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Greater Miami Academy

Greater Miami Academy is a coeducational private Adventist traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban

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Overview

Greater Miami Academy says

GMAA had its beginning in 1912, when it was known as Greater Miami Elementary School. Classes were held in a tent behind the downtown Temple Church. In 1960 it became a full fledge, four year academy. Today the academy serves a rich and diverse constituency representing over thirty different national backgrounds. GMAA presently occupies a beautiful two story facility at 500 N.W. 122nd Avenue. We offer K 4 to 12th grade. GMAA's philosophy is the reason for its existence and is stated in the following quote: "To restore man to the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose in His creation might be realized. This is the object of education, the great object of life." That man has lost much of his Creator's image since sin entered the human race. Spiritually, we need redemption and trust in our Savior. Physically, our body's health and strength needs restoration. Mentally, in all subject areas, man's intelligence is far below its original capabilities. Emotionally, man's self-esteem affects the way he treats others and desperately needs repairing. That all true knowledge comes from God. This includes the knowledge of how to have stronger bodies and minds, a healthy self-image and a caring, loving attitude toward God and our fellow men. That this knowledge constitutes the curriculum of true education. Within this curriculum every student needs to be challenged to achieve excellence in every area. This achievement needs to be recognized often and encouraged: " Excellence for the Purpose of Service." The mission of GMAA is to provide a 7th Day Adventist education for the youth of South Florida in an environment in which they may mature and develop spiritually, intellectually and socially. GMAA had its beginning in 1912, when it was known as Greater Miami Elementary School. Classes were held in a tent behind the downtown Temple Church. In 1960 it became a full fledge, four year academy. Today the academy serves a rich and diverse constituency representing over thirty different national backgrounds. GMAA presently occupies a beautiful two story facility at 500 N.W. 122nd Avenue. We offer K 4 to 12th grade. GMAA's philosophy is the reason for its existence and is stated in the following quote: "To restore man to the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose in His creation might be realized. This is the object of education, the great object of life." That man has lost much of his Creator's image since sin entered the human race. Spiritually, we need redemption and trust in our Savior. Physically, our body's health and strength needs restoration. Mentally, in all subject areas, man's intelligence is far below its original capabilities. Emotionally, man's self-esteem affects the way he treats others and desperately needs repairing. That all true knowledge comes from God. This includes the knowledge of how to have stronger bodies and minds, a healthy self-image and a caring, loving attitude toward God and our fellow men. That this knowledge constitutes the curriculum of true education. Within this curriculum every student needs to be challenged to achieve excellence in every area. This achievement needs to be recognized often and encouraged: " Excellence for the Purpose of Service." The mission of GMAA is to provide a 7th Day Adventist education for the youth of South Florida in an environment in which they may mature and develop spiritually, intellectually and socially.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (305) 220-5955

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 344
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 28
Kindergarten 16
1 12
2 16
3 18
4 17
5 30
6 30
7 20
8 28
9 30
10 27
11 39
12 33

Greater Miami Academy's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Greater Miami Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1
Gender 44% Male / 56% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic/Latino 75%
Black or African American 14%
Asian 1%

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