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IMG Academy understands how formative and critical the middle school years are in a student’s life. It’s the transition from childhood to adolescence, and it requires an encouraging, comfortable supportive environment where every student-athlete is empowered to thrive. We recognize that every student has individual needs and brings their own gifts and unique talents and abilities to the classroom. Our programs are designed to inspire every student-athlete to find their interests and forge their own paths

Student Resources

The IMG Academy Middle School program (grades 6 - 8) prepares student-athletes for future academic success through a dynamic and creative curriculum, an experienced and engaged faculty, and a schedule that balances athletic and scholarly demands. The program also sets the foundation for student-athletes to excel in the high school program through engaging, lively classroom settings and cutting-edge teaching methodologies.

Our student-athletes’ workload will include language arts, math, science, foreign language study, social sciences and the arts in a highly interactive, technology-fueled setting.

Even more than athletic and academic success, our aim with middle school students is to set the foundation for strong character building. In addition to our classwork, we’re teaching the students accountability and giving them the tools to develop a strong moral compass. We want to make sure all of our student-athletes are well prepared for life’s challenges after leaving the campus.

To that end, our revolutionary training curriculum addresses key areas of peak performance like leadership, confidence, focus and empowerment. Ultimately, we infuse in our middle school curriculum the mental fortitude that will provide an edge to our students in sport, in work and in life.

 

Student-athletes arrive at IMG Academy with the dedication and motivation to take their academic and athletic pursuits to the next level. We admire that dedication. That’s why we provide ongoing support and unparalleled resources to make sure that each student-athlete has the tools needed to achieve their goals in the classroom and beyond.

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

Keeping up with classroom demands while maintaining a busy training schedule can be a challenge even for the most dedicated student-athletes. IMG Academy’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) gives students access to personalized academic guidance, homework support and functional skill training such as planning, organization and time management.

TUTORING

Need extra help with a classwork, an upcoming project or test? IMG Academy offers its students private tutoring for any school subject as well as SAT, ACT, or SAT II subject tests. We accommodate each student’s demanding schedule with sessions available weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

We believe in promoting an environment that fosters camaraderie among student-athletes, between student-athletes and staff, and between student-athletes and the community. In doing so, we take full advantage of our premiere location. From sandy beaches to theme parks and professional sporting arenas, our student-athletes have access to a variety of activities on and off campus.

Our student-athletes have access to an outdoor pool, student lounges, movie nights, and special events like home football games, holiday celebrations, homecoming, prom, and more.

Interested in joining a student club? Click here!

BUILDING TRADITION

Our dedicated events staff works with our campus life team and student ambassadors to host a variety of special events all year along. We kick off the year with our annual “Welcome Back” party that welcomes student-athletes to campus. As the year continues, we host several high school football games that unite our student-athletes as they support their home team.

Student-athletes are also encouraged to attend special events like Homecoming, Prom, and holiday celebrations. Balance is key. Our student-athletes value variety, and we provide it.

On-campus activities and events include: Campfire Nights, Homecoming, Hip-Hop Dance and Salsa Classes, Flag Football, Block Parties, Dodgeball Tournaments, Welcome Back Bash, Talent Shows, Movie Nights, Prom, Ice Cream Socials, and Holiday Celebrations.

Off-campus trips and excursions include: Local Beaches, NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers games, Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks, NBA Orlando Magic games, Bowling, Busch Gardens, Kayaking/Canoeing, MLB Tampa Bay Rays games, Airheads Trampoline Park, and trips to local shopping centers and mall (weekly).

STUDENT HEALTH

Student-athletes have 24/7 access to the IMG Academy Health Services Center, which provides the care of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH) right from the Bradenton campus. All IMG Academy on-staff nurses are affiliated with JHACH and are available to provide compassionate care for our student-athletes along with medical attention for any health concern that may arise.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH), regarded by U.S. News & World Report as 2016’s ‘Best Children’s Hospital,’ provide sports medicine and general health care for the IMG Academy community inside the Campus Center.

