the journey, which consists of experiences that balance academics, fine arts, athletics, and co-curricular activities.


We foster personal responsibility, empathy, and resilience.


We apply high standards of quality, relevance, and accountability to all we do.


We are a caring and compassionate community composed of many different beliefs and traditions seeking points of unity in common experiences.


We believe in the power of heads to know the good, hearts to love the good, and hands to do the good.


We care for each other and our school, serve our communities, and responsibly engage with the world – today and tomorrow.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is college-preparatory from the youngest grades all the way through high school. We have developed an integrated, hands-on, content-rich approach that both engages the students and prepares them to tackle their work and their lives with a depth of knowledge and understanding. Through this approach, our students develop strong competencies in what we call our “6 Cs:” critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, citizenship, and character.
Our goal is to ensure that each child is appropriately challenged and supported.