Thank you for your interest in Academy at the Lakes, a PreK3 through Grade 12 private, college-preparatory school located in the northern suburb of Land O’ Lakes in Pasco County.
As you explore our website, you will notice a few themes:
  • Academy offers an academically challenging environment that will prepare your child for college and beyond.
  • The character-building culture of our school community will bring out the best in your child.
  • We strive for balance in all we do – academics, athletics, fine arts, and extracurricular activities.
  • You and your child are known here – you are heard, and you are important.
Our team members look forward to working with you and your family throughout the admissions process, and we encourage you to schedule a tour of our campus or directly contact a member of our Admissions Team. 
We can’t wait to meet you!

Sue Gunther

Director of Admissions

Ken Akins

Admissions Associate

Stephanie Squires

Admissions Assistant

The Admissions Team offers personal tours to fit your schedule. Tours are scheduled Monday-Friday.


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 is pleased to offer transportation services. The service includes morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off. Seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Admissions Considerations

Academy at the Lakes seeks to admit students and families who are aligned with our school’s Mission & Core Values, and who will engage in the AATL community.
Admission is based on selective criteria including: the student’s visit day; prior academic record; teacher recommendation; developmental readiness; and standardized assessments. The admission committee will also consider evidence of the applicant’s potential for success in a college-preparatory program.

******Academy at the Lakes does not discriminate in its admissions policies or procedures on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws.*****