Florida Prep

Florida Prep offers boarding and day enrollment for young men and women in grades 6 -12. We have a strong academic program, exciting electives, and programs to help those who need extra academic support, including supervised study halls, tutoring, and ESOL.
Our innovative STEAM program challenges our students to grow and succeed.
Motivated students may choose to pursue dual enrollment at either Florida Tech or Eastern Florida State College.
Our beautiful campus is located on the Central East Coast of Florida, 10 minutes from the beach and local shopping.
Florida Prep is easily accessible by car via I-95 and by airplane through the Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) located 45 miles away.
Florida Prep offers numerous advanced placement and honors courses in addition to a number of popular clubs and activities.
We provide small classes with a low teacher-student ratio, combined with individual attention and structured days. Skills learned at Florida Prep will set your child up to succeed not only in school but also in life.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Florida Prep ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
1961

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 46%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
1042
(Out of 1600)
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School Polo Shirts, Khaki or Navy shorts/pants

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding students $42000 Scholarships are offered.
% on Financial Aid
70%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Safiyah Dinally

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
National Honor Society

Club or Organization:
Choir, Lego Robotics, Math Club, Robotics

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Soccer

School Notes

  • Florida Prep is an academically excellent College Prep Boarding & Day Academy for American and International boys and girls, ages 12-18.
  • Academics:Florida Prep assures 100% college acceptance with 25% of our yearly graduates attending U.S. top 100 universities and colleges.
  • ESL: While other schools are only now creating new ESOL programs, Florida Prep has decades of ESL experience for international students looking to study in the United States. Our total immersion ESOL program has, for 60 years, assisted students from 63 different countries with ongoing preparation and successful placement in top U.S. Universities.
  • Technology: As a technology-friendly school, students have everyday access to Wide BandWiFito help them communicate easily with home and stream online content. Every student at Florida Prep must have an electronic device for our One to One Digital Teaching Program.
  • Our Campus is located just 5 minutes from Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) and 1 hour from Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Athletics: Florida Prep is proud to encourage our students to participate in one or more of our many sports offerings: Basketball (boys & girls), Swimming, Tennis, Golf, Track and Field.
  • Location: Our campus is located in Melbourne Florida, just five minutes from a large mall, local 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 commonoccurrence.
  • Visit our website at www.flprep.com to see why Florida Prep is a great choice for students looking to achieve academic success in the United States.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Florida Prep cost?
Florida Prep's tuition is approximately $14,200 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Florida Prep?
The acceptance rate of Florida Prep is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
What sports does Florida Prep offer?
Florida Prep offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Swimming, Tennis and Track and Field.
What is Florida Prep's ranking?
Florida Prep ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Florida Prep?
The application deadline for Florida Prep is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Florida Prep located?
Florida Prep is located in the Magnolia Park neighborhood of Melbourne, FL.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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What a wonderful five years' experience I received from attending Florida Prep. I came from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to learn the language over the summer at Florida Prep and the teachers took the time to help me learn it over the summer along with a regular curriculum of summer classes and military training when the school used to be a military school. FPA showed me discipline and direction to overcome my challenges and provided me the tools of success! FPA and its legacy has done so much for the student by giving them the tools and opportunities to succeed. I came to Florida Prep because I wanted to become a pilot and I obtained my license even before getting my driver's license at 17. After graduation I was more prepared than most kids and many of us went to work as commercial pilots. I graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl and with the maturity I gained from FPA I applied to the law enforcement academy and upon graduating I landed a job at the Orlando Police Department as a patrolman.Today, I cherish my time at FPA by actively working as the President of Alumni Association since 2008.My brothers and sisters who lived at FPA for its boarding program opened my eyes to different cultures and we were all a family and respected each other and the school. This was the best decision my parents provided for me. Today's FPA they offer the STEM program and that it's a wonderful opportunity to the road of success. The food is outstanding at FPA with a great culinary professional making great meals and the campus is very secured with cameras and gates and local sheriff deputy on site.Melbourne is a tranquil city with a golf course across the street, a major airport 5 minutes away and beautiful beaches and ambience. A great place to retire.I can't stop talking about all the wonderful memories I have from attending FPA. Many of the alumni families have brought their own children to attend FPA and I hope you have the chance to visit and see for yourself what a great school this is.HectorC1980
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looking for grade 3 all the way to high school. I would know the cost for yearly. how far a way from Lakewood Ranch area. le chunchen309@icloud.com
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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.
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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
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Melbourne, FL is $8,793 for elementary schools and $9,987 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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