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 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of 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: 10/07/2013

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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