IMG Academy

5500 34th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34210
Tel: 1-800-872-6425
Gr: (Boarding) 5-12, PG | 1200 students
  • IMG Academy is the world's premier boarding school for dedicated and driven student-athletes. With an academic curriculum that challenges, an athletic training program that maximizes intrinsic talent and an overall personal development methodology that cultivates leadership and character growth, IMG Academy helps better prepare student-athletes to succeed immediately in college and beyond.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
IMG Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 5-12, PG 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1978 1910
Campus Size 500 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1200 students 298 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 13 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
n/a $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $28,200
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsSabra Pacheco

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 13 16
CoursesAP English Language & Composition. AP English Literature. AP World History. AP U.S. History. AP European History. AP Calculus AB. AP Statistics. AP Biology. AP Chemistry. AP Physics. AP Environmental Science. AP Spanish. AP 2D Design


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 8 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field


Total Extracurricular Organizations 16 23
ExtracurricularsCommunity Review Board, Green Team, History Club, I AM THAT GIRL, International Club, Key Club, Middle School Senate, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society, Outstanding Cultural Brothers, Student Activities Committee, Student Ambassadors, Student Residential Assistant Program, Student-Athlete Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Yearbook Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2012 - 2016 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Florida State 9
Miami (FL) 9
Florida 8
Georgetown 7
Notre Dame 7
Penn State 7
Virginia 7
Ohio State 6

School Notes

  • At IMG Academy, we understand in order for student-athletes to reach their full potential, all facets of development must be taught and learned. Through the seamless integration of academic enrichment, sport training, character development and social responsibility, we support the maturation of our students by instilling the necessary traits to attain any goal or overcome life's challenges. With a student body that represents more than 70 countries in the 2015-2016 school year, student-athletes experience cultures from around the world and nurture relationships that last a lifetime.This evolved approach to education has resulted in thousands of student-athletes graduating from IMG Academy as better prepared and more mature young adults ready to accomplish anything they want.
  • Academics: A fully accredited Pre-K 12 boarding school that includes post-graduate offerings, IMG Academy provides both a challenging and supportive environment that brings out the best in student-athletes. Through small class sizes, an accomplished faculty recognized for teaching excellence, the encouragement of creativity and discussion, and one-on-one tutoring availability, IMG Academy has sent student-athletes to some of the highest-performing universities in the nation.
  • Athletics: IMG Academy features eight sport programs (Bollettieri Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse and Track & Field) as well as Athletic and Personal Development disciplines that facilitate improvement in areas like strength, speed, leadership, nutrition and more. With some of the world`s top coaches, professional-quality facilities, cutting-edge technology and customized training programs, IMG Academy`s athletes have dominated competition at every level for more than 35 years.
  • Character Development: Through the teaching of accountability and a strong moral compass, our student-athletes are well prepared for life`s challenges after leaving the campus. Utilizing a revolutionary training curriculum that addresses key areas of peak performance like leadership, confidence, focus and empowerment, IMG Academy instills the mental fortitude that provide an edge to top performers.
  • Social Responsibility: We strive to develop student-athletes who are leaders and role models in the community by emphasizing the importance of giving back. Student-athletes are required to commit a set number of hours each academic year to community outreach through organizations like Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Clubs, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters and more.
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dysalculia
  • School accreditations: Southern Associations of College and School (SACS), Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Florida Kindergarten Council
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