Florida Air Academy

1950 S. Academy Drive,
Melbourne, FL 32901
Tel: 321-723-3211
Gr: (Boarding) 6-12, PG | 300 students
Florida Air Academy is one of Florida's most established boarding schools (celebrating 50 years).
Florida Air Academy offers boarding and day enrollment for young men and women grades 6-12. We have a strong academic program, exciting electives, and progams to help those who need extra academic support, such as tutoring, ESOL, and supervised study halls.  We challenge our students to succeed and to grow in character and leadership skills.
Our beautiful campus is located on the central east coast of Florida, 10 minutes from the beach.
Florida Air Academy is easily accessible by car via I-95 and by airplane to the Melbourne airport and the Orlando airport (45 miles away).
The school offers advanced placement and honors courses in addition to offering popular clubs and activities, while providing small classes and low teacher-student ratio.  We will give your child the individual attention he needs to succeed and attend the university of his choice.  Recently renovated dorm rooms and bathrooms, too!

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Florida Air Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1961 1907
Campus Size 12 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 300 students 300 students
% Students of Color 18% 18%
% International Students 33% 20%
% Students Boarding 67% 67%
Average SAT Score 1500 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1200 - 2000 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 14 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 11 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 30% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$33,000 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$11,000 $26,300
Tuition international students $39,000 $44,222
Tuition 5 day boarding $28,000 $36,870
% Students on Financial Aid 20% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $3,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 70% 57%
Director of Admissions Mr. Bryan Bergeron  
Associate Director of Admissions Jay Gideon  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 12 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Drill Team, Golf, Soccer, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 10 24
ExtracurricularsAcademic Team, Archery, Crew, Drum Corps, Environmental Club, Flight, Kitty Hawk Air Society, SCUBA, Skateboarding, Surfing

School Notes:

  • Strong academics to include advanced placement and honors courses

  • Exciting electives such as computer programming, fine arts, drum corps and more
  • Low teacher-student ratio (1:11) with small classes
  • Teacher help sessions and mandatory study halls
  • Flight training
  • Scuba training and certification
  • Champion sports teams
  • Student clubs to include model rocketry, surfing, skateboarding
  • Character development
  • Academic summer school
  • Summer leadership camp
  • 100% University and College Acceptance

  • School accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges, Florida Council of Indendent Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Prince Fielder - Major League Baseball Player --Detroit Tigers
    • Jack Goldsmith - Harvard Professor and Media Expert
    • Andy Gonzalez - Major League Baseball Player
    • Leevan Sands - Bronze Medalist in Triple Jump--Summer Olympics
    • Jerome Jordan - NBA Player--Knicks
    • Jorge Padilla - Major League Baseball Player
    • Glenn Standridge - Grammy Winning Record Producer
    • Sasha Kaun - Professional Basketball Player (Russia)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Lake Mary Preparatory School (62.9 miles away)
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