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Montverde Academy: Building Knowledge, Character and Community

Your child’s path to excellence starts  with an educational experience like the one that Montverde Academy offers to students from across the globe. 

When students are provided a campus experience like the one offered at Montverde Academy, it’s easy to excel. Through a variety of programs, extracurricular activities and a diverse setting, students are inspired to become leaders with a passion for knowledge, global vision and innovation. 

Montverde Academy is a coeducational, independent, international college preparatory school for boarding students in grades 7-12, day students in grades Pre-K3-12 and post graduate representing more than 90 nationalities. The school has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) since 1927. In addition, it is one of very few schools in the state of Florida to have also earned accreditation from the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC).

Student life is abundant in diversity and culture while promoting individual growth and character development. The school setting nurtures students as they learn and excel in the classroom as well as beyond the classroom, learning valuable lessons of living independently, respecting others, supporting the community, caring for the environment and upholding the Montverde Academy pillars of knowledge, character and community.

Montverde Academy provides opportunities beyond the academic day to encourage a holistic approach to each student’s education. There is a distinctly international feel when you walk around campus, as students will converse in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, Russian and more, providing cross-cultural experiences that enrich students’ lives.

The 130-acre campus provides an idyllic environment for students to avidly pursue challenging academics, competitive athletics and artistic expression. There are leadership opportunities in and out of the classroom, community service outreach and extracurricular activities at nearly all grade levels to actively engage every student. Whether a day or boarding student, Montverde Academy’s busy campus provides many opportunities for students to immerse themselves in all that the campus and Central Florida have to offer. 

How Students Can Get Involved

Athletics: Athletic programs encourage students to develop healthy exercise habits, increase self-esteem and stress the importance of sportsmanship while enjoying the challenges of competition.

Music Conservatory: Students at every level can learn to sing, play, read and love music. Instrumental music, orchestra and other musical elements contribute to this fun and exciting program. 

Theatre Conservatory: The dynamic theatre program includes students at all grade levels. They produce many main stage comedies, dramas and musicals annually on campus in the Sandra O. Stephens Auditorium. 

Academic Clubs: Competitive clubs like the Academic Team, Math Club, Programming Team and Robotics Club allow students to test their knowledge and keep their minds sharp as they work toward their academic goals. 

Honor Societies: Participation in honor societies such as Cum Laude Society, International Thespian Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society and more is a mark of achievement for students who demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and leadership skill development.

Service Organizations: Key Club and Headmaster Leadership Institute, Honor Council, Prefect Council and Student Government Association help to build student leaders who have a commitment to maintaining the reputation of their school.

Montverde Academy by the Numbers

90 Nationalities Represented

Montverde Academy attracts students from around the world. The school’s international character adds an exciting global perspective to the community and the educational experiences offered. 

34 AP® Courses Available

The variety of subjects allow students to further their education and prepare for college.

6 SAC Programs

The unique programs in the Subject Area Concentration chart college preparatory courses for four years beginning in grade 9. They are for students who have already decided on an area they would like to concentrate on in college.

100% College Acceptance Rate

Montverde Academy’s seniors have a 100% college acceptance rate to schools including Princeton, Harvard, Yale, University of California at Berkeley and more.

22 Varsity Sports Programs

• 13 national championships earned in multiple sports

• 45+ student-athletes have gone on to play professionally

39 Clubs and Societies

While academics are the primary focus, achieving the perfect balance of academics, athletics, community service, clubs and activities is an important aspect of college preparation. Community service, clubs and after-school activities help foster friendships and can help your students discover a new passion outside of the classroom. 

112 AP Scholars in 2018

This number includes seven National AP Scholars, 52 AP Scholars with Distinction, 19 AP Scholars with Honor and 34 AP Scholars.

2 Conservatories: Theatre and Music

• 50+ performances per year

• 13 state and national award recognitions in 2019


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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