Montverde Academy

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Montverde Academy
Location
17235 Seventh Street
Montverde, Florida 34756
United States
Coordinates 28°35′52″N 81°40′29″W / 28.5978°N 81.6748°W / 28.5978; -81.6748Coordinates: 28°35′52″N 81°40′29″W / 28.5978°N 81.6748°W / 28.5978; -81.6748
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Established 1912; 106 years ago (1912)
Headmaster Kasey C. Kesselring
Faculty 110
Grades K-12
Average class size 16
Campus size 125 acres (510,000 m2)
Color(s) Purple and Gold          
Nickname Eagles
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
Endowment $8,000,000 to 60,000,000[citation needed]
Website

Montverde Academy, located in Montverde, Florida, United States, is a private for-profit college-preparatory school that serves grades PK3-12. The boarding program serves grades 7-12 and Post Graduate.

Professional memberships[edit]

Academics[edit]

Upper school[edit]

Montverde Academy offers an Advanced Placement International Diploma and a Study Area Concentration Diploma. These diplomas enhance the High School Diploma earned throughout the course of study at Montverde Academy.

Advanced Placement classes[edit]

Athletic programs[edit]

Montverde's athletic programs compete on a national level, rather than as a member of the Florida State High School Athletic Association. Sports offered include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, powerlifting, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

The Montverde Academy basketball program is recognized as one of the top basketball programs in the nation.[1][2]

Controversy[edit]

In May 2017, Essence and Fox 35 Orlando published a story about Montverde Academy harassing a 16-year-old African-American student who was told that her natural hair was against dress code policy.[3][4] The school’s headmaster, Kasey Kesselring, promised that the “dread lock” line would be removed from the hair policy in the student handbook.[4]

In 2014, headmaster Kesselring was investigated and fined by the United States Department of Agriculture for violating the Horse Protection Act of 1970 (prohibiting the abusive practice of soring horses).[5][6] According to The Chattanoogan, in 2012 Kesselring had four prior violations of the Act.[7]

In 2007, Montverde Academy was sued for not returning $36,000 for tuition and boarding fees for the 2007-08 school year after expelling a Russian student who was allegedly spotted with alcohol, without giving the student an opportunity to contest the truth of the allegations.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

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