Palmetto Bay Academy

16637 S Dixie Hwy,
Miami, FL, 33157
Tel: (786)293-5353
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 Alternative 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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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 53%
State avg.: 33%
Students by Grade Palmetto Bay Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
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

    Profile last updated: 04/18/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Carpe Diem Academia (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Wonders Learning Academy & Daycare (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Christ Fellowship Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • Miami Little Wonders Learning Academy & Daycare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    9360 Sw 164th St
    Miami , FL , 33157
    (305)253-7451
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.1  mi  |  135  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Miami
    Carpe Diem Academia
    Special Education School
    15924 Sw 92nd Ave
    Miami , FL , 33157
    (305)971-1230
    Special Education School
    0.5  mi  |  38  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Miami
    Christ Fellowship Academy
    (Baptist)
    8900 SW 168 Street
    Miami , FL , 33157
    (305)238-1833
    (Baptist)
    0.5  mi  |  252  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Miami
    Perrine Sda Elementary School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    9750 W Datura St
    Miami , FL , 33157
    (786)228-9549
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    0.7  mi  |  47  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Miami
    Winhold Montessori Schools
    Montessori School
    17555 S Dixie Hwy
    Miami , FL , 33157
    (305)253-3225
    Montessori School
    0.8  mi  |  67  students  |  Gr.  NS-K

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 24, 2014 - 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
  • Recommended June 20, 2014 - 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
  • Recommended June 20, 2014 - 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
  • Recommended October 08, 2013 - 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

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