IMG Academy Named Top 3 Finalist in World’s Best School Prizes
IMG Academy’s Holistic Personal Development Curriculum Recognized in Supporting Healthy Lives Category
BRADENTON, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2023) - IMG Academy has been named a finalist for the prestigious World’s Best School Prizes, an international award among the most sought after in education. The Bradenton, Florida, boarding school is recognized in the Supporting Healthy Lives category for its transformative approach to athletic and personal development, and is one of only two U.S. schools named as a finalist across five categories and 15 schools.
IMG Academy is the world’s leading sports education brand with a one-of-a-kind growth environment where everyone is a competitive student-athlete, unified in their pursuit of maximum potential. With its Athletic and Personal Development curriculum, IMG Academy is the most intentional program in the world at developing the whole student-athlete with a proven setting that offers training in areas like leadership, mental performance, vision training, nutrition, and sports medicine – making it a natural fit for supporting healthy lives.
Through its IMG Academy+ online product, IMG Academy also offers this personalized high-performance coaching previously only available on campus to student-athletes anywhere in the world.
“The constant across our on-campus and online experiences is the intentional development of lifelong growth skills,” said IMG Academy president Brent Richard. “Parents see sports as a platform for life. They see the student and the athlete as the same individual, with a shared and combined identity. They want their kids to develop as great, well-rounded teenagers and adults, ready for college and for life. We are highly intentional in the way we utilize sports to achieve those lifelong goals.
“We are honored to be recognized by T4 Education for our approach to education, and to be alongside so many other prestigious international schools.”
The five World’s Best School Prizes – for Community Collaboration, Environmental Action, Innovation, Overcoming Adversity, and Supporting Healthy Lives – celebrate schools globally for the pivotal role they play in developing the next generation of learners and for their enormous contribution to society’s progress. The prizes were established to share the best practices of schools that are transforming the lives of their students and making a real difference to their communities.
“As the world seeks to tackle a deepening education crisis, this outstanding Florida school lights the path to a better future,” said T4 Education founder Vikas Pota. “It’s time for governments everywhere to listen to your voice and learn from your expertise.”
About IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the world’s leading sports education brand, providing a holistic education model that empowers student-athletes to win their future, preparing them for college and for life. IMG Academy provides growth opportunities for all student-athletes through an innovative suite of on-campus and online experiences:
Boarding school and camps, via a state-of-the-art campus in Bradenton, Fla.
Online coaching via the IMG Academy+ brand, with a focus on personal development through the lens of sport and performance
Online college recruiting, via the NCSA brand, providing content, tools, coaching and access to a network of 40,000 college coaches
To learn more about IMG Academy and its on-campus and online experiences, visit www.imgacademy.com.
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