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Post Date: Aug 20, 2020

World Class Schools Are On Your Doorstep At Bella Collina

If you have children, then one of the most important factors in your choice of home will undoubtedly be the quality of the schools in the surrounding area.

While there are a small handful of children who will flourish no matter what school they attend, the majority of our kids need a place to learn where there are clear expectations of achievement, supported by quality educators who will enable your child to reach their full potential.

This is especially true in today's competitive college application environment. It is no longer enough to attend an excellent high school, scraping by with a “decent” GPA and rely on an application letter written to a particular formula with which other people have found success.

Today our children must be laser-focused on their academic career from their freshman year, if not before. They must demonstrate their flexibility and community spirit by being part of on-campus clubs and organizations, and show how they are not only committed to their success in college and beyond, but capable of achieving that success.

Choosing a home where there are also appropriate educational opportunities for one child is challenging. Finding a home with the right mix of schools, academic programs, athletic programs, and other resources can be next to impossible if you have a number of children, children spread across a wide age range or even just the one child, but you want them to stay at the same school for their entire academic career. Add daycare with drop off and pick up times that are set for working parents and it can be close to impossible to tick all of the boxes on your school wants list.

At Bella Collina, we have a wide range of homes in which you can settle with family plans in mind, an existing young family, a brood of teenagers or a mixture of children at any stage of childhood or adolescence.

You can move your family or family to be here with confidence, knowing that you will be minutes away from a plethora of schools dedicated to providing the education your child deserves.

For example:

Situated just over two miles from Bella Collina is Montverde Academy, a top-rated, private school for children from Pre-K3 through Grade 12. Not only does Montverde Academy have a 100% graduation rate, but 98% of the students choose to go on to take, at least, a 4-year college program.

Every student that applies to an AA college degree program gains acceptance, with many receiving multiple acceptances from their first and second choice colleges.

Montverde Academy graduates have gone to, and continue to win places at colleges including:

Cornell University
Dartmouth College,
Duke University,
Georgetown University,
Harvard University,
Johns Hopkins University,
Princeton University,
Boston College,
University of California Los Angeles,
The University of Florida,
Vanderbilt University,
Wake Forest University

One of the reasons for the college application and acceptance success of Montverde Academy is that from the freshman year, students are guided through a highly focussed program of academics, athletics, technology or fine arts which is adapted to a student's abilities and ambitions. The faculty do this to ensure not only college application success but a successful college experience for graduating students.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in Intensive Subject Area Concentration (SAC) Programs as soon as they can, and there are six concentrations, in college preparatory courses for first-year students to choose which lead to a specialized diploma in the following areas:

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
PHS - Pre-Professional Health Sciences
BIED - Business Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development
VA - Visual Arts
GP - Global Perspectives
COM - Communications

That’s not all.

For example, there is the Distinguished Scholars Program. According to the Montverde Academy website, “This program provides opportunities for intellectual rigor and stimulation in and out of the classroom for identified and qualified Upper School students. Classroom coursework, discussions, field trips, and seminars have been designed to support and encourage an enriched intellectual atmosphere. Upon completion of the Distinguished Scholars Program, each participant will be prepared to successfully attend the most competitive colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.”

However, it’s not all about college at Montverde Academy.

The PreK3 program has an early drop off of 7:00 am and provides education, stimulation, and fun, as well as excellent, nutritious, meals in an all-day program which can be extended as far as 6:00 pm.

Pupils in the K-12 grades are not only academically supported, but they also have extracurricular opportunities to choose from which are as diverse as:

Montverde Academy Music Conservatory (MAMC)
Montverde Academy Theatre Conservatory (MATC)
The Soccer Institute at Montverde Academy (SIMA)
The Montverde Academy Center for Basketball Development (CBD)
Montverde Aquatic Club (MvAC)
Montverde Academy Tennis by Jaime Oncins (MAT)
Montverde International Futbol Club (MIFC)
International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA)
Key Club
Headmaster’s Leadership Institute (HLI)
Arts & Athletic Leadership Committee
Disciplinary Committee
Eagle Ambassadors
Honor Council
Student Government Association
Student Leadership Council
Sports Management (must apply)
Powerlifting Conditioning
Track & Field Conditioning
Theater Production
Irish Dance
Rec Team Sports Activity

In addition, Montverde Academy is one of the very few schools in the state of Florida to have also earned accreditation from the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC).

With Montverde Academy and a wide range of other school options on our doorstep, Bella Collina is truly a community to which you can move and have confidence that you will be able to provide the education your children deserve.

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