|17235 Seventh Street
Montverde, Florida 34756
|Headmaster||Kasey C. Kesselring|
|Average class size||16|
|Campus size||125 acres (510,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
|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|
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.
- Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
- Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
- National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
- The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
- The Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE)
- Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB)
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
- AP Art History
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Chemistry
- AP Chinese Language
- AP Computer Science A
- AP English Language
- AP English Literature
- AP Environmental Science
- AP European History
- AP Government
- AP Macroeconomics
- AP Music Theory
- AP Physics B
- AP Spanish Language
- AP Statistics
- AP Studio Art
- AP U.S. Government and Politics
- AP U.S. History
- AP World History
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.
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. The school’s headmaster, Kasey Kesselring, promised that the “dread lock” line would be removed from the hair policy in the student handbook.
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). According to The Chattanoogan, in 2012 Kesselring had four prior violations of the Act.
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.
- Solomon Alabi (born 1988), Nigerian professional basketball player in Japan
- James Bell (born 1992), American basketball player for Israeli team Hapoel Holon
- Oumar Diakhite (born 1993), Senegalese professional soccer player for Estoril
- Joel Embiid (born 1994), Cameroonian professional basketball player for the NBA Philadelphia 76ers
- Michael Frazier II (born 1994), American professional basketball player in Italy
- Patricio Garino (born 1993), Argentinian professional basketball player
- Kasey Hill (born 1993), Basketball player for The University of Florida
- Dakari Johnson (born 1995), American professional basketball player
- Francisco Lindor (born 1993), Puerto Rican baseball player for MLB Cleveland Indians
- Luc Mbah a Moute (born 1986), Cameroonian professional basketball player for the NBA Houston Rockets
- Haukur Pálsson (born 1992), Icelandic professional basketball player
- Ruslan Pateev (born 1990), Russian professional basketball player
- D'Angelo Russell (born 1996), American professional basketball player for the NBA Brooklyn Nets
- Matheus Silva (born 1996), Brazilian professional soccer player for MLS San Jose Earthquakes
- Ben Simmons (born 1996), Australian professional basketball player for the NBA 76ers
- Rejjie Snow (born 1993), Irish hip hop artist
- Devin Williams (born 1994), American professional basketball player
- L. D. Williams (born 1988), American professional basketball player in the NBA Development League.
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- "Which is the best boys basketball program of the decade so far?". USA Today High School Sports. 2017-04-06. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
- "16-Year-Old Black Student With Natural Hair Asked By School To 'Get Her Hair Done'". Essence.com. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
- "School asks teen to change her natural hair style". WOFL. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
- "Roy Exum: Beware The 'The Big Lick'". Retrieved 2017-10-22.
- "Montverde Academy is sued after it says it caught the student from Russia with alcohol on school field trip". tribunedigital-orlandosentinel. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
- "Montverde Academy's Alabi headed to NBA's Toronto Raptors". tribunedigital-orlandosentinel. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
- "Con etiqueta de primera ronda" (in Spanish). ElNuevoDia.com. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
- Staff, Orlando Sentinel. "Montverde's Haukur Palsson commits to Maryland". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
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