IMG Academy

5.00 (2 reviews)
5650 Bollettieri Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34210
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IMG Academy Photo #1 - IMG Academy challenges and supports student-athletes to grow academically, athletically and personally. The result: Student-athletes who are focused, driven and ready to succeed immediately in college and beyond.
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IMG Academy Photo #1 - IMG Academy challenges and supports student-athletes to grow academically, athletically and personally. The result: Student-athletes who are focused, driven and ready to succeed immediately in college and beyond.
IMG Academy Photo #2 - IMG Academy's boarding school philosophy is built around four central tenants: academic, athletic, personal and social growth.
IMG Academy Photo #3 - IMG Academy attracts student-athletes from around the world, with over 50 countries represented in each graduating class.
IMG Academy Photo #4 - IMG Academy's four core tenants include academics, athletics, social responsibility, and character development, allowing student-athletes to express themselves through year-round events and opportunities.
IMG Academy Photo #5 - IMG Academy provides the ultimate experience for passionate student-athletes with a team comprised of educators, specialists, coaches, and trainers as each seeks to prepare student-athletes for their next steps.
IMG Academy Photo #6 - At IMG Academy, we believe critical thinking and independent learning skills are crucial preparation for collegiate-level academics. Our teaching methodologies and curriculum continually evolve to meet the rigorous demands of modern education.
IMG Academy Photo #7 - With a diverse student body drawing from around the world, bonds are forged and friendships made for life.
IMG Academy Photo #8 - IMG Academy's 600+ acre campus gives student-athletes access to the tools they need to excel, as well as a supportive community to help them along the way.
IMG Academy Photo #9 - The recreational area offers a renowned boarding school experience. Complete with outdoor theater, sport courts, resort-style pool, and more, this area allows for a unique social atmosphere on campus!
IMG Academy Photo #10 - IMG Academy's state-of-the-art Academic Center offers academic classrooms in addition to ESL learning spaces, College Planning & Placement offices, a Media Room, Art Studios, and more.
IMG Academy is the world's premier boarding school for dedicated and passionate student-athletes.
With a seamless methodology that equally cultivates academic growth, athletic improvement, character development and social responsibility, IMG creates leaders and influencers who are better prepared than most of their peers to take on the next stages of their lives.
By learning in an environment that both challenges and supports them, IMG student-athletes acquire the skills of balance and prioritization. All the while, they grow their cultural understanding through interaction with student-athletes from across the nation and more than 80 countries.

School News

  • TOP 3 REASONS TO SEND YOUTH FOOTBALL PLAYERS TO A FLORIDA FOOTBALL ACADEMY - 09/02/2021 - If your child has a passion for football and their dream is to have a future in the sport, the perfect way to give them an opportunity to pursue that ...morepassion is to send them to IMG Academy, the most widely-recognized, elite football boarding school. As the premier football academy, no other program can rival IMG Academy's college-preparatory environment. Located in Bradenton, FL, IMG Academy`s state-of-the-art facilities are second to none. No other national football academy compares to IMG Academy, where your child will have the best opportunity to improve their skills while also receiving an excellent, challenging education. hide
  • Ohio State football extends first 2024 running back offer, to IMG Academy’s Stacy Gage: Buckeyes Recruiting Roundup - 08/23/2021 - The Ohio State football program has again dived into the Sunshine State`s top-ranked program to extend its seventh offer in the 2024 class, and its first running back offer for ...morethat class.Four-star RB Stacy Gage of 2020 national champion IMG Academy became the latest Ascender to earn an offer from the Buckeyes. hide
  • NCSA Joins IMG Academy - 08/19/2021 - For over 20 years, NCSA has worked to provide best-in-class service and solutions to help student-athletes, families, and coaches find success in recruiting. As we`ve grown, so have the needs ...moreof our customers and today, I`m thrilled to share exciting news that will allow us to continue to expand and best serve your recruiting needs.

    NCSA is now part of IMG Academy, the world`s most prestigious sports, performance, and educational institution.
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  • Focus on Performance Training: The Ins and Outs of IMG Academy - 08/01/2021 - In addition to the outstanding sport coaches, world-class facilities, and high academic standards, what sets IMG Academy apart from other institutions is our focus on performance training. Performance specialists challenge ...morethe student-athletes to inch closer to their potential through exposure to and application of physical training, leadership and character development, nutrition, cognitive-perceptual training, and of course, mental conditioning. hide
  • GEN.G and IMG Academy announce VALORANT summer esports camp - 06/24/2021 - Multinational esports organisation Gen.G has partnered with performance and educational institution IMG Academy to host a VALORANT summer esports camp. 
  • Pepper Johnson named new IMG Academy football coach - 06/24/2021 - Former NFL linebacker and five-time Super Bowl champion Pepper Johnson was named IMG Academy`s next head football coach on Wednesday. Johnson, who served as IMG Academy`s defensive coordinator last season ...moreand was working as the program`s interim head coach, takes over for Bobby Acosta, who left for the same position at Del Valle (Texas) High School in April. hide
  • IMG Academy to join new powerhouse national basketball league - 05/26/2021 - IMG Academy is set to join the National Interscholastic Basketball Conference along with Oak Hill (Florida), Montverde (Florida), La Lumiere School (Indiana), Sunrise Christian Academy (Kansas), Wasatch Academy (Utah), and ...moretwo other schools yet to be announced. hide
  • Bradenton's IMG Academy sees record 7 alums drafted into NFL - 05/05/2021 - Local high school football powerhouse IMG Academy played a record-setting part in the 2021 NFL Draft. As first reported by MaxPreps, the school saw seven former players selected in the ...moredraft, an all-time draft record. hide
  • IMG Academy football celebrates being named No. 1 by USA Today - 01/16/2021 - USA Today Sports Super 25, MaxPreps and High School Football America all named unbeaten IMG Academy as their national champions for the 2020 season.
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  • Class of 2018
    5 Stars  
    Augustana College
    The athletic program is very unique to IMG. The focus on college and applications is also unique. . .

  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    NYU
    The campus at IMG Academy is top of the line, you will never find anything like it, not in high schools, and not even in university. IMG Academy has over 500 acres of land, featuring. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
IMG AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered6-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19781907
Campus Size600 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment1300 students300 students
% Students of Color
51%
25%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio4:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1418
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
40%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$84,400
(Tuition varies depending on your sport program.)
$59,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$67,400
(Tuition varies depending on your sport program. Contact us to learn more.)
$33,500
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
40%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsJeff Holbrook

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1418
CoursesAP Computer Science, AP 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, AP Human Geography, AP Micro/Macro Economics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1216
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2523
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Community Review Board, Green Team, History Club, I AM THAT GIRL, IMG Initiative Business Club, IMG Ultras Spirit Organization, IMPACT Mentoring, Individual Female Character Development, International Club, Junior Green Team, Junior Key Club, Key Club, Key Club International, Middle School Senate, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Outstanding Cultural Brothers, Presidents Club, Student Activities Committee, Student Ambassadors, Student Residential Assistant Program, Student-Athlete Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Yearbook Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2012 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Florida State9
Miami (FL)9
Florida8
UCLA8
Georgetown7
Notre Dame7
Penn State7
Virginia7
NYU6
Ohio State6
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

    IMG Academy is where potential becomes reality. It is where passion and dedication are channeled into accomplishment. It is where the foundation is built for future success. Simply, it is where people from around the world come to be their own, personal best.IMG Academy is the world`s premier boarding school for dedicated and passionate student-athletes. With a seamless methodology that equally cultivates academic growth, athletic improvement, character development, and social responsibility, IMG creates leaders and influencers who are better prepared than most of their peers to take on the next stages of their lives. By learning in an environment that both challenges and supports them, IMG student-athletes acquire the skill of balance and prioritization. All the while, they grow their cultural understanding through interaction with student-athletes from across the nation and more than 80 countries.
  • Academics: A world-renowned 6th -12th-grade institution that includes post-graduate offerings, IMG Academy balances academics, athletics, character development and social responsibility. 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 (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 40 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: Language-based and mild learning differences
  • IMG Academy accreditations: AdvancED, Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), Florida Kindergarten Council

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