Matlock Academy

  • Matlock Preparatory (MP) believes in the advantages of concurrently challenging and nurturing students.
  • Matlock is a small private high school for gifted and creative students.
  • The school has no religious affiliation. Matlock Academy students are eligible for STEP-UP and McKay Scholarships provided by the State of Florida.
  • The school focuses on individual attention, promotes the individual and self and lets students grow academically and personally in a safe environment.
  • Matlock Academy is academically oriented and offers advanced placement courses, dual curriculum courses with local colleges.
  • In addition to the regular day program, Matlock offers a separate homeschool curriculum for parents who want to have their children learn at home.
  • MP also offers private tutoring, teen coaching, and summer school.
  • Matlock is also a SEVIS approved high school and has a separate international high school program for international students who want to learn in the United States in sunny Florida.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1978
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students46 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
Average ACT score28
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Appropriate Attire)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPayment plans are formulated to meet parents financial needs.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorRandall Konsker

School Notes

  • Matlock offers private high school education, AP courses, dual curriculum in West Palm Beach, Florida. Our students do incredibly well in an honors curriculum that pushes them to meet their academic expectations. Intensive College planning begins in the 9th grade and continually evolves until all acceptance letters are in place.  In addition to Matlock Academy's regular day program, they offer homeschool and homeschooling for parents who want their children to learn at home. Matlock also offers private tutoring and summer as well. Please call Matlock for more information at 561-687-0327 or email at

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