Montverde Academy

17235 Seventh Street
Montverde, FL 34756
Tel: 407-469-2561
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12, PG | 998 students
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.        

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Montverde Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 7-12, PG 7-12
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 1909
Campus Size 125 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 998 students 295 students
% Students of Color 20% 19%
% International Students 37% 20%
% Students Boarding 33% 68%
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 23 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 45% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $8 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,000 $48,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$11,800 $27,240
% Students on Financial Aid 19% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $20,000 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of Admissions Jack Sweeney  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 23 16
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 14 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, 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)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Noel Cuevas - Signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on 8/16/2010.
    • Solomon Alabi - Drafted into the NBA on June 24, 2010. Plays for the Toronto Raptors.
    • Luc Mbah a Moute - Draftred into the NBA. Plays for the Milwaukee Bucks
    • Francisco Lindor - Drafted into the MLB, Top 10, Cleveland Indians
    • Alexis Rivera - Tenth round MLB draft with Kansas City Royals

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The nearest boarding school is Windermere Preparatory School (10.6 miles away)
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