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Florida Air Academy

Call: 321-723-3211
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Florida Air Academy
Florida Air Academy
Florida Air Academy
Florida Air Academy
Florida Air Academy

At a glance

Location Melbourne, FL Tuition $31,500
Grades 6-12 Students Receiving Aid 10%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded -
Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Endowment -
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 85%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 350

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 15

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 30*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 7
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Mid Florida
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
International School
Military
Special Program Emphasis
Summer School
All Grades 6-12
Boarding Grades 6-PG
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1961
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Urban
Campus Size (Acres) 32
Head of School Col. James Dwight

History

Florida Air Academy has successfully served the academic aspirations of boys and girls, grades 6-12, for over 52 years. Our College Preparatory boarding and day school is safely nestled in Melbourne, Florida, just minutes from beautiful beaches, Kennedy Space Center, Disney World and two International airports. 1/3 of our graduating seniors attend top 100 universities and colleges with the rest following close behind. Two of our last three valedictorians are currently attending Harvard. Our unique Air Force Military program promotes a focus on academics while paying close attention to character building, leadership, athletics and the social needs of our teenage students.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 31
Part Time Faculty 4
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 65%
Faculty with doctorate 2
Faculty with masters 15
Student/Faculty ratio 10:1
Average Class Size 15
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
Art
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Driver Education
Earth Science
Economics
Electives
Electronics
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Equestrian Sports
Ethics
Evolution
Film
Film Studies
Fine Arts
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Grammar
Health
History
Humanities
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Science
Sculpture
Social Science
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
World History
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Calculus AB
English Language
Macroeconomics
Other (Spanish)
Physics B
US Government & Politics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 350
% Boys/Girls 29%
Boarding Students 200
Day Students 150
International
Brazil
Canada
China
Dominican Republic
France
Germany
Greece
India
Jamaica
Korea
Mexico
Other (Colombia)
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Taiwan
UK
Ukraine
United States
California
Colorado
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
South Carolina
Texas
Virginia
% of International Students 22%

Admission

E-mail admissions@flair.com
Web Address www.flair.com
Director of Admission Bryan Bergeron
Admission Application Apply to Florida Air Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 100
Application Deadline(s) Rolling
Financial Aid Deadline(s) N/A
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 10%
Acceptance Rate 85%
Admissions Selectivity Somewhat selective
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (ITEP, IELTS)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $10,500
Boarding Student Tuition $31,500
International Student Tuition $39,000

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Harvard, UC Berkley, Emory, University of Virginia, UCLA,

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
fencing
golf
lacrosse
other (bowling)
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports
cross-country running
dance
golf
martial arts
skate-boarding
surfing
swimming
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
International Club
Literary Magazine
National Honor Society
Recycling Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Yearbook

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  • Nov 28, 2013
    Current Parent/Guardian/Year Graduated: 2012

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Florida Air Academy: 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.

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Contact Info

Phone 321-723-3211
Address 1950 S Academy Dr - Melbourne, FL 32901
Website www.flair.com 
Email admissions@flair.com 
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