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Florida Preparatory Academy

Private Boarding School – Melbourne , Florida

Established in 1961, Florida Preparatory Academy is one of America’s premier private, co-ed, boarding schools for grades 6-12. The Academy is dedicated to developing young leaders by providing a wide range of academic opportunities including Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment, a tutoring program, and a strong ESL Program for international students.

The school is built in Spanish Colonial style and is a short walk to a local shopping center and mall. On campus students will find an independent school store snack bar, outdoor stage, gymnasium, tennis court, sports field, Music/Recording Studio and golf course.

Sports and Arts
Students can participate in a wide range of diverse club activities off-campus. These include: Crew, Lacrosse, Fencing, Martial Arts, and American Football. Florida Prep also has unique art offerings for students with classes such as Culinary Arts, Music Technology, and Sound Engineering. 

Awards and Accomplishments
Florida Preparatory Academy’s Air Force JROTC Program has been acknowledged by the U.S. Air Force as an Honor Unit for eight consecutive years, placing them in the top 20% nationally.

Dormitories and Student Life
Boarding students live with 1 or 2 roommates depending on the size of the room. Each room has twin beds, desks, swivel chairs, closets, and 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: 77,508
City website: City of Melbourne

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

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Campus Size

20 Acres

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Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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  • 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 Running
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Community Service
  • Glee
  • Model Rocket
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Surfing
  • Skateboarding

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Partial List of College and University Acceptances

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

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

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