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 Type Military School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Military Colleges and Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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
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

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate 65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Alisa Southwell
Admissions Associate Lucie Richards

Sports

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,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDrill Team,
FencingGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Weightlifting

Extracurriculars

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:

    Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Brevard 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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  • Melbourne Melbourne-palm Bay SDA Christian School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    210 W New Havenuen Avenue
    Melbourne , FL , 32901
    (321)727-8877
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    0.2  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  1-8
  • Melbourne
    Dairy Road Discovery Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2200 Dairy Road
    Melbourne , FL , 32904
    (321)951-4457
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.6  mi  |  157  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Melbourne
    Brevard Christian School
    (Baptist)
    1100 Dorchester Avenue
    Melbourne , FL , 32904
    (321)727-2038
    (Baptist)
    0.7  mi  |  250  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Melbourne
    Our Lady Of Lourdes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    420 E Fee Ave
    Melbourne , FL , 32901
    (321)723-3631
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  155  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Melbourne
    The Star Center
    Special Education School
    420 E Fee Ave
    Melbourne , FL , 32901
    (321)724-4482
    Special Education School
    0.9  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  K

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 03, 2013 - 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
  • Recommended October 21, 2013 - 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

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