The Boarding Experience

Lake Mary Preparatory School is partnering with Shearwater International, a national mentorship network, to provide a personal mentor for every new international student. This innovative 1-on-1 online program will help students to effectively prepare for life here in University Hall. The program will take place over the spring, summer, and fall, and provides an additional layer of support throughout the experience.

The mentor program is designed to promote skills that will enhance experiences in the classroom, in the dorm, and in co-curricular activities, and will complement and enhance the skills developed during day-to-day life.  The program is constructed to offer opportunities to build strong communication skills and cross cultural awareness, and can easily be completed regardless of other time commitments and travel plans.

Our domestic and international alumni serve as trained mentors for incoming students. The program is customized to each student’s unique background, interests, schedule, learning style, and pace. This program is an exciting opportunity to introduce new students to the Lake Mary Preparatory community and to studying in the United States, and we hope that all international students will make the effort to use this program as a resource in the coming months.

Students will receive additional information about the program with their admissions packets. Once enrollment is confirmed, students will receive information on how to match with their personal mentor.

If you have any further questions you may contact Alena Rivera at


Program Benefits

Some of the many benefits of our program include:

  • A highly personalized education
  • A focus on academic and social progress for each child
  • The chance to speak, understand, read and write English
  • Life-long friendships with students from around the world
  • Real-life experience in the United States
  • A comprehensive college guidance counseling program

Meritas teachers take a personal interest in each student and help them adjust to life at an American school.

Our teachers are focused on continuous growth and a superior education. They incorporate the Meritas Academic Plan, a time-tested plan that provides each Meritas student with a Personal Learning Plan (PLP).

Personalized Learning, College Preparation

Each PLP identifies individual student strengths and opportunities for growth and is based upon classroom observation, individual performance, student portfolios and CTP-4 test results. In certain cases when a student is proficient in English, he or she may be advanced to the next level.

Our international students are also provided with unique off-campus opportunities, such as a trip to New York, which is offered twice a year.

With the help of a college counseling process that begins as early as Grade Six, students from Meritas Schools are accepted at prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and around the world. 

Welcome International Boarders

Lake Mary Preparatory School welcomes applications from students around the world who wish to join our outstanding community.

International students at Lake Mary Preparatory School benefit from the following:

  • Individualized academic mapping, college planning, and SAT preparation
  • Most, if not all, classes with American counterparts
  • Comprehensive English as a second language (ESL) support
  • Evening and weekend social activities with other boarding students
  • Fun-filled and culturally-enriched holiday trips
  • Life-long friendships with American classmates and other international Lake Mary Preparatory School Boarding Students and other students within the Meritas Family
  • Remarkable academic outcomes and acceptance to top-choice universities in the U.S. and around the world
More Information About Our Private Boarding School

Please see our How To Apply page or Request More Information if you have questions regarding our boarding opportunities!


University Hall


48,000 sq.ft. Dormitory located on 12 acres
114 Student Capacity
24 hour security provided by private firm
Wi-Fi Campus
Bus Service & Transportation 


Boys & Girls Lounges
TV Common Lounges
Game Rooms
Dining Hall 
Study Rooms
Group Project Rooms
Art Room
Workout Gym
Basketball Courts
Volleyball Sand Pit
Tennis Courts
Interior & Exterior Courtyards
Dorm Parents
Medical Clinic
Close proximity to shopping centers
Music Practice Room
Fully Staffed and Stocked Kitchen
Grab and Go Meals
Gender Specific Student Kitchenettes

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  • Phone
  • 407-805-0095
  • Fax
  • 407-322-3872


  • Address
  • 650 Rantoul Lane
  • Lake Mary, Florida 32746
  • USA

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