Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

To be and be known as Tampa Bay’s choice for educational and personal discovery.

Our Core Values


  • Balance: We embrace the joy in the journey, which consists of experiences that balance academics, fine arts, athletics, and co-curricular activities.
  • Courage: We foster personal responsibility, empathy, and resilience.
  • Distinction: We apply high standards of quality, relevance, and accountability to all we do.
  • Inclusion: We are a caring and compassionate community composed of many different beliefs and traditions seeking points of unity in common experiences.
  • Integrity: We believe in the power of heads to know the good, hearts to love the good, and hands to do the good.
  • Stewardship: We care for each other and our school, serve our communities, and responsibly engage with the world – today and tomorrow.