Palmetto Bay Academy

16637 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33157
Tel: (786)293-5353
Grades: 6-12 | 25 students
Palmetto Bay Academy provides a top quality educational alternative for secondary students who desire a small, nurturing environment.
Our program has a proven record of success with students who aren't reaching their full potential in traditional public or private schools.
We offer rigorous academics in a socially and emotionally supportive setting.
All levels of instruction are available, from remedial to Advanced Placement.
Our goal is to help students develop the values, motivation, and self-reliance that will successfully prepare them for the future.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Other special emphasis association(s)
Alternative School Network
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADD, ADHD, Processing, Gifted
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 25 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Palmetto Bay Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 6 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants or skirt, polo with school logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,900
Admissions Director Mary Gross
Admissions Associate Mary Gross

School Notes:

  • Small class size (maximum 7 students)
  • Challenging academic content
  • Integrated computer technology
  • Online courses with audio and streaming video
  • Curriculum customized to student's level
  • Study skills and organizational strategies
  • Long and short term goal setting
  • Higher-level thinking, not memorization
  • Self-paced instruction
  • Accelerate learning or recapture credits
  • Nurturing, home-like environment
  • Field trips and enrichment activities
  • Community service component

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Carpe Diem Academia (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carpe Diem Academia (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Wonders Learning Academy & Preschool (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Miami
    Grades: NS-PK | 135 students
    0.1 miles
    9360 Sw 164th St
    Miami, FL 33157
  • Miami
    Carpe Diem Academia
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 38 students
    0.5 miles
    15924 Sw 92nd Ave
    Miami, FL 33157
  • Miami
    Grades: PK-6 | 252 students
    0.5 miles
    8900 SW 168 Street
    Miami, FL 33157
  • Miami
    Perrine Sda Elementary School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-8 | 34 students
    0.7 miles
    9750 E Datura St
    Miami, FL 33157
  • Miami
    Grades: NS-K | 50 students
    0.8 miles
    17555 S Dixie Hwy
    Miami, FL 33157

School Reviews

The best school that we have had for our children''s, we have been blessed for finding this school. We strongly recommend it and we congratulate Ms. Gross and the staff.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
The excellence of the faculty members at any school is a major factor in the quality of education you receive and this is one of the main advantages of attending PBA very supportive and qualified faculty. Failing is not an option.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Mrs. Gross is the best !! She made all the difference in the world for our son. We feel blessed to have had her as a teacher, director and supportive human being. Great faculty too!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
PBA has a unique learning environment where our son was finally able to do well in school. There is no place like it! He has been at several private/boarding schools that have all claimed to be dedicated to helping him succeed, but this is the first school that showed us they meant it! Mrs. Gross and all of the teachers are truly dedicated to helping students find a pathway to achieving their full potential! They CARE! We are so grateful to have found this school.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Without trying to be overly dramatic, I would have to say that Palmetto Bay Academy saved my son''s life and got him back on the road to academic and personal success. My very bright son went from missing over 70 days of 11th grade due to illness with failing grades, no interest in college and behavioral issues to being the valedictorian of the Palmetto Bay Academy class of 2014 and getting into all 10 colleges he applied to. The guidance and positive acceptance of this child by PBA teachers and staff put my son back in the academic world and inspired him to turn everything around in his life. We can never be grateful enough for what Palmetto Bay Academy did for our son.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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The average private school tuition in Miami, FL is $12,284 for elementary schools and $14,039 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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