Florida Preparatory Academy is a co-ed college-preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 5 through 12. Founded in 1961 by the Dwight family, FPA is committed to uniting academic excellence and global citizenship in a school community where students of many nationalities have an equal opportunity to collaborate, participate and achieve.
Located in the tech hub of Florida’s Space Coast, Florida Prep teams with companies from around the world, offering the students a glimpse into the 21st Century Workplace environment. The school is located only one hour from Orlando International Airport (MCO), and only 5 minutes away from Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB).
Academics are our top priority. Helping your child reach his or her academic potential is our highest goal. Florida Prep provides students with a wide range of college preparatory academic offerings including Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses.
Florida Prep offers a challenging academic program to boys and girls in grades 5 -12 that allow students to be highly successful in the classroom.
Through our unique 21st Century Skills and Values Program; Character, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit, Real-World Problem Solving, Public Speaking, Teaming and Leadership, are emphasized to equip our students for college and build foundation for success in life.
At Florida Prep, we are proud to develop students who blend academic ability, integrity and good character, along with knowledge of world cultures, into a powerful force, well prepared for future success, growth and 21st Century leadership.
FPA students represent approximately 30 countries and while together here, they develop an appreciation and understanding of other cultures. The friendships and connections students make here prepare them to face the challenges of a global economy.
New and innovative courses, including Computer Coding and partnerships with local “U.S. Top 100 Companies” provide Florida Prep students with real-world experience in high-tech, high growth environments.
Unlike many other college preparatory schools, we offer small classes, a caring and state-certified faculty, mandatory evening study halls, a tutoring program, and free after-school teacher help sessions. Our Air Force Junior ROTC program has been acknowledged by the U.S. Air Force as an “Honor Unit” placing us in the top 20% nationally. These are just a few of the reasons why Florida Prep has had a 100% college acceptance rate for almost 40 years.
A week for schoolchildren provides 20 lessons aimed at the active and rapid development of all the general knowledge and skills of the English language. We study vocabulary, grammar, phonetics and the basics of syntax, develop listening skills (listening comprehension) and reading, improve written and spoken language, and significantly expand vocabulary.
The cost of the course includes all the required teaching materials, books and manuals, initial testing of the level of knowledge and a corporate certificate at the end of the course, as well as free Internet access and classes at the media center.
The end of this program and the possession of the corresponding certificate are highly appreciated by American universities, as it eloquently testifies to the high level of the student's knowledge, his diligence, diligence and attentiveness, wide outlook.
Our students are housed in single sex dorms, with bunks, 2-4 occupants per room, depending upon the size of the room.
All students have their own personal space with an individual desk and lockable wall storage unit. Creativity is encouraged; students often place their own personal stamp on the area by adding colorful bedding, soft furnishings and wall hangings of their choice.
Students will generally be assigned to rooms with others from different countries; this encourages the use of English as the school's universal language and enables our students to learn each other’s cultures.
Each of our dorms has a lounge with wide-screen T.V. and comfortable couches - a place for students to gather, relax, play games and socialize.
Male and female Dorm supervisors provide supervision, guidance and a caring adult to talk to outside the classroom.
High speed, filtered Internet access is available in all dorms.
Academic field trips are a significant and fun way to supplement the material being taught in class. Here are some of the trips that were taken in past years:
Excursion Week is an exciting opportunity for students to explore and discover amazing destinations both at home and abroad.
All trips are educational, exciting and fun and will include all subject areas, including History and Science.
All Florida Prep students are required to choose a trip. Excursion Week activities are designated as course-work and students will receive academic credit.
At Florida Prep our main goal is to help your child reach his or her highest academic potential.
To achieve this we work with each student individually to create a comprehensive high school academic plan that fit their strengths and requirements and to ensure each student has the maximum amount of options available we offer Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses through both Florida Institute of Technology and Eastern Florida State College.
We also offer a full program of academic assistance to those students who need extra help, including daily after school teacher help sessions, evening study hall for all boarding students, and evening tutoring for those who need some additional support.
The academy utilizes a 1:1 Electronic Device program, Netclassroom online grading program, Google Apps for Education and online course options.
Set in 11 acres of lush tropical landscape, the Florida Prep campus boasts a full sized sports field, baseball nets, gymnasium, outdoor concert area, tennis courts, landscaped gardens and many locations to gather, chat or to seek solitude.
The Middle School has its own dedicated area on campus. Designed to suit the needs of those in 5th through 8th grade, the area includes its own ‘club room,’ a grassy play area that allows for unstructured fun and activities, such as playing ball or tag, and lots of space in which to enjoy the company of their peers and develop social and language skills.
The cost of 1 week stay in the summer camp of the Florida Preparatory Academy (tuition, accommodation, leisure program) is $ 1375. This amount already includes:
The airport organizes meetings and send-offs of program participants.
The price does not include and is paid separately:
Admission to Florida Preparatory Academy comes after a formal review process by the Admissions Committee. Each student must have a personal interview via Skype before they can be considered for acceptance by our Admissions Committee. Grades and transcripts from previous schools are required to determine eligibility for enrollment. Letters of reference from teachers are also required.
International students must have a reasonable understanding of English relevant to their age and grade. FPA provides an immersive ESOL program for grade levels 5 -12 but the students must have studied English prior to arrival.
International students entering the Academy must be able to show some English proficiency, as beginner ESOL is not available. Submission of English proficiency test score, such as iTEP SLATE, IELS, TOEFL Junior or TOEFL iBT, is required. Submit the applicant's score with the application. Once a student has been accepted, he/she will be required to take a placement test upon arrival at FPA.
Once all documentation has been received, the Florida Preparatory Academy Admissions Committee will review the material to determine the candidate’s qualifications for acceptance. Applicants will be promptly notified of the Committee’s decision.
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.