Portrait of a Graduate


Graduating from Academy at the Lakes is the end of one journey – but the beginning of another. Whether a child starts their Academy journey in PreK3 or high school, we guide our students to be prepared for what lies ahead.

As a college-preparatory school, we expect that each Academy at the Lakes graduate will:

  • Lead by example to inspire purpose and passion in others
  • Embrace opportunities and challenges with poise and self-confidence
  • Think critically and creatively to seek solutions and develop new ideas
  • Balance passion and responsibility in order to achieve individual growth and success
  • Create and nurture meaningful relationships with respect, empathy, and joy
Raj Warman

Raj Warman
Academy ’16
Duke University ’20
Angier B. Duke Scholarship Recipient

“I came to Academy in Kindergarten because it was an excellent school with small class sizes and great teachers. I stayed for the community, the friends I developed, the teachers, and the traditions and activities. Academy is and will always be a second home to me, and it has prepared me to go out into the world.”

Read more about Raj on our Blog.


Read about other Academy Graduates in the Portrait of a Graduate Blog Series