Florida Prep

  • Florida Prep offers boarding and day enrollment for young men and women in grades 5-12. We have a strong academic program, exciting electives, and progams to help those who need extra academic support, including supervised study halls, tutoring and ESOL. Through our 21st Century Skills & Values program we challenge our students to grow and to succeed.
  • 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 Melbourne International airport (MLB) and Orlando International airport (MCO) located 45 miles away.
  • Florida Prep offers 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$500
Summer Program Cost NotesDay Program Cost: $500 Boarding Program Cost: $3,000 ESOL students receive a refund on summer fees if they enroll at Florida Prep for the 2019/20 academic year.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, 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 score1325
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School Polo Shirts, Khaki or Navy shorts/pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,000
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSafiyah Dinally


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBasketballCross Country,
Surf TeamSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Flight Training, JROTC, Kitty Hawk Air Society, National Honor Society

Club or Organization:
Drill Team, Rocket Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Surf Team

School Notes

  • Florida Prep is an academically excellent College Prep Boarding School for American and International boys and girls, ages 10-18.
  • Academics: Florida Prep assures 100% college acceptance with 1/3 of our yearly graduates attending top 100 universities and colleges.
  • ESL: While other schools are only now creating new ESOL programs, Florida Prep has decades of ESL experience for the international student looking to study in the United States. Our total immersion ESOL program has, for 57 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 every day access to Wide Band WiFi to 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. 
  • 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 1 hour from Orlando International Airport.
  • Athletics: Florida Prep is proud to encourage our students to participate in one or more of our many sports offerings: Basketball (boys & girls), Baseball, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Volley Ball, Surfing, and Weightlifting.
  • Florida Prep has a decades old reputation for flight training. Students may begin flight in 9th grade and many graduate with a Private Pilot License.
  • 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.flprep.com to see why Florida Prep is a great choice for students looking to achieve academic success in the United States.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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The average private school tuition in Melbourne, FL is $7,545 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Melbourne, FL is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).