Ethan Allen Prep Students on Par in Florida, Learn More About their Journey

Since March 1, Ethan Allen Preparatory (EAP) students have been in Orlando, Florida for a pre-season trip that includes a rigorous day packed with academics, golf practice, and tournament play.

A typical day begins sharply at 7:00 am with a workout conducted by Golf Performance Center (GPC) Performance Coaches. Academics follow from 9am to noon. 

Because of the online curriculum through K12 Private Academy, traveling from Connecticut to Florida results in no changes to their academics,” The student-athletes receive online support from EAP academic coaches in Connecticut. Present with the students in Florida is the Director of EAP, Charlie Wampfler who aids in their remote learning.

Student-athletes spend the afternoon on the course, honing their golf skills with GPC’s expert coaches.

This weekend, student-athletes are competing in the Alaqua Junior Open, their second pre-season tournament. Last weekend, student-athletes competed in the Disney Spring Break Junior Open.

 “We are proud of Arabella Lopez who placed 2nd in the U13 Division at the Disney Spring Break Junior Open in Orlando,” says Dennis Hillman, Director of Instruction at GPC.

COVID-19 safety precautions are a top priority for attendees who have limited interaction with the public. All coaches and staff were tested before leaving Connecticut as well as halfway through the trip.

Follow the journey of these incredible athletes on EAP’s Instagram page, here. 

Located in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Ethan Allen Prep (EAP) is a private academy for student-athletes in Grades 6-12. Both day-students and boarders experience the flexibility of a blended learning curriculum with the personalization of small group learning opportunities through our partnership with K12.

EAP was founded by Roger Knick, a sports performance specialist & entrepreneur. He has spent his entire 20+ year career developing and refining his knowledge and practical application of coaching. The educational and athletic experience at EAP is specifically designed for junior golfers who aspire to play Division 1 college golf.


Ethan Allen Preparatory, located at 45 Stonehenge Road in Ridgefield, is hosting a Virtual Open House this Saturday, March 27th. From 10am to 2pm, attendees will have an opportunity to speak with Admission Counselor, Tom Bopp.