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IMG Academy, Manatee County:
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. Over half of our students come from international backgrounds, and our student-athletes experience different cultures and become friends with others from around the globe.

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Residential Life:

IMG Academy is located in Bradenton, Florida which is on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida about one hour south of the Tampa airport (TPA) and 15 minutes from the Sarasota-Bradenton airport (SRQ).

Located on a beautiful, state-of-the-art 450-acre campus in Brandenton, south-west Florida, IMG Academy has proven itself over the course of 30 years as a world leader in total athletic development for student-athletes of all ability levels. We are also a private, Pre-k-12th Grade college preparatory school with boarding for students in Middle & High School, ages 11+. IMG Academy also hosts ESL, TOEFL, and SAT courses for students across the globe.

IMG Academy houses 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. 

- Main Campus Housing:
Centrally located in the front of campus. It is where we typically place our younger students. 

- Champions Walk Housing:
Located behind our tennis courts, and many of our male students are currently housed in this area.  This area includes standard housing as well as limited opportunities for parents to purchase Upgraded Housing.

- Academy Park Villa Housing:
Located behind our baseball fields, and most of our female students are currently housed in this area.  This area includes standard housing as well as limited opportunities for parents to purchase Upgraded Housing.

Professional Quality Facilities:

In addition to the quantity, all facilities are of elite quality. 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.

Student Life Facilities:
- Residence Halls, apartments and villas
- Health Clinic
- Physical Therapy Clinic
- Junior and Adult Dining Halls
- Wellness Spa
- IMG Academy Sports Shop

Athletic Facilities:
- 12 soccer fields
- 2 lacrosse fields
- 4 basketball courts
- 2 football fields
- 52 tennis courts (hard, clay, indoor and outdoor)
- 3 full-size baseball fields and 4 practice diamonds
- 12 indoor and outdoor batting cage stations, 15 practice mounds
- 10,000 square-foot weight room, 4-lane track (2 turf lanes, 2 composite lanes), covered turf practice field
- 18-hole golf course, double-sided driving range, putting greens, multiple target greens for chipping/pitching

Academic & Athletic Development for Student-Athletes of All Ability Levels:


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:
- TOEFL Exam Preparation courses
- Intensive ESL Programs
- Part-time English Programs

Athletics:
IMG Academy features seven sport programs (Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Bollettieri Tennis, Golf, Football and Lacrosse) as well as Athletic and Personal Development disciplines that facilitate improvement in areas like strength, speed, leadership, nutrition and more.

Teaching Methodology:
At IMG Academy, academic enrichment and athletic skill development represent only a portion of the training that student-athletes receive.

We instill the confidence that allows our student-athletes to aspire for anything that their mind can imagine, while providing the tools to help them reach those goals.

Frequently Asked Questions:


How many international students attend IMG Academy?
Over half of our students come from international backgrounds. If you are uncomfortable speaking English, you will find that many IMG Academy faculty and staff members are multilingual.

Do I need to be able to speak fluent English?
International student athletes do not need to be able to speak English fluently. However, we do expect students to have a basic proficiency level in order to participate in the classroom, particularly in high school.

Do I need a student visa? (International Students)
Most academic programs at IMG Academy are considered full-time study by the U.S. government.

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you will need to obtain a student (F-1) visa or check the status of your current visa. Certain categories of visa holders are eligible to enroll, as well as certain dependents (spouse or children) of visa holders.

What does IMG Academy look for in a student-athlete?
IMG Academy looks for student-athletes who have a strong commitment to academics, athletics and personal growth. Student-athletes must be diligent in their school, sport and community duties, with a willingness to give their all in each area.

What is the minimum age?
It varies by sport: Baseball (age 11), Basketball (13), Football (11), Golf (8 for non-boarding, 11 for boarding), Lacrosse (14), Soccer (12), Tennis (8 for non-boarding, 11 for boarding).

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Address: 5500 34th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34210, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-08-03 were from:

Vilnius, Lithuania; Rovereto, Italy; Pinellas Park; London, UK / GB; Anderson; Dubuque ,Iowa; and more.
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Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Alabama and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
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 preparatory. Additionally, we are 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
Indian Springs School
Courses / Programs
Indian Springs School (ISS), located 20 minutes from Birmingham, Alabama, is an accredited, independent, co-ed, college preparatory day and boarding school offering grades 8-12 Day & 9-12 Boarding.

ISS is nationally and internationally known for its academic excellence. Our graduates have gained the skills, knowledge and personal strengths that enable them to do outstanding work at colleges all over the country.

ISS has been granted dual accreditation by SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools) & SACS (the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).
Academic Courses:
- Day Programs (Grades 8-12)
- Boarding Programs (Grades 9-12)

Courses include:
- English
- Math
- History
- Foreign language
- Science
- Physical Education
- Music History
- Art History
- Advanced Placement Courses...
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.
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
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.

The School preserves the tradition of excellence in preparing students for college and life, while providing a comprehensive breadth of learning opportunities and experiences.

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.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:

- Day Programs from Kindergarten through 12th Grade
- Boarding Programs for in 7th to 12th Grade
- Lower School
- Middle School
- Upper School
- Advanced Placement Courses
- English as a Second Language

- 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

- International students welcome
Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA
Courses / Programs
• A leading actor in soccer player development, Paris Saint-Germain Academy has launched the world’s first and only Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro in South Florida for student-athletes who dream of playing soccer at the professional level.

• For athletes who want to combine the best soccer programming with an outstanding academic preparation, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro also partners with North Broward Preparatory School, a Nord Anglia Education school, to deliver a unique option for players to pair their unmatchable pro soccer development at the Pro Academy with an internationally recognized middle and high school in the ideal location of South Florida.

• All student-athletes perform at the highest level in their training sessions, competitions, academics, and daily life.

Features:
- One of the highest-rated college preparatory schools in the U.S., North Broward Preparatory School (Middle & High School) with 100% of graduates accepted to top universities worldwide. A wide range of 220 courses are available to meet students at all levels: ESL, College prep, Honors, AP, and IB.

- The Paris Saint-Germain player’s football development methodology directly delivered by official Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro certified and UEFA licensed coaches.

- Top location and exceptional boarding life in the U.S. - Miami/Fort Lauderdale area (in proximity to two international airports).

- Full support with visa application.

NO SCHOLARSHIPS: Tuition fees start at 15,500 USD
10-month residency soccer school in Florida (ages U13-U19 Boys and Girls)

Features include
• Outstanding academic programs (grades 7-12) in one of the highest-rated private high schools in Florida.
• Individual college advising and college planning with 100% acceptance rate to some of the nation’s most renowned colleges and universities.
• Full immersion in a professional soccer environment.
• World-renowned Paris Saint-Germain training methodology and programs.
• Outstanding professional facilities.
• Official PSG certified coaches
• Boarding life in a safe college-style environment (80-acre campus).