Student Life

Orientation Program

The MVA Way

The MVA Way orientation program helps new Upper School students and rising ninth grade students become familiar with Montverde Academy. Students are guided through this program of team building, classroom presentations and interaction with new and current students.
Prefects (senior students selected to lead on campus through a rigorous process by teachers, administration and fellow students) host the orientation event along with the Dean of Students and Assistant Deans of Students.
Parents may attend the Q&A session in the Stephens Fine Arts Auditorium, but we respectfully ask that parents depart campus and not return until the MVA Way orientation is over.

Important Information for New Students

New boarding students may begin arriving prior to the start of school. Information and dates are available on our Master Calendar. Parents are welcome to attend the Q&A session that will take place in the Stephens Fine Arts Auditorium. Otherwise, we respectfully ask that parents depart campus after the Q&A session, and not return until the MVA Way orientation is over, because it is designed exclusively for our new students, including rising 9th graders. Parents, other family members, and friends who are staying in the area are encouraged to take advantage of central Florida’s many attractions (i.e. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, outlets, etc.).

Students arriving at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) who need transportation from the airport to the school should submit their flight schedules to by Friday, August 3. Please review the Airport Guides on this page prior to arrival. Questions about transportation should be emailed to, or you may contact the Dean of Students’ office at 407.469.2561. 


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Parent Information

We know there are many questions a Parent may have about their students first days in a new school.

Please check out the FAQ provided here.

If you have further questions please feel invited to contact the office of the Dean of Students.

Orientation Program

This year’s MVA Way will be held on Friday, August 16th, 2019, beginning at 9:00 a.m. the Center for Sportmanship and Wellness (the Nest) and concluding at 12:00 p.m.

Please review this detailed Registration and Orientation Schedule for the start of school orientation dates and times.

Placement Testing

All new Upper School students will take a placement test for mathematics.  Also, all new Upper School students whose first language is not English will take the SLATE (Secondary Level Assessment Test of English).  Check the Registration and Orientation schedule for the dates and times for the tests.

Airport Guides

These Airport Guides are for your reference if you are traveling to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and are not familiar with the area or procedures.