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Boarding Schools in Florida

1. Southeastern Military Academy, Port St. Lucie Courses / Programs
Located in Port St. Lucie FL, Southeastern Military Academy is a specialized boarding school dedicated to helping troubled and needy boys from ages 11-17. Southeastern Military Academy is a 12 month boarding school that utilizes military style components for the establishment of a "Doctrine of Discipline" in the lives of the struggling teens who come to the school. The Academy provides a viable alternative to school dropouts for struggling teens needing behavioral re-direction in a military style environment.

Our Behavioral Re-Education Program is based on the concept of Physical Readiness Test, divided into three phases, red, white and blue. In the first phase goals and treatment plan are established, the second phase is aimed at recognizing issues that brought the boys to the school while the third phase involves actively working on issues and beginning to own responsibilty for past behaviour.

The program is designed around seven core values and an award winning behavioral modification and re-education program.We are accredited by NACE, and recognized as a Tier I school with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.
Specialized boarding school for troubled and needy boys ages 11-17:

- 12 month alternative to boot camp and military school
- Individual Treatment Plan
- Behavioral Re-Education Program, based on Physical Readiness Training Test
- Therapy and Life Skills Training
- Award winning behavioral modification and re-education program
- Visitation permitted after preliminary period of approx. 4 weeks
2. North Broward Preparatory Upper School, Broward County Courses / Programs
The North Broward Preparatory Upper School (NBPS) is a co-educational pre-K-12 boarding and day college-preparatory, arts, and technology school in Coconut Creek, Broward County FL. There are two programs at NBPS, one offering students the best of traditional school education, and the second for students with mild learning differences in a more personalized program.

We provide a rigorous preparation for college through academics, honor classes, AP classes, International Baccalaureate course options, enrichment programs and a technology center.

We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Florida Council of Independent Schools.

Our idyllic location as part of the greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area, makes NBPS a fantastic place to live and study. Our residential students from grades 7-12 live on either of our two campuses in converted family homes or purpose-built accommodations which help foster peer support and a strong sense of family.

Fellowship among students makes our campus a relaxed and supportive place to live and learn. Students share comfortable bedrooms, with one to three roommates, depending on the room size.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:

- Day Programs (Grades Pre-K-12)
- Boarding Programs (Grades 7-12)
- Traditional College Preparatory Program
- Lighthouse Point Academy Program for students with mild learning differences
- International Baccalaureate Program
- Advanced Placement Courses
- Performing Arts Program
- Technology Center
- Enrichment Programs
- College Guidance and Counseling
3. The Bolles School, Jacksonville Courses / Programs
The Bolles School is a private, college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville in Duval County FL, the school enrolls more than 1,700 boarding and day students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 on four campuses, Ponte Vedra, Whitehurst, Bartram and San Jose. The Bolles School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our students learn the importance of self-discipline, respect, personal responsibility and compassion. These values, outlined in the Bolles Honor Code, are vital to campus life.

For our boarding students, Bolles is a second home. With boarders in grades 7-12 from more than 25 countries, the program offers diversity and a sense of family that enhances the Bolles experience. Shuttle buses transport boarding students to their respective campuses for school and other activities.

For students in grades 7-9, the boarding program includes structured study time, room inspection and daily academic counseling. This prepares them for more independent living in grades 10-12. Students immersed in this culturally diverse environment learn self-discipline, respect for others, and cooperation.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:

- Boarding Programs for students in 7th to 12th grade
- Day Programs from Kindergarten through 12th grade
- College Preparatory Curriculum with subjects including math, science, English, Spanish, French, German, Latin and other languages, social studies, history, fine and performing arts, physical education
- Lower School
- Middle School
- Upper School
- Advanced Placement Courses
- English as a Second Language
- International students welcome
4. The Sagemont School Courses / Programs
The Sagemont School in Weston, South Florida, is a private upper school offering programs to students from grades 6 through 12. The Sagemont school is not a traditional boarding school, and does not offer on-campus residential facilities. Instead, through our homestay program, international students stay with a local American family for the school year.

