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Florida Preparatory Academy

Private Boarding School – Melbourne , Florida

Founded in 1961, Florida Preparatory Academy is Florida’s premier private college-preparatory boarding and day school for boys and girls, grades 6-12. Fully accredited, the Academy provides numerous opportunities for students to achieve their full potential in academics and leadership, while still enjoying a wide variety of social activities. The school is one of Florida’s largest boarding schools with over 150 day and 150 boarding students, representing over 20 states and 25 countries. FPA has had a 100% College and University acceptance rate since 1978!

Dormitories and Student Residences
Boarding students live with 1 or 2 roommates depending on the size of the room. Each has twin beds, desks, swivel chairs and closets. Students are allowed to have a footlocker for additional storage. Students may use the school’s linens or provide their own.

Melbourne is located in  east central Florida about one hour southeast of Orlando. International students will enjoy beautifully warm year round weather.

Area population: 78,000
City website: City of Melbourne

Estimated Start Date: Mid-August
Estimated End Date: June

School Facts

Year Founded


Student Population


Number of Students




Teacher/Student Ratio


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offers Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

20 Acres

Religious Affiliation


Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Art
  • Culinary Arts
  • Film Studies
  • Instrumental
  • Music Technology and Sound Engineering
  • Music Theory

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics
  • Studio Art
  • US Government and Politics
  • US History
  • World History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Academic Team
  • Aviation
  • Environmental
  • Equestrian
  • Flight School
  • Model Rocket
  • National Honor Society
  • National Jr Honor Society
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Harvard University, Stanford University, Brown University, Emory University, University of Miami, Purdue University, Case Western University, Penn Stat University, Duke University, University of Rochester, University of Alabama, Virginia Tech, Tulane University, Boston University, University of Iowa, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Auburn University, Drexel University

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: Melbourne International Airport (MLB)
For Details Visit Website: Florida Preparatory Academy

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