Student Life

Orientation Program

The MVA Way

The MVA Way orientation program helps new upper-school students, including rising 9th graders, become familiar with Montverde Academy. Students are guided through their new experience at Montverde Academy by way of team building, and interaction with new and current students. 

Prefects (senior students who through their community service, academic record and recommendations from their teachers to lead their class) host the orientation event along with administrators and instructors. This unique program helps new students become a part of the Academy's community and fully imerse themselves in the MVA experience.

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 who are flying into the Orlando area who need transportation from the airport to the school should submit their flight plans to by Friday, August 3rd.  Students arriving at Orlando International Airport (MCO) may also want to view the “Airport Guide” located on this page. If you have any questions about transportation, please send them via email to or call the office of the Dean of Students.


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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 17th, 2018, beginning at 8:00 a.m. the Center for Sportmanship and Wellness (the Nest) and concluding at 11:00 p.m.

Please review this detailed schedule for the Start of School Orientation.

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).See the Registration and Orientation schedule for the dates and times that these tests will be administered.

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.