Students of our international program come from a wide range of countries, including China, South Korea, Japan, Bahamas, South America, Croatia, Germany, Scandinavia and more. The Sagemont School has well established contacts with quality Colleges and Universities in Florida and the south east region.

The Sagemont School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) which validates our curriculum as college prepartory. Additionally, we are also accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of South Florida (AISF) which identifies us as one of the premier private schools.
- Homestay Program with an American family

- Middle School Subjects include: English, Math, Science, Social Science, Writing & more...

- High School / College Preparatory curriculum focuses on the Florida Department of Education state requirements

- High School Honors Program

- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

- ESL - English as a Second Language
5. Rhodora J. Donahue Academy of Ave Maria Courses / Programs
The Donahue Academy of Ave Maria near Naples on the west coast of Florida, is a classical day and boarding school in the Catholic tradition. We offer a freshman through Senior high school (9th-12th grade) boarding option, in addition to our K-12 day program. Freshman and sophomore boarding students are considered for placement with a Host Family in the Town of Ave Maria. Juniors and seniors live in the Ave Maria University dormitories.

Our housing program is for college prep students with strong academic credentials and who will be completely "on Mission" with us academically and spiritually. This program is not for students struggling academically. This program is for mature and on-mission students.
Co-educational Day & Boarding Programs for Grades 9-12:

Classical Curriculum subjects include:
- History
- History and Literature
- Classical Studies
- Theology
- Mathematics
- Science
- Latin
- Art
- Spanish
- PE
- Physics, and more ...
6. Safe Harbor Maritime Academy Courses / Programs
Safe Harbor Maritime Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, is a Christian residential education program for struggling teenage boys, aged 14-1/2 to 17. Safe Harbor admits boys who are fatherless, have lost one or more parents to death, and those who are experiencing behavior problems in home and at school and need an alternative home setting. Safe Harbor is open to all teenage boys, who qualify for the program, regardless of religion, race, color, creed or national origin.

Safe Harbor provides a therapeutic boarding school environment using the waterfront as an educational facility for teenage boys who are struggling. Providing a safe, stable, structured, alternative living environment, boys live aboard their own vessel (quarters are not shared), learning seamanship and maritime skills as well as studying for a high school diploma.

Our Christian boarding school offers exceptional education for teens who are not thriving in their current school, With Safe Harbor, you not only save on tuition - but also enjoy peace of mind knowing that your child is receiving the structure, stability, guidance, discipline, love as well as the academic and vocational training he needs.
Residential Maritime Education Program for struggling teen boys ages 14-17:

- Therapeutic boarding school environment
- Boys live aboard their own vessel
- High school diploma program

Subjects include:
- English
- Science
- Economics
- P.E./Health
- American Government
- Math
- Fine Arts
- History
- Constitution
- Maritime Classes
7. Florida Air Academy Courses / Programs
Situated in Melbourne FL, Florida Air Academy is a premier military day and boarding school for boys & girls in grades 6-12. We provide academic excellence enhanced by exciting electives, clubs, sports and activities, with small class sizes and a low student-teacher ratio.

Florida Air Academy is just 45 minutes from Orlando, two miles from the beach and about 40 minutes from the Kennedy Space Center. Your child will have access to world-class entertainment and educational opportunities that students in other private boarding schools can only dream of.

Campus life at Florida Air Academy includes a student body comprised of approximately 250 students from 25 states and 20 foreign countries, including Europe, South America, the Carribean, Africa, Russia, Japan and China and Korea. Although most of our students are from Florida, our cultural diversity allows all students to experience and appreciate the customs, languages, beliefs, and values of other members of the international community.

