Admissions

What is Montverde Academy’s current tuition?

Tuition is set each November by the Board of Trustees for the following school year. Please visit the Tuition and Fees page for the current Schedule of Charges.

What costs are not included in tuition?

Additional costs vary according to grade levels. Please visit the Tuition and Fees page for the current Schedule of Charges which includes the additional costs.

Is Financial Aid available at Montverde Academy?

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 the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) and submit all required documents by the Financial Aid deadlines. Please visit the Financial Aid page for more information on Montverde Academy’s Need-based Financial Aid Program.

I am applying for financial aid. Will Montverde Academy handle my application any differently?

It is important to note that all applicants are evaluated with no distinction made between applicants who are applying for financial aid and applicants who are not applying for financial aid.

Does Montverde Academy offer merit-based or athletic scholarships?

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.

What does Montverde Academy look for in a candidate?

The Admission Committee evaluates applicants on the basis of the application form, the applicant’s academic and social history, school and teacher recommendations, a personal interview 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.

Does Montverde Academy offer accommodations?

Montverde Academy offers a challenging academic college preparatory program. We do offer reasonable accommodations to students with a documented learning needs.

Do I need to visit Montverde Academy’s campus? How do I arrange a campus tour?

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.

Do I need to come to Montverde Academy for an interview?

Interviews are required for applicants Grades 6-12. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule your interview at 407-469-2561.

What happens if I can’t make it to campus for a personal interview?

If the applicant is unable to visit the Academy for the interview, the interview may be conducted via telephone.

When is the application deadline? When will I be notified of the admission decision?

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.

What is the application fee?

The application fee is $100 for U.S. residents and international students.

What tests are required for admission?

The Admission Assessment for applicants applying for grades PK3-5 is scheduled individually by the Admission Office once an application has been submitted.

Applicants for grades PK3-K are required to take the Brigance Screen.
Applicants for grades 1-3 are required to take the WRAT3.
Applicants for grades 4-5 are required to take the WRAT4.
Applicants for grades 6-12 are required to register for the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Scores are submitted by the testing agency.

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.

If you have taken the PSAT, ACT, SAT please submit the test score to the Admission Office.

It is recommended for international applicants to submit a TOEFL test score. The Montverde Academy TOEFL code number is 3628.

When can I enter Montverde Academy?

Montverde Academy offers enrollment to students in grades PK3 through 12 and Post Graduate. We enroll students in the Fall and Spring semesters of the school year.

Is a Post Graduate year offered at Montverde Academy?

Montverde Academy offers a Post Graduate year for qualified students. Typically, these students take senior-level courses for one year to strengthen their academics before beginning college.

How old does my child have to be to enter Pre-Kindergarten? Kindergarten?

In order to enter Pre-K 3, 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-K 4, 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.

My child is in the waitpool. What happens now?

At Montverde Academy, we may not always have space for our qualified applicants. Therefore, some applicants may be placed in the waitpool. If your son or daughter is in the waitpool, 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 waitpool.

How many students attend Montverde Academy?

The opening enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year was approximately 1200 students. The student body has 301 in the Lower School, 178 in the Middle School and 710 in the Upper School. We have 385 boarding students from an average of 11 states and 60 countries.

Where do Montverde Academy graduates go to college?

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.

What is the faculty to student ratio at Montverde Academy?

The faculty to student ratio is 1:15 at Montverde Academy.

How do I receive an I-20 from Montverde Academy?

Should an acceptance be offered, Montverde Academy issues the I-20 document once the Admission Office has received the signed enrollment contract and the non-refundable enrollment deposit.

I already have an I-20. How do I transfer my I-20 to Montverde Academy?

Should an acceptance be offered, Montverde Academy transfers the I-20 document once the Admission Office has received the signed enrollment contract and the non-refundable enrollment deposit.

What type of Visa do I need to attend Montverde Academy?

An F-1 Visa is required to attend Montverde Academy.

Is Montverde Academy a religious based school?

Montverde Academy is not a religious based school, but does have a Christian based foundation that fosters values and moral growth. Boarding students are required to attend the Character Community Connection Program every Sunday evening in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

Is Montverde Academy an accredited school?

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).

Is my child required to have a physical?

Students enrolled at Montverde Academy are required to have an updated physical each year. This information is included in the Matriculation Packet which is sent to enrolled students prior to the start of each school year.

Are uniforms required?

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 PK3-5. 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 PK3-5 wear the casual uniform during the school week. At times when uniform dress isn’t required, informal dress in good taste is the norm. Uniform items are available for purchase on campus in the Montverde Academy Student Center and in Orlando, FL at the Dennis Uniform Store. Please visit www.dennisuniform.com for further information.