Montverde Academy

17235 Seventh Street
Montverde, FL 34756
Tel: 407-469-2561
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12, PG | 1240 students
Montverde Academy offers considerable advantages to parents and students seeking the highest quality education for entrance into the world's elite colleges and universities. Montverde Academy is an international, coeducational, independent college preparatory school for grades PK3-12, with our boarding program serving grades 7-12, and post-graduate studies located conveniently in beautiful central Florida. Come and see the Montverde difference today!
Featured School
Montverde Academy offers considerable advantages to parents and students seeking the highest quality education for entrance into the world's elite colleges and universities. Montverde Academy is an international, coeducational, independent college preparatory school for grades PK3-12, with our boarding program serving grades 7-12, and post-graduate studies located conveniently in beautiful central Florida. Come and see the Montverde difference today!
At the heart of the Montverde Academy experience is an engaging and challenging academic environment that gives students the desire and skills to achieve at the highest levels. Outside of the classroom, students develop their talents and abilities through involvement in fine arts, athletics, school clubs, and service organizations.With its cultural diversity, we draw students from around the world.
The Academy educates over 1,000 students from 13 states across America and 48 countries. Our 125-acre campus includes an athletic complex featuring a 400-meter running track, soccer, baseball, softball, and football fields and four tennis courts. The media arts facility contains an an instrumental music hall, private rehearsal rooms, computer laboratory, and a television broadcast and recording studio.
We offer Advanced Diploma Programs including the The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID). 

Montverde Academy also offers The Study Area Concentration (SAC) diploma. This program has been developed for the student who has already identified a concentrated study area of interest that could lead to determining their major field of study in college or future career path.
Montverde has a dynamic theatre program that ranges from our youngest students in the lower school to our seniors in the upper school. With two full time theatre teachers serving this community, Montverde is able to produce over 20 main stage comedies, dramas, and musicals each year!
Our Media Arts Program offers young creative minds the opportunity to explore film and video production, video journalism, and broadcast journalism with a diverse offering of classes. Innovative facilities engage students in a technology-rich environment with the latest software and professional HD broadcast television studio. The faculty  is comprised of former and current industry professionals who educate and inspire.
Montverde has a diverse and dynamic Fine Arts program including vocal music, theatre, band, orchestra, piano, crafts, ceramics, two-dimensional art, sculpture and photography. We offer five AP level fine arts classes and have a strong record of sending students to some of the top fine and performing arts college programs in America including Berklee College of Music and Columbia.
The Academy offers a strong, competitive athletic program and belongs to the Florida High School Activities Association (FHSAA). cademy athletes are able to utilize a 15-acre athletic field that includes a 400 meter running track, soccer field, baseball diamond, and four tennis courts as well as a innovative athletic complex and brand new aquatic center.
Montverde Academy is a wonderful place to live. Our boarding program provides a comfortable, secure, and caring environment where every student is part of the Montverde community. With our convenient central Florida locations, students have access to a wealth of activities including theme parks, shopping malls, entertainment centers and professional sporting events.
Choosing the right independent school is a decision that should be made with ample information and deliberation. For these reasons, we encourage you to fully explore our web site at www.montverde, and contact us with any and all questions. 
Experience the Montverde Difference Today!
Montverde Academy is an international, coeducational, independent college prep school for grades PK3-12, with a boarding program serving grades 7-12, and post-graduate studies.
Our mission is to inspire students to become knowledgeable leaders with global vision that instills a passion for learning. One hundred percent of our graduates have been accepted to colleges and universities around the world including Yale, Harvard, Rice, Boston College, UC Berkeley, Amherst and Princeton.        

Top 20 Placements:

All Schools | Similar Size Schools

Listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 333 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Montverde Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 7-12, PG 11-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1912 1910
Campus Size 125 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1240 students 300 students
% Students of Color 30% 20%
% International Students 37% 20%
% Students Boarding 33% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:14 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 26 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $10 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,845 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$13,885 $28,400
Tuition international students $47,745 $46,300
% Students on Financial Aid 24% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $20,000 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 53% 56%
Director of AdmissionsJack Sweeney
Associate Director of AdmissionsJesse Meadow

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 26 16
Courses AP Studio Art/Drawing, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Government and Politics: Comparative, AP Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art/2-D, AP Studio Art/3-D, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Riding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 24 24
ExtracurricularsAcademic Team, American Sign Language, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Choir/Chorus, Computer Club, Drama, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, International Thespian Society, Irving Society, Juggling, Junior Toastmasters, Key Club, Love Letters, Math Club, Mentor Club, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Orchestra, Science Club, Step Team, Student Government, Yearbook & Photography

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is a college preparatory, coeducational independent school serving grades PK3-12. The boarding program serves grades 7-12 and Post Graduate. Montverde Academy offers a challenging academic environment to students who have a strong desire to learn. Five generations of Montverde Academy graduates have been guided by three fundamental principles: Knowledge, Character and Community. These principles are illustrated in the classroom through Advanced Placement and Honors courses. Performance on Advanced Placement exams achieved better than 78% passing rate with 57% scoring 4 or higher. Achievement of college placement is evidenced by a 100% college acceptance rate. Accentuating the foundation of Montverde Academy’s community is its exemplary educators who are committed to academic excellence. Montverde Academy has 71 full-time faculty members with 45% holding advanced degrees. Montverde Academy also places an emphasis on developing students physically through positive interscholastic competition. The Athletic Program is sanctioned through the Florida High School Athletic Association. A variety of individual and team sports at both Varsity and Junior Varsity levels facilitate student development. Numerous athletics and fine arts programs have achieved local, state, and national recognition. In the past eight years, 49 student athletes have earned scholarships to NCAA qualifying colleges and universities. Required involvement with fine arts, athletics, clubs and service organizations allow students to become positive contributors to the school and community. The educational experience provided by Montverde Academy creates opportunities for lifelong learning and global leadership.
  • School accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Windermere Preparatory School (10.6 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 10.6 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 1200 students6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Rd
    WindermereFL 34786
    212.232.0266 x825
  • 24.7 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 541 students650 Rantoul Lane
    Lake MaryFL 32746
    212-232-0266 x825
  • 46.3 mi | Gr. 5-12 | 110 students22000 Hwy 27
    Lake WalesFL 33859
  • 73 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 250 students1950 S. Academy Dr
    MelbourneFL 32901
    321 723-3211 x 30040
  • 86.2 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 307 students501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    727-384-5500 ext 220
Recent Articles
Why Are You Only Looking At Very Competitive Schools?
Why Are You Only Looking At Very Competitive Schools?
Published October 25, 2015
It makes sense to cast your net widely when looking at boarding schools. Here's why.
Whether a school uses the Harkness Table™ or doesn't use the Harkness Table™ is a matter of teaching style worth exploring in some detail.
What are you allowed to bring to boarding school? What are you not allowed to bring to boarding school? Answers to those questions and more.
Featured Schools
Request Information
I am a:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of citizenship:
Student is:
In grade:           For entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.


(enter "N/A" if not applicable)

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!