Florida Air Academy is proud to be a member of, and accredited by, both the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Co-ed Military Day & Boarding School Programs for students in Grades 6-12:

- Middle School Program (Grades 6-8)
- High School (Grades 9-12)
- Honors and Advanced Placement Program
- AP exams
- Dual Enrollment Program
- Optional Academic Programs: (SAT Preparation; Tutorial Math; TOEFL Preparation, ESL Tutoring)
8. Lakeland Grace Academy Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in Polk County FL between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4, Lakeland Grace Academy is a private, accredited 40-bed Christian boarding school for at-risk girls ages 12-17. Registered with the State of Florida and a member of the Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies (FACCCA), we provide a 15-month wellness program to girls who are struggling with problems such as low self-esteem, depression, at-risk behavior and rebellion.

Our student residences are located in a 10,000 square foot home-like facility on acreage nestled in a middle class community in Lakeland FL. Lakeland Grace Academy provides focused and individualized academic attention for the girls in its care. The focus is on improved study skills, which gives a competitive advantage in college.

Though education is not the main purpose of a girl attending the program, parents have peace of mind knowing that they have provided their girl with the best educational foundation. Our program is a part of Teen Challenge, a Christian program, and is a structured, disciplined program emphasizing a relationship with Jesus Christ, respect for self, and respect for others.
15-month Therapeutic and Academic Residential Program for Girls ages 12-17:

- Individual and Group Counseling
- Academic Education
- Participation in Activities
- Great Campus Environment
- Qualified and Dedicated Staff Members
- Outreach Opportunities
- Christian Values
9. IMG Academy, Manatee County Courses / Programs
Situated on a state-of-the-art 450-acre campus in Bradenton, south-west Florida, IMG Academy is an accredited Pre-K–12th grade college preparatory boarding school for ages 11 and up. IMG Academy is proud to provide a challenging and supportive academic and athletic program for student-athletes from all over the world. We have proven ourselves over the course of 30 years as a world leader in total athletic development for athletes of all ability levels.

Over half of our students come from international backgrounds. Our student-athletes experience different cultures and become friends with others from around the globe. We also offer English language instruction, TOEFL and SAT courses, as well as High School Post-Graduate studies.

We house boarding students in three areas on campus. Careful consideration is given with regards to placing your child into his or her housing environment. We always match student athletes based on gender first and age second. Professional-quality facilities and immaculately maintained fields/surfaces are the standard on campus to ensure that there is no letdown in training - the type of environment typically only utilized by pro athletes.
Academic Programs:
- Middle School
- High School
- SAT Courses
- Advanced Placement / Honors Courses

Post-Graduate Programs:
- Intensive English Post-Graduate Year
- Post-Grad High-School Program
- Post-Grad University Program

English Language Programs:
- Intensive ESL Programs
- TOEFL Test Preparation courses
- Semi Intensive Academic English (part-time ESL program)

Sports at IMG Academy:
- Baseball; Basketball; Tennis; Football; Golf; Lacrosse; Soccer; Athletic and Personal Development
10. Gateway Military Academy Courses / Programs
Located in Holmes County in northern Florida, Gateway Military Academy is a Christian military school for troubled boys ages 11-17 from all over the U.S. We offer a life-changing boarding school program that builds self-esteem, respect and leadership along with top academics. It is designed to have a huge impact on a difficult teenage boy who is struggling or perhaps has gotten into trouble with the law or has given up on school.

Gateway features all of the elements that will have the most positive life-long impact on boys in the shortest possible time, administered by loving mentors and peers who encourage them to success. The military academy, accredited school, working ranch and farm, counseling and mentoring, competitive team sports, spiritual emphasis and our hands-on outreach to the community and missions trips to 3rd world countries all combine to make young men all they can be, and more.

Gateway is made up of caring, concerned staff, whose purpose in life is to help a self-destructing teenage boy do a turnaround and begin looking at life differently. Boys are given a new purpose, a new drive, and a new passion to be a better person and to serve others.
Christian residential military school programs for troubled boys ages 11-17:

- Middle school (Grades 6-8)
- High School (Grades 9-12)
- G.E.D. (High School Equivalency Exam) study program
- ACT Testing for College Placement
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