IMG Academy

5650 Bollettieri Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34210
IMG Academy is the world`s leading sports education brand, providing access and opportunity for student-athletes with an innovative suite of on-campus and online programming.
IMG Academy supports the entire student-athlete developmental journey offering 6th through 12th grade and post-graduate programs.
IMG Academy offers a one-of-a-kind and impossible-to-replicate growth environment where all students are competitive athletes unified in pursuit of their maximum potential, with a dedicated staff that works to empower student-athletes to "win their future," preparing them for college and life.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 1,351 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $89,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $70,900
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • ​IMG Academy has been designated as a Top 10 Most Recommended Boarding School by K12 Digest - 04/29/2024
    IMG Academy has been designated as a Top 10 Most Recommended Boarding School by K12 Digest, an international platform that provides resources and information for educators, parents, and students worldwide. ...moreThe Bradenton, Florida, boarding school is recognized as a top school in the United States and Canada for its transformative athletic and personal development approach that offers student-athletes a unique platform to excel. hide
  • IMG Academy Named Top 3 Finalist in World's Best School Prizes - 09/12/2023
    IMG Academy has been named a finalist for the prestigious World's Best School Prizes, an international award among the most sought after in education. The Bradenton, Florida, boarding school is ...morerecognized in the Supporting Healthy Lives category for its transformative approach to athletic and personal development, and is one of only two U.S. schools named as a finalist across five categories and 15 schools. hide
  • IMG Academy To Partner With Positive Coaching Alliance On Improving Participation and Accessibility In Girls Sports - 06/05/2023
    IMG Academy and Positive Coaching Alliance are joining forces to develop two innovative programs and initiatives positioned on improving participation and accessibility in girls sports. The partnership between the industry ...moreleaders in the youth sports space is the next phase of IMG Academy`s Women in Sports Committee, which was developed in 2022, and will result in the creation of workshops for coaches at IMG Academy and future trainings for coaches nationwide focused on youth female athletics. hide
  • Dr. Duncan Simpson Talks Mental Performance With Muscle & Fitness - 06/05/2023
    IMG Academy's Director of Personal Development, Dr. Duncan Simpson, sits down with Muscle & Fitness to discuss identifying strengths, understanding weakness, and how to capitalize on a strong emotional foundation. ...moreLearn from IMG Academy coaching on the how to manage goals, setting expectations, and more. The full article can be viewed on muscleandfitness.com. hide
  • Dr. Greg Young | Athlete Maestro Podcast: Mastering Your Mind with IMG+ Online Coaching - 06/05/2023
    For Dr. Greg Young, Manager at IMG+ Coaching and Development, it starts with mental preparation and how student-athletes choose to avoid the noise that can cloud their decisions. "The real ...moretask that an athlete has to overcome is figuring out what is noise and what is signal," he explains. "The signal is the important stuff, while the noise is everything else. When I perform at my best, what am I paying attention to?" hide
  • Focus on Performance Training: The Ins and Outs of IMG Academy - 06/05/2023
    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
  • How Can a Boarding School Prepare Your Child for College? - 06/05/2023
    A child`s high school years shape their future as a collegiate student as well as provide them with a foundation for their overall growth and development as a young adult. ...moreSports boarding schools, such as IMG Academy, provide student-athletes with an undeniably beneficial experience that prepares them not only for college but also for their future career. hide
  • What are the Advantages of a Boarding School vs. a Traditional School? - 06/05/2023
    Are you interested in understanding the benefits of sending your child to a boarding school as opposed to a traditional public or even private school? IMG Academy, home to one ...moreof the best boarding schools for athletes, is an option you may be considering if your child aspires to be a collegiate or professional athlete. But, why should you even choose a boarding school instead of a traditional school? Let`s take a look at some of the advantages... hide
  • One Project. Endless Applications. Academics at IMG Academy - 06/05/2023
    Teamwork isn't only a skill needed to succeed in sport. When student-athletes from an IMG art class, the Learning Resource Center (LRC), and a psychology course came together to create ...morea visual literacy piece, the outcome was not only a learning tool and visual representation of the brain but also an intangible feeling of camaraderie and support. hide
  • Always Striving: A Day in the Life of an IMG Academy Student-Athlete - 06/05/2023
    On a daily basis, student-athletes from one of IMG Academy`s eight sport programs participate in both athletic and academic training; schedules can vary between morning academics with afternoon training, or ...morevice versa. Whether by foot or tram service, student-athletes begin their day heading to the Campus Center for nutritionally-optimized meals before dispersing to the classroom or sport training. Check out the sample schedule below for an inside look at a "day in the life" of an IMG Academy student-athlete... hide
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Top Rankings

IMG Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
IMG Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1978
1906
Campus Size
600 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
1351 students
320 students
% Students of Color
10%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
14
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
40%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$89,900
(Tuition varies depending on your sport program. Contact us to learn more.)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$70,900
(Tuition varies depending on your sport program. Contact us to learn more.)
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Jeff Holbrook

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
14
17
Courses
AP 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, AP Research, AP Seminar

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
25
24
Extracurriculars
Club 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: 2021 - 2022
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Florida
12
NYU
4
UCLA
4
Penn State
3
Baylor
2
Florida State
2
Harvard
1
Notre Dame
1
Ohio State
1
Yale
1

School Notes

  • IMG helps student-athletes win their future, preparing them for college and beyond. With an integrated approach to academics, athletics and personal development, IMG allows student-athletes to explore their passions without sacrificing one for another. Our community of teachers, coaches, specialists and staff demonstrate unmatched expertise in their fields, yet work as one with the unified goal of creating an environment where student-athletes thrive. Despite hailing from diverse backgrounds, our community of student-athletes shares a bond of dedication and an unwavering belief that galvanizes and creates ties that endure for life.
  • IMG Academy accreditations: AdvancED, Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), Florida Kindergarten Council
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does IMG Academy cost?
IMG Academy's tuition is approximately $89,900 for boarding students and $70,900 for day students.
What sports does IMG Academy offer?
IMG Academy offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is IMG Academy's ranking?
IMG Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Large student body (number of students) and Low student:teacher ratio.
When is the application deadline for IMG Academy?
The application deadline for IMG Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2022
5.00
St.Louis University
IMG is exceptionally well organized, efficiently run and super clean. The facilities are absolutely top notch and the one your post great experience that my son had was excellent. Nice dorm rooms, good food options. . .

Class of 1980
5.00
2023 grad
The most important I feel safe at the boarding school and campus very tight security 24/7. The academics are top of the line and all of my teachers have been excellent and always willing. . .

Class of 1980
5.00
To be determined
Parent Review:The excellent blend of quality academics and first-class athletic training are what makes IMG an amazingly unique experience in my opinion as a parent of a first-year senior.While IMG boasts incredible athletic facilities. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 1,351 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $89,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $70,900
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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