Why Choose FPA?
Our goal is success! We strive to achieve nothing less with every student. Whether your child is currently struggling with school or is looking for an academic program that will challenge them, FPA’s individualized curriculum will promote success. Here are a few reasons we think that Florida Preparatory Academy stands apart from other boarding and day schools:
Florida Preparatory Academy has achieved 100% college acceptance since 1978. Each year, FPA seniors are accepted into the colleges and universities of their choice. In the past three years, our seniors have earned more than $10 million dollars in scholarships.
Great effort is made to ensure that students are aware of the multitude of opportunities available to them upon graduation from FPA. For students who struggle with classwork, we offer free after-school teacher help, an Academic Assistance program, private tutoring and mandatory nightly study halls for boarding students. The Director of the Guidance Department also oversees the administration of college admissions tests such as the SAT, ACT, and TOEFL. SAT Preparation courses are offered each semester to provide students with ample opportunity to prepare for and improve their scores on this critically important test.
Florida Preparatory Academy is under the day-to-day leadership of the Dwight Family, whose father founded the school in 1961. This is one of the reasons why so many people notice the family atmosphere the moment they walk onto campus. This deep feeling of “family” is also supported by the fact that 15% of our faculty live on school grounds, and virtually all staff members send their own children to FPA.
Our boarding environment promotes strong U.S. and international friendships that will last a lifetime. Previous graduates dating back five decades frequently get together and many have continued lasting friendships that enhance the quality of their daily lives.
Florida Preparatory Academy has a strong reputation as a competitive Junior- and Senior-High School when it comes to sports. We offer the following sports activities, special programs and clubs to our boys and girls:
|Athletic Teams & Clubs||Other Programs & Clubs|
|Softball||Model Rocket Club|
|Surfing||National Junior Honor Society|
|Swimming||National Honor Society|
|Tennis||AFJROTC Community Service Club|
We continuously work with the students to find new special programs and activities, as well as developing and expanding our existing ones.We are fortunate to be located in such a wonderful area and plan to explore all that Florida has to offer!
Florida Preparatory Academy provides a challenging academic program together with a structured environment that allows students to be highly successful in the classroom and well prepared for success in college and beyond. We enhance our strong academic program with fun extracurricular activities that can be tailored to a child’s interests and life dreams.
FPA has many distinguished alumni from all fields of business, sports, entertainment and politics. Some examples of notable alumni are:
- Prince Fielder, Major league baseball star with the Detroit Tigers
- Ioannis Papapetrou just signed a lucrative professional contract to play overseas with Olympiacos BC in Greece
- Three Olympic athletes who have earned two bronze medals (at the London Olympics Leevan Sands and Sasha Kaun competed; Sasha earned a bronze in basketball; Leevan had earned a bronze at the Beijing Olympics)
- David Burt and Lawrence Scott, both members of Parliament in Bermuda
- David Sears, winner "Chef Wanted" Television Reality Show
- Will Yeguete, Florida Gators Basketball star
- Glenn Standridge, Grammy  winning multi-platinum R&B producer and audio mixing engineer
- Sasha Kaun member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, 2016 NBA Championship team
Florida Preparatory Academy offers education you can believe in!