Florida Prep

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (321) 723-3211 Ext. 1
1950 S. Academy Dr
Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Founded in 1961, Florida Prep is Florida`s premier private college-prep boarding and day school for boys and girls in grades 5-12.
  • The school offers a forward-thinking academic curriculum based upon the six elements that form the platform to our 21st Century Skills & Values program; Character, Creativity, Public Speaking, Teaming, Real-World Problem-solving, and Leadership.
  • The program overlays our traditional academic syllabus while simultaneously equipping students with the life skills required to meet the demands of the 21st-century marketplace.

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  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars  
    Lake Mary Preparatory
    This school stands out from most schools because of their curriculum and their culture growth. They have a strong curriculum that teaches and challenges kids to prepare them for the real world. Their culture growth. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Florida PrepBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered5-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19611907
Campus Size12 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment100 students310 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1325* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score24*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Polo, shorts)
Average Class Size8 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:101:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered818
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$3,000
(ESOL students receive a refund on summer fees if they enroll at Florida Prep for the 2020/21 academic year.)
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsSafiyah Dinally

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered716
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Paddle Tennis, Surf Team, Tennis, Track and Field


Total Extracurricular Organizations1224
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Art Club, Astronomy Club, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Gardening Club, International Club, Photography Club, Robotics Club, Sustainability Club, Video Game Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Flag Football, Intramural Soccer

School Notes

    Founded in 1961, Florida Preparatory Academy is Florida`s premier private college prep boarding and day school.  The school is co-educational, accepts enrollments in grades 5-12, and is fully accredited by AdvancED formerly known as Southern of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS). Florida Prep offers a unique syllabus based upon the 21st Century Skills & Values program.  Designed to prepare students for the unique challenges of today's academic and business climates, the Skills & Values program is the result of much influential research over the years, including work by Dr. Tony Wagner, Expertin-Residence at Harvard`s New Innovation Lab, and also the National Association of Independent Schools. In all there are six components that make-up the program:  Character (self-discipline, empathy, integrity, resilience & courage), Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit, Real-World Problem Solving, Public Speaking & Communication, Teaming, and Leadership.  All of these elements and more are present in the academic programs offered by Florida Prep. We focus on the challenges our students will face in today's complex global environment so that they leave us with the skills not only to succeed but to excel as leaders and innovators.Thanks to our ideal location in the tech-hub of Florida's Space Coast, we are able to team with companies from around the world to offer our students the best possible opportunities. With 100% college acceptance since 1978, Florida Prep offers students the benefits of a successful academic program and also a choice of innovative elective courses.  Exciting extracurricular activities that can be tailored to a child`s interest and life dreams are also available.  The campus is located close to the beach, the Indian River Lagoon and is one hour from Orlando International Airport (MCO), and only 5 minutes away from Melbourne International Airport (MLB), where our students can take advantage of the opportunity to earn a pilot`s license prior to high-school graduation.For those students looking for a military focus, Florida Prep has an optional `Honor Unit` Air Force Junior ROTC program, placing it in the top 20% of all AFJROTC units in the country.    Florida Prep Offers:
  • 5 and 7-day Boarding and Day Programs
  • AP and Honors Courses, Dual Enrollment Options
  • ESOL and TOEFL Prep for International Students
  • College Guidance and Placement Assistance
  • After School Assistance, Tutoring and SAT Prep
  • Boys and Girls Athletic Programs and Clubs
  • Air Force Junior ROTC Program
  • Flight Training 
  • Summer Academic and Enrichment Programs
  • Florida Prep accreditations: Florida Council of Independent Schools, AdvancED

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