Montverde Academy was created from humble beginnings. According to school archives, Montverde Academy, originally named the “Montverde Industrial School,” began in 1912 “…to educate children from families of limited means, and provide them with training for the heart, head and hand. The school opened on September 23, 1912, in a two-room wooden building and church, with two teachers and limited resources.” Montverde Academy now educates over 1000 students on a daily basis, including day and boarding students representing over 70 different countries from around the world, as well as from 26 American states. Students learn and develop their talents and aptitudes through inspired scholarship and participation in the arts, athletics, clubs – and volunteer with school service organizations whose efforts aid disadvantaged people in our regional community.
This month, Montverde Academy’s Lower-school students held a school supplies-drive on behalf of Lake County Public Schools. Throughout the beginning weeks of September, donations were accepted at the LS and then presented to the LCPS in their supporting of regional homeless children’s back to school needs. The LS School Supplies Drive is an annual MVA Lower-school philanthropy project that encourages the entire Montverde Academy community to donate new (and barely used) items such as notebooks, folders, backpacks, paper, pencils, pens, crayons and erasers – the most basic school supplies essential to classroom learning. At a Lower-school Assembly held on Monday, September 14th, 2015, collected donations were then accepted by Mrs. Kathy Entler and Mrs. Kristin McCall, Lake County Public Schools representatives.