Florida Air Academy

1950 Academy Drive
Melbourne, FL 32901-0329
     Tel: (321)723-3211
Grades: 6 - 12 | 275 students
Florida Air Academy is one of Florida's most established boarding schools (celebrating 52 years).
Florida Air Academy offers boarding and day enrollment for young men and women grades 6-12. We have a strong academic program, exciting electives, and progams to help those who need extra academic support, such as tutoring, ESOL, and supervised study halls.  We challenge our students to succeed and to grow in character and leadership skills.
Our beautiful campus is located on the central east coast of Florida, 10 minutes from the beach.
Florida Air Academy is easily accessible by car via I-95 and by airplane to the Melbourne airport and the Orlando airport (45 miles away).
The school offers advanced placement and honors courses in addition to offering popular clubs and activities, while providing small classes and low teacher-student ratio.  We will give your child the individual attention he needs to succeed and attend the university of his choice.  Recently renovated dorm rooms and bathrooms, too!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Military Colleges and Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 275 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Florida Air Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science A (Aventa Course), English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Spanish Language, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, US History  
Average SAT score 1515
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School Polo Shirts)

Finances and Admission

% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate 65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Alisa Southwell
Admissions Associate Lucie Richards


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Drill Team, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingArcheryBaseball,
Cross CountryDrill Team,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Team, Drill Team, Environmental Club, Flight Training, JROTC, Kitty Hawk Air Society, National Honor Society, Rocket Club, Skateboarding, Surf Team Academic Team, Drill Team, JROTC, Rocket Club, Skateboarding, Surf Team, Environmental Club,
Flight Training,
Kitty Hawk Air Society,
National Honor Society,

School Notes:

Florida Air Academy is an academically excellent College Prep Boarding School for American and International boys and girls, ages 11-19.Academics: FAA assures 100% college acceptance with 1/3 of our yearly graduates attending top 100 universities and colleges.In fact, two of our last three valedictorians are currently attending Harvard.

ESL: While other schools are only now creating new ESOL programs, F.A.A. has decades of ESL experience for the international student looking to study in the United States. Our total immersion ESOL program has, for 52 years, assisted students from 63 different countries with ongoing preparation and successful placement in top U.S. Universities.

Military Style and Structure: Our Air Force Junior ROTC program encourages our students, regardless of their country of origin, to develop leadership skills and a deep understanding of what it is to be a good citizen. Our military structure pushes our students to achieve their full potential.

Technology: As a technology friendly school, students have every day access to Wide Band WiFi to help them communicate easily with home and stream online content. Every student at FAA must have a iPad (Generation 3 or newer) for our One to One I padProgram. 

Travel: Students will find peace of mind as our on-campus travel coordinator provides assistance with travel arrangements while the F-1 Visa consultant helps with student immigration paperwork. Our Campus is located just 5 minutes from Melbourne International Airport and 55 Minutes from Orlando International Airport.

Athletics: Florida Air Academy is proud to encourage our students to participate in one or more of our many sports offerings. Students at FAA can participate in: Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Soccer, Lacrosse,Tennis, Golf, Fencing, Volley Ball, Surfing, Skateboarding, Wrestling and weightlifting.Special Programs: Florida also offer world class after school Special Programs including Flight Training, SCUBA, Crew, Horseback Riding and Martial Arts.

Location: Our campus is located in Melbourne Florida, just five minutes to shopping, restaurants, live theater, beautiful beaches and cinemas. We are a 60 minute drive to Orlando where we frequently visit Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and other world class theme parks. We are located on Florida's Space Coast, the home of Kennedy Space Center where rocket launches are a common occurrence. 

Visit our website at www.flair.com to see why Florida Air Academy is a great choice for students looking to achieve academic success in the United States.

Profile last updated: 07/30/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bethany Christian School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Melbourne-palm Bay SDA Christian School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Dairy Road Discovery Center (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

6 days ago
Florida Air Academy is an excellent college preparatory school which truly provides individualized attention to each student. We have never seen such a dedicated team of administrators, faculty and staff. In addition to the strong academic education, FAA promotes leadership and character. The campus is kept immaculate; the food is healthy and top-notch, and the atmosphere is family-oriented. The door is always open to speak with administration and faculty, and they welcome parent input.
- Posted by Parent
6 days ago
Florida Air Academy (FAA) in sunny Melbourne FL was the perfect choice of education for my children. It is great mix of educational, cultural, and leadership opportunities. Having students from all over the nation and world brings rich opportunities to learn new cultures and create friendships that would not be possible from a public school. My son attended FAA for four years and graduated as the sixth squadron commander and salutatorian of his class. He enjoyed the AFJROTC program and was the rocket club commander and Kitty Hawk vice president. He also studied flight through the program that FAA has with Florida Institute of Technology and he received his private pilot’s license. He applied and was accepted to University of Florida, Georgia Institute of Technology, Embry Riddle and Coast Guard Academy. He also received merit-based and Air Force ROTC and Navy ROTC scholarships. He is now attending Embry Riddle studying Aerospace Engineering. The experience gained at FAA has enabled him to be ready for the challenges of college life. My daughter entered Florida Air Academy in seventh grade and is graduating this year. As a middle school student, she was able to take some high school classes to accelerate her schedule to be able to have room for college-level courses and be a teacher’s assistant. She has been very involved in the AFJROTC program and is currently the Operations Squadron Commander. She is also a member of the color guard and drill teams. She has been the rocket club commander and vice president of Kitty Hawk. Her career goal is to serve in the military rehabilitating servicemen. She is planning on studying Physical Therapy and has applied for Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC scholarships. She has applied to Florida Southern College, High Point University, Campbell University, George Mason and UCF. She has already been accepted to Florida Southern with a merit-based scholarship. My children have thrived at Florida Air Academy. The AFJROTC and military structure has taught them to take their endeavors and studies seriously and responsibly. FAA teaches respect and leadership and offers cadets hands-on experience as leaders. The teachers, TAC officers and staff are wonderful and caring. There are sports, clubs, weekend activities, volunteer opportunities and other supervised fun ways for the cadets to interact. Most of the classes and activities have kids of different ages so they can get to know all the students at the school not just their class. Florida Air Academy is the perfect school for my kids. Your children may enjoy and benefit from the unique learning opportunities that only FAA could offer my kids. Greg & Donna Putira
- Posted by Parent

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