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Let's Get the New Year Started!

It's that time of year - time to prepare for the coming 2020-21 school year!

Please be sure to check back as any new information or changes will be added here.

New Students

If you have questions about the admissions process at Montverde Academy, many of those can be answered in the FAQ.  If you are a new Boarding student and have questions about residential life, you will want to explore the Student Life portion of our website.
The MVA campus store in the Student Center will be open to purchase, belts, ties, a variety of jackets, and spirit-wear items.
Parents of new students may want to join the Parents Association Facebook group about current and upcoming events within the Parent Association.
Transportation Needs
For students to have transportation arranged from the airport, bus, or train you MUST COMPLETE the Transportation Request Form to provide us the travel details. It is important to fill this out as soon as you have your travel itinerary so we can arrange your pick up from the airport. Please remember that students are NOT allowed to take taxis, Uber, Lyft, or other forms of transportation from the airport. They must contact us with their itinerary to arrange safe and reliable transportation to campus.

When arriving at Orlando International Airport (MCO), it is important to know our meeting place is for pickup, Terminal B-Level 1 outside parking space B26. Please review the Airport Guide provided on the Orientation Page or bookmark the site address to your phone for reference. It shows you picture-by-picture how to get to this parking space from the gate.

For any questions, changes or delays, please email During travel, if there are any changes to flight itineraries, delays or questions you MUST call the Administrator on Duty at 321.231.4106. Add that number to your WhatsApp for those that do not have U.S. phones.

Student Pickup/Drop-off
Parents and Day Students:  Please click here for detailed information about drop-off and pickup procedures.

Upper School

All Upper School students should be sure to have notebooks, notebook, paper, pens, and pencils for the first day of school.  During the first week of school, Upper School teachers will let students know about any additional materials or supplies needed for their courses.
Most school supplies are available for purchase on campus in the Student Center, and the Academy will also arrange trips for boarding students to local shops so that they can purchase any necessary school supplies.
Students taking Honors or Advance Placement courses should review the Summer Reading List, which can be found on the Upper School academics page.

For Orientation information, please view the Orientation Schedule.


List of 7 members.

  • Photo of David Bernatavitz

    David Bernatavitz 

    Dean of the Upper School
    407-469-2561 x3101
  • Photo of Kimberly Brauman

    Kimberly Brauman 

    Associate Dean of the Upper School/Director of Curriculum
    407-469-2561 x3104
  • Photo of John Weaver

    John Weaver 

    Dean of Students
    407-469-2561 x3108
  • Photo of Margaret Price

    Margaret Price 

    Assistant Dean of Students for Multiculturalism, Leadership, and Student Programs
    407-469-2561 x3107
  • Photo of Susan Tortora

    Susan Tortora 

    Director of Financial Aid & Eligibility Compliance Coordinator
    407-469-2561 x3106
  • Photo of Karen Hall

    Karen Hall 

    407-469-2561 x3105
  • Photo of Mary Oliver

    Mary Oliver 

    Assistant to the Dean of the Upper School
    407-469-2561 x3110

Middle School

Hello Middle School Families, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We are looking forward to seeing (whether in-person or online) all of our returning students and meeting all of our new students.
To kick off the year we will be having our Middle School orientation on Thursday, September 3, and Friday, September 4. For our sixth-grade students, the event is Flight School and for our seventh and eighth-grade students, the event is Registration and Open House. Each student only needs to attend one of the days, as the second day is a repeat of the first day in order to allow us to space out our in-person participants.

At the orientation both the Deans will be outlining the procedures for the school year and the grade-level teachers will be providing a brief orientation to their courses. All of the presentations will be recorded and available for viewing on Canvas (our learning management system). Instructions for new students and parents to access Canvas will be coming in a separate email.
If you would like to attend in-person you must register for a spot via this SignUpGenius link:
Masks are required to attend. Due to COVID-19 spacing requirements, only one parent may attend with each student. There are a limited number of available slots per day per grade level.
Sixth-grade Flight School will take place on either September 3 or September 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Seventh-grade Registration and Open House will take place on either September 3 or September 4 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Eighth-grade Registration and Open House will take place on either September 3 or September 4 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
If you choose to attend in-person, please plan to arrive at the MVA campus in ample time to allow for parking, as all sessions will begin promptly at their start time. Remember, the event is being recorded and will be available on Canvas by end of day September 4 for all who are unable or prefer not to attend in-person.

The Middle School division publishes a Supply List for each grade level.

Other Middle School resources:

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Paul Quick

    Paul Quick 

    Dean of the Middle School
    407-469-2561 x2001
  • Photo of Rachel Adams

    Rachel Adams 

    Associate Dean of the Middle School
    407-469-2561 x2002
  • Photo of Jill Haveson

    Jill Haveson 

    Assistant to the Dean of the Middle School/Receptionist
    407-469-2561 x2000

Lower School

For Lower School Orientation please view this Meet & Greet Flyer.  There are also grade-specific Supply Lists for Lower School students accessible from the Lower School menu of the website. 

Please take a moment to read this letter from the Lower School Administration regarding the Start of School Year Events.

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Meristell Shackelford

    Meristell Shackelford 

    Dean of the Lower School
    407-469-2561 x1001
  • Photo of Jayne Beucher

    Jayne Beucher 

    Assistant Dean of the Lower School
    407-469-2561 x1002


In preparation for this upcoming athletic season, it is important for all athletic forms to be completed and filed with the Athletic Department before any student is allowed to participate in any workouts, practices, scrimmages, or contests. All FHSAA forms (EL2, EL3 & GA4 forms) should be submitted Electronically through our Athlete Registration portal which can be accessed by clicking here.

Fall Sports are already underway! All parents and students should be sure to check regularly for coach contacts, tryout dates, game schedules, COVID-19 updates, and how to register your athlete.



List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Khrystal Phiri

    Khrystal Phiri 

    Director of Athletic Operations
    407-469-2561 x7001
  • Photo of Eryn Barroso

    Eryn Barroso 

    Assistant Athletic Director, Team Operations and Events
  • Photo of Susan Tortora

    Susan Tortora 

    Director of Financial Aid & Eligibility Compliance Coordinator
    407-469-2561 x3106
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