Montverde Academy offers qualified students the opportunity to attend the Academy despite financial circumstances. Financial Aid awards are based on the family’s financial need and availability of funds. Families must demonstrate financial need under the guidelines of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) and submit all required documents by the Financial Aid deadlines. Please visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information on Montverde Academy’s Need-based Financial Aid Program.
No, Montverde Academy does not offer athletic or merit-based scholarships. Though families may apply for need-based financial assistance, we do not offer scholarships on the basis of ability or talent.
The Admission Committee evaluates applicants on the basis of the application form, the applicant’s academic and social history, school and teacher recommendations, and admission test scores. Criteria for admission are also dependent upon the ability and desire to commit to a challenging, academic, college preparatory program and the applicant’s desire to attend Montverde Academy.
A campus tour is important to the admission process because it allows you and your family to see yourselves as part of the Montverde Academy community. We offer a wide range of tour options, from individual tours to large open houses. Contact the Admission Office at 407-469-2561 to schedule your tour today.
Montverde Academy offers rolling admissions and welcomes applications from families throughout the year. Due to the competitive nature of the admission process, we suggest that families apply one full year prior to the year their child would enter the Academy. Once the applicant file is complete with the required documents, the Admission Committee reviews the file for acceptance.
The Admission Assessment for applicants applying for grades Pre-K3-5 is scheduled individually by the Admission Office once an application has been submitted.
Applicants for grades Pre-K3-5 are required to take our in-house Lower School assessment.
Applicants for grades 6-12 are required to register for the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). If you have taken the ISEE, PSAT, ACT, or SAT, you may submit the test score instead of the SSAT to the Admission Office.
SSAT registration and test information is available at www.ssat.org or you may call SSAT at 609-683-4440. The Montverde Academy SSAT code number is 5160. Scores are submitted by the testing agency.
It is recommended for international applicants to submit a TOEFL or Duolingo test score. The Montverde Academy TOEFL code number is 3628.
All submitted test scores must be recent or from the past school year.
In order to enter Pre-K3, the student must be 3 years of age by September 1st of the school year for which he or she is applying. In order to enter Pre-K4, the student must be 4 years of age by September 1st of the school year for which he or she is applying. To enter kindergarten, the student must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the school year for which he or she is applying.
We may not always have space for our qualified applicants. Therefore, some applicants may be placed in the wait pool. If your son or daughter is in the wait pool, it is important to keep the lines of communication open. You will be notified as spaces become available. If, at any point, you decide to enroll your child at another school, please contact the Admission Office so that we can remove your child’s name from the wait pool.
The opening enrollment for the 2018-19 school year was 1,331 students. The student body has 273 in the Lower School, 233in the Middle School and 825 in the Upper School. We have more than 330 boarding students from 90+ countries.
Montverde Academy graduates attend a variety of colleges and universities all around the country and the world. Please browse the College Guidance page for more specific information about the colleges our graduates select.
Montverde Academy has achieved quad-accreditation. The accreditations include Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) since 1927, Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC).
Students enrolled at Montverde Academy are required to have an updated physical each year. This information is included in the Enrollment Forms which are sent to enrolled students prior to the start of each school year.
Yes, uniforms are required at Montverde Academy. There are two sets of uniforms for students in grades 6-12 and one set for students in grades Pre-K3-5. The Dress Uniform for grades 6-12 is worn on Wednesdays and to formal events. A more casual uniform, which includes MVA polo shirts and khaki pants/shorts, is worn Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Students in grades Pre-K3-5 wear the casual uniform during the school week. At times when uniform dress isn’t required, informal dress in good taste is the norm.