Schools & Colleges

The Lake Wales community has decided to step up and take responsibility for the quality of its schools. Charter schools have been chosen as the vehicle for making that decision a reality. Lake Wales Florida has 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 vocational technical school, and 1 senior high school. Vanguard School is a private education facility for children with special learning needs.

In addition, 2 private universities (Warner University and Webber International University) are located in the area, as are local extensions of Polk State College, the University of South Florida and Bethune-Cookman. The main campus of Polk Community College is located 15 miles north of Lakes Wales. Florida Southern College (Lakeland) is a 45 minute drive, and the main campuses of both the University of South Florida (Tampa) and the University of Central Florida (Orlando) can be reached in about 1.5 hours.

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