Montverde Academy is a private PK-12 school in Montverde, Florida, United States.
17235 Seventh Street
|Headmaster||Kasey C. Kesselring|
|Teaching staff||106.0 (on an FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||1,234 (including 46 PK students) (2015–2016)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.2|
|Campus size||125 acres (510,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
The demographic breakdown of the 1,188* K-12 students enrolled in 2015–2016 was:
- Native American/Alaskan – 1.4%
- Asian/Pacific islanders – 4.0%
- Black – 7.7%
- Hispanic – 9.3%
- White – 44.8%
- Multiracial – 32.8%
*Demographic information is not compiled for Pre-K students
Montverde's athletic programs compete on a national level, rather than as a member of the Florida State High School Athletic Association. Sports offered include baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, powerlifting, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
In 2017 USA Today named Montverde Academy the best basketball program of the decade.
In May 2017, Essence and Fox 35 Orlando published a story about Montverde Academy harassing a 16-year-old African-American student who was told that her natural hair was against dress code policy. The school's headmaster, Kasey Kesselring, promised that the "dread lock" line would be removed from the hair policy in the student handbook.
In 2007, Montverde Academy was sued for not returning $36,000 for tuition and boarding fees for the 2007–08 school year after expelling a Russian student who was allegedly spotted with alcohol, without giving the student an opportunity to contest the truth of the allegations.
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