 

Health Services can also distribute prescription medication at pre-designated times to ensure safe and proper medical treatment. Our student-athletes can also schedule on-campus appointments with our medical providers, or we can provide transportation to off-campus medical appointments, if needed. 

HOUSE PARENTS

The IMG Academy Campus Life staff manages our residence halls. House Parents oversee our student-athletes in the residence halls and manage their daily activities and events.

We assign two House Parents per floor to promote a safe atmosphere for our student-athletes. We also appoint student-athlete resident leaders and additional on-call House Parents to maintain the overall safety and security of our residence halls. This presence of residence life staff, coaches, educators and adult mentors throughout our facility helps maintain a low student to adult ratio, which ensures the safety of our student-athletes.

CAMPUS SAFETY TEAM

The safety of IMG Academy staff, student-athletes and guests is our top priority. As we continue to enhance and expand our campus, we ensure that our campus safety and security efforts grow in step.

Our Campus Safety team oversees the 500-acre campus around the clock to promote a safe environment for our residents. The Campus Safety team staffs security checkpoints at every campus entrance and exit, and it provides ongoing safety patrol throughout the campus.

 

Contact: Phone: (941)752-2533

Email: [email protected]

Anonymous Tip Line: (941)739-7300

The Anonymous Tip Line may be used to report the following:

Bullying

Theft

Any inappropriate behavior

Students making poor decisions

Request support for a fellow student-athlete

MG Academy offers multiple levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for international students that help nonnative English speakers reach the same level of English-language proficiency as native speakers.

Click here for more information about our International Student Program

Faculty & Staff

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Student & Campus Life

Finding balance isn’t always easy, but at IMG Academy, every student-athlete has the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities to encourage a healthy balance between academic, athletic, and personal development.

We believe in promoting an environment that fosters camaraderie among student-athletes, between student-athletes and staff, and between student-athletes and the community. In doing so, we take full advantage of our premiere location. From sandy beaches to theme parks and professional sporting arenas, our student-athletes have access to a variety of activities on and off campus.

Middle School FAQ

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  • How do I apply for the boarding school?

    Complete the online application, set up a visit or attend a camp (recommended), and utilize your Student-Athlete Advisor for specific questions on any aspect of the program. Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Department and, if approved, the sport program will review. If accepted, you will receive information on next steps for confirming attendance.

  • 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 school, sport and community duties, with a willingness to not sacrifice effort in any area.

  • Is the Admissions process competitive?

    Absolutely. IMG Academy classes are capped to maintain low student-to-teacher ratios and each sport has a predetermined number of spaces available. We strongly encourage application submissions at least six months prior to the start of a school year.

  • How good do I have to be at my sport?

    While each IMG Academy sport has different qualifications for participation, all of our sport programs share a common denominator in that athletic performance is not the determining factor in acceptance. Most importantly, all prospective student-athletes are required to have a passion for their sport and a motivation to reach their full potential.

  • How does the College Placement process work?

    Each student-athlete works with a College Planning and Placement Center (CPPC) representative to identify academic and athletic goals, personality, desired location and other crucial elements for what they want out of their college experience. The CPPC will then work with the student-athlete to identify target schools and assist with college planning, athletic recruiting, SAT/ACT prep, NCAA compliance education and other vital aspects of college placement. The CPPC also works with sport department coaches and staff, who have countless connections to college coaches, to help find the best fit for each individual student-athlete. The result is student-athletes who not only find the right school for them, but have a better overall experience because of it.

  • Does IMG Academy offer scholarships?

    We do not offer scholarships. We do offer limited levels of "need-based" financial aid. Please contact your Student-Athlete Advisor for more information.

  • How much is the tuition for Middle School?

    Please click here to view the tuition rates by sport and for academic only programs. You can also contact us via the chat widget on the right side of the page.

  • Where can I find important forms & resources for my child?

    Click here to find important forms, calendars and general information.

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800.872.6425
For all other inquires
866.300.4538
5650 Bollettieri Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34